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33-year-old record broken

PUBLISHED: 12:36 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 October 2010

Chris Baker broke a 33-year-old record during the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at Sportspark, UEA.

At the end of the meeting, Chris soared over a height of 1m 96 in the intermediate boys' (under 17) event to beat a record that was established in 1973.

Chris Baker broke a 33-year-old record during the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at Sportspark, UEA.

At the end of the meeting, Chris soared over a height of 1m 96 in the intermediate boys' (under 17) event to beat a record that was established in 1973.

At the start of the meeting, James Thompson beat a 30-year-old record to record a time of 56.7secs in the intermediate boys 400m hurdles.

Megan Boon continued the record-breaking when she established another best in the senior girls' hammer with a big throw of 40m 07.

Another record fell to James Senior in the junior boys' (under 15) 400m with a time of 52.8 seconds. This may not even be his chosen event in the English Schools Championships next month.

There were a number of promising performances. Rick Ward ran 52.8 in the senior 400m and Ed Cattle put the shot out to 12m 80. Harriet Lucas ran 12.7 secs in the intermediate girls' 100m and Rebecca Pike ran a good 47.07secs in the 300m hurdles. Another good performance came from Michael Fraser in the IB 400m with a time of 51.8 secs.

In the junior girls' (under 15) age group, Claire Pring ran a solo 5mins 1.6secs 1500m and Jade Chestney cleared 1m 50 in the high jump. In the junior boys' events, Tim Crocker equalled the English schools qualifying time in the 100m with 11.8secs. A McAllister ran a very useful 1mins 10secs in the 800m.

The middle distance performances were subdued with athletes likely to be chasing good performances elsewhere. On a sour note athletes seeking qualifying performances in the steeplechase were unable to do so because the water jump was not filled.

The Anglian Schools Championships will be held at Boston in Lincolnshire for the first time on Saturday.


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