Bonne blasts the records to pieces
PUBLISHED: 17:21 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010
HAVERING MAYESBROOK S golden arm javelin thrower Bonne Buwembo blew away both his club under-20 and senior records after winning the South of England Under-20 Championships at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Buwembo was too strong for the competition as he a
HAVERING MAYESBROOK'S golden arm javelin thrower Bonne Buwembo blew away both his club under-20 and senior records after winning the South of England Under-20 Championships at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Buwembo was too strong for the competition as he added 21cm to his previous record as he launched the javelin 67.14m.
Georgie Bean - still an under-17 - took bronze in a new PB (54.22m). Emma Christmas was another to throw a javelin PB. Her 42.23m effort added over 15cm to her two-week-old best and placed her sixth in the senior competition, moving her closer to the club record of 46.41m held by Louise Mathews. Their coach Sam Harrison, was sixth in the senior men's javelin competition with a season's best of 52.76m.
His sibling Mel Harrison also threw a season best of 40.50m when winning senior discus bronze. It was all the more surprising as she had been unable to train all week due to a virus. She also was fifth in the shot with 11.19m.
Anthony Williams improved his 110m hurdles PB to 15.18 when placing eighth in the under-20 men's final and Claire Brennan ran a season's best of 15.56 in the senior women's 100m hurdles. Sara Luck was also outside the medals in the 800m, finishing sixth with 2.12.33.
One athlete to miss out on a medal chance in the under-20 championships was hurdler Nicola Hill. Instead she gained useful experience when winning the Northern Ireland 400m hurdles Championships in Antrim on Sunday in windy conditions with a time of 66.93.
Also missing at Crystal Palace were Alexa Joel improved her 3000m PB when placing fifth in a good quality BMC Elite race at Watford on Saturday and Faye Fullerton who was eighth in the 1500m at an international meeting in Huelva, Spain, coming home in 4.14.79 on Friday.
Laura Bealey, running for Sheffield University, improved her 400m PB to 61.72 at the Northern Championships, and was eighth in the hurdles equivalent with 69.32.
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