ATHLETICS: Hunts AC starlets give their rivals a lesson with successes at the Cambridgeshire Schools’ Championships

Shannon Flockhart and Katie Wright of Hunts AC both won Cambridgeshire Schools' Championship titles.

Shannon Flockhart and Katie Wright of Hunts AC both won Cambridgeshire Schools' Championship titles. - Credit: Archant

Five Hunts AC aces captured titles at the Cambridgeshire Schools’ Championships recently.

Shannon Flockhart was first to register a success as she won the Intermediate Girls 800m with a time of 2:12.8 - the second-quickest she has ever recorded.

Katie Wright, who finished second in that race, recovered quickly to place first in the Intermediate Girls 300m in a personal best time of 44.3 secs.

Joseph Purbrick was a clear winner in the Junior Boys 80m hurdles, equalling his best time with 12.7 secs.

Julian Priest was back in top form as he won the Junior Boys 200m in 23.9 secs, coming home 15 metres clear of his closest rival.


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There was also success in the field courtesy of Thomas Smith’s exploits in the Junior Boys hammer, which he won with a 20.83m effort.

All five athletes will now represent Cambridgeshire in the Anglian Schools’ Championships on June 18.

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Elsewhere, 15-year-old Hunts AC athlete Conall McGinness beat more than 130 other runners to win the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior 5k.

McGinnessl ran 17:02 to finish 16 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, clinching the title in some style.

His time was all the more remarkable as the initial part of the course included the incline of Arthur’s Seat.

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