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Regional silver for Lewis.


Wednesday 29th June 2022

Club Athletes were in action at Crawley, Walton and Cambridge over the weekend.

The Clubs YDL Team were in action on Sunday. Travelling with Team Manager Libby Taylor, Officials Rhona Foster, Sally Stevens, Dani Mainstone, Paul Pickard and Helen Pickard the depleted team finished 6th. U17 Will Galliford had a great day winning both the 800 and 1500m (2.07.1 and 4.30.4) along with the B string Discus. Winning the triple jump Adam Bungay jumped a PB of 11m76 and newcomer Seth Akinyanju did a good job of stepping in to help the team in the 100m, 200m and relay. The U20 wins came from Ed Laws in the LJ (5m93) and Jake Sutton B 110H/LJ, Tyler Wannerton SP and Tiago Pereira Garcez JT. Alex Pickard bagged himself PBs in the 100/200m in what was his last YDL away match. The last YDL match of the season is a home match on the 7th August.

Competing in Cambridge at the East Region Championships there were first place finishes for Senior Shannon Rapacchi in the PV – 3m60, U20 Jessica Astill 200m 25.26, U15 Horotio De-Vyott TJ 10m33, Aubrey Murray HJ 1m50 and U13 Jack Fowler LJ 3m88. U20 Tyler Wannerton was 2nd in the 1500m and there were third place finishes for Aubrey Murray in the 1500m and U13 Casey Wannerton in the 200m

Competing for Hertfordshire Schools, U17’s Bobby Pitman, Jamie Timms and Lucy Baverstock along with U15 Lewis Price were competing in the Regional Schools Combined Events Championships.

Competing in the Pentathlon Lewis had an impressive competition on Saturday with PB performances in all five events. 80H 13.03, LJ 6m66, SP 8m95, HJ 1m59 and 800m 2.23.70 gave Lewis a total point score of 2391 finishing in second place. Second Place secured Lewis a place in the national final on the 18th September at Bedford and sixth place on the national rankings. Bobby Pitman and Jamie Timms competed in the Octathlon, finishing in 11th and 13th places overall. They had an impressive 11 PBs between them and finished with 4144 and 3950 point each. The highlight on the Sunday was seeing Bobby Pitman start his hurdles race wearing glasses and finishing with them in his hand. The juggling act when he knocked them off and caught them while hurdling was impressive! The Herts Team finished third. Lucy Baverstock finished 13th with a PB point score of 3727.