The English Schools Athletic Championships have been the launch pad for many of TVH’s current stars. A dozen TVH young athletes travelled to Gateshead with their county school teams to compete for what is the ultimate prize of the season for many of these young athletes.
It was a successful championship for the TVH athletes against fierce competition from the top youngsters from across the country, including two club records, two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal.
Keano-Elliott Paris-Samuel ran a great leg for the Middlesex Schools 4x100m relay team to claim the gold medal for their senior boy’s event.
Two new up coming stars who compete for TVH in the UKWAL, Katie Lambert and Sophie Mace, did fantastically well to win medals too. Katie with her second longest ever throw of 55.99m won the senior girls hammer title. Sophie Mace will be slightly disappointed to just miss out on victory in difficult windy conditions but did very well to claim a silver medal with 42.48m
Kosana Weir in the Inter Girls 1500m Steeplechase ran a brilliant race to win a bronze medal with a new personal best time of 5:00.97.
The two club records came in the semi-finals where Harvey Kitchen ran 11.31 to be the fastest qualifier for the 80m hurdles final and Charlotte Buckley broke her own 800m U17’s club record with a fantastic time of 2:14.92. Both were slightly slower in the final where they finished 7th and 5th respectively.
Friday 8th July to Saturday 9th July, English Schools’ Championships, Gateshead:
100m Inter Girls Heat 2 2nd Erika Yeboah 12.36 Semi-Final 4th Erika Yeboah 12.32, Final 8th Erika Yeboah 12.81
200m Inter Girls Heat 2 4th Hannah Hall 25.86; Semi-Final 5th Hannah Hall 25.74
200m Senior Boys Heat 1 3rd Olamide Lanihun 22.54; Heat 1 3rd Keano-Elliot Paris-Samuel 22.94; Final 6th Olamide Lanihum 22.53
800m Senior Girls Heat 1 3rd Izzy Dye 2:16.51; Final 7th Izzy Dye 2:18.41
800m Junior Girls Heat 1 3rd Charlotte Buckley 2:14.92 PB and New TVH U15s Club Record, Final 5th Charlotte Buckley 2:15.42
80m Hurdles Junior Boys Heat 3 1st Harvey Kitchen 11.31 PB and New TVH U15s Club Record, Final 7th Harvey Kitchen 11.83
1500m Steeplechase Inter Girls Final 3rd (Bronze) Kosana Weir 5:00.97 PB
Shot Putt Senior Girls Final 9th Funmi Ademuwagum 10.84m
Discus Senior Girls Final 2nd (Silver) Sophie Mace (HCA) 42.48m
Hammer Senior Girls Pool B 2nd Katie Lambert (HCA) 53.30m; Final 1st (Gold) Katie Lambert (HCA) 55.99m