Despite the lack of training facilities for the last two years the performances at the County Championships were remarkable and a testament the hard work of the athletes and their coaches.
Across the ages a total of 55 medals were won with 24 County Champions, 21 silver medallists and 10 bronze medallists.
There were some excellent performances in the sprint races. In the senior events Muslim Habib was the 100m champion in an excellent pb of 10.65. it was an excellent race between our senior men with Patrick Pearce in second, Jamal Chambers third and Omar Holness in fifth. There were medals in the U20s 100m too with Jack Forrest second, Sean Brown-Webber third and Tyrese Gray in fourth place.
There was more success in the girls and women’s events. In the U13 girls final Eboni Barnes-Foster was second and Haven Thomas finished in fourth place. Grace Wright was second in the U17W race and Tiera Welsh was third. There was another silver medal for U20 Nifemi Ogunbase to add to the medal total in the 100m events.
Many of our sprinters also competed in the 200m. Kyle de Escofet took the senior men’s title with Jamal Chambers third and Tor Bennet-Williams in fourth place. The U20 race saw Jack Forrest take third position and the Lauren first in the women’s race. Grace Wright was the U17 champion to add to her silver from the day before.
Moving on to the 300/400m. In the senior men’s race Tor Bennet-Williams was second and Psalm Nash-Roberts was third. Jack Wooton was the U17 silver medallist and in the U15 boys 300m Vihaan Silver was second.
These were successful events for the Stags. In the 800m Psalm Nash-Roberts was first, Findlay White took the U20 title with Jamie Cooper in second, Charlie Smith was the 17 champion and Noah Homer the U13 winner setting a county record in the process. Olivia Scott was second in the U20W and Emily Symes ran strongly to take third in the U17 women’s event. Holly Saunders was second in the U15 and Trinity Conway ran well to secure the U13 title.
There was more success in the 1500m. Findlay White made it a double 800/1500m win also becoming the 1500m U20 champion after being top of the podium in the 800m the day before. Ash Burgess beat his training partner, Charlie Smith, in the U17 race and Cassie Pearson was third in the U15 girls. U13 Noah Homer was also a double winner and again set a County record this time in the 1500m.
In the 3000m we had more athletes at the top of the podium. Shaun Evans broke the County record in winning the senior men’s race with Jason Bennet in second. Robyn Mcdowall was second in the senior women’s race and Bethan Homer was also second in the U17W. Finally Simeon Swain won the U15B.
Out pole vaunter’s were on form and many achieved a podium position. Lizzie Edden won the senior women a did Charley O’Neill in the U17W. Alex Sethi was another champion in the U15 boys and Amy Cook was second in the U20.
A number of medals were won in the horizontal jumps. Rebecca Leach was second in the U20 triple jump and Joshua Bedward was also second in the U15 boys. In the long jump Haven Thomas was the winner in the U13 girls, Jaydon Paul Allen-Bramble second in the U15 long jump with Vihaan Sylva third. Leshawn Clifford was third in the U17 long jump and was the U17 high jump champion.
In the throws Craig Murch beat his own County record in winning the senior men’s hammer. Kacper Kalwarski won the senior men’s javelin, Tyrone Williams was the discus champion and Cian Mccusker was second in the U15 boys shot.
It was a great weekend of competition at Nuneaton and a well-run event, and our thanks go to all at Warwickshire and their officials for putting on such an excellent event.
The success continued at the Staffordshire Championships. Jordan Kelly won the senior men’s long jump, Olivia Hopwood was first in the U20 400m hurdles and Jesse Bradley was the winner of the U15 boys 1500m. Andrew Murray had an excellent day with a gold medal in the 200 and 300m and a bronze medal in the 100m. Our final medallist was Anton Bolding with a silver in the U15 800m.
It was a good day in the field at the Worcestershire championships. Hannah Walker took the senior women’s hammer title, U17 Ella Woods won the long jump as did U13 Lily Carter with her older sister third in the U15 event.
On the track there were plenty of medals in the sprints. Michelle Thomas was first in the 100 and 200m Vet50, Matt Griffin was double champion in the U20 100m and 110m hurdles. Ella Woods took another medal with second in the U17 200m with Georgia Hewitt in third and she also won a silver in the 100m. Isabella Davies was the winner of the U15 girls 200m. Grace Carter with a third place in the 300m, continued her successful weekend.
In the middle-distance events James Vaughan was a double winner in the 800 and 1500m Oliver Cresswell was first in the u15 boys 1500mwith Jai Sohna third in the U17 800m as was Lily Carter in the U13 girls race.
Finally the Stags also took some medals in the walks with Peter Boszko winning the 3km walk and Karen Williams first in the Vet 65 3km walk.
We had three medallists in the Shropshire Championships. Daniel Wood was first in the 300m and second in the 800m and Charlie Thurston was second in the senior men’s 800m.