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Triple gold in Eastern Champs


Monday 10th February 2020

Half a dozen Stevenage and North Herts Athletes were in action in the Eastern Athletic Association Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend. Improving progressively in each round, U17 Jessica Astill won her heat of the 300m followed by the semi final and final. Recording 41.00 in the final gained her the gold medal (42.51 heat, 41.87 semi-final). In the same event Niamh Day reached the semi-final (44.13 heat, 43.75 semi-final). Aimee Taylor cleared 2m80 to win the U17 pole vault. U20 Nile Odejimi- Riley won the triple jump with a fine sequence of jumps the best being 13m23. Senior Woman Shannon Rapacchi and U13 Oscar Whitely brought home silver medals. Shannon clearing 3m20 in the pole vault and Oscar running 29.86 in the final of the 200m.

Competing in Staten Island, New York on Friday Senior athlete Oscar Jopp came fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.87.