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Josh ends season on a high

PUBLISHED: 14:07 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010

HAVERING MAYESBROOK S Josh Olawore s amazing first season ended on a high when his fourth place pentathlon finish at Bedford Sunday earned him an under-15 boys England Schools vest. The youngster started strongly with second place in the 80m hurdles in

HAVERING MAYESBROOK'S Josh Olawore's amazing first season ended on a high when his fourth place pentathlon finish at Bedford Sunday earned him an under-15 boys' England Schools' vest.

The youngster started strongly with second place in the 80m hurdles in a fast 11.46 seconds, just outside his club record set last week.

A shot PB of 12.17m took him into the club all-time top 10 and maintained his runners-up spot. Olawore then equalled his legal long jump PB, placing third in 5.85m to hold on to second spot.

A solid high jump of 1.63m and a 800m of 2.24.82 saw him slip out of medal contention, but his fourth place finish not only improved his club record and PB to 2,812 points and helped Essex to victory, but more importantly sealed selection for the English Schools' team in the annual home countries fixture indoors at Glasgow in December.

Brad Burr was also in action at Bedford in the Inter Boys' Octathlon, finishing a creditable 15th in a field of 38 in 4,450 points, jut 22 points shy of his club record.

He set a shot PB with 11.45m and was close to his hurdles best clocking 15.12s. He was then the best javelin thrower on show with 58.13m, but could not match his best results in his other events.


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