Warwickshire and Staffordshire county championships 14th May 2022
Warwickshire County Champs – 14th May 2022 – Nuneaton, Pingles Stadium.
Report from Warkwickshire’s County Championships.
Carson Scott U13 showing some brilliant sprinting with a personal best of 13.31s in the 100m heats, backed up with a 13.42s to take silver in the final. In the 200m 2nd again with 28.12s.
Lottie O’Donaghue U13 has been on brilliant form. In the 200m heat she ran a 28.59s personal best, and came second in the final with 28.9 secs (hand-timed). She scored a bronze medal in the 100m final 13.96 secs, yet another personal best to build on one she got in the heats.
Will Fleming U17, again on fine form having a great battle in the 400m with a Bronze medal in a personal best of 53.68s and to follow on, a personal best in Long Jump and silver Medal with 5.39m. Isabelle Neville struck gold Medal and is now County Champion with a personal best in the 400m with 58.40s. Good form well done.
Isla Crameri in the U20 Pole Vault also became Warwickshire County Champion in a Vault of 3.10m. Superb efforts, PBs and medals around, not forgetting to thank parents and grandparents for their support…
Staffordshire County Championships – Northwood Stadium – Stoke-on Trent.
Arantxa Middleton, Jolyon Leavesley, Lottie Mclaren, Hannah Beales, Isla Rogers and Ben Godber represented Tamworth AC in the Staffs counties championships.
Arantxa took part in the women’s senior 400m race finishing with a silver medal in 61.1s, not far off her best of 60.93s.
Jolyon was also close to his pb with a 2m 00.3s clocking for a seasons best in the 800m, also finishing second.
Performance of the day went to Lottie McLaren, however, breaking her personal best by some margin, and the club U17 record which has stood for 21 years, previously held by club stalwart, Amy Beaver (nee Frith), by nearly 2 seconds, and 4th fastest 800m of all time by a Tamworth Athlete. This performance gave her 1st place in the u17 category to become County Champion.
Overall the County Champs yielded 3 senior and 1 u17 gold medals from Matt Hargreaves’ squad that has members from 16 to 60 years old, training speed endurance.
Colin Pleass coaches Hannah Beales, Ben Godber and Isla Rogers who are all in the younger groups. Isla did the long jump in 3m 62cm for 6th in the U13’s, as well as
Ben ran a respectable 2mins 22s for the 800m in the U17, his best so far. Meanwhile, Hannah also ran 800m, in 2mins 28s, just missing out on a medal.
Well done to all those who took part!
(Compiled from different sources in good faith)