Dou­ble de­light for Holly

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT - @Et­bobfrank

STAN­GROUND Col­lege pupil Holly Brown recorded two wins at the Peter­bor­ough Schools Tri­als at the Em­bank­ment Track but it was so nearly three.

Brown, the Cam­bridgeshire Un­der 15 pole vault cham­pion, took half-a-sec­ond off her per­sonal best (PB) to win the 200m and also ran well to take the 100m, on both oc­ca­sions rel­e­gat­ing King’s School’s Char­lotte Hil­ton, who is a club­mate of hers at Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club, into sec­ond place.

But Brown missed out on vic­tory in the long jump by just two cen­time­tres. Brown recorded a fine 4.17m but Nene’s Rean­nah Mc­nee won with a PB of 4.19m.

Brown’s PAC club­mate Ella De Lu­cis pre­dictably coasted to two vic­to­ries. The Stan­ground pupil, who made the Cam­bridgeshire team for last year’s English Schools Cham­pi­onships, took the 100m and 80m hur­dles.

An­other PAC mem­ber to strike a dou­ble was Nathanael Gren­fell, younger brother of for­mer English Schools long jump cham­pion Joel.

The King’s pupil - who had recorded three wins for PAC in the East Anglian League at Lu­ton a day ear­lier - won the ju­nior boys dis­cus by al­most five me­tres, was the sole com­peti­tor in the triple jump and fin­ished sec­ond in the long jump be­hind Brayan Ben­jamin, his club­mate and fel­low King’s young­ster.

Ben­jamin leapt a PB of 5.32m to de­feat Gren­fell and also set a new best when win­ning the 100m by half-a-sec­ond, but he had to set­tle for sec­ond place in the high jump where his height of 1.60 matched his PB and the per­for­mance of win­ner Sean Leedell of Thomas Dea­con Academy.

In the same age group, Arthur Mel­lows Vil­lage Col­lege pupil Jor­dan Bunch won two jumps, the long and the triple.

For­mer English Schools 400m sil­ver medal­list Jake Ber­ney of Hamp­ton won the in­ter boys 100m and 400m, push­ing Glin­ton sprinter and foot­ball hot-shot Bran­don How­ell into sec­ond in the shorter race although the Arthur Mel­lows pupil won the 200m and broke 25 sec­onds for the first time for good mea­sure.

No se­nior boys or girls races took place and it will be the same story at the Cam­bridgeshire Schools and Anglian Schools Cham­pi­onships due to a lack of com­pe­ti­tion.

It was felt ath­letes in those age groups need to get the qual­i­fy­ing stan­dard re­quired for English Schools and will have more chance against bet­ter com­pe­ti­tion at county club level.

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