September 29th, 2016

Track & Field delight for Stratford athletes

Updated: 1:07 pm, Jun 09, 2015

STRATFORD Athletic Club members enjoyed a very successful weekend at the Warwickshire Track & Field Championships in Nuneaton as they won a host of gold medals, set championship records and produced superb individual performances.

There were three gold medals in the high jump competitions – Oliver Cresswell (U15 – 1.80m Ch Record), Isabelle Cain-Daley (U17 – 1.76m, Ch Record) and Rory Dwyer (U20 – 2.05m).

The long jump also proved to be a fruitful event with two gold medals (Jack Sumners, Grace Fairweather), two silver (Imogen Sheppard, Emily Madden Forman) and two bronze (Jessica Sheppard, Daniel Boyd).

Three gold medals, two silver and two bronze in the hurdles races demonstrated the club continues to produce excellent athletes in these events.

Rory Dwyer, Jack Sumners and Jasmine Williams won gold, James Gionis and Oliver Cresswell silver and Alex Grant and Maddie Clark each picked up bronze.

Full results: 5,000m (U20) – Cadie Hibberd – 1st, 23.30.84; 110m Hurdles (U20) – Rory Dwyer – 1st, 14.56; Alex Grant – 3rd, 15.62; 100m Hurdles (U17) – James Gionis – 2nd, 16.45; 80m Hurdles (U15) – Jack Sumners – 1st, 11.55; Oliver Cresswell – 2nd, 11.57; Zephan Boxall – 4th, 13.07; 80m Hurdles (U17) – Emily Madden Forman – 4th, 12.41; 75m Hurdles (U15) – Tazmin Chape – 6th, 13.02; Lucy Smith – 7th, 13.48; 1,500m (U13) – Tom Crowfoot – 7th, 5.20.86; Will Crowfoot – 8th, 5.22.60; Jack Hemming – 9th, 5.28.76; James Bexson – 11th, 5.49.31; 70m Hurdles (U13) – Jasmine Williams – 1st, 12.45; Maddie Clark – 3rd, 13.26; 100m (U13) – Cole Williams – 1st, 14.41; Oscar Trinick – 7th, 16.44; 100m (U15) Heat 1 – Zephan Boxall – 3rd, 12.90; 100m (U15) Heat 2; Isaac Sergeant – 2nd, 12.79; Alex Evans – 3rd, 12.92; Michael Boyd – 4th, 13.63; 100m (U15) Final – Zephan Boxall – 4th, 12.69; Isaac Sergeant – 5th, 12.69; Alex Evans – 6th, 12.77; 100m (U17) – Daniel Boyd – 3rd, 11.81; 1,500m Steeplechase (U17) – Seb Hopper – 4th, 5.39.64; 800m (U15) – Imogen Sheppard – 2nd, 2.21.22; Eugenia Bessey – 3rd, 2.21.96; Daisy Musk – 8th, 2.35.38; 800m (U17) – Jessica Sheppard – 3rd, 2.24.75; Hannah Bexson – 9th, 2.50.28; 200m (U13) Heat 1 – Grace Fairweather – 2nd, 29.88; 200m (U13) Heat 2 – Emily Wild – 4th, 32.83; 200m (U13) Final – Grace Fairweather – 2nd, 29.72; 200m (U15) Heat 1 – Jodie Watson – 3rd, 28.80; Charlotte Ledden – 4th, 29.02; 200m (U15) Heat 3 – Anna Gionis – 4th, 29.48; 200m (U17) – Jessica Sheppard – 2nd, 26.64; Charlotte Rigby – 6th, 29.34; 1,500m (U17) – Oscar Barbour – 6th, 4.27.98; Seb Hopper – 9th, 4.52.09; 1,500m (U15) – Owain Jones – 5th, 4.50.39; Archie Musk – 9th, 5.18.86; Long Jump (U15) – Jack Sumners – 1st, 5.51m; Michael Boyd – 8th, 4.29m; Dion Love – 10th, 10th, 4.19m; High Jump (U15) – Isabelle Cain-Daley – 1st, 1.76m (Ch Record); Emily Madden Forman – 2nd, 1.67m; Discus (U17W) – Charlotte Rigby – 4th, 17.31; Long Jump (U13) – Grace Fairweather – 1st, 3.81m; Maddie Clark – 7th, 3.37m – Jasmine Williams – 8th, 3.32m; Emily Wild – 11th, 3.09m; Long Jump (U15) – Imogen Sheppard – 2nd, 4.37m; Charlotte Ledden – 4th, 4.24m; Lucy Smith – 5th, 4.24m; Anna Gionis – 6th, 4.18m; High Jump (U20) – Rory Dwyer – 1st, 2.05m; High Jump (U17) – James Gionis – 2nd, 1.70m; Shot Put – Paula Williams – 4th, 9.20m; Shot Put – Hannah Bexson – 4th, 7.24m; Discus (U15) – Isaac Sergeant – 1st, 19.01m; Long Jump (U13) – Oscar Trinick – 5th, 3.79m; Cole Williams – 6th, 3.73m; Jack Hemming – 11th, 3.15m; Shot Put (U13) – Maddie Clark – 1st, 7.15m; Shot Put (U13) – James Bexson – 2nd, 3.38m; 800m (U13) – George Fox-Rowe – 1st, 2.38.31; James Bexson – 4th, 2.52.79; 800m (U15) – Owain Jones – 4th, 2.31.80; Adam Pomeroy – 5th, 2.33.38; 100m (U13) – Maddie Clark – 2nd, 14.75; 100m (U15) Heat 1 – Barbora Lowe – 4th, 13.50; 100m (U15) Heat 3 – Dani Horton – 2nd, 12.56; Tazmin Chape – 4th, 13.52; Charlotte Ledden – 5th, 13.93; Autumn Keil – 7th, 15.06; 100m (Senior) – Paula Williams – 5th, 13.5; 100m (U13) – Jasmine Williams – 2nd, 14.70; Maddie Clark – 4th, 15.23; Emily Wild – 8th, 15.90; 100m (U15) – Dani Horton – 3rd, 12.74; 1,500m (U13) – Georgie Campbell – 2nd, 5.25.0; 1,500m (U17) – Hannah Bexson – 4th, 5.36.05; 200m (U15) – Isaac Sergeant – 1st, 25.29; 200m (U17) – Daniel Boyd – 3rd, 23.67; 200m (U13) – James Bexson – 5th, 33.52; 200m (U17) – Daniel Boyd – 3rd, 23.64; 300m (U15) – Imogen Sheppard – 1st, 43.05; Jodie Watson – 4th, 45.41; 300m (U17) – Jessica Sheppard – 2nd, 41.97; Hannah Bexson – 7th, 50.08; High Jump (U13) – Maddie Clark – 1st, 1.20m; High Jump (U15) – Jodie Watson – 2nd, 1.35m; Long Jump (U17) – Emily Madden Forman – 2nd, 5.17m; Jessica Sheppard – 3rd, 4.69m; Charlotte Rigby – 4th, 4.27m; Long Jump (U17) – Daniel Boyd – 3rd, 5.42m; Javelin (U13) – George Fox-Rowe – 1st, 24.62; High Jump (U13) – George Fox-Rowe – 1st, 1.35m; Cole Williams 3rd, 1.15m; High Jump (U15) – Oliver Cresswell – 1st, 1.80m (Ch Record); Rowan Love – 4th, 1.50m; Javelin (U17) – Daniel Hague – 2nd, 36.04m; Triple Jump (U15) – Imogen Sheppard – 1st, 9.25m (Ch Record); Triple Jump (U17) – Emily Madden Forman – 1st, 11.21m; Javelin (U17) – Jessica Sheppard – 4th, 18.68m; Javelin (U13) – Emily Wild – 1st, 14.62m; Javelin (U15) – Tazmin Chape – 1st, 29.43m; Imogen Sheppard – 3rd, 20.59m; Charlotte Ledden – 5th, 13.57m; Jodie Watson – 6th, 12.51m – Autumn Keil – 7th, 11.54m.

