Golden boy Alex is a Law unto himself
A HAT-TRICK of gold medals for Havering Mayesbrook under-13 Alex Law led the way at the Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Chelmsford on Sunday. Alex opened up with a long jump PB of 4.55m, came from behind to win the 60m sprint in another PB of 8.
A HAT-TRICK of gold medals for Havering Mayesbrook under-13 Alex Law led the way at the Eastern Counties Indoor Championships at Chelmsford on Sunday.
Alex opened up with a long jump PB of 4.55m, came from behind to win the 60m sprint in another PB of 8.3 seconds, before smashing his hurdles best with 10.1, the fastest indoors this winter nationally by an under-13 boy. Two other hurdlers struck gold in PB times.
Jack Edgar-Hill equalled his career best of 8.5 seconds with an impressive win in the under-17 hurdles, while Angela James smashed her PB to clock 9.5 seconds to win the under-20 and senior race. Rylie Trott in only her second race indoors improved her PB to 10.1 seconds to win a deserved silver in the under-15 hurdles.
Joe Ramie improved his indoor best with an excellent 6.80m leap for gold in the under-20 long jump, with Adam McCarthy taking bronze and McCarthy later clocked 9.9 seconds for a hurdles bronze.
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Holly Thomas was fourth in the under-17 women's hurdles and Nikki Peachey tackled this event for the first time.
Harriet Scott ran away with the 1,500m title for Team London North at Saturday's Indoor City Challenge to confirm her return to fitness from her injury-enforced lay-off.
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The medical student led from gun to tape, with a final kick that saw off Sheffield's Helen Singleton, who had beaten Harriet in the National championships, clocking 4.30.96. Harriet said: "I was in lane one to start with and I found myself at the front, so I thought 'I have to push on here otherwise they are just going to be gunning for me."
Sara Luck and Luke Stott were also in the London North team which earned second place overall.