Track duo on top form

The early season track form of City of Norwich AC athletes Harriet Lucas and James Senior is making life very uncomfortable for their fellow national competitors.

The early season track form of City of Norwich AC athletes Harriet Lucas and James Senior is making life very uncomfortable for their fellow national competitors.

Competing in the weekend's South of England Under-15 and Under-17 Track and Field Championships at Chelmsford, both produced top-flight winning performances.

Lucas produced a superb run in wet and windy conditions to take gold in the under-17 women's 200m final in a personal best time of 25 seconds dead, one of the best times in the UK by an under-17 athlete this season.

And she added to her fast-growing medal collection when taking silver in the 100m in 12.48.


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Senior led from the first gun in the under-15 boys' 800m final and crossed the line an easy winner in 1:58.77, a time that places him firmly at the top of the UK under-15 ranking list.

Jessica Crisp was delighted to win a bronze medal medal in the under-15 girls' hammer with 28.96m.

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Under-17 boy Daryl Martyn finished one place outside the medals in the 400m hurdles and was elated with a personal best 57.70, good enough to qualify for the English Schools Championships in early July.

Josh Holland produced an excellent run in the under-17 men's 1500m. Battling all the way to the line, he took the bronze medal in a personal best 4:03.63.

Rachel Stringer took silver in the under-17 women's 800m in 2:14.10.

Connor Darby's time of 4:19.18 in the under-15 boys' 1500m was not quite good enough to get him on to the medal rostrum. Carly Brown did not make the final of the under-17 women's 800m, but still managed to produce a personal best 2:19.43, while Laura Warman had a personal best 47.96 in the under-17 women's 300m hurdles.

Continuing to show improvement, Juliette Knights reduced her time to 2:28.23 in the under-15 girls' 800m.

The appalling weather did not favour the jumpers. Chris Baker had to settle for fifth place in the under-17 men's high jump and Scott Hawes' was sxith with 3.60m in the under-17 men's pole vault.

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