A simply stunning display by George

ILFORD AC athletes blazed a trail of glory at the Essex Championships at Chelmsford. In the under-15 boys event, George Hadler continued to go from strength to strength and in the 80m hurdles heat, he ran a cagey 12.82 seconds for fourth

ILFORD AC athletes blazed a trail of glory at the Essex Championships at Chelmsford.

In the under-15 boys' event, George Hadler continued to go from strength to strength and in the 80m hurdles heat, he ran a cagey 12.82 seconds for fourth, but qualified for the final.

He then produced a simply stunning performance as he powered his way to third in yet another PB and club record of 12.27 for bronze.

Kofi Gibbon Jeffers ran the 100m hurdles and 100 metres in the under-17 men and looked good in the process. He twice recorded a PB in the 100m hurdles. In the heat he finished third in 15.76 and in the final, fifth in 15.37.


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In the 100m he ran 11.86 and although he qualified for the final, he did not take part due to feeling tired from previous hurdles event.

Jordan Kirby followed on from his 200m efforts on day one to run 11.56 in the 100m heat and then claim third in the final with 11.39.

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In the junior men's event, Antoine Green ran in the 110m hurdles final, and came fourth in a time of 16.29.

Healson Ihuoma qualified from his 100m heat in 11.8 and then in a tough final finished eighth.

Elijah Collins competed in the high jump and, though plagued with a foot problem, finished third with 1.7m clearance for bronze, while Craig Burrow threw the javelin 41.26m and Malcolm Muir ran the 5,000m in 16.01.06 to finish fifth.

The under-15 girls' competition saw Tamara Chambers and Ashley Joseph compete in the 100m.

Tamara ran the heats in 13.64, the semi-final in 13.67 and was just outside the medals in the final in fourth with 13.5, while Ashley ran the heats in 14.46 and the semis in 14.31, but did not progress to the final.

Laibah Malik and Melodie Ihouma ran the under-17 women's 100m, with Laibah running 14.6 in the heats and Melodie running 13.6 in her heats to qualify for the final where she recorded 13.82 for seventh.

Last, but by no means least, was Rachel Giwa in the junior women's event, who won the 100m in 12.26.

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