Athletics

Youngsters home with sackful of medals

By Gilah Samuels, August 20, 2015

Team Maccabi GB's young athletes have returned from the USA with a staggering 79 medals.

Both boys and girls football teams, dancers, table tennis players,
swimmers and tennis aces were all among the honours.

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It's triple joy for Jessica

By Brian Sacks, August 20, 2015

Jessica Hurley, 15, made a fine contribution to theShaftesbury Barnet Team performance in the Eastern Young Athletes League at Hendon.

Hurley took victory in the 300m (42.62), placed second in the 800m (2:23.23) and third in the triple jump (9.49m, PB).

Maayan Radus, 11, also helped the side with victory in the U-13 1500m in 5:22.03.

Older sister Lia Radus, 13, took three seconds off he

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Hurley keeps busy

By Brian Sacks, August 18, 2015

Jessica Hurley, 15, made a fine contribution to the Shaftesbury Barnet Team performance in the Eastern Young Athletes League at Hendon.

Hurley took victory in the 300m (42.62), placed second in the 800m (2:23.23) and third in the triple jump (9.49m, PB).

Maayan Radus, 11, also helped the side with victory in the Under-13 1500m in 5:22.03.

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Youngsters up to speed

By Brian Sacks, August 4, 2015

Judah Yawitch, 12, and Jessica Hurley, 15, achieved 1500m PBs of 4:51.04 and 5:05.40 respectively at the Watford Open Graded Meeting. Rebecca Hurley, 17, also gained a personal best in placing second in the 400m hurdles in 69.40 in the Youth Development League at Bromley.

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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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