Essex Schools Championships - Chelmsford Saturday 9th June 2007  

Club javelin throwers again starred as fine weather greeted athletes competing at Saturday’s Essex Schools Championships at Chelmsford.

Bradley Burr improved on his South of England winning distance to win the junior boys (U15) title with his opening throw of 51.78m. Georgie Bean’s 52.26m throw added the Intermediate (U17) Boys’ crown and the consistent Kike Oniwinde's 33.46m effort was metres further than her opponents in the junior girls’ javelin could muster.

The middle distance squad added three more gold medals. Rebecca O’Neill was close to her recent PB in taking the junior girls’ event in just outside 5 minutes with Sidnie Sales running well for bronze in the same race. Sidnie’s older sibling Georgie-Lou Sales was over half a minute outside her recent 3000m PB when winning the Inter Girls’ event with her front running display.  Grant Twist similarly won from the gun as he took 3 seconds off his 1500m steeplechase best when winning the Inter Boys’ event.

Nicola Hill defended her Inter Girls’ 80m title with ease setting a sizzling new PB of 11.6s in her heat and matching the time in her final. Training partner Angela James was best of the rest in silver medal spot but was some 1.6s back in 13.2s  – she had improved her own best to 12.9s in her heat.

Sophie Baggs smashed her PB to win silver in the junior girls’ discus with 28.18m and was only denied victory in the last round after leading throughout. Club mate Sam Hill just missed out on a medal in 4th. In the same age group Eleanor Bounds also added silver in the 800m final.

Another silver medal went to the rapidly improving Michael Jones who set a new PB in his heat and reduced it further to 53.6s in the final for silver. It might not have been however as the Havering Schools selectors had entered him for the discus and he was only able to run as the athlete selected in his place failed to show up.

Joseph Ramie was also left out of the entries by the Barking & Dagenham officials but undaunted he leapt 12.70m in the Inter Boys’ triple jump to win bronze.

In the junior age groups Jordan Brown and Alex Edwards took advantage of the near-perfect conditions to set personal best times but both were shaded out of the medals in fourth, both sharing the same time as the bronze medallist.  Jordan clocked  23.8s in the boys event after a 24.2 PB heat while Alex was timed in 27.0s, two-tenths faster than her heat PB.

Inter boys

TJ – 3rd Joseph Ramie 12.70m; ?9th Gabriel Makinwa 11.?? PB

JT – 1st Georgie Bean 52.26m

DT – 7th Jordan Jackson 29.45m

800m  7th John Whitehead 2:04.0 PB

1500m – 8th -Thomas Shanney 4:37.4 (Heat 4:32.5 PB)  ?th Daniel Shanney 4:33.0s ht;

1500m SC – 1st – Grant Twist 4:50.3

3000m – Daniel Winters dnf


Junior Boys

100m – Chuks Onyiuke 12.3w heat 

200m – 4th – Jordan Brown 23.8w (Heat 24.2w)

400m – 2nd – Mike Jones 53.6 PB (Heat 54.4 PB)

1500m - 6th Jamie Buckley-Stanton 4:38.0 PB (Heat: 4:41.2 PB )

JT – 1st Bradley Burr 51.78m PB


Year 7 Boys

800m – Ryan O’Mahoney (2:26.2 heat)

100m - 7th - Ryan Blake 13.8 PB 


Inter Girls

80m Hurdles – 1st – Nicola Hill 11.6 (Heat 11.6 PB); 2nd Angela James 13.2s (Heat 12.9s PB)

800m – 6th - Ingrid Dean 2:31.9 (Heat: 2:33.0); 8th - Alex Beard 2:34.2 (2:37.7); ? Emma Fox (2:35.8);

1500m – 3rd – Zoey Littlechild 4:54.6; 5th – Jennifer Holland 5:09.0; 12th – Jade Timothy 6:00.0

3000m – 1st Georgie Lou Sales 11:05.8

DT – 6th - Becky Luck 25.19 PB


Junior Girls

200m – 4th – Alex Edwards 27.0 PB (Heat 27.2 PB); Heat: Nicola Peachey 29.0

800m – 2nd – Eleanor Bounds 2:24.2 (Heat: 2:31.5)

1500m – 1st – Rebecca O’Neill 5:00.9; 3rd – Sidnie Sales 5:10.3; 6th – Rachel Sadler 5:18.8

DT – 2nd – Sophie Baggs 28.16; 4th – Sam Hill 26.17

JT – 1st – Kike Oniwinde 33.46

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