The National Championships U15 and U17 at Bedford 25th/26th August

Several Tamworth Athletic Club athletes qualified for Age Group U15 and U17 National Championships held at Bedford International stadium on 25th and 26th August.

Amy Cook had an excellent performance in the U15 girls  javelin to finish in 8th place with a throw of 31.59m.

Amy Cook
Amy Cook competing at the ESAA

James Sherriff was 6th in his heat of the U17 boys 400m with a time of 52.60secs.

James Sherriff
James Sherrif competing at the ESAA

Isla Crameri in the U15 girl’s pole vault improved her personal best to 2.91m but did not improve on her English schools 4th place. In the same event Sian Hubbard finished 8th with a jump of 2.51m.

Isla Crameri
Isla Crameri competing at the ESAA
Sian Hubbard
Sian Hubbard competing at the ESAA

Weather conditions on the Sunday were atrocious and Niamh Kilgallen’s performance was excellent to finish in 8th place in the U15 girls high jump with a jump of 1.51m. Niamh also ran 12.89secs in the heats of the 75m hurdles.

Niamh Kilgallen
Niamh Kilgallen competing at the ESAA

Newcomer Jacob Spencer was hoping to improve on his 4th place in the 200m at English Schools Champs earlier this season. He breezed through his heat in 22.97 seconds. In terrible conditions, he ran 22.86 seconds in the semi final to qualify for the final. Unfortunately his lack of experience caught up with him and he false started leading to disqualification from the final. Jacob has a bright future in athletics and now looks forward to next season when he can start taking home some silverware.

Jacob Spencer 2
Jacob Spencer after his race at the ESAA

Story by Fiona Meldrum, photos by Allen Cook

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