South of England U20 & Senior Champs, Crystal Palace

Sat 16th & Sun 17th June 2007

This was the most successful South of England Championships for several years as club athletes won eight medals, two gold, three silver and three bronze.


Bonne Buwembo was a comfortable winner in the U20 javelin, taking the title by four metres. His winning throw of 63.29m was just one centimetre short of his PB & club U20 record set the previous weekend.


Lauren Deadman produced her best result since returning from injury to strike senior 3000m gold, with a new PB of 9:56.17s.


Kate Cowley (the former Miss Brewington) picked up a pair of medals. Her 1.68m high jump clearance won silver and her 5.96m long jump performance picked a a bronze medal. She missed out on a third medal when she was disqualified in the sprint hurdles.


The middle distance events brought two more medals. Harriet Scott produced her usual battling display to smash her PB to win silver in the senior 800m. Her 2:06.27s clocking was a three second improvement and takes her to fourth on the club all -time list.


Ross Clarke also produced a spirited display as he won bronze in the U20 men's 1500m with a fast 3:58.78s.


Lucy Sargent was third in the 200m with 24.74s, but was run out of the medals in the 100m sprint, finishing fifth.


Nicola Hill continues to impress. She produced a stunning run to win silver in the u20 400m hurdles with a fantastic 62.24s run - only Denise Kiernan among club athletes have run faster. She is hoping for a late entry this coming weekend to attack the 61.50s qualifying standard set by UK Athletics for the World Youth (U18) Championships in Ostrava, Slovakia. Hill also placed fourth in the U20 100m Hurdles final with an excellent 14.82s


There were also fourth places for Claire Brennan in the senior 100m hurdles and Emma Christmas whose javelin throw of 39.03m was her second longest ever.  


Career best performances were set by Robyn Matson (U20 - 1500m) and Robyn Delivett (senior 400m), while Hannah Gamester leapt to her second best ever long jump of 5.19m, just one cm shy of her eight year old PB.


Anthony Williams set a season's best of 15.45s in the U20 110m hurdles to qualify for the final, where he finished eighth.

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Under 20 Women
100m Lucy Sargent 5th


(12.19s ht)

200m Lucy Sargent 3rd


(25.34s ht)

400m Lauren Clark 5th ht


1500m Robyn Matson 10th

4m 50.13s


100m H Nicola Hill (U17) 4th

14.82s PB

(heat: 15.34s)

  Lisa Schofield DNF



400m H Nicola Hill (U17) 2nd

62.24s PB


Javelin Emma Christmas 4th


Senior Women
400m Robyn Delivett  ht

61.90s PB

800m Harriet Scott 2nd

2m 6.27 secs PB

(Heat: 2m 09.86)

  Hayley Stibbs ht 2m 17.30s  
3000m Lauren Deadman 1st 9:56.17s  PB


100m H Claire Brennan 4th 15.64s  
  Kate Cowley DQ  

Long Jump Kate Cowley 3rd 5.96m

  Hannah Gamester 11th 5.19m w/a  
High Jump Kate Cowley 2nd 1.68m

Under 20 Men
110mH Anthony Williams 8th


(15.45s ht)

1500m Ross Clarke 3rd

3m 58.78s

(4:01.45s ht)

Long Jump Vince Lazaro 7th


Anthony Williams 8th


Javelin Bonne Buwembo 1st


Senior Men
200m Luke Stott ht


3000 SC Rob Warner 8th

9m 50.50s

Hammer Daniel Gamester 7th


Javelin Sam Harrison 6th


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