Best result of the year for young MK athletes

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Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club’s U17/20 team achieved their best finish of the season with a second place in the Youth Development League.

The highlight of the day came from the u17 ladies 4 x 100m relay team who smashed the club record again with a time of 47.9 to head the UK rankings.

Sophia Cliffe

Sophia Cliffe

The foursome of Rachel Oderinde, Jordan Heron, Casey Hodges and Ebony Carr were able to put the disappointment of their disqualification at Birmingham a few weeks ago to one side (they ran 48.20 then).

Earlier Ebony had won the individual sprints (12.4/25.0) with Rachel winning the B 200m (26.5).

Both Annie Jankowiak (44.0) and Lizzie Adam (44.6) were third in the 300m races.

Anna Kofoed-Gregory won the 800m (2.31.0) whilst a double came in the 1500m from Sophie Botham (5.16.0) and Jade Brown (5.18.3).

Emma Mears clocked 11.03.1 for 2nd place in the 3000m and later took second in the 1500m steeplechase. Casey Hodges then won the 300m hurdles (49.9).

In the field Molly Adams again had a long/triple jump double with leaps of 5.26m and 10.50m and Lauren Presswell threw the hammer 48.39m for victory.

There was plenty of success in the field for the U20 ladies. Laeken Impey and Paige Barnes won both hammer throws – 46.95m and 35.30m respectively.

Laura Zailor high jumped a personal best of 1m71 for another victory, and only 2cm off the longstanding age group club record of 1.73m set in 1990 by Emma Beales.

Laura also won the B long jump (4.97m) and placed 2nd in the pole vault and triple jump.

Lucy Johnson long-jumped 5.08m for 3rd position in the A long jump but went on to win the B triple jump (10.35m). Kewe King won the B high jump (1.45m).

On the track, Sophia Cliffe (pictured) continues to establish herself over 400m and here won with a time of 62.9 and later placed 2nd in the 3000m racwhilst Maya Jennings finished 2nd in the 400m hurdles (69.0).

For the u20 men Jonathan Pownall won his speciality event, the javelin throwing 52.19m and then scored good points in the pole vault, shot and hammer.

James Mottram placed 3rd in both lateral jumps, long (5.43m) and triple (11.12m). On the track the Wheeler twins had good runs in the 2km steeplechase, Charles winning the A race (7.00.8) and George the B (7.01.0).

In the u17 men’s events Jamil Hassan was another long/triple jump double winner. He triple jumped 13.26m which moved him up to no 5 in the club rankings and long jumped 6.00m.

Joshua Rooney scored valuable points in the hurdles – 2nd in both the 100m)15.7) and then the 400m hurdles (64.9).

Conrad Webber(4.19.5) and Alfie Yabsley (4.21.6) trounced the 1500m field for a double and then Alfie won the 1500m steeplechase in 4.50.6 as Ewan Forsythe took the B race (4.56.6).