ATHLETICS: Silver medals for Hunts AC duo at English Schools’ Championships

Julian Priest won silver at the English Schools’ Championships.

Julian Priest won silver at the English Schools’ Championships. - Credit: Archant

Two Hunts AC talents won silver medals at the English Schools’ Championships – and both set new club records in the process.

Joey Croft with his silver medal.

Joey Croft with his silver medal. - Credit: Archant

Sprint star Julian Priest enjoyed a terrific first appearance in the annual event at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

He clocked a Hunts AC best time of 22.49 when finished second in the final of the 200m at Junior Boys level – missing out on gold by only a hundredth of a second.

And Joey Croft made it a medal double with a terrific display in the 2000m steeplechase for Senior Boys as he finished in 5.58.5.

Clubmate Shannon Flockhart also reached the final of the Intermediate Girls 800m, where she finished eighth.

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Joe Purbrick went out in the heats of the Junior Boys 80m hurdles, but it was a terrific achievement just to qualify in his first year in that age group.

All four Hunts AC members represented Cambridgeshire.

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