Ramie is a golden wonder

JOE RAMIE picked up a hat-trick of gold medals at the Havering Mayesbrook Spring Open at Mayesbrook Park on Saturday. Ramie improved his PB in winning the under-20 100m in 11.1 seconds from clubmate Charlie Moss, who reversed the placings in winning the 2

JOE RAMIE picked up a hat-trick of gold medals at the Havering Mayesbrook Spring Open at Mayesbrook Park on Saturday.

Ramie improved his PB in winning the under-20 100m in 11.1 seconds from clubmate Charlie Moss, who reversed the placings in winning the 200m in 22.5s, with Ramie second.

Ramie also took the under-20 long and triple jumps for good measure.

Loughborough student Luke Stott showed good form with a 11.0/22.5 second senior sprint double and Anthony Williams set a new PB of 6.70m to win the senior long jump.

Alex Law again impressed with a trio of under-13 victories, setting PBs in 100m (13.0) and 75m hurdles (13.9), before setting a new club discus record with a throw of 24.73m.

Jordan Fox, another under-13, won the 200m and long jump, while Freddy Keefe set a new PB of 4.50.2 to win the 1,500m in the same under-13 age group, as Avril Loynes was another young athlete to set a PB with under-15 girls 1,500m victory.

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Chloe van Wulven returned to track hurdles action for the first time since July 2006, with wins in the senior hurdles and also took the high jump. Jack Edgar-Hill equalled his PB to win the under-17 hurdles and added a 200m PB later.

Andy Lewis and David Nefs battled it out in the under-20/senior 400m, with the younger Lewis finally taking the honours from Cambridge student Nefs by one-tenth.

Nicola Hill set new a career mark with victory in the 200m and Nina Brennan ran her fastest for a few years to win the senior 400m.

In the field Laurence Good-acre won both under-17 shot and discus, with a new best in the latter, while Henrietta Ade-wole was a good under-15 shot winner.

Although badly affected by injuries and unavailability of athletes, the under-15 boys squad battled well to take bronze in the Essex Young Athletes Road Relays at Colchester.

Adam Edwards ran strongly on the opening stage to hand over in a fine second place and Massi Dendami ran well to hold on to runners-up spot at the second stage handover. Josh Conners gave his all and although passed in the latter stages, brought the trio home in the bronze winning podium place for an excellent end to the winter season.

A second bronze came from the team who ended their season in style. Paul Berrett, kept up his good form of the season to turn in the sixth fastest time of the day 17.53.

Russ Middleton took up the challenge with a great run to be the seventh fastest of the day with 17.55. Matt Bland on the last leg with the third fastest leg of the day brought the team up to third with a superb run.

Emma Christmas improved her javelin PB to 42.45m to win the Lee Valley open, with under-17 Kike Niwinde third with 40.52m. Their coach Sam Harrison was runner-up in the senior men's event.

Medical student Laura Bealey smashed her 400m hurdles best by almost two seconds, running 66.2 to win at the Mansfield open and also sliced a second off her flat 400m PB with 59.6 seconds.

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