Championship bests galore at Suffolk County event

12:08 21 May 2012

SPRINT FOR THE LINE: Action from the under-17 men

SPRINT FOR THE LINE: Action from the under-17 men's 100m, from left: George Johnson, Kyle Potter, James Curran and Harry Unwin


THERE were an impressive 11 championship best performances recorded at the recent annual Suffolk County Athletics Championships, held at the West Suffolk Arena in Bury St Edmunds.

Alex Baxter led the way in the youngest age group. The Hadleigh High School pupil, a member of Hadleigh Hares, clocked a best of 5mins 03.9secs in the Under-13 boys’ 1,500m.

Thomas Harwood, of Royal Hospital School, set a championship best in the under-15 boys’ 300m (43.0secs), while talented thrower Harry Hughes, of West Suffolk AC, launched the javelin to a fantastic championship landmark of 59.97m in the same age group.

Ipswich Harriers’ Errol Thompson equalled the championship best with a clearance of 1.90m in the Under-17 men’s high jump, having earlier won a very competitive 100m in 11.7secs. Just eight-tenths of a second separated all seven runners in this race.

Kieran Clements, of Ipswich Harriers, re-wrote the event’s record books in the Under-20 men’s 3,000m, thanks to a scorching time of 8:28.5.

In the same age group, the highly-rated Matti Mortimer hurled the javelin out to an eye-catching championship best of 65.69m.

At the other end of the age scale, Nella Walters, a pupil at Culford School and a member of West Suffolk AC, registered a new championship best of 5:02.8 in the Under-13 girls’ 1,500m.

The promising Sophie Tooley, another star performer of West Suffolk, continues to go from strength-to-strength. She established a new county event best over 800m (Under-15 girls) in 2:17.6, having also won over 300m.

Also in the Under-15 section, Isabella Blowers etched her name into the county record books with a clearance of 1.85m in the pole vault.



100m: F Green (BH) 14.0secs, 2 J Greenleaf (IH) 14.3. 200m: 1 J Greenleaf 29.1, 2 L Breyer (IH) 29.9. 800m: 1 J Summers (BH) 2:30.6, 2 T McCarthy (WS) 2:33.1 1,500m: 1 A Baxter (Hadleigh HS) 5:03.9 (CBP), 2 E Hadley (KHS) 5:29.8. 1K walk: 1 J Nichols (WS) 7:29.9.

High jump: 1 T Watson (BH) 1.25m, 2 L-J Roper (WS) 1.05. Long jump: 1 T McCarthy (WS) 4.11m, 2 A Winter (BH) 4.01. Shot putt: 1 F Green (BH) 7.57m, 2 L-J Roper (WS) 7.06. Discus: 1 L-J Roper (WS) 22.13m, 2 J Hobbs (BH) 19.62. Javelin: 1 J Hobbs (BH) 31.08m.


100m: 1 A Clarke (IH) 14.0secs, 2 C Fraser (IH) 14.8. 200m: 1 A Clarke (IH) 29.6, 2 G Harris (IH) 30.1. 800m: 1 C Summers (BH) 2:38.1, 2 M Sealby (WS) 2:41.7. 1,500m: 1 N Walters (WS) 5:02.8 (CBP), 2 P Peate (WS) 5:44.7. 70m hurdles: 1 N Males (IH) 12.7.

High jump: 1 I Lawson (BH) 1.35m, 2 G Harris (IH) 1.35. Long jump: 1 E Gooderham (Ipswich HS) 4.07m, 2 J Hall (WS) 3.94. Shot: 1 L Kooreman-Abbs (BH) 6.78m, 2 L Carter (BH) 5.81. Discus: 1 S Gibbon (BH) 13.47m. Javelin: 1 A Ozioba (WS) 18.64m, 2 C Morrell (CS) 18.37.


