SOPHIA EQUALS THE CLUB RECORD IN HER 2nd OUTING
Now that the outdoor season is upon us, most of our athletes have been taking part in various competitions. The success of the weekend came from a U13 year old, Sophia Deans, who not only equalled the U13 70 metres Hurdles Club record with her time of 11.60, but also had personal bests at 75 metres and 150 metres with times of 10.28 and 20.58 respectively. She is now ranked No.3 in the UK in 70 metres Hurdles and 75 metres, and 5th in 150 metres. In the West Midlands she is ranked No.1 in the 75 metres and 150 metres and 2nd in the 70 metres Hurdles and 100 metres. She only started learning to hurdle in January so this was only her second competition, and she already equalled the Club outdoor record in her second outing. She is looking to be a multi eventer.
Sophia was the winner of the ‘Search for our Star’ campaign sponsored by One Stop Shopping Centre last year and thanks to the continued support from One Stop we are launching our 2017 “Search for Star” at the end of April. One Stop have supported Sophia by paying for her Club membership and 12 months training fees. She also received a pair of trainers from Nike, another of our sponsors.
She is due to compete next on Saturday, 22 April in the YDL meeting in Milton Keynes. We wish her luck.
City of Stoke AC Open, Stoke on Saturday, 1 April 2017
75 metres U13
All our girls achieved personal bests in this event. Top of the list was Sophia with 10.28, followed by Lydia Cooke (10.88), Brooke Burton (10.94), Lacey Dutton (10.95), Sofia Sheckler (11.06) and Esme Abraham (11.36).
100 metres U15 Boys
Kyle Boden also achieved a personal best in a time of 11.79,
100 metres U15 Girls
The times by the Stags in this events were: Amber Dunkley-Darby (13.16), Olivia Hopwood (13.26) which was a PB, Freya Liddington (13.78), Luka Emanuel (13.89), Mollie Mae Peniket-Aldridge (14.98) and Abbie Pearce (15.02).
150 metres U13 Girls
Sophia ran a PB in 20.58.
In U15 Boys, Kyle Boden ran a PB in 24.66. In U15 Girls Amber Dunkley-Darby and Mollie Mae Peniket-Aldridge ran PB in 28.34 and 30.79 respectively. In U17 Women Lauren Meller had a seasons best time of 28.86.
300 metres U17 Women
Chelsey Marsden ran 43.18 which was a seasons best.
70 metres Hurdles U13 Girls
Sophia achieved her third personal best with a time of 11.60 which equalled the Club record.
75 metres Hurdles U15 Girls
Both Olivia Hopwood and Abbie Pearce achieved personal bests of 12.73 and 15.42 respectively.
300 metres Hurdles U17 Women
Louise Robinson ran a seasons best of 47.46 while Sophie Meehan achieved a personal best of 51.08.
High Jump U20 Women
Chloe Preston cleared a height of 1.50.
In U15 Boys, Kyle Boden jumped 6.05. In U15 Girls Freya Liddington jumped 4.82, followed by Luka Emanuel (4.51), which was a PB, Amber Dunkley-Darby 4.49, Olivia Hopwood 4.28, Abbie Pearce 3.89 and Mollie Mae Peniket-Aldridge 3.65. In U13 Girls Lacey Dutton jumped 4.18 but the next four girls all had personal bests. They were: Lydia Cooke 4.04, Esme Abraham 3.76, Sofia Sheckler 3.60 and Brooke Burton 3.53.
In U23 Men William Knight threw 14.10 for a personal best while in U13 Girls Lacey Dutton threw 6.49.
In senior men Najee Fox threw 51.31 while in U23 Men, William Knight threw a season best of 42.58. Candy Lockett also threw a seasons best of 30.45 in U20 Women.
Hammer U20 Women
Candy Lockett had a seasons best with 40.38.
Charnwood AC Open Series, Loughborough on Saturday, 1 April 2017
In 100 metres U15 Girls Amy Kelly ran a seasons best of 14.04 and achieved a personal best of 1.45 in the high jump. In the 800 metres U13 Girls Caitlin Casey run a seasons best of 2:49.44 and Nathan Casey also had a season best of 2:13.30 in U17 Men event.
Stanford Invitational, Palo Alto, CA, USA on Friday, 31 March 2017
Alex George ran a PB in 5000 metres U23 stopping the clock at 13:40.66. This was also a qualifying standard for the European U23 Championships to be held in July.
9th Fazza Para Athletic Championship on 17-24 March 2017 in Dubai, UAE
In T37/38 Katrina Hart ran a seasons best of 14.99 while in T44 Laura Sugar had a seasons best of 13.54.
Laura Sugar achieved another seasons best time of 28.42 in T44 category.
Mike Barker F55
He threw the shot 7.96, and in the discus he had a massive personal best of 30.34 and finally had a seasons best of 24.18 in the Javelin. However, he then achieved a personal best in the javelin with a throw of 25.78 on Sunday, 2 April 2017 at the Surrey County Disability Championships in Kingston.