Athletics round-up: June 7

By Brian Sacks, June 6, 2013
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David Peters, 41, opened his outdoor season in impressive style, recording 1:59.72 for 800m in New York to move to fourth in the UK V40 rankings.

Roger Bruck, 73, won five gold medals in the V70 division at the Southern Counties Veterans Championships in Ashford, Kent. His winning performances were 8.26m for the shot, 3.58m in the long jump, 16.3 for 100m, 36.0 for 200m and 1.20m in the high jump.

Also in Masters competition, Greg Davis, 60, improved to 31.9 for 200m.

Essex under-20 javelin champion James Bongart, 16, has moved up to 16th in the UK under-20 rankings. More significantly, only two athletes of Bongart’s age have thrown further this year.

In county championships elsewhere, Anna Barnett, 14, won the Kent under-15 discus title with 26.01m, and placed second in the hammer with 26.36m.

Jessica Hurley, 13, cut four seconds from her 800m best to place second in the Hertfordshire under-15 event in 2:23.04, while her sister Rebecca placed third in the Hertfordshire under-17 300m hurdle championship in 49.25.

    Last updated: 3:49pm, June 6 2013