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Strong Perfromance at National Athletics League

August 24th 2021, 12:15:00 pm

The seniors were in action at a home fixture in Nuneaton and a strong team came out well on top.


Nuneaton once again hosted a home fixture for Birchfield, the National Athletics League, whilst the Alexander Stadium is being developed for the Commonwealth Games.

There were a number of events where the Stags won both the A and B competition which resulted in a points total of 493.5, a hundred points ahead of the team in second position. Leading off were the sprinters with Jack Lawrence (10.34) and Kyle de Escofet (10.51) taking maximum points in the 100m. Amy Hillyard tokk first in the 400m and in the hurdles events Efe Okoro and sister Ese Okoro won the 400m hurdles with Jake Porter first home in the 110m hurdles.

The distance races also produced some good performances, in the 3000m Kadar Abdullahi and Ed Banks took maximum points and Christian Byron and Ejiro Okoro were first in the 800m. Jonathan Gorringe was also a winner on the day in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Our throwers were on top form too with maximum points from Benji Pearson and Greg Millar in the men's Javelin, and not to be outdone Emma Hamplett and Olivia Jones also finished in first place in the women's event. Eden Francis and Adele Nicol topped the discus and Adele was also first in the shot put with Olivia Jones winning the B string. Dan Cartwright continued his return from injury with a win in the men's shot put.

Also in top spot were Trevor Alexanderson and Myles Durranant- Sutherland in the long jump and Joseph Giles and Zavier Moore in the triple jump. Rhianna Burrell continued her excellent form this season winning the high jump.

Finally the Stags were on show in the relays and did not disappoint winning all four relays so a good day was had by all.