RUGBY & NORTHAMPTON END TRACK AND FIELD SEASON WITH STRONG PERFORMANCE

Local athletes impress at Kettering Open Throws

After an impressive season for the Northampton-based throws squad, it was good to see a high turnout of athletes
at the season-ending event, the Kettering Open Throws.
There was an outstanding performance from U17W Auguste Zakalyte in the Discus, who threw a personal best in
Round One. She improved further in Round Four to record a new PB of 35:61 which is a new U17W Discus club
record and now ends her first year in the category ranked at number 10 in the UK.
Maia Reynolds (27:40) and Isabelle Thomson (24:53) also represented Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club in
the U17W Discus competition. While Lily Carlaw recorded a throw of 25.61 in the U15G, she remains third in the
UK after her early season effort of 35:16.
A strong performance from Chris Dyrmishi saw him throw a respectable 34:70 in the U17M event, continuing his
strong progress in only his second season in athletics.
The Shot Put also produced some excellent performances from the Rugby and Northampton athletes with Lily
Carlaw dominating the U15G competition. She recorded a PB of 11:30 to move to number 13 in the UK, breaking
the U15G Shot Put club record in the process.
Zakalyte continued her fine form with another PB (10:77) in the U17W Shot Put, whilst her team-mates Thomson
and Reynolds finished their seasons off with throws of 9:44 and 9:11 respectively.
In the Men’s Shot Put, Dyrmishi (U17M), also performed well, completing his competition year with another
creditable throw of 13:61. He remains sixth in the UK courtesy of his 14:74 effort at the UKYDL National Final,
earlier in the month.
Rugby and Northampton had several athletes contesting the Javelin – U13B Sam Parsons (PB of 30:79) and Luke
Turner (29:54) competed against the UK number one, Joshua Roberts, from Stratford upon Avon. This was their
final competition before moving up to U15 next season.
U13W multi-eventer, Shanice Ighalo, completed her campaign with a modest 20:74, but can be very pleased with
a season that has included some outstanding performances and her heading the club U13G rankings for 100m,
150m, 200m, Long Jump and Javelin.
In the U15G category, there were solid performances from Charlotte Creak (25.93), Niamh Payne (22.13) and a
PB for Tegan Ponting of 18:92. Anna Wilson threw 17.55 in the U17W event and Tom Lambeth completed a good
season with a throw of 21.43