Quadkids (U11 Boys) – Long Jump, Howler, 75m, 600m – 2nd Louis Kendrick – 3.97m, 33m, 11.3, 1.50.3; 4th Matthew Bexson – 3.76m, 23m, 11.0, 1.56.3; 10th Freddie Clemons – 3.11m, 25m, 11.8, 2.10.9; 13th Taylor Holton – 3.36m, 26m, 12.8, 2.25.1; 15th Oliver Wild – 2.85, 26m, 12.7, 2.19.1; 16th Riley Williams – 3.14m, 18m, 12.6, 2.26.3; 18th Caleb Spriggs – 2.01m, 19m, 11.7, 2.09.2; Quadkids (U11 Girls) – Long Jump, Howler, 75m, 600m – 3rd Caitlin Buckley – 2.87m, 12m, 11.3, 2.23.0.

THE EUROPEAN Veterans Non Stadia Championships were held in Grosseto, Italy, and globe-trotting Phil Brennan travelled to the Tuscany region for the event and had a fabulous few days competing for Great Britain.

Stratford AC’sPhil provided his reflections on his performances: “My first race was the 10k on the Friday. It was very warm and I was about two minutes down on my expected time, in common with many other athletes.

“We (GB) were the first team to finish, but only achieved fourth based on our combined time. I was 11th of 26 finishers, which was a little disappointing. A confidence boost came from outrunning an Irish athlete who beat me to the bronze medal at the European Indoor Masters.

“The following day was the 3x2k cross-country race, run on stubble fields and undulating woodland tracks. Temperatures reached about 30 degrees under blue skies. I ran the first leg for GB, was very pleased with my time (8.08) and handed over with us in second place. The team did very well to win the bronze medal.

“My third race in consecutive days was the half-marathon. I knew my schedule of events was asking a lot of my body, but many others were doing the same so there was no hiding place. A team-mate Andrew Johnson (Leamington C&AC) and I agreed to run for survival and just aimed at 1:45. I stayed with him to 10k, but he was ahead of target pace and eventually took bronze in 1:43.

“I had work hard to stay focused and motivated in the 32-degree heat and faded to 1:58. Plenty of runners really struggled in the conditions.”

Half Marathon – Phil Brennan – 311st, 1.58.29 (13th V70); 3x2km cross country relay – leg 1 – 8.08; 10km – Phil Brennan – 96th, 47.14 (11th V70).

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