Athletics

Medal flurry for teenagers

By Darren Witcoop, April 23, 2015

On the first of the four weekends comprising the Southern Youth Development League calendar, Eden Davis, Sophie Dowson and Anna Barnett each secured under-17 'A' event victories.

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Young guns impress on the national stage again

By Brian Sacks, April 17, 2015

With the outdoor track season now under way, Eden Davis, 16, and David Stone, 13, have lost no time in establishing their places near the top of the national rankings.

Herts Phoenix sprinter Davis recorded 10.97 for 100m at the Lee Valley Open Meeting, for third place in the UK U17 list. This followed a 100m victory and 200m second place in the Herts Phoenix Open Graded Meeting.

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The Hurley burly gold rush

By Brian Sacks, April 14, 2015

Rebecca Hurley has won the borough-wide Welwyn and Hatfield School Pupil of the Year Award 2015, to add to the ever-growing trophy collection of a remarkable sporting family.

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Stone's back in business

By Brian Sacks, March 27, 2015

David Stone, 13, signalled his return to near-full fitness with two victories over measured 5km courses.

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Stone recorded 18:06 in the Starfish Breakfast Run at Clapham Common and 18:12 in the Windsor, Eton and Slough ‘Hot Chocolate’ race. He completed both events around a minute clear of the field.

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Dynamic Davis in the medals

By Brian Sacks, March 19, 2015

Eden Davis was a double medallist at the Hertfordshire under-17 Indoor Championships.

Davis claimed gold in the 200m (23.15) and silver in the 60m (7.10).

The Yavneh College student’s performances would in fact have won gold in both events in any other age group.
Jessica Hurley secured bronze in the Girls’ under-17 400m (61.05).

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Hasmonean boys sparkle at Jerusalem marathon

By Danny Caro, March 19, 2015

A group of Year Six pupils from Hasmonean impressed at the Jerusalem half-marathon

Natan Bloom won the 16-17-year age category. Bloom also finished 16th overall in a time of 1:26. He was followed by Sholom Sandler who finished runner-up in the 18-19 category.

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Bruck on road to recovery

By Brian Sacks, March 13, 2015

Barnet and District veteran Roger Bruck struck gold in the 200m (34.63) and silver in the 60m (10.13) at the British Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Lee Valley.

It was a remarkable return to competition for Bruck, still badly bruised from a fall four weeks previously which had resulted in a night in hospital suffering from concussion.

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Goodman runs out of luck

By Brian Sacks, March 10, 2015

Richard Goodman placed 31st out of the 2005 finishers in the Senior Men’s English Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, recording 41:20 for the hilly and muddy 12km course.

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Euro bronze for Knyazyeva-Minenko

By Simon Griver, March 9, 2015

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko became the first-ever Israeli woman to win a major European track and field medal when she won the triple jump bronze at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague.

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Dowson scales new heights

By Brian Sacks, February 23, 2015

Harrow AC pole vault specialist Sophie Dowson added a giant 16cm to her lifetime best by scaling 3.52m for victory at the Brunel Jumps and Throws Festival.

Dowson is now third in the UK under-17 rankings for this year, and her mark was beaten by only five girls in the age group throughout 2014.

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