Lucy hammers rivals to extend hot streak at Anglian Schools Athletics Championships in Norwich

Anglian Schools Athletics Championships at the UEA Sportspark. Aaron Loombe.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Anglian Schools Athletics Championships at the UEA Sportspark. Aaron Loombe.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

There were a number of fine individual performances from Norfolk competitors in the annual Anglian Schools Championships at UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

Beccles and Bungay Harriers AC have welcomed new members following an eight-week beginners course. P

Beccles and Bungay Harriers AC have welcomed new members following an eight-week beginners course. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

One of the best came from Lucy Koenigsburger in the junior girls hammer event.

The King's Lynn athlete threw the 3kg hammer out to 48.57m to set a new meeting record to add to the one she set last week in the Norfolk Schools Championships. She also won the shot with a fine distance of 10.94m.

In the junior (under-15) girls' 1500m Femke Rosbergen showed a fine return to form when finishing second in a time of four minutes and 49.3 seconds. Good 1500m performances also came from Will Simm in the under-15 event and Jack White in the under-17s race.

Modupe Obideyi finished second in the under-17 girls' high jump with a promising height of 1.62m.


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Another to finish second was Sophie Bishop in the under-17 girls' triple jump with a good distance of 10.95m.

In the senior girls' 400m Hannah Brown had a fine run to win in 59.6 secs. Logan Smith again ran well to record six minutes 17.6 secs in the 2000m steeplechase.

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Oliver Massingham won the senior shot at Sportspark after finishing fourth in the national under-20 discus event at Bedford earlier in the day – quite an achievement.

Performances worth mentioning came from Lincolnshire`s Amy Hunt. She won the junior girls' 100m in 12.2 secs and the 200m in 25.6 secs.

She is one of the best young sprinters in the country at present.

Overall Norfolk finished third behind Suffolk and Lincolnshire. A cause for concern was the lack of athletes in some of the senior events.

Norfolk's team for the English Schools Championships at Gateshead on July 8-9 will be announced later in the week.

In the national under-23 championships at Bedford, Great Yarmouth's Sophie McKinna won the shot with a throw of more than 16m.

Clieo Stephenson won the under-23 national 100m championship with a clear win and a fine time of 11.73 seconds. She was formerly a member of the City of Norwich club.

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