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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Five medals at English Schools event
Havering Mayesbrook athletes had plenty to celebrate at a memorable English Schools Championships in Gateshead at the weekend.
Club youngsters combined to win two golds, one silver and two bronze medals, as well as setting three records in the north east.
Georgie Taylor lived up to her top ranking in the intermediate girls discus with an outstanding opening throw of 41.80m.
A 37cm improvement on her personal best, Taylor’s throw also shattered Rosanne Lister’s Havering club record of 41.56, set in September 1985.
Clubmate Rachel Forder was fourth with a best of 38.48.
Jimi Tele defied a heavily strapped knee to complete an impressive hat-trick of triple jump titles.
Tele leapt to a new personal best of 15.01m to claim the senior title for Norfolk, following earlier triumphs for Essex (2008) and Somerset (2010).
Robbie Clarricoats added silver in the intermediate boys 100m hurdles, having improved his club record to 13.1secs in the semi-finals.
And there was a surprise bronze medal for fellow hurder George Halder, in the intermediate boys 400m event.
Hadler’s time of 55.04secs sliced almost a second and a half off his personal best and smashed Kevin Lidlow’s club record of 56.4 set in 1978.
Josh Olawore completed the medal haul with another bronze in the senior long jump after a fourth round leap of 7.03m.
Lydia Hallam just missed out on a fastest losers slot in the intermediate girls 800m, while Debbie Knight’s opening throw of 40.02m in the senior javelin saw her finish in ninth place.
Alex Law finished in a creditable eighth place in the intermediate boys long jump after a 6.31m effort, but Michelle Hughes hopes of a place in the final of the junior girls 75m hurdles were shattered after she hit a barrier mid-race.