Athletics

Bruck rolls back the years

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2015

Roger Bruck enjoyed his most successful national competition ever after winning two golds and two silvers in the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships in Birmingham.

Competing in the M75-age category, 76-year-old Bruck took gold in the long jump (3.36m) and high jump (1.21m), and earned silver in the 100m (16.03) and 200m (34.38).

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Stone cruises to 3,000m victory at Herts U15 championships

By Brian Sacks, July 23, 2015

David Stone, 13, won the Hertfordshire under-15 3,000m title in 9:45.5.

Stone ran well, responding each time his lead was challenged and he came home 30 metres clear of his nearest rival.

V ATHLETICS Siblings Rebecca, Jessica and Greg Hurley each set personal bests in the latest Watford Open meeting. Rebecca, 17, and Greg, 14, contested the 400m, recording 61:80 and 57:65 respectively.

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Davis top of the class

By Brian Sacks, July 17, 2015

Eden Davis, 16, has become the first Jewish athlete for five years to win an individual medal at the English Schools Championships.

Davis, representing Hertfordshire, took the Intermediate 100m bronze in 10.79 in the race in Gateshead.

"I am delighted to have achieved my ambition for the season,” said Davis.

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America to remember stars at Berlin bonanza

July 10, 2015

The forthcoming European Maccabi Games in Berlin will hold strong emotional ties for every visiting squad, but it holds added meaning for members of the guest delegation from Maccabi USA.

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Dowson delivers another performance to be proud of

By Brian Sacks, July 6, 2015

Sophie Dowson, 16, improved her personal best to 3.62m in winning the pole vault at the London Inter-Club Challenge in Hendon.

Rosalind Zeffertt recorded 15.64 and 33.68 for 100m and 200m to improve her UK V50 ranking at both distances.

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Dowson reaches new heights

By Brian Sacks, June 26, 2015

Sophie Dowson equalled her pole vault best of 3.60m in placing fifth at the England Athletics U20 Championship in Bedford.

Dowson was beaten by just one U17 competitor, who also scaled 3.60m.

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Stone passes test of time

By Brian Sacks, June 12, 2015

David Stone, 13, ran a well-judged race to take victory in his 1,500m heat at the Watford Open Graded Meeting in a new PB of 4:36.44.

Fellow Shaftesbury Barnet runner Richard Goodman, 22, contested his first 1,500m in four years in the elite race, placing fifth in 3:51.28.

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Davis breaks 100m record

By Brian Sacks, June 5, 2015

Eden Davis broke a competition record that had stood since 2006 to take the under-17 100m title at the prestigious Bedford International Games.

His time of 10.76 was a new personal best that moved him to fifth in the national age-group rankings.

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Medal flurry for Hurleys

By Brian Sacks, June 1, 2015

The three younger members of the Hurley family each won medals and set personal bests at the Hertfordshire Championships in Watford.

Jessica Hurley’s victory in the under-17 400m, in 59.29, saw her climb to ninth in the UK U17 rankings.

Rebecca won silver in the U20 400m hurdles in 71.64, while Greg took bronze in the U15 300m in 41.39.

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Lifetime best for Edwards

By Brian Sacks, May 22, 2015

Trafford sprinter Ellie Edwards, 18, set lifetime bests for both 100m and 200m in the Youth Development League in Doncaster.

Edwards, who won gold at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel, placed second in both events, in 12.5 and 25.7 respectively.

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