Under 17 Women
The U17 women had an excellent day. There were A string wins for Orla Fawcett (3000m), Claire Buttivant (discus), Abi Jones (javelin) and Megan Styles (triple jump). Rochelle Jack, Iona Roberts, Fran Luttrell, and Charlotte Bellamy scored valuable points in the sprints and there were four second places in the middle distance events: Scarlett Wager-Leigh and Maddy Lacey in the 800m, and Rachel Padwick and Tash Taylor in the 1500m. Emily Smith ran encouraging times in the 80m hurdles and 300m hurdles and Emily Baxter was second in the pole vault. Rochelle Jack, Abi Jones, Iona Roberts, and Emily Smith were fourth in the 4 x 100m relay and the 4 x 300m relay team of Fran Luttrell, Tash Taylor, Lizzie Barraclough and Scarlett Wager-Leigh were third.
Further success came from the older girls with Sarah Cross winning the A string javelin, Emma Delgado the B string 400m and Lizzie Barraclough the B string 800m. Rachel Klima and Sarah Cross took care of the short sprints and Hannah Shepard ran well in the A string 400m. Hannah Thear and Emma Barraclough did well in the 1500m and Hannah Morton and Katie Bench scored further points in the 3000m. Lisa Fitzpatrick contributed across a range of events and Claire Baxter tackled the steeplechase, Ellie Claessans the pole vault. Caitlin Neale did well in all her throws. The 4 x100m relay team of Sarah Cross, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Rachel Klima and Lois Warne were third and the 4 x 400m team of Emma Delgado, Hannah Morton, Hannah Shepard and Hannah Thear won well in a strong time of 4.16.23.
Tim Rogers won the A string 400m in a PB of 51.65, Fabian Everiss the javelin, Kai McKenzie the high jump, and Dan Weathers and Aidan Kingman had a double A/B string win in the 1500m steeplechase. Ben Layne, Morgan Hiles, Seb Mills and Scott Clare all ran well in the sprints and there were good middle-distance performances from Jake Alderson, Luke Seymour, Harry Kettle, Aidan Kingman, Richard Slade, and George Brown. David Odita scored good points in the long jump and high jump. The 4 x 400m team broke the team record with Harry Kettle, Will Perkin, Seb Mills and Tim Rogers wining in a great time of 3.37.16. The 4 x 100m team of Kai McKenzie, Scott Clare, Morgan Hiles and Ben Layne did very well as an inexperienced quartet to win in 46.80.
Will Perkin won the A string 1500m in an English Schools qualifying time of 4.06.83 with Matthew Bosley winning the B string. Josh Parry, Ben Wooding, Rhys Aitchison, Jordan Layne and Jamie Lloyd ran the sprints with Jordan second in the 400m in a great time of 49.6. James Roberts and Jack Blyth ran well in the 800m as did Jonty Wager-Leigh and James Kingston in the 3000m and David Clark in the 2000m steeplechase. Josh Penhaligon and Nick Colledge helped in a range of events. The 4 x 400m relay team put in a superb performance with Jonty Wager-Leigh, Jamie Lloyd, James Roberts and Jordan Layne winning in 3.35.15. The 4 x 100m quartet of Josh Penhaligon, Josh Parry, Ben Wooding and Rhys Aitchison ran well to be second.