The Warwickshire County Championships played host to several stags over the weekend of 25-26 May, at Saffron Lane athletics Stadium, Leicester. Many of which were involved in multiple events throughout the two-day meet. At the end of the championship, many Birchfield athletes were crowned county champions, and few of those left with county records.
Leading the record setters was U17 heptathlete Ebony Wake, who posted a time of 11.82s to win the 80mh, whilst fellow club mate Cara Trivett ran to a time of 13.89s. Ebony also maintained solid performances throughout the championship in the Shot Put (9.20m) and 100m (12.88s) placing her 3rd in both events. Other track records saw Ramario Antonio, win the U15b 200m convincingly, posting a time of 23.46s. Day one also saw U13 boy Zarchary Elliot crossing the line 1st in the 100m, in a time of 13.45s. Zarchary declared the final record in the field, winning the Long Jump competition with a massive 4.82m.
In the U13 boys 1500m saw participants: Ajohnate Smith placed 2nd (5.04.80), Daniel Smith 3rd (5.05.19), Charles Lliff (5.06.42) and Michael Gayle (5.19.14).
However the U15 boys were not to be outdone, whilst in the 100m four athletes: Jordan Lloyd 2nd (12.09s), Nyle Mcintosh 3rd(12.59), Owen Morris (12.65s) and Owen Pittaway (13.00s) ran well in the black vest. Jordan also contested the 200m, 300m and long jump finishing 3rd (23.95s), 2nd (39.32s), and 4th (5.53m) respectively.
Moreover U15b 1500m saw Tom Dodd come 1stnd in a league record time of 4.12.61, and Thomas Mansfield posted a time of 5.03.61.
Additionally the U15 girls demonstrated strong performances. In the 1500m Karys Amory came 2nd with 4.55.51, Kayleigh Murray also came 2nd over the 100m (12.80s), whilst field events had Mellissa Morris perform well in the Hammer Throw (17.41m), Discus Throw (19.31m), and Shot Put (7.73m), Leah Conway DT (21.96m), SP(9.11m), and Nichole Birmingham SP (9.30m), and LJ (4.71m).
U17 men saw William Ritchie-Moulin, placing 2nd 110mh (13.99s). Additional performances included, David James 1500m (4.27.00s), 800m (2.03.17s), the Men’s 100m: Nick Prentice (11.65s), Edmund Ross (11.88s), Men’s 400m: Jaskaran Notaa 3rd (52.74s). Moreover in the Men’s 200m a battle for 2nd and took place between Nick and Jaskaran with nick coming out on top in a time of 23.21s, and Jaskaran in 23.54s.
There were further outstanding performances from the U17 girls, where 200m runner Amelia Benjamin won the event, with a time of 25.49s. She also clinched the win in the 100m posting a time of 12.38s into a -2.9 wind. Also on the track, in 300mh Georgina Rodgers won the race with a time of 44.11s.
Continuing the winning streak for Birchfield, Nick Willson won the U20m 110mh comfortably with a time of 14.71s. Meanwhile fellow club members Shard-Marc Aaron won a closely contested U20m 100m in 11.38s, closely followed by De’Quan Lodge 3rd (11.39s). Luke Morbey finished well to claim the 400mh title with 57.04s, as his club mate Ben Topley rounded off the steeplechase with a victory, posting a time of 10.55.5s.
On the women’s side: Madeline Smith won the women’s U20 100mh with a time of 15.01s, Naomi O’brien placed 2nd (57.22s) in the 400hm, whilst Diani Walker placed 3rd in the 100m (12.38s).
In the Senior category, 3rd places were seen from Shem Nelson in the 400m (49.99s), and Semita Gumbs in the women’s 100m (13.06s), who also contested in the 200m finishing in 26.22s. Whilst Jose Martin-Fullerton won Warwickshire title in the mens Triple Jump (14.53m).
(written by Jade Surman, Edited by Edi)