The Midlands Championships for U15 and U17 year old athletes took place at Nuneaton on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd August and Rugby and Northampton AC enjoyed unprecedented success in claiming no less than 13 individual medals and a whole raft of personal bests.
On the track, the sprinters shone with Ella Darby and Olivia Monk claiming silver and bronze in the U15G 100m. There was also a bronze for Josh Sothcott in the U15B 300m whilst Harry Pritchett claimed silver in the U15B 80m hurdles. Harry went one better in the triple jump with victory with 9m 56 whilst Maia Thompson leapt to a new personal best of 1m 39 to claim silver in the U15G high jump.
It was in the throws, however, where R and N athletes shone brightest and were dominant! William Speed-Andrews claimed silver in the U15 hammer with 29m 27 – a position matched by Matthew Ward in the U17 event. Matthew also took bronze medal in the U17 shot with 9m 07 with team mate Jeremy Gundle claiming the silver with 9m 94. The U15B discus also saw two medals for R and N athletes with Josh Sothcott claiming silver in 26m 82 and Robbie Dale bronze with 24m 73. The final medal was claimed by Gabe Mayall with second place in the U15B javelin with 37m 07. Well done to all those that toom part.
FULL LIST OF RUGBY and NORTHAMPTON AC MEDALLISTS
100m U15G Ella Darby – Silver 12.74
100m U15G Olivia Monk – Bronze 12.98
300m U15B Josh Sothcott – Bronze 39.34
80m U15B Hurdles Harry Pritchett – Silver 13.53
High jump U15G Maia Thompson – Silver 1m 39
Triple jump U15B Harry Pritchett – GOLD !! – 9m 56
Shot U17M Jeremy Gundle – Silver 9m 94
Shot U17M Matthew Ward – Bronze 9m 07
Discus U15B Josh Sothcott – Silver 26m 82
Discus U15B Robbie Dale – Bronze 24m 73
Javelin U15B – Gabe Mayall – Silver 37m 07
Hammer U15B – William Speed-Andrews – Silver 29m 27
Hammer U17M – Matthew Ward – Silver 21m 98