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Rising West Norfolk Athletics Club stars compete at the 2022 Norfolk County Championships

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Athletes from West Norfolk AC were representing their schools at the 2022 Norfolk County Championships that were staged at the UEA SportsPark in Norwich.

The event attracted the very best athletes hoping to achieve the national qualifying standards and gain selection to the county team that is due to head to the England Schools Championships in Manchester next month.

There were some really strong performances throughout the day and some personal bests achieved as well across the three age groups, with both boys and girls competing.

Theo Morrell (57339352)
Theo Morrell (57339352)

The junior age category consisted of under 15 boys and girls.

Junior girl Evie Clayton is improving all the time and finished fifth in the 1500m in 5min 37.9sec for a brilliant new personal best.

There were four junior boys competing, with Theo Morrell having a really good day.

Morrell ran a great 100m heat in 12.2sec to reach the final in which he finished in third place with a 12.4sec run.

Morrell qualified for another final in the 200m after winning his heat in 25.4sec.

He really hit peak form in the final, finishing first this time in a fantastic 25.0sec run and a new personal best.

Alfie Bone (57339349)
Alfie Bone (57339349)

Alfie Bone, running in the 1500m, achieved a personal best of 5min 05.6sec. He also equalled his personal best in the high jump with a 1.50m leap.

Finley Morby-Jones had a 7.27m throw in the shot put and ran 14.0sec in his 100m heat but did not qualify for the final.

Charlie Broad gave a brave performance in the long jump with a 4.23m leap and in the javelin threw 19.81m but unfortunately this time it wasn’t his day for medal glory.

The intermediate age group consisted of under 17 girls and boys.

Emma Broad was the sole intermediate girl and ran a strong 100m heat in 13.6sec, finishing in third place and qualifying for the final where she finished sixth in a time of 14.0sec.

Later that day Broad finished second in the long jump with a 4.64m leap. She was awarded the county schools title as the furthest jump was achieved by a guest athlete who did not qualify for the Norfolk Schools Championships.

Thomas O'Neill
Thomas O'Neill

Intermediate boy Thomas O’Neill was fourth in the javelin with a 30.65m throw.

This was really great for O’Neill as he has been out of training for almost three months due to injury and achieved a new personal best as well.

Christian Tansey was the only representative for West Norfolk in the senior boys’ Under 20 age group.

Evie Clayton (57339346)
Evie Clayton (57339346)

He ran in the 100m, finishing in second in place with a time of 11.6sec which was just short of his lifetime best.

The club would like to thank all the athletes, officials, school representatives, parents and volunteers who make these events happen.

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