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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.