Berney maintains his winning sequence
JAKE Berney’s unbeaten outdoor season continued as he recorded three wins for Peterborough Athletic Club (PAC) in the Eastern Young Athletes League at Ipswich.
The talented 14 year-old is ranked fourth on the UK Under 15 rankings for 400m but gave that event a miss to record a sprint double as well as making a winning pole vault debut.
Berney equalled his personal best in the 100m, was just a tenth of a second outside his 200m best and moved into the UK top 10 with his 2.90m pole vault.
In the same age group Daniel Hauck added two metres to his javelin personal best but missed the 50m mark by just one centimetre. He also moved into the UK top five with his excellent 49.99m while Michael Holland won the high jump with a personal best of 1.63m and went beyond five metres for the first time when third in the long jump.
English Schools long jump champion Joel Grenfell won his specialist event and was second in the B-string 200m. Ashley Watson was second in the A-string and won the B-string 100m as well as making his speed tell to take the triple jump.
PAC have such talent in the sprints that Grenfell, who’s been in the top 15 in the country for 100m in each of the last two years, was only a non-scorer in that event as Alex McNally won the A-string. He also won the high jump with a personal best of 1.70m.
Ed Fitch recorded a pole vault and javelin double while English Schools hurdles medallist Max Everest predictably soared to another win.
Jamie Horne was among the highlights in the Under 13 boys age group, winning the high jump, while Grenfell’s younger brother Nathaniel set a personal best for second in the shot and also won the B-string discus.
Megan Edwards recorded a sprint double in the Under 15 girls age group, setting a personal best in the 200m and just missing her two yearold best in the 100m, while Ella De Lucis set new figures when second
Jake Berney’s 2010 outdoor season in the 75m hurdles.
In the Under 13 girls age group, Ebony Ogle and Charlotte Batty set new bests to win the 100m and 200m respectively, Ogle also taking the Bstring 200m.
UNBEATEN SUMMER: Jake Berney.