ATHLETICS: Double successes for Hunts AC stars at Southern Counties Veterans’ Championships

Yinka Opaleye and Jo Abel enjoyed success at the South Counties Veterans’ Championships. Picture: SU

Yinka Opaleye and Jo Abel enjoyed success at the South Counties Veterans’ Championships. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Two Hunts AC stars struck gold at the Southern Counties Veterans’ Championships.

Jo Abel and Yinka Opaleye both enjoyed success at the event at Lee Valley, in London.

Opaleye did his winning on the track with impressive 60m and 200m triumphs in the M45 section.

He now sits seventh in the national rankings for the shorter event thanks to a time of 7.75 while he clocked 25.48 in the 200m - enough for fifth in the national list.

Opaleye also earned a bronze medal in the long jump with a 5.04m leap that lifted him to third in the national rankings.


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Abel claimed glory in the triple jump in the W45 age bracket with a mighty 9.91m leap which provided a club record and catapulted her to the top of the national rankings.

Abel also took silver in the long jump with another club record of 4.58m. She is third in the national long jump list.

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