Midlands Counties Under-15 and Under-17 Championships: 10th & 11th August 2019

A selection of Tamworth AC’s finest young athletes braved strong winds and rain for the Midlands Under-15 and Under-17 Championships at the Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton over the weekend. The Pole Vault event fell victim to the weather conditions, but there was still plenty of action on the track and field and medals up for grabs.

In the 800m Sian Lewis took 10th place with 2:47.3 in the Under-17 Women event. In the Under-15 competition, Lottie McLaren won her heat and then took the bronze medal in the final with a time of 2:24.4.

Lottie McLaren (left) claiming the Under-15 Girls 800m bronze medal

James Sherriff also won his heat in the Under-17 Men 400m before claiming bronze with a time of 51.04secs.

Jacob Spencer did enough to reach the final of the Under-17 Men 200m, taking 2nd place in his heat and then upped his game in the final to add a Regional gold medal to his English Schools win earlier in the season with a time of 22.11secs.

In the Under-15 Girls 300m, Arantxa Middleton won her heat and claimed silver in the final with 43.45secs.

In the field, Amy Cook took the gold medal in the Under-17 Women Javelin with a throw of 33.39m

Madeline Hughes came 8th in the Under-17 Women Shot Put with a throw of 8.46m and then bagged a bronze medal in the discus with 27.09m.

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