12 BRATs travelled to Stoke on 17th June to represent the West Midlands in the Mason Trophy. These 12 athletes covered all discipline types (sprints, hurdles, distance, throws and jumps) which goes to show the great depth of strength within the club which is a credit to the coaches as well as the athletes. The West Midlands were one of 10 counties being represented and each team could enter 2 athletes per age group per event.
U17 Dylan Teasdale ran a PB of 9.34.16 in the 3000m where he finished 9th and U17 George Astbury a PB of 5.01.47 in the 1500m S/C where he finished 5th. U15 Alba Smith-Pena came 7th in her heat and 16th overall in the 1500m.
U17 Nancy Foster-Jones ran in both the 100m and 200m where she was 2nd in both heats and 5th and 4th overall. U15 Kenyah Reddin also ran the 100m where she was 3rd in her heat and 9th overall and U15 Noor Bailey finished 11th in the High Jump.
There were three hurdlers in action; U15 Robert Lee in the 80mH where he was 2nd in his heat and 6th overall, U17 Isabelle Carruthers also in the 80mH where she was 5th in her heat and 13th overall and U17 Bonheur Tshibola in the 300mH who was 4th in her heat and 5th overall.
BRAT’s came away with 3 silver medals – U15 Matthew Morris in the Pole Vault who unfortunately had to retire injured after his first jump, U17 Jamie Callaghan in the Hammer and U17 Ruby Smith in the Discus; Ruby also competed in the Javelin where she finished 10th.
Well done to all athletes; it’s a huge honour to be selected to compete for your county.
Following on from the Mason Trophy our congratulations go to the following athletes who have been chose to represent the West Midlands at English Schools, which this year will take part at the Alexander Stadium.
U20 Tywana Kuluziza in the 100m
U17 Bonheur Tshibola in the 300mH
U17 Jamie Callaghan in the Hammer
U17 George Astbury in the 1500m SC