Photo gallery: Callum strikes a blow with hammer

There is little doubt that the top performances in the Norfolk Schools Athletics Championships at Sportspark in Norwich came from the throwers.

The best of the lot came from Callum Brown in the senior boys' hammer. He threw 59.99metres with the 5kg to beat a long standing record by over nine metres.

The 16-year-old from City of Norwich AC beat the mark set 21 years ago by Norfolk Schools' team manager Simon Bowman. Just for good measure Callum also threw the 4kg hammer well over 70 metres.

Callum, a pupil at Paston College, North Walsham, will be hoping not only for selection for the English Schools championships at Gateshead next month but for a place in the Great Britain team for the World Youth games in France next month.

Another thrower making his mark was Michael Painter. In the under-17 age group he threw the hammer out to 65.38 metres and the discus to 47.73m.

These are distances that will make throwers in the rest of the country sit up and take notice. Michael will also be hoping for international selection later in the season.

Generally the track performances were a bit subdued, although there were some close fought races. Clieo Stephenson was impressive in winning the under 17 girls 100m in 12.6 seconds and the 200m in a fine 25.4 seconds.

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Newcomer E Holland was a clear winner in the under 15 boys 800m in 2 mins 11 secs.

In the senior girls javelin Stephanie Burt threw well to record a distance of 41.21metres. Emma Tilbrook won the under 17 girls' high jump with 1m 62 as well as winning the long jump.

Newcomer to the area, John Tele, recorded a fine triple jump of 14m 09. Competing for Somerset last year he won an English Schools title.

Ross McLachlan was another jumper to do well as he recorded a distance of 5.78 metres in the under 15 boys age group. Emily Buck putt the shot out to 10.25 metres.

As a result of the championships teams have been selected to represent Norfolk in the Anglian Schools championships, also at the Sportspark, next Saturday.

Soon after that the team chosen to represent Norfolk in the English Schools championships at Gateshead at the start of July will be announced.

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