Fine margins mean MK miss out on third

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The MMKAC combined under 17 & 20 athletes came up just a point shy of second place at the third Midlands Premier Youth Development League match.

Travelling to Stoke for the match, MK were narrowly beaten into third by Birchfield Harriers as Rugby & Northampton won again.

Kwame Twumasi-Tawiah

Kwame Twumasi-Tawiah

The under 20 men scored good points in the middle distance races, Alfie Yabsley (4.11.1) and Conrad Webber (4.11.8) won both 1500m events, the Wheeler twins, George and Charles, both claimed second places in the 3000m and 2000m steeplechase races whilst James Minter won the “B” 800m (2.14.2).

In the field events Jonathan Pownall won his speciality, the javelin throwing 54.21m with Alex Hambling taking 3rd in the shot (12.05m) and 2nd in the discus (29.04m). Mikun Vaughan long jumped 5.57m for second with James Mottram winning the “B” event (5.41m)

Kewe King and Lucy Johnston scored valuable points between themselves in the under 20 women jumping events. Kewe placed second the “A” triple jump and pole vault and won the “B” high jump. Lucy won the “B” triple jump, placed second in the high jump and third in the long jump. Lucy then competed in the javelin setting a PB of 34.42m for second.

On the track Natalie Nurse and Emma Mears (F17) won the 400m hurdles races with Natalie winning a very close 1500m steeplechase “A” race and Charlotte Nurse taking the “B”.

In the under men 17 men’s sprints, Kwame Twumasi-Tawiah placed third in both the 100m(11.3) and 200m (23.3).

Moving up to the 1500m races, Jack Meijer won this distance and then took second in the “B” 3000.

Ewan Forsyth finished second in the 3000m and won the “B” 1500m steeplechase.

Jack Porteous continued to compete well in the pole vault, winning the “A” event with both Toby Ravillious (5.68m) and Robert Lewis (10.87m) jumping to second places in the long and triple jump respectively.

For the under 17 ladies, Rachel Oderinde clocked 12.8 for third in the 100m.

Again good points accumulated in the 1500m races with Charlotte Moyse second “A” and a win from Holly Jamieson in the “B” followed by a win from Emma Mears in the 3000m.

Sade Ross secured two fine second places in the shot (12.39m) and hammer (43.65m), distances just down on her PB’s.

In the jumps, Iris-Mae Morse triple jumped 10.13m for second and claimed third in the pole vault whilst Molly Adams long jumped 5.31m for third “A”place and Amber Evans 4.47m for third “B”.

This age group were the best of the MK relay teams, Molly, Rachel plus Joan Peedah and Grace Linnett clocking 52.3 for third in the 4 x100m relay.

>> In the British Championships, Chris Clarke finished 5th in the 200m final with a time of 21.02s.

Over the same distance Joey Duck ran 24.27 for second in her heat, but not quite fast enough to make the final. Daniel Oderinde competed well in the the cauldron of the 100m. 8th in his heat(11.06).

Rachel Gibbens was 10th in the pole vault (3.75m) and Laura Zialor was 9th in the triple jump (12.30m).