100m: 1 A Davis (IH) 12.6secs, 2 B Craven (IH) 12.7. 200m: 1 A Davis (IH) 26.1, 2 K Zuta (CS) 27.3. 300m: 1 T Harwood (RHS) 43.0 (CBP), 2 C Williams (WS) 43.8. 800m: 1 J Finch (CoN) 2:16.1, 2 A Capasso (IH) 2:25.1. 1,500m: 1 B Eames (WS) 4:34.8, 2 M Le Poidevin (SEP) 4:67.7. 1K walk: 1 B Eames (WS) 6:07.1

High jump: 1 C Jones (IH) 1.50m, 2 B Mobee (Farlingaye HS) 1.45. Long jump: 1 B Craven (IH) 5.36m, 2 R Ling (IH) 4.78. Triple jump: 1 B Charles (Diss) 7.81m. Shot: 1 J Slim (KHS) 10.37m, 2 T Scovell (BH) 9.47. Discus: 1 H Hughes (WS) 37.35m, 2 J Slim (KHS) 27.50. Javelin: 1 H Hughes (WS) 59.97m (CBP), 2 R Hopkinson (St Louis) 32.37.


100m: 1 C Kilpatrick (IH) 13.2secs, 2 C Godbold (IH) 13.4, 3 L Gibbs (WS) 13.4. 200m: 1 L Grubb (IH) 27.7, 2 E Dowling (CS) 28.4. 300m: 1 S Tooley (WS) 44.1, 2 P-M Norman (WS) 46.8. 800m: 1 S Tooley (WS) 2:17.6 (CBP), 2 C Godbold (IH) 2:35.5. 1,500m: 1 H Davies (WS) 5:02.5, 2 C Wickens (IH) 5:04.2. 75m hurdles: 1 L Grubb (IH) 12.5, 2 M Budd (IH) 12.6.

High jump: 1 B Keswick (CS) 1.45m. Pole vault: 1 I Blowers (IH) 1.85m (CBP). Long jump: 1 C Kilpatrick (IH) 4.57m, 2 B Keswick (CS) 4.43. Triple jump: 1 P-M Norman (WS) 9.26m. Shot: 1 P-M Norman (WS) 7.45m. Discus: 1 L Gibbs (WS) 15.43m. Hammer: 1 L Fulcher (IH) 24.02m. Javelin: 1 L Holder (CS) 20.39m.


100m: E Thompson (IH) 11.7secs, 2 K Potter (WS) 11.8. 200m: 1 G Johnson (IH) 23.6, 2 K Potter (WS) 23.8. 400m: 1 S Johnson (CS) 55.5. 800m: 1 C McKie (WS) 2:07.3, 2 M Bartram (WS) 2:10.0. 1,500m: 1 C McKie (WS) 4:22.6, 2 S Anthony (WS) 4:26.3. 3,000m: 1 R Tennant (IH) 9:25.7, 2 S Anthony (WS) 9:36.3. 100m hurdles: 1 T Cunningham-Fahie (C&T) 15.2. 3K walk: 1 C Wilkinson (King Edward VI) 19:06.6.

High jump: 1 E Thompson (IH) 1.90m (=CBP), 2 M Smith (WS) 1.50. Pole vault: 1 T Upson (IH) 2.15m. Long jump: 1 C McKie (WS) 5.24m, 2 M Smith (WS) 5.06. Triple jump: 1 C Butler (WS) 10.94m. Shot: 1 O Pescott-Frost (IH) 10.69m. Discus: 1 O Thompson (TH) 37.02. Hammer: 1 O Thompson (TH) 45.92m.


100m: 1 E Keswick (CS) 13.7. 200m: 2 K Whitlock (IH) 27.9. 300m: 1 K Whitlock (IH) 44.2. 800m: 1 M Soames (CoN) 2:21.4, 2 R Ryan (IH) 2:29.4. 1,500m: 1 M Soames (CoN) 5:02.2, 2 S Reid (IH) 5:02.8. 3,000m: 1 A Cheverton (CoN) 11:28.8. 1,500m steeplechase: 1 B Tooley (WS) 5:58.9 (CBP). 80m hurdles: 1 S Prescott-Smith 13.4. 300m hurdles: 1 E Robinson (IH) 52.4.

