MK athletes in the top 10


MMKAC have 12 athletes ranked in the UK top 10 for their respective age groups.

Greg Rutherford, of course, is number one in the long jump with his World Championships winning distance of 8.41m.

Laura Zialor

Laura Zialor

Chris Clarke is at number six in the men’s 200m with his time of 20.54 set at Coventry.

For the ladies Rachel Gibbens’ pole vault of 4.05m at Hendon puts her at number eight in this discipline.

There are three athletes in the U23 men’s rankings. Freddie Curtis is number one in the javelin by virtue of his throw of 72.73m in Finland whilst his brother, Jackson, threw the javelin 66.22m at Bedford which places him at number three.

Chucko Cribb is at number nine in the triple jump with a best leap of 15.18m at Exeter.

For the U13 ladies Kayleigh Presswell is ranked 9th in the hammer with her throw of 53.53m at Bedford whilst Devon Byrne comes in at number 8 in the Pentathlon (3316pts at Sheffield).

There are four athletes listed in the U20 rankings. Laura Zialor has two – 7th in the triple jump with 12.23m at Gateshead and 9th in the high jump with 1.71m at Rugby.

Laeken Impey is at number 6 in the hammer with a throw of 49.80m at Bedford. More javelin throwers in the U20 men’s rankings, Redford Curtis at number 3 (63.44m at Street, Somerset) and Jonathan Pownall, 9th with 56.48m at Gateshead.

Finally in the U17 age group, Ebony Carr is ranked 2nd in the 100m(11.81 at Bedford) and 5th in the 200m(24.95 at Sheffield) and in U17 men’s triple jump Jamil Hassan is 5th with a jump of 14.13m at Bedford.

Team-wise the MMKAC under 17 ladies 4 x 100m relay team of Casey Hodges, Ebony Carr, Rachel Oderinde & Jordan Heron ran the 6th fastest time in this age group clocking 47.51 at Gateshead.

>> Five MMKAC members celebrated New Year by competing in the annual Hardmoors 30-mile trail race in North Yorkshire. On 1st January the group of Maria Calleia, Russell Jones, Julie & Neil Jones and Alex Tvarozkova set off from Robins Hoods Bay heading north to Whitby. A mixture of trails, old railway lines and parts of the Cleveland Way where it runs along the coast saw them back safely in 6hours40mins, 140th from 213 finishers.

>> Two club members ran in the Northants Cross-country Championships held at Corby. Rhona Grant put in an excellent performance to take the silver medal in the under 17 ladies race over 5km with a time of 27.05. Chris Finister finished 33rd in the senior men’s 10km race.