Heart of England League, Round 3 – Sat 2nd August

Rugby & Northampton athletics club hosted the final match in the series of Heart of England league competitions and came away with another victory and a whole host of outstanding performances. The league caters for young athletes aged 9 upwards and it was this U11 age group which really shone. There were victories in the 75m for David Allen, Noah Dale and Nia Ubhi whilst David, Rufus Jones, Hope Sharrock and Isaac Brierley York all claimed top spots in the 600m races. The team topped off and excellent day with victory in the mixed 4 x 100m relay.

The older athletes also competed with real distinction. England U15 100m champion, Savannah Morgan, completed her first ever 300m race and posted and incredible 40.3 secs – the second fastest  time in the UK this year. In the sprints, there were victories for William Gand, Jack Wilmhurst, Esme DuBois, Grace McCollin, Laike Favier, Jasper Degado-Major and Cara Griffiths. In the longer endurance races, there were also victories for Sophie Hancock, Madeleine Jacks, Emily Kendrick and Ollie Walls and Nathan Lamb.

R & N dominated the hurdles races with a whole succession of outstanding performances with amazing times from Charlie Cook, Grace McCollin, Lucy Boyes, Isabel Mur, Penelope Jones, Mary Taylor and Grace Kendrick.

The field also saw some outstanding performances with Laike Favier, Isabelle Knight and Oke Okere finishing in top spot in the high jump competitions and Harry Pritchett, Moyo Stumphenhusen and Mary Meraiyebu claiming gold in the throws.

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By ad-bryac / Administrator on Aug 11, 2022