Three of the Club’s younger athletes were in action at Lee Valley over the weekend, representing Hertfordshire Schools at the Regional Schools Combined Events Championships. Up against athletes from London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire Berkshire and Middlesex Junior athletes Bobby Pitman, Jamie Timms and Lucy Baverstock competed in their first Pentathlons. Jamie and Bobby were in action on Saturday and finished in 9th and 10th place respectively with total point scores of 2172 and 2072 points. Jamie had personal best performances in the 80H 12.7, SP 7m77, HJ 1m53 and 800m 2.22nins while Bobby’s were in the hurdles 13.0, SP 8m54, HJ 1m41, LJ 4m94 and 800m 2.25mins. The Hertfordshire team were second. Lucy was in action on the Sunday scoring and was the only Herts athlete to finish in the Junior Girls competition with a total score of 2,357 points. PBs came in the 75H 12.8, SP 7m47 and 800m 2.50mins.
11 of the Clubs athletes travelled to Perivale for the second Youth Development League of the season for U17/20 athletes. U20 Libby Taylor won her Hammer competition easily, throwing over 43 meters. Emily Knight was second in the 100m hurdles in 16.3 and U17 Isaac Whitten was third in the 1500SC.