Jordan in fine fettle

ILFORD AC youngsters produced some fine performances in round four of the UKYAL meeting in St Albans. Leading the way was Jordan Kirby in the under-17 men s event, with superb runs in the 200m (23.4 seconds), 100m (11.5) and 400m (53.2). Kofi Gibbon Jeffe

ILFORD AC youngsters produced some fine performances in round four of the UKYAL meeting in St Albans.

Leading the way was Jordan Kirby in the under-17 men's event, with superb runs in the 200m (23.4 seconds), 100m (11.5) and 400m (53.2).

Kofi Gibbon Jeffers slightly changed his events and still performed well with 5.17m for the long jump, 16.5 for the 100m hurdles and a fine 1.73m for the high jump.

Omar Rashid was the other under-17 running the middle-distance double and came away with a PB in the 800m (2.27.1), 1,500m (5.28) and the long jump (4.26m).


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The under-15 boys saw George Hadler claim a PB in the 200m in 25.4, produce a solid 80m hurdles with 12.4 and run the 100m in 13.5.

Taschan Peart achieved 2.46.2 in the 800m and 1.15.2 for 400m, while Thomas King achieved 3.63m for the long jump but, due to injury, was unable to run the 1,500m. Jordan Akisanya leapt the long jump in 4.98m and ran the 100m in 13.5.

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The under-13 boys had a team of four led by Harry Kyriacou, who showed he is improving all the time with 29.3 in the 200m, 8.32m with the shot and 14.6 in the 100m.

Shanjay Sivakumaran jumped 1.15m in the high jump, the 1,500m in 5.32.3 and the 75m hurdles in 16.6.

Lastly, Raeis Mer competing for the first time for Ilford, ran an impressive 800m, finishing in 2.31.5, and completed the high jump in 1.25m before running the 100m in 14.7.

The under-13 girls only had one competitor, but Ellie Atkinson recorded 2.58.6 for the 800m, 2.79m for the long jump and 13.1 for the 75m.

Bethany Hall was also the only under-15 girl, but still performed well with 2.85m for the long jump and 5.20.9 for the 1,500m.

In the under-17 women, Victoria Onyeka claimed a PB in the hammer with 20.31m, but she surpassed that with an outstanding first round throw in the discus with a near 6m PB of 32.47m.

Rochelle Rhodes leapt the long and triple jump with 4.8m and 10.28m respectively, and finished the high jump in 1.45m, whilst Clare Rodway ran the 300m hurdles in 56.7.

Ilford now look forward to the last round of the UKYAL meeting on July 19 at home.

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