A silver medal was the reward for BRAT under 13 athlete Lily Smith in the Quadrathlon event at this weekend’s Midland Championships.
After running 13.50 in the 100m and throwing a pb of 6.72m in the shot, Lily put herself into medal contention. Another pb in the 600m of 1.50.28 and a leap of 4.88m in the long jump put her just 200 points behind the eventual winner – a great achievement all round, especially considering the size of the task given the height advantage the girls in first and third place had over Lily – See pic ! Her score of 3586pts was a club record, surpassing the previous held by Josie Williams by nearly 500 points. This was Lily’s 11th club record this year, a magnificent achievement.
Also breaking the club record was U13 Boy Jamie Callaghan in the boys quadrathlon with a score of 1342points, recording 3.36m in LJ, 14,77s in 100m , 6.56m in SP and 2m 03.1s in 600m.
In extremely blustery conditions with wind speeds up to 9m/sec and frequent heavy showers, making it particularly difficult for all athletes, there were 5th places in finals for Eve Godsal in the 75mH in a time of 12.55s, just 0.03s outside her best, Zachariah Humphries in the 80m H in a pb of 12.88s and Oliver Brown in the U15 800m in 2m 34.1s.
Mali Lloyd Griffiths had a busy weekend recording a pb in the LJ of 4.62m for 9th place as well as reaching the semifinals of the 100m coming 8th in 13.66s and fourth in her heat of the 200m in 28.56s.
Keira Valentine was similarly busy but all her 3 events were crammed into a 45 minute period. She recorded a pb in both the 75mH in 13.63s coming 4th in her heat and 13.70s in the 100m heat finishing 5th, but ran out of steam in the LJ coming.
Also competing in the U15 100, 200m and LJ was Josie Williams, who recorded a pb of 13.70s for a pb in the 100m, 29.30s for 6th in the heat of the 200m and was 15th in the LJ with a leap of 4.34m.
Simran Watson just missed out reaching the finals of the 75mH, being 9th fastest in the heats in 13.02s.
BRAT had a brilliant win the all ages 10000m race , where the club’s running machine, Dan Robinson won the race outright in a time of 33m 44.4s , an excellent result in the gales.
Meanwhile over at Alexander Stadium in the |National Masters Championships, BRAT enjoyed further success , where Hannes Petzer won the M40 Javelin with a throw of 48.87m and was 4th in the Discus with 33.92m. In the M40 400m James Colclough won the silver medal in a time of 54.41s.