Norfolk’s athletes in fine form as records fall at Schools Championships

The junior boys high jump at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture:

The junior boys high jump at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The UEA Sportspark in Norwich was the venue for the feast of athletics that was the Norfolk Schools Championships.

The boys triple jump at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENI

The boys triple jump at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

There were excellent performances as well as young athletes taking part in their first championship event. On this occasion most of the outstanding performances came in the field events.

Oliver Massingham beat his own record in the senior boys' discus with a fine throw of 47m 51. His shot put of 13m 25 was also an superb effort.

Lucy Koenigsberger set a new record in the under 17 girls hammer with an excellent throw of 50m 64.

One of the finest performances of the meeting came in the under 15 girls' long jump where the fast improving Eleanor Brown jumped an excellent 5m 37 to beat a record going back to 1988.

The senior girls 100m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DEN

The senior girls 100m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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Of course the meeting is much more than beating records especially when there are titles at stake.

On the track Serena Grace had a fine sprint double winning the under 15 100m in 12.9 seconds and the 200m in 26.6 seconds. Louis Albrow won a fine under 17 200m in 23.0 secs.

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In a close senior girls' 400m Hannah Brown won in 58.6 seconds.

The middle distance races provided good competition as Meredith Winship took victory in the under 17 1500m. Both Femke Rosbergen and Kate Willis finished with the same time of 2 mins 21.3 secs in the under 15 800m whilst Abigail Durand was a dominant winner of the under 15 girls' 1500m too. R Shakpole had a good under 15 long jump with a leap of 5m 92.

The intermediate boys 100m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture

The intermediate boys 100m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Blessing Joshua put the under 17 shot out to a good 12m 60 although unsurprisingly she was some way short of Sophie McKinna's record in the event. Another hammer to do well and improve was Joquan Moore in the under 17 event as he threw 50m 67. William Dugdale cleared 1m 94 in the senior boys' high jump to indicate real progress this season. Don Baker had a senior javelin throw measured at 52m 53.

The famous Cambridge University track will be the venue for the Anglian Schools Championships next week. This will be the final chance for Norfolk's athletes to achieve the elusive English Schools qualifying performances.

JunIor boys javelin at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENIS

JunIor boys javelin at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Intermediate and senior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark.

Intermediate and senior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENI

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENI

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENI

The junior boys 800m at the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at the Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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