Brilliant Bongart wins Essex Schools title

By Brian Sacks, June 29, 2012

James Bongart, 16, a pupil of King Solomon High School, outclassed his rivals to win the Essex schools javelin title at Chelmsford.

His winning mark, a personal best of 49.52m, was over 4m clear of his rivals, and lifted him to 27th in the UK under 17 rankings.

Jennifer Simmons, 21, edged closer towards international standard by setting a 400m hurdles PB of 60.97 at the Olympic Trials in Birmingham.

Sale Harriers athlete Simmons placed third in her heat, narrowly failing to advance to the final.

Chloe Greenberg, 16, of Harrow AC, set a personal best of 29.09m in the javelin in the National Junior League at Harrow, while her clubmate Nick Davis, 18, opened his season with a 400m performance of 53.9 seconds.

Last updated: 12:32pm, June 29 2012