Phoenix young stars claim home win

PUBLISHED: 18:13 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 06 May 2010

HERTS Phoenix picked up a fine home win at Gosling stadium in the National Young Athletes League on Sunday. Millie Lindgren, from St Albans, starred in the Under 17s Girls as she won the A-string shot, B-string javelin and took second in the A-string discus

HERTS Phoenix picked up a fine home win at Gosling stadium in the National Young Athletes League on Sunday.

Millie Lindgren, from St Albans, starred in the Under 17s Girls as she won the A-string shot, B-string javelin and took second in the A-string discus.

Claire Humphries and Rebecca Hore teamed up to bring double wins in the A and B-string 100m and 80m hurdles and Rebecca then won the A-string 300m hurdles to make it three out of three.

Deborah Willis provided victories in the 200m, 300m and B-string triple jump, and Eloise Meakins won the A-string 1,500m, 3,000m and javelin supported by Millie Phelan who won the A-string long jump and 800m together with a second place in the A-string high jump. Chloe-Ann Currie won the A-string triple jump Jenny Hutchings won the B-string shot.

The girls also won both relays with Lundgren playing her part as the 4x100m team came from 20m behind to win in exciting style.

Richard Parker returned from injury in the Under 17s 3,000m with a time of 10.11.4 to complete a win double in the event with David Wilson.

Ross Armorgie also returned to deliver victories in the high and long jumps and Richard Humphries continued his fine form winning the hammer with a throw of 45.58 making it a double with Ben Montgomery. Nick McNaught, another returnee from long term injury, produced solid performances in 200m and the javelin. The Under 17s team performances were rounded of by quality performances by Joe Gaynor and Thomas Barfoot who are both enhancing their growing reputations.

The Under 15s Boys got off to a storming start with Simon Wake and Simon Beavan delivering victories in the 200m. Wake went onto partner Andrew Walshe to double success in the 400m and Walske took the 800m with a time of 2.09.

The double winning theme was continued by Sam Higgins and Ross Moorley in the long jump and 1,500m runner, Vasudev Zaver, produced a creditable 4.43.4 to top off a fine show from the age group.

The Under 13s built on their fine performance of recent weeks with Sam Jones supported by newcomer Callum Scutt returning big points in the 100m a feat he repeated in the 200m this time supported by the dependable Harry Gaughan. In the 1,500m the promising Nicholas Doyle and Adam Thorpe combined to match their shorter distance colleagues. Sam Jones, Gaughan, Thorpe and Scutt later combined to retain the Under 13s boys unbeaten record in 4x100m relay.

In the Under 15s Girls there were some sterling performances. Francis Slater was first and second in the A-string 100m and 200m sprints and Abbie Griffiths collected two firsts in the B-string.

Gemma Amorgie took the A string high jump win with 1.50m supported by Shannon Proctor who won the B string with 1.20m. Sarah Miller won both shot and discus with distances of 9.21m and 28.42m supported by Helena Page who took good points in both events.

The Under 13s were equally successful with Emma Slater taking first and second in the A-string sprints, supported by Natalie Allen who took first place in both B-strings. Natalie then ran a blistering 11.7 in the 70m hurdles to win and was partnered by Natasha Hadley who took the B-string comfortably in 12.1s.

Mary Gough took second in the 800m A string with 2.38.6 and Megan Breen was first in the B string with 2.45.8s. Melissa Hadley took a fine first in the shot put with 8.74m and third in the high jump.

The relay team of the Hadley sisters, Natalie Allen and Emma Slater won an exciting relay to round off a great day for the home club.

Team managers Sally Stevens and Tim Hutchings were very pleased with the performance of the teams, particularly the younger athletes who are now starting to perform really well. To win the home match is always very satisfying and a real boost to the confidence of all involved for the rest of the season.

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