Saturday saw the Diamond League Athletics Grand Prix at Birmingham and Rugby and Northampton AC youngsters lined up alongside the stars! The event invites the strongest relay teams nationally to take part in CLUB CONNECT relays before the start oft the main event. R & N had teams in both the U17 mens and womens events.
The U17 womens team of Shanice Ighalo, Lucy Lane, Rebecca Littler and Efua Boateng started the proceedings, finishing in an outstanding time of 50.46 secs to claim 4th position behind a powerful Croydon quartet.
The U17 men of Matthew Ward, Alex Ilioaie, Ben Carley and Morrie Parker, then went one better, finishing in third -again behind Croydon – with an outstanding 45.21 seconds. An inspiring performance in the Commonwealth games stadium.