A large group of 19 Thames Valley Harriers athletes competed at the National Indoor Championships in Sheffield. There were many superb performances including two new clubs records and a silver medal.
The sprinters from the Track Academy were especially in fine form. Jordan Francis led the way in the making the final of the U20 men’s sprint 60m with a powerful run when setting a new personal best and club record run in the semi-final, 6.94. There many were other PBs and good runs in the sprints including those from Brittany Robinson (U20W 60m), Erika Yeboah (U17W 60m) and Nilrem Stewart (U20M 200m) who all just missed out on a place in their respective finals.
Another highlight of the weekend was LCS based, Hannah Hall, having missed part of last season due to injuries showed a great return to form by setting two new personal best times in the U17 200m.
Jude Bright-Davies claimed TVH’s only medal of these championships with another fine hop, skip and jump in the men’s U20 triple jump, 14.68m.
In a very competitive 800m Izzy Dye was another athlete back from a few injury niggles with a fantastic effort the women’s U20 800m. Izzy narrowly missed out on the medals as she finished 4th in the final but in doing so set a new life time best and club record time of 2:11.12.
England Athletics U17 / U20 Indoor Championships, 13-14 February 2016, Sheffield. Results:
60m U20W Heat 2 Venus Benjamin-Maclean 6th 8.07; Heat 4 Brittany Robinson 4th 7.90; Semi-Final 1 Brittany Robinson 6th 7.84.
60m U17W Heat 2 Erika Yeboah 2nd 7.87; Heat 3 Jaye Haley 7th 8.38; Heat 4 Alanah Duberry 5th 8.34; Semi-Final 1 Erika Yeboah 6th 7.97.
60m U20M Heat 5 Jordan Francis 2nd 7.05; Heat 6 Keano Paris-Samuel 4th 7.23; Heat 8 Daniel John 3rd 7.15; Heat 8 Olamide Lanihum 4th 7.25; Heat 8 Kamal Mitchell 5th 7.26; Semi-Final 2 Jordan Francis 3rd 6.94 PB & New Indoor Club Record; Semi-Final 3 Daniel John 5th 7.14; Final Jordan Francis 8th 7.06.
60m U17M Heat 1 Emmanuel Dadzie 3rd 7.29; Heat 2 Ceake Maddix 8th 7.67; Heat 5 Fabiean Earle 6th 7.71 PB; Heat 6 Sean Mateta 8th 7.84 PB; Semi-Final 1 Emmanuel Dadzie 4th 7.24 PB.
200m U20W Heat 2 Brittany Robinson 4th 25.46.
200m U17W Heat 2 Hannah Hall 2nd 25.46 PB; Heat 2 Jaye Haley 5th 27.47; Heat 3 Erika Yeboah 5th 27.44; Heat 5 Jozae Grant 4th 26.03; Semi-Final 1 Hannah Hall 2nd 25.28 PB.
200m U20M Heat 2 Nilrem Stewart 2nd 23.00; Heat 2 Kamal Mitchell 4th 23.20; Heat 4 Keano Paris-Samuel 4th 23.18; Heat 5 Olamide Lanihun 2nd 22.64; Semi-Final 3 Olamide Lanihun 2nd 22.67; Semi-Final 3 Nilrem Stewart 3rd 22.93.
200m U17M Heat 1 Fabeian Earle 4th 25.10; Heat 3 Ceake Maddix 2nd 25.33.
300m U17W Heat 2 Jozae Grant 3rd 42.09.
800m U17W Heat 2 Izzy Dye 3rd 2:13.11; Final Izzy Dye 4th 2:11.12 PB and New Indoor Club Record.
Long Jump U17M Final Jude Bright-Davies 13th 6.18m.
Triple Jump U17M Final Jude Bright-Davies 2nd (SILVER) 14.68m.