City of Norwich AC athlete Scott Greeves takes U17 Boys South of England 800m indoor title at Lee Valley Athletic Arena
City of Norwich AC athlete Scott Greeves was keen to equal the achievement of club mate Rick Ward who took the senior South of England 800m indoor title last week at the Lee Valley Athletic Arena.
Greeves, competing in the second weekend of the championships, cruised into the U17 Boys 800m final when winning his heat at a canter.
A late Saturday afternoon final against tough opposition proved to be a true test of his ability to compete. He did not disappoint running a tactically sound race to secure a close victory in 1:59.22. His clocking was a personal best and his first time under the two minute barrier.
Sunday saw him take to the boards again in the 1500m and he was delighted to secure his second medal of the championship when crossing the line in 4-09.78, another personal best, to secure the silver medal.
Sprinter Clieo Stephenson has now progressed into the U20 ranks. Still only 16 years old she was well aware that her opposition would be from the top drawer. Competing in the 60m she successfully negotiated heat and semi–final to take her place in the final.
Running to the best of her ability she was a pleased as punch to take the bronze medal in 7.82, slightly slower than her heat winning time 7.80, but nevertheless a very satisfying day's work. Clieo now has the honour of creating a Norfolk County record over 60m as an U11, U13, U15, U17 and now at U20 level. A very impressive record indeed.
Senior Carl Goose has never run quicker over 1500m. In his heat he ran 3:56.77 to qualify for the final as a fastest loser. As expected the final was a cracker with Carl mixing it with the best.
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At the end of a fast and furious race Carl had to settle for a sixth place finish and was timed at 3:59.39, his second time under the 4 minute barrier in the space of four hours.
Laura Johnson made her debut at the championships. Competing in the U17 Ladies 60m sprint she created a new personal best 8.09 to move into the next round. Sadly her time of 8.13 in the semi-final was not quite good enough to make it through to the final.
In the U17 Girls long jump Kate Vickery's effort of 4.87m placed her eighth in an event that 22 competitors took part.
For Ashley Cooper it is his first year as an U15 and acquitted himself well in the 200m when timed at a fast 25.33 that placed him second in his heat. Sadly it was not quite good enough for him to progress further.
This weekend the City club's endurance athletes will be travelling to Brighton to compete in the South of England Cross Country Championships.