MK athletes break new ground at London Indoor Games

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IF the club’s results at the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley are anything to go by, then it could be the start of a great season for Marshall Milton Keynes AC.

While only Tyrell Dankwa contested the U17 men’s event, he set two personal best times, with 3rd place in his first 60m race, recording 7.66s – before shaving another one hundredth of a second off that in the next. He also finished 6th in the long jump after clearing 5.63m.

But it was not quite so good for the U17 women as Dorothy Oduguwa set a new PB of 8.10s to win her 60m run before slipping to 8.12s for 5th in her second run. In the 200m, Dorothy came 3rd, taking 29.38s, with Melody Brammer gaining the upper hand with 2nd in 28.56s.

A PB and two 3rd places awaited Laura Zialor as she cleared a best of 1.60m in the high jump and 9.70m in the triple jump and there was also PB in the shot for 6th placed Davinia Oduguwa, putting 7.75m.

Excitingly for the club it is easier to say who did not set a PB for the U15 girls with the 60m event claiming no less than four, as Ebony Carr lowered her time to 8.01s to win her first race, and again in the second, taking 3rd in 8.04s.

Also winning her race one in a PB was Rachel Oderinde in 8.44s, but her slightly slower second run time of 8.47s dropped to her 4th, while Elizabeth Adam was 3rd on her first attempt with a new PB of 8.54s and came 6th second time around in 8.62s.

And showing excellent form, Ebony and Elizabeth both set another PB each in the 200m as they came 1st and 3rd in 26.14s and 27.94s respectively, with yet another PB in the shot as Sade Ross won on 8.98m.