U/17s, U15s & U/13s perform well at champs

WGEL Juniors went to Kingston to take part in the U/17's, U/15's & U/13's South of England Championships and didn't disappoint, with some fine performances.

Watch Abigail Reid take gold in the U15 Girls 1500m

Alex Foster was in fantastic form and he seems to have no limits to his success. He ran the sprint double, the 100m qualifying 1st in his heat 3 with 12.51sec, and went on to claim GOLD with a time of 12.26sec. After this his 200m was just as impressive, with 2nd in heat 2 in 25.99sec, and claiming a SILVER in the final with 24.68sec. Thomas Niewczasinski-Kirkland claimed a BRONZE medal in the long jump with 4m 89cm. In the U/15 Boys there were 2 representatives, both in the 800m. Oscar Farthing-Barbero & Nate Harding were both in heat 1, with Oscar finishing in 5th place in 2:10.80 and Nate in 2:17.67. The U/17 Men saw the Richards brothers compete in the 400m and 1500m respectively. Ben ran the 400m  in heat 2 and finished 4th with 54.49sec and Max was 7th in a straight final of the 1500m with a new PB of 4:13.97. Meanwhile Reuben Fabian was 8th in heat 2 of the 800m with 2min 11.43sec.

Natasha Wynn continues to enjoy fine form and ran a very solid 2:20.87 to finish 3rd in her heat and qualify for the final. However she was unable to continue that into the final, finishing 5th in a time of: 2:23.75. U/15 girls Isabelle Kyson and Rebecca Wright both took part in the 200m and 75m hurdles. Isabelle Kyson was 2nd in heat 1 of the 200m qualifying in 27.25sec, and ran her semi-final in 27.20sec for 5th. Rebecca Wright was 3rd in heat 3 with 27.60sec and then in the semi-final ran 27.64sec, but unfortunately didn't progress to the final.

In the 75m Hurdles, Isabelle was 3rd in heat 1 with 11.82sec and Rebecca was 3rd in heat 2 with 11.86sec. Isabelle was lucky enough to qualify for the final and finished just outside the medals in 4th place with 11.78sec. Rebecca also did the shot putt and javelin. In the shot putt she claimed a PB and extended her own CR with a 5th place distance of 10m 95cm, and she was 4th in the javelin with 32m 27cm. Abigail Reid has the ability to turn it on when required and this showed in the 1500m with a controlled 3rd in heat 1 with 4:51.62. She went even better in the final, winning GOLD in a time of 4:41.51. Kezia Beeton ran in a straight final of the 800m and was again impressive, coming away with a BRONZE medal in a time of 2:23.65. Finally, in the 100m Shona Vincent ran a time of 12.56sec for 2nd in heat 2 and, like Kezia, came away with a BRONZE in the final with 12.41sec.

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