Third-place finish in competitive field for West Norfolk Athletic Club
West Norfolk AC veteran athletes warmed a cold evening up with a third-place finish at the opening EMAC meeting at St Ives.
They earned an excellent 119 points in a very competitive field of six clubs and are currently only a point behind the team in second.
In the M35 category, Matthew Lamb on his debut was third in the 100m, fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the javelin.
Ben Collison was fourth in the 3000m and Neil Watson was fourth in the 400m and mile walk, as well as fifth in the high jump.
In the M50 category, Ricky Bailey won the javelin with 23.92m and was third in the high jump and hammer. John Greenhalgh was third in the triple jump and sixth in the 3000m.
Gavin Lane, also making his debut, was second in the one-mile walk and fifth in the 400m while Bob Vincent was fourth in the 100m.
In the M60 category, John Moore was second in the 100m whilst Ian Reeve piled on the points with a win in the triple jump (8.74m), plus fourth in the 3000m and hammer.
Finally the relay teams finished second (M50) and fourth (M35).
The women’s team, with only two competitors, still managed to finish fifth.
Katrina Wasteney won the mile walk, came second in the 400m and 3000m, and was third in the hammer and javelin.
Louise Rice smashed the 100m to come home in third.
Thanks to all the athletes, officials and helpers.
In what was a rather fragmented week, the Eastern Young Athletes League was back in Peterborough.
Under-17 man Arthur Knight threw a personal best in the hammer of 41.24m for second.
Under-17 women’s athlete Amber Scott was fifth in the A string 100m in 14.0sec, third in the A string long jump 4.74m, and fourth in the A string shot put with 7.95m.
Beth Barrett was fourth in the B string 100m in 14.2sec, third in the 200m B string in 29.2sec, third in the B String 80m hurdles in 13.6sec.
Meanwhile, the British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS) event took place at Bedford and involved under-20 men’s athlete Nathan Protheroe. He competed in the long jump, registering 6.10m, and also jumped a new personal best of 6.26m last Wednesday at the Norfolk & Essex Universities Derby event at the UEA, Norwich.
Brothers Charlie and Alfie Williams were in action in the Youth Development League in Kidderminster for higher claim club Northampton AC on Sunday.
Alfie competed in the under-17 men’s high jump, winning the A string with 1.70m, was first in the B string shot with a new personal best and club record of 14.13m and threw a personal best in the discus of 29.95m.
Under-20 men’s athlete Charlie Williams won his B string discus with a 31.24m throw and won the A string triple jump with an 11.49m jump.
The brothers were also part of the winning U20 men’s 4x100m relay team, where Charlie ran a storming anchor leg to take victory in the U20s 4x400m relay.
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