Davis raises bar at national schools meet

By Brian Sacks, July 17, 2014

Eden Davis was one of four Jewish athletes to reach the finals of the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Representing Hertfordshire, Davis, 15, achieved the highest placing after battling a headwind to finish seventh in the Intermediate 100m in 11.11. His earlier two rounds had been faster, in more favourable wind conditions.


Rampant Radus on top

By Brian Sacks, July 3, 2014

Lia Radus, 12, achieved a 1,500m season's best of 5:11.79 for victory in the Eastern Young Athletes League in Hendon, while her younger sister, Maayan, 10, recorded a PB of 5:42.39 over the distance at the same meeting.

Jessica Hurley, 16, set personal bests in both the 200m (27.98) and the 300m hurdles (50.48) in the Youth Development League in Eton.

In only her second competition following


Leinsky banned for six months

By Simon Griver, June 27, 2014

Olga Lenskiy has had her 100 meter record struck off the books and has been suspended for six months for failing to take a drugs test.

In April, Lenskiy ran 10om in 11.42 seconds clipping three hundreds of a second off the record set by Esther Roth in the 1972 Munich Olympics.


Dynamic Davis is the new king of Herts

June 19, 2014

Eden Davis, 15, has achieved the remarkable feat of qualifying for the England Schools Athletics Championships in his first year of serious competition.

Up until three months ago, Yavneh College student had only ever raced in school sports days.

Competing in the Intermediate (under-17) age group at the Hertfordshire Schools Championships, Herts Phoenix athlete Davis placed second in both the


Bongart takes gold in Gateshead

By Brian Sacks, June 16, 2014

James Bongart maintained top form with gold at the British Athletics League meeting in Gateshead.

Having recently taken the Essex under-20 title, Bongart, 17, showed that he is one of the country’s top young field event athletes with a personal best throw of 54.15m in the javelin.

The performance saw the Woodford Green and Essex competitor climb to 15th in the UK under-20 rankings.


Gold again for Edwards

By Brian Sacks, June 6, 2014

Ellie Edwards, 17, showed sparkling form to take the Greater Manchester under-20 200m title in Macclesfield.

The Maccabiah Junior gold medallist broke the tape in a personal best time of 25.69.

A delighted Edwards said: "This is the best I have felt in three years in terms of my fitness. If I stay injury free I can have a great season."


Teenagers sparkle on county duty

By Brian Sacks, May 30, 2014

James Bongart, George Grant and Jessica Hurley produced top-class performances to lift county titles in their specialist events.


Hurleys hit top form

May 16, 2014

Jessica Hurley, 14, sliced almost a second off her own Shaftesbury Barnet under-15 300m record with a clear victory in 42.23 in the Herts County Open in Stevenage.


Double delight for Barnett

By Brian Sacks, May 1, 2014

Anna Barnett recorded personal bests in two events at the Southern League Division One meet in Bromley, three days before her 15th birthday.

Barnett registered throws of 29.46m in the discus and 23.54m in the 4kg hammer, placing her high in the national under-17 rankings in both events.


Solomon secures Commonwealth Games berth

By Brian Sacks, April 24, 2014

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon, 20, secured his place at the Commonwealth Games by winning the Australian 400m title in Melbourne.