ATHLETICS: County schools’ medals for Hunts AC stars
- Credit: Archant
Nine Hunts AC youngsters roared to success at the Cambridgeshire County Schools’ Championships last Saturday.
Sprint stars Julian Priest, Iona Newbegin and Lizzy Harrison all completed 100m and 200m doubles at the Embankment Track in Peterborough.
Priest clocked times of 11.2 and 22.5 respectively in the Intermediate Boys' bracket where Nic Tirchineci (long jump, 5.96m), Ayo Opaleye (triple jump, 13.03m) and Thomas Smith (discus, 33.99m) were also gold medallists.
Newbegin raced to her Intermediate Girls victories in 12.6 and 26.4 with Ella Reed earning top spot in the triple jump in that age bracket with a 10.18m leap.
Harrison was dominant at Junior Girls level with efforts of 13.1 for the 100m and 27.1 for the 200m.
Clubmates Willow Bedding (discus, 22.57m) and Tamzin Digpal-Race (hammer, 27.07) were victorious in the same section.
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Peter Downhill won the M50-54 800m in 2:18.8 at Corby and Bob Ellingham triumphed in the same age group by launching the discus to 30.54. Jo Abel also leaped to success in the W45-59 long jump with a 4.13m effort.
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Farrer completed the Essex event in 1:15.56 to finish fourth - only one second off the third-placed man and just 27 seconds behind the winner.