A gold medal and an­other club record for in-form hur­dler Ever­est

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

MAX Ever­est blasted to an im­pres­sive vic­tory in the in­ter boys 100m hur­dles at the Anglian Schools Cham­pi­onships at Gran­tham, win­ning by three tenths of a sec­ond in 13.7.

Ever­est (right) im­proved his Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club record and now lies eighth on the UK Un­der 17 rank­ings in his first year in the age group.

The 15 year-old ended last year as the third-ranked Un­der 15 in the coun­try and took bronze at the English Schools, and he has con­tin­ued to progress well this year.

Club­mate Joel Gren­fell, who won the English Schools long jump ti­tle last year, added yet an­other vic­tory on Satur­day while sprint­ers Alex McNally and Ashley Wat­son were again in su­perb form.

McNally and Wat­son clocked the same time of 11.1 in the 100m but were rel­e­gated to sec­ond and third re­spec­tively by Nor­folk’s Richard Tay­lor, who lies third on the UK rank­ings af­ter win­ning in 10.9.

McNally’s time was a le­gal best, hav­ing only gone quicker with his 11.02 at the Cam­bridgeshire Cham­pi­onships when he had a very strong 6.9 me­tres per sec­ond wind be­hind him (any­thing more than 2m/sec is con­sid­ered a wind-as­sisted per­for­mance) while Wat­son also set a new best and also im­proved his 200m time.

Hunt­ing­don’s Jor­dan Gill­banks, an English Schools medal­list two years ago, recorded his sev­enth 400m vic­tory of the year while James Murtagh went be­yond 50m for the first time to win the javelin.

King’s young­ster Harry Wells suf­fered his first de­feat of the sea­son in the ham­mer al­though there was no dis­grace in los­ing to Nor­folk’s Cal­lum Brown, who lies sec­ond on the UK rank­ings. Wells is cur­rently ranked third in the coun­try.

Dar­rel­lon Hold­ing clocked a per­sonal best to win the se­nior boys 200m from Alex Py­cock. The lat­ter, one of many tal­ented sprint­ers at Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club, also had to set­tle for sec­ond in the 100m, where Crow­land young­ster Sam Lawrence equalled his sea­son’s best in third. Lawrence also set a per­sonal best for sec­ond in the javelin.

Hunts Ath­letic Club’s Jonathan Ed­wards was an­other thrower in good form. He equalled Paul Hay­ball’s year-old club record when win­ning the shot with 14.00m and also won the ham­mer as he went be­yond 50m for only the sec­ond time.

In the ju­nior boys age group, Jake Ber­ney equalled his per­sonal best of 23.5 to win the 200m. The Hampton speed­ster has al­ready bro­ken the Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club record in the 400m but could chal­lenge Gren­fell’s 200m mark of 23.2 be­fore the sea­son is out.

Chris Al­li­son suf­fered his first 800m de­feat since join­ing Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers ear­lier this year but took four sec­onds off his per­sonal best in sec­ond.

Sharna Emanuel recorded a le­gal per­sonal best of 12.6 to win the se­nior girls 100m and was also sec­ond in the 200m, while it was the other way round for her Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club team-mate Megan Ed­wards in the ju­nior girls sec­tion. Ed­wards won the 200m but was sec­ond in the shorter sprint, im­prov­ing her per­sonal bests in both.

Ella De Lu­cis was third in the 75m hur­dles with a per­sonal best while in the in­ter girls age group Simi Pam added yet an­other vic­tory in the in­ter girls shot,

North­bor­ough young­ster Steph Wil­liams won the 300m hur­dles, de­spite the windy con­di­tions prov­ing far from ideal for hur­dlers. Wil­liams added the Anglian Schools ti­tle to her re­cent wins in the Cam­bridgeshire Cham­pi­onships and Lin­colnshire Schools.

Char­lotte Tay­lor made it two 3000m wins out of two since re­turn­ing from an in­jury caused by horse rid­ing, while Ge­or­gia Woods - also on the come­back fol­l­low­ing an in­jury lay-off - was sec­ond in the javelin.

Nene Val­ley Har­rier Robert Mo­han

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