South of England AA Under 20 Championships - Watford 26th - 27th May 2001  

Faye Fullerton won the South of England Junior 1500m championship at Watford on Saturday demolished a good quality field to finish over five seconds clear in a new personal best of 4m 25.3 secs. And not to be outdone, Lauren Deadman  placed sixth taking four seconds off her best time. Both girls are only 17 and have two more years in the under 20 age category.  Deadman later qualified for the 800m final in a new PB.

In the equivalent event for Under 15 girls Charlotte Watkins took advantage of the absence of the usual club top two Sara Luck and Megan Foley to improve her own best and record an English Schools qualifying time to claim a final place. In the final she ran a storming race, taking on Aldershot stars Charlotte Browning and Leonie Smith, and was in contention for a medal until the last hundred metres, finishing fifth in another new PB.

In the field events there were silver medals for Steve Prady in the Under 17 High Jump, and Terry O'Leary in the U15 Javelin.  O'Leary almost added a further medal in the shot where he finished fourth in a new PB of 12.33m, just 4 cms off third. 

Lynsey Clark also came close to a medal, finishing fourth. She was lying second up to the final round but agonisingly one and then another opponent overtook her for a medal place. Kevin Deacon in the junior men's hammer was another club thrower to place fourth.

Nicola Schofield was another finalist, placing fifth in the U15 girls' 200m in a new PB and English Schools qualifying time of 26.1 secs. Another final place came in the boys' U15 800m where Danny Skelt qualified for the final as fastest loser, where he placed an excellent fifth in a PB and of 2m 09.26 secs. 

Sarah Deacon improved both her discus and hammer bests in the under 20 event, as did Nina Brennan in the Under 17 300m hurdles.


Faye Fullerton - 1500m gold

Steve Prady - HJ Silver



Under 15 Girls
1500m Charlotte Watkins 3rd ht 4m 50.7 secs (PB) Vicki Smith 12th ht 5m 25.7
1500m Charlotte Watkins 5th final 4m 48.39 secs (PB)
75m H Danielle Ross 3rd ht 12.32 secs  (PB Caroline Smith 6th  ht 12.70 secs
200m Nicola Schofield 2nd ht 26.42 secs 
200m Nicola Schofield 5th final 26.1 secs  (PB)
DT Lynsey Clark 4th 30.43m Caroline Smith 10th


Under 17 Women
300m H Nina Brennan 4th ht 48.7 secs (PB)
100m Laura Jones 5th ht 13.17 secs
200m Laura Jones 6th ht 27.1 secs
800m Rosie Saunders 5th ht 2m 23.1 secs
1500m Rosie Saunders 11th ht 5m 04.1 secs
DT Mel Harrison 12th 27.94m Nina Brennan 14th 23.89m
Under 20 Women
400m Hayley Mottram 5th ht 61.8 secs
800m Lauren Deadman 2nd ht 2m 14.8 secs  (PB)
Lauren Deadman 6th final 2m 15.05 secs
1500m Faye Fullerton 1st 4m 25.3 secs (PB) Lauren Deadman 6th 4m 36.3 secs  (PB)
LJ Francesca Rigby 5th 4.71m
DT Sarah Deacon 4th 33.41m (PB)
HT Sarah Deacon 6th 37.41m (PB)
Under 15 Boys
800m Danny Skelt 4th ht 2m 10.3 secs Joe Golding 4th ht 2m 13.1 secs
JT Terry O'Leary 2nd 42.51m
SP Terry O'Leary 4th 12.33m (PB
80mH Terry O'Leary 6th ht 12.83 secs (PB)
DT Terry O'Leary 6th 30.00m
400m Terry O'Leary 4th ht 59.4 secs 
400m Terry O'Leary 8th final 58.88 secs 
Under 17 Men
100m Matt Kelsey 4th ht 11.6 secs
100m Matt Kelsey 4th ht 23.11 secs
800m Thomas Bond 8th ht 2m 17.0 secs
1500m Martin Heys 11th ht 4m 33.2 secs
HJ Steve Prady 2nd 1.85m
Under 20 Men
HT Kevin Deacon 4th 41.07m