IN IDEAL conditions with no wind and just a hint of moisture in the air, 12 Stratford AC members – a combination of junior, senior and masters – competed at the first of this year’s Warwickshire AA Open Graded meetings at Coventry Godiva Harriers track.
Following her excellent run in the London Mini Marathon the previous weekend, Georgie Campbell was just a couple of seconds off her PB in the 1,500m, recording a time of 4:45.84.
The club had three representatives in the 3,000m. Alex Adams, another member who competed in the recent London Mini Marathon, was first to finish, clocking 10:01.84 to move to eighth in the current UK U15 rankings.
Charlotte Marshall was also stepping up to this distance for the first time and she finished in 12:03.88. David Jones, having targeted 13 minutes, finished well inside his target with 12:45.53.
Sisters Imogen and Jess Sheppard impressed in the 100m. Imogen’s time of 12.97 places her comfortably inside the top 70 in the current UK U20 rankings, having been ranked 327th last year. Sister Jess recorded a time of 13.17, ranking her just inside the top 100 in the UK U20 rankings.
Seb Hillard, competing in the 100m for the first time, finished in a time of 14.76, comfortably under the 16-second mark his mum had been targeting. Thomas Weaver’s time of 15.45 was just outside his PB.
In the 1,500m, Niamh Hillard improved her PB by more than five seconds with a time of 5:25.79 which places her just outside the top 50 in the current UK U13 rankings.
Paula Williams was not too far from her season’s bests in the javelin and shot put, throwing 32.28m and 10.19m respectively.
The ever-improving Daisy Musk recorded a PB of 63.45 in the 400m, taking more than a second off her previous best.
Nacho Fernandez had a busy night, recording PBs of 63.64 in the 400m and 8.17m in the shot put – his first competition in that event.