Congratulations to all our athlete who competed at the Warwickshire Track and field Championships
Saturday start with a bang! The pole vault team gave some massive performances with Alys Clarke U17W jumping for a silver medal. Ella Bower u15G gaining bronze, Skyler u13G our new county champion along with u13b Finn Williams-Stein Both Fin and Skyler jumped club and county records to take their titles! Cameron Williams-Stein became u17m champion and Rebecca Kitching senior women’s champion 2.60m (club record V35).
Our 2 Discus throwers Lauren Ashbourne won with a throw of 29.38m and Robin Greenwood just outside the medals in the U15g age group. Else were in the throws u17w Lily Clarke took Bronze in the Hammer throw. Long Jump U13g Esme du Bois 5th and Nathalie GreenWood 24th.
U17m Jai Sispal won 2 silver medals in the 100mh and 1500m. In the 70m Hurdles U13g Nathalie Greenwood bronze This is her first season hurdling and she slashed 0.7 seconds off her PB and u15g 75mH Robin GreenWood was 7th.
800m u17w Rosie Cale ran a good race to finish 6th. Training partners took to the 3000m with Melanine Gould 4th and Emma Dobson 5th in the u15g race. In the u17g race Emily Lovett took Gold from her sister Anna Lovet who took Bronze and Rositsa Gugutkova came 4th.
The Sprint group had a positive day with Matthew Johnson 4th in u15b 100m, and u17m Matthew Ashbourne was 5th in his heat. Hannah Cooper took Bronze in the 13g 200m final after a good race in her heat. Ben Hawkes made the 400m an easy win in 49.03s beating the seniors in the race. Father and Son, Phill and James Gould both ran the 1500m coming 6th and 5th in there age group races.
Sunday saw the sun shine and C&AC shine more! Starting with the steeplechase Emily Lovett had a brilliant race to claim her 2nd Gold of the champs in a time of 5.56.54mins and Rositsa Gugutkova in Silver medal position. This was Emilys first ever steeplechase race!
Next up were the 100m sprints with Emma duBois coming 3rd in her u13g heat along with Nathalie GreenWood in 6th (pb). In her u15g race Robin Greenwood was 5th. Senior women Louise Corcoran missed out on a medal by 0.03 of a second finishing 4th.
Moving onto a history making race. Jai Sispal ran an amazing race to take gold and a New county record of 1.57.74 along with a PB. This record was perviously 1:57.8 and jointly held by 3 Leamington C & AC runners: Eddie Bowen in ‘92, Jean Francois Lignier in ‘05 and Charlie Eastaugh in ‘07. Charlie who runs for Hercules Wimbledon as a senior also won this weekend’s 1500m and 800m. He was delighted that Jai broke his record.
Back to the sprinters with Matthew Johnson picking up sliver in the u15b 200m final and Ben Hawkes doing the double and winner the u20m 200m in 22.12secs . Holly Pater moved up to the long sprint of 300m coming 4th in the u17w race.
Emma Dobson and Melanie Gould run in the u15g 1500m final coming 7th and 10th.
C&AC javelin throwers took all the female county titles from u15 – Senior women. Starting with Robin Greenwood with a PB and winner throw of 31.30. Megan Marsh also had a solid competition coming 5th. Lydia Mitchell won the u17w with a throw of 34.54m. Lauren Ashbourne (u20w)won with a new PB 36.49m. Mary Carter (senior) won with a throw of 28.59, Emma Greenwood also took silver.
The first field event on the day was hotly contested with Jack Bower jumping a PB jump of 11.58m to come 3rd in the u17m triple Jump. Matthew Ashbourne was 5th in the u17m Javelin competition and took silver in the shot putt.