Golden boy Wil­liams in top 10 1500m run­ners

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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Jon Batham tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­

DR Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School pupil An­gus Wil­liams is now among the 10 fastest U13 1500m run­ners in the coun­try.

The Chiltern Har­rier raced to gold at the Buck­ing­hamshire Track & Field Cham­pi­onships at Ox­ford Horspath, rewrit­ing the Cham­pi­onships record books in the process.

Wil­liams led from the gun and his ag­gres­sive, pos­i­tive run­ning was re­warded with a time of 4:43.8, which was good enough for 10th in the na­tional rank­ing list.

His record-break­ing achieve­ment com­pleted a bril­liant 24 hours for the young­ster who, on the first day of com­pe­ti­tion, won gold in the 800m ahead of club-mate Tom Hunter, who took sil­ver.

Wil­liams though was not the only Har­rier to lower a cham­pi­onship record at the meet, with Will Perkins re­duc­ing the U17 1500m mark to 4:04.06 to com­fort­ably see off all chal­lengers.

Th­ese were just three of more than 30 medals won by Har­ri­ers at the Cham­pi­onships, where their U20 girls con­tin­gent were strong con­trib­u­tors to the tally.

Hannah Shep­hard took gold in the 400m and bronze in the 200m be­hind club-mate Rachel Klima, who claimed gold to add to the sil­ver she had al­ready won over 100m, while Sarah Cross im­proved her per­sonal best to 31.73m to take the javelin honours.

The U17s also found plenty of rea­sons for cel­e­bra­tion as Hannah Thear and Rachel Pad­wick com­pleted a one-two in the 800m, while Thear went on to take sil­ver in the long jump and Pad­wick would go one bet­ter in the 1500m.

Claire But­ti­vant won the women’s dis­cus in a new best of 26.15m, while Fabian Everiss did like­wise in the men’s javelin, and other U17 medals came cour­tesy of Harry Ket­tle (men’s 800m sil­ver and 1500m bronze) and Mor­gan Hiles (men’s 100m bronze).

The U15s medal charge was led by Maya Bhat, whose new per­sonal best of 26.99 won her gold in a highly com­pet­i­tive 200m fi­nal, while oth­ers to shine in the age group in­cluded Cameron Reid (boys’ 1500m sil­ver and 800m bronze), Robyn Watkins, (girls’ 1500m sil­ver) and Sandie Pohlman (girls’ 800m bronze).

And while Wil­liams was the stand­out per­former among the U13s, he was not the only one to flour­ish, with sil­vers for Ethan Smith (long jump), and Trinity Stevens (70m hur­dles); bronzes for Mil­lie Hughes (high jump), Tom Job (200m) and Oliver Ayres (100m); and sil­ver and bronze for Orla Wil­liams in the 800m and 1500m.

The se­niors got in on the act too, with Nick Hughes tak­ing sil­vers in the 1500m and 800m, while Amy Har­ris landed bronze in the ladies’ two-lap event.


GOLD MEDAL: An­gus Wil­liams rewrote the Cham­pi­onship record books

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