City of Norwich claim narrow win over their Ipswich hosts

Jack Dearden won the 100m as City of Norwich took top honours in their Southern Athletics League mat

Jack Dearden won the 100m as City of Norwich took top honours in their Southern Athletics League match at Ipswich. Picture: Tony Payne - Credit: Archant

City of Norwich won their Southern Athletics League match at Ipswich, finishing narrowly ahead of the host club Ipswich Harriers with Cambridge third and Ashford fourth.

Jack Dearden returned to competition with a win in the 100m in 10.9s and county champion Chris Marshall won both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles. In the women's, Gemma Vickery won the hammer with a fine throw of 46.03m. The men's 4x100m team won in the fine time of 43.8s and the women won the 4x400m relay.

Top performance at the Loughborough International meeting came from Norwich's Tom Hook, competing for St Mary's University, who won the 1,500m in the outstanding time of 3:43.39, the fastest time recorded by a Norfolk athlete for many years.

Great Yarmouth's Sophie McKinna confirmed her position as one of the best shot putters in the country when she finished second to Rachel Wallender with a throw of 16.61m.


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