Golden girl Lundgren takes javelin win

PUBLISHED: 18:08 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 06 May 2010

Peta Lundgren

Peta Lundgren

PETA Lundgren won gold for Herts Phoenix at the South of England Under 20s Championships at Crystal Palace. Javelin thrower Lundgren, of St Albans, won the gold with a season s best throw of 42.17m showing that she is returning to her best.

PETA Lundgren won gold for Herts Phoenix at the South of England Under 20s Championships at Crystal Palace.

Javelin thrower Lundgren, of St Albans, won the gold with a season's best throw of 42.17m showing that she is returning to her best. This was a close competition with both the silver and bronze medallists throwing over 41m.

Stephanie Gaynor made it a fine double for Phoenix as she won the 100m hurdles title in her first year at the longer distance having moved up from 80mH last year.

She ran a new personal best time in the heat of 14.20s and followed this up with 14.41s in the final to comfortably take the title from Kaneesha Johnson of Colchester and Jennifer Heckford of Windsor with 14.55s and 14.88s respectively.

Stephanie adds the SEAA outdoor title to the indoor title she won at Pickett lock in January of this year.

Also competing was Laura Wake in the 200m. Laura qualified comfortably from her heat, finishing second in 25.27 seconds and was agonisingly close to a medal in the final finishing fourth.

Emily Stevens, also competing in her first year as an Under 20, ran 66.96s in the 400m.

In the triple Jump Danielle Currie who has been suffering with a foot injury was unable to jump after the warm up due to injury.

In the Under 20s 400m hurdles the club was represented by Josh Saydrouten and Alec Wing. Both managed fine runs and personal bests to qualify for the final on Sunday. Josh qualified automatically with an excellent time of 57.87s and Alec as a fastest loser with a new personal best of 58.21s.

In the final Josh ran even faster to finish sixth with a time of 57.16 and Alec took seventh in a time of 59.11s. In the high jump Brad Armorgie finished in sixth place with 1.95m.

The Senior SEAA championships also took place at the same meeting and the club had several athletes present.

Heptathlete Laura Jones qualified for the final of the 100m hurdles running an excellent 14.86s in her heat and going on to finish seventh in a high quality final.

Sisters Nikki and Christina Silva ran in the 800m and 400m hurdles respectively and both ran well in recording 2.15.76 and 64.26s respectively.

In the 400m Hayley Wills ran a fine 57.29 again narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

Two of Herts Phoenix aspiring athletes won gold medals at the South of England Championships at Crystal Palace this weekend.

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