Club athletes succeed at Schools International and in YDL U13/15 League

Following on their success in last week's English School's Championships  the Clubs one gold and two silver medal winning athletes were selected to compete for England against Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the U17 Home International at Ashford and here they met with even greater success. 

In the 3000m Claudia Lance Jones improved on her silver achievement of the previous week to win gold in a new personal best time of 9.49.13 and more than nine seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Olivia Okoli continued her gold medal streak winning the 100m in 11.91 battling in to a 3.3 headwind and beating her Surrey rival Charmont Webster -Tape.  Alex Shaw finished behind Sussex's Amber Anning for the second time in a week in the 300m but she was well clear of the rest of the opposition.  Okoli and Shaw then went on to help England win the 4 x 100m relay and the 4 x 300m relay respectively.

Meanwhile the younger members of the Club were having success at Walton where they were competing in the last YDL league match of the season.  The provisional results give the Gees their second win of the season and put them at the top of the league.  It was very much a team effort with few wins but numerous third and fourth places in the eight team league. 

One club record was broken when Eliza Sutton, with her third and final throw, hurled the javelin out to a winning 30m 43 to break the U13 record of 30m that she had set only ten days earlier.  In the same age group Suzi Lecoutre and Phoebe Matravers made a clean sweep in the 1200m with both setting new lifetime bests of 3.55.2 and 4.05.8 respectively.

There was also a clean sweep for Joshua Dodson and Peter Sinclair in the U15 boys A and B shot put with both setting new personal bests-12.76 and 11.92- and Joshua went on to throw the discus out to a new A string winning 28m 27.  Alistair Platt and Laurence Pritchard took the A and B U13 75m hurdles and Laurence leapt to new heights in the U13 high jump -1m 52 but lost out on first place on countback.

Final scores Guildford & Godalming 610.5, Crawley 587.5, Kingston & Poly 579, Team Dorset 539.5. Camberley 527.5,  Hillingdon 515.5, Aldershot, Farnham & District 453.5, Walton 389.

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