Track and Field County Champs 2017

This weekend saw 19 Juniors and 10 Seniors take part in the Norfolk County Championships. There was medals and personal bests galore as well as 4 improvement to Ryston Club Records.

Bea Honeybone in the Under 13 Girls age group was on form throughout the weekend, winning both the Discus and Javelin, taking the discus club record by 3m with a throw of 19m, and improving her own club record in Javelin by 1.8 metres with a throw of 24.90m, winning by 8 metres. She also took bronze in Shot (6.30m PB) and in Long Jump (3.97m) in a stacked competition of 19 juniors, she also set pbs in the 100m and 200m races.

Charlie Wakefield improved his own Under 15 Boys club record in the 1500m running a time of 4:37 mins to take the win, and then returned the following day in the 800m to take the win in that event in 2:12.8 mins of a very fast 62 second first lap.

The final club record improvement was by Thea Howlett who took Gold in the Under 17 Girls Long Jump who became the first Ryston Female to jumped over the 5m mark, doing it in 4 out of 6 jumps, with the best leap of 5.09m. Thea also took Silver in the 300m (44.1s) and Bronze in both the 200m (29.2 secs) and Javelin (29.73m).

Ryston showed their pedigree in the Sprints, Robert MacQueen won the Under 15 Boys 100m in a time of 12.8secs and took Silver in the 200m in a big personal best time of 25.3 secs.

In the Under 13 Boys 4 out of the 8 Finalists in the 100m were Ryston, Liam Clare took Bronze, also in the final were David MacQueen (4th), Kit Howlett and Kieran Bell. In the Under 13 Boys 200m Kit Howlett and David MacQueen ran big pbs to come second (29.2 secs) and third (29.9 secs). Bailey Took ran a brilliant first ever 300m just being out dipped on the line by second to take Bronze in a time of 41.1 secs. Hannah Brown was second in the 400m, in her first race back after injury.

There were plenty of good performances in the Sprint Hurdles, with Liam Clare won Gold in the U13 Boys with Malakai Took in Third. Naomi Darkins won Gold in the U20 Womens, Gabby Clare took Silver in the U17 Women.

In the Jumps we saw Ian Hogarth take gold in both the Master 35 High Jump and Pole Vault. Naomi Darkins won the U20 Womens Pole Vault. Gaye Clarke won her Age Groups High Jump (1.30m) as well as the Hammer. In the Long Jump David MacQueen jumped over 4m for the first time to take Silver in the Under 13 Boys Long Jump with a leap of 4.14m.

Kit Howlett won the Under 13 Boys Discus with a throw of 18.86 metres. Ryan Wood and George Evans took silver and bronze in the Shot Put both throwing new personal bests. Lily May Collison threw a new personal best in the Under 13 Girls Shot and William Evans threw new personal bests in Shot and Javelin.

A new event was added to the Counties this year with the Mile. There was Age Group wins for Malcolm Tuff (4.59 mins) and James O’Neil. Adam Howard was silver in his Age Group with a time of  5:06 mins.

There was a good all round display by David Lane who took gold in his Age Group for 400 Hurdles, Triple Jump, High Jump and 200m, and Silver in the Javelin. In the Quad Kids series both Riley Bell and Oakley Took performed well, with Riley unlucky to not medal in the 80m, finishing 4th fastest out of 3 races. Also taking part with impressive performances were Lily Teasdale (Sprints) Caitlin Harris-Doy, Katie Moyle and Kyle Berry

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