High jump: 1 S Prescott-Smith 1.55m. Pole vault: 1 S Godbold (IH) 1.55m. Long jump: 1 S Prescott-Smith 5.15m. Triple jump: 1 C Wade (WS) 10.90m. Shot: 1 H Coe (IH) 9.47m. Discus: 1 E Bloomfield (IH) 29.88m. Hammer: 1 E Bloomfield (IH) 27.48m. Javelin: 1 A Robinson (IH) 29.72m.


100m: 1 M Sladden (BBD) 12.3secs. 200m: 1 M Constable (IH) 22.8. 400m: 1 M Sladden (BBD) 59.6. 1,500m: 1 A Revell (IH) 4:14.8, 2 S Dawson (WS) 4:27.1. 3,000m: 1 K Clements (IH) 8:28.5 (CBP), 2 M Delo (WS) 9:14.3.76, 2,000m steeplechase: 1 J Anthony (WS). 3K walk: 1 A Wilkinson (Unattached) 22:31.6.

Pole vault: 1 S Smith (WS) 1.95m. Long jump: 1 S Smith (WS) 4.97m. Shot: 1 J Allen (WS) 12.12m. Discus: 1 M Mortimer (IH) 40.77m. Hammer: 1 J Allen (WS) 43.12m. Javelin: M Mortimer (IH) 65.69 (CBP).


200m: 1 P Davies (GY) 26.3secs. 400m: 1 M Jackson (WS) 61.4. 800m: 1 H Archer (WS) 2:20.0. 1,500m: 1 K Duncan (WS) 5:29.4. 3,000m: 1 J Anthony (WS) 11:34.5. 100m hurdles: 1 E Castle (Chelmsford) 17.4. Long jump: 1 H Castle (Chelms) 3.43m. Shot: 1 E Castle (Chelms) 10.83m. Discus: 1 G Howe (IH) 28.42m. Hammer: 1 H Gowe (IH) 42.90m. Javelin: 1 E Castle (Chelms) 30.76m.


100m: 1 L Allen (WS) 12.1secs, 2 D Nichols (WS) 12.6. 200m: 1 D Nichols (WS) 25.7, 2 O Minns (IH) 27.5. 400m: 1 J Lockwood (WS) 58.5. 800m: 1 A Rooke (IH) 2:03.9. 1,500m: 1 A Rooke (IH) 4:13.2, 2 P Barker (SEP) 4:21.0. 3,000m: 1 A Rooke (IH) 9:07.2, 2 C Rooke (IH) 9:11.2. 110m hurdles: 1 N Hayman (IH) 16.8. 3K walk: 1 A Ellam (Enfield) 15:53.7.

Long jump: 1 L Allen (WS) 5.82m. Shot: 1 G Parsons (Cambridge & Coleridge) 10.92m. Discus: 1 G Parsons (C&C) 34.71. Hammer: 1 M Fenton (IH) 44.69m.


100m: 1 P Davies (GY) 12.7secs. 1,500m: 1 G Benjamin (CH) 7:35.8. 3,000m: 1 M McCarthy (WS) 11:39.2. 1,500m steeplechase: 1 C Anthony (WS) 6:18.6. 3K walk: 1 A Alstrachen 20:45.6. High jump: 1 W Meadow-Smith (Stevenage) 1.64m. Pole vault: 1 J Reason (IH) 2.55m. Long jump: 1 T Spurling (WS) 5.44m. Triple jump: 1 T Spurling (WS) 12.07m (CBP); Shot: 1 T Spurling (WS) 9.44m.

KEY IH – Ipswich Harriers. WS – West Suffolk AC. BH – Brandeston Hall. CS – Culford School. CoN – City of Norwich AC. RHS – Royal Hospital School. SEP – Saint Edmund Pacers. KHS – Kesgrave High School. TH – Thetford AC. C&T – Colchester & Tendring AC. BBD – Bungay Black Dog. GY – Great Yarmouth. CBP – Championship Best Performance.

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