Club waiting for finals spot after third-place finish

PUBLISHED: 12:44 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:31 06 May 2010

The young athletes of Herts Phoenix finished a creditable third in their final match and will now have to wait until all the results are calculated to see if they have qualified for either of the A or B finals in September. With a team hit by holidays and

The young athletes of Herts Phoenix finished a creditable third in their final match and will now have to wait until all the results are calculated to see if they have qualified for either of the A or B finals in September.

With a team hit by holidays and the Under 17 Inter-counties match, the young athletes performed magnificently to gain as many points as possible.

In the Under 13 girls, the absence of the Hadley twins and Natalie Allen gave opportunities to others and the highlights were wins in both A and B string races for Megan Breen and Lizzie Parry in the 800m (2.42.9 and 2.51.3) and Mary Gough and Laura Coffey in the 1,500m (5.23.7 and 5.41.1).

All these girls also picked up good points in their other events of shot put for Megan and Mary (both fourth) and long jump and discus for Lizzy (third and second places).

Megan also took fourth in the 200m (32.3) and Nicole Chaytor and Annabel Jones took fourth and third in the 100m A and B respectively with 16.1 and 15.7. Nicole also took third in the long jump A string with 3.43m and finally the sprint relay team was third.

The Under 15 girls also picked up points in all events, with Gemma Armorgie taking first in the high jump with 1.51m and second in both the hurdles with 13.4 and javelin with 18.90m.

In the sprints, Whitney Bryan took two fourth places in the A string 100m and 200m and Ella Lloyd took third places in the B string 200m and A string 800m in 2.34.7s.

Katy Burr placed second in the B string 800m with 2.38.1 and also collected points in the shot put.

In the 1,500m, Georgia Bennett and Mya Zaver took two second places with times of 6.08.3 and 6.45.3 respectively and Julia Bowen took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 3.68m.

For the Under 13 boys, Callum Scutt and Jamie Jones took third places in the 100m with 14.2 and 15.1 and Sam and Jamie Jones recorded fourth places in the 200m. Sam went on to take second in the 800m with 2.38.0 and second in the B string discus, along with Jamie who took fourth in the A string. Callum Scutt weighed in with more points in taking second places in the A string long jump (4.37m) and shot put (6.15m) and Jake Cable took third in the B string High jump with 1.10m.

Nicholas Doyle put in a great afternoon's work to win the B string 1,500m in 5.15.8 and also take fourth in the A string hurdles and fifth in the A string high jump with 1.10m.

Liam Cloona ran well to finish second in the A string 1,500m with 5.06.6 and Bradley Alder took fifth in the 800m B string with 2.54.5.

To round off their afternoon, the sprint relay team were second in 58.4.

The Under 15 boys had a number of winners with Vasudev Zaver in the 1,500m (4.30.9), Richard Sackey and David Sissons recording 12.8 and 12.9 in the sprint hurdles, Simon Bevan in the pole vault (1.90m) and B string javelin (23.15m), George Hudson and Jonathan Stock in the high jump (1.60m and 1.35m) and Jonathan also took the javelin with 31.92m.

Elsewhere, Miebaka Owubokina took second places in the 100m B and 200m A in 12.7 and 25.5, with Prince Richman taking second in the B string 200m with 26.4.

In the 800m, Alex Cloona took second in the A string with 2.24.5 and Jonathan Stock third in the B string with 2.33.3 and, in the 400m, Alex took fourth with 63.9 and Robert Hibbs third in the B string with 64.3.

George Hudson took second in the long jump with 5.02m and Robert Hibbs and Simon Bevan third and fourth in the discus.

The Under 15 sprint relay team took a fine second place in 50.1s.

Finally the Under 17 men were led magnificently by Ross Armorgie who won three events - the sprint hurdles in 15.2, the high jump with 1.80m and the triple jump with 11.81m.

Ben Parry then picked up three second places with 56.3 in the A string 400m, 2.08.3 in the A string 800m and 10.09m in the B string triple jump.

George Williams took second in the long jump with 4.69m, third in the 200m A race (26.4) and fourth in the 100m A race with 12.5.

Matt Gibson ran a fine race to finish second in the B string 800m with a time of 2.22.5 and the sprint relay team were second in 50.7.

Overall Herts Phoenix finished in third place with 363 points, behind winners Peterborough and seond-placed Dacorum and Tring.

l Several of the Herts Phoenix Under 13 boys represented the County at the Under 13 inter-county match at Kingston on Sunday, July 27. 14 counties were represented and the standards of performance were generally high.

Daniel Betts competed in the 75m Hurdles and came sixth in his race, recording a time of 14.52, ran a good 200m to finish fifth in 29.27 and also finished 11th in the long jump with a jump of 4.05m to complete a very busy day.

Callum Scutt ran the 100m in 14.08 to also finish in sixth place and Sam Jones ran in the 800m, recording a time of 2:33.82 to finish 12th. The boys team finished in 12th place overall.

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