Moss leaps into record books for Moss leaps into record books for St Albans
PUBLISHED: 12:14 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:07 06 May 2010
KIERAN Moss produced the leap of his life in the men s U17s triple jump to lead a gold rush for St Albans AC in the Hertfordshire County Championships at Stevenage. The Marlborough School pupil had never previously jumped over 13m outdoors but shattered a
KIERAN Moss produced the leap of his life in the men's U17s triple jump to lead a gold rush for St Albans AC in the Hertfordshire County Championships at Stevenage.
The Marlborough School pupil had never previously jumped over 13m outdoors but shattered a club record of 12.7m that had stood since 1995.
His jump of 13.29m easily surpassed the qualifying distance for the English Schools Championships in July.
If Moss, who also won the Long Jump with 6.17m, was the headline act, his colleagues produced a string of medal-winning performances.
In winning the U17s' 800m Khalid Al-Albaidy set a new PB of 2:05.3 seconds while in the U20s men, Ashley Ralph's 48.68m effort scooped gold in the discus and John Constaniou's silver in the javelin was gained with his first ever throw to pass the 50m landmark.
Early-season league form suggested that St Albans AC's U15s boys were set for a good day and they were not disappointed.
Long jump winner Jake Awe also struck gold with 12.0secs in the 100m while Chris Hilton won the 400m title in 57.3secs.
James McMurray shaved more time off his 800m club record when he won in 2:03.7 seconds.
There were three golds for Christrian Gaddes in 80m hurdles, high jump and shot putt.
Abi Holman claimed top prize in the womens U17s triple jump (11.02m) and Megan Steer set a new best in the U15s girls' competition. The STAGS pupil, who also won the 300m, shaved three seconds off her PB to earn gold in the 800m in 2:20.4 seconds.
There were pole vault and javelin wins for Rowan Seglah and Abi Wilde respectively while Alicia Tymon-McEwan equalled the club record to win the 75m hurdles in 12.9 seconds. Alice Townend's PB of 7.84m won gold in the U13s girls' shot putt.