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Bests galore for Waveney youngsters

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:32 06 July 2010

SEVEN juniors from Waveney Valley Athletics Club competed in the recent Suffolk County Track and Field Championships held at Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich.

SEVEN juniors from Waveney Valley Athletics Club competed in the recent Suffolk County Track and Field Championships held at Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich.

First up for Waveney was Megan Soanes (U13 Girls), on form Megan secured three medals, first in 800m setting a new best of 2:38.6, second in long jump again a new best of 4.06m and third in 200m in 31.9.

Waveney's U13's boys had two first time competitors in the form of Ewan Anderson and Jamie Finch.

Anderson had a brilliant run in his first event, the 75m Hurdles gaining a third place medal and PB in 17.2sec.

He then set two more bests one in 100m in 16.1sec and the other in 200m in 33.7sec.

Finch battled well to finish eighth in 1500m against a very strong field of runners and very hot conditions. He also put in good performances in long jump and in 200m just missing out on the 200m final by one place.

Rachel Smith (U15 Girls) matched her heat time of 14.1sec in the 100m final but narrowly missed out on a medal.

In the U15 Boys Dominic Oliver started off his day well setting a PB in long jump with 3.89m.

Then he gained a third place medal and a best in the 400m in 66.4sec and day ran well to finish fifth in the 800m.

In the U17 Girls Polly Davies and Tamsin Desborough set bests in all their events.

Davies won a third place medal in the 300m in 43.3sec and just missing out on another medal finishing fourth in the 100m final in 13.4sec.

Desborough opted for the longer distance this time of 3,000m finished fourth in 13:54.9 and fourth in Discus with 15.3m.

Waveney Valley Athletic Club Juniors meet every Monday at the Denes High School and Wednesdays at Sir John Leman High School, 6.30 until 8pm.

For more details see www.waveneyvalley.org.

IT was a case of anything you can do…I can do too…as a Lowestoft-based brother and sister broke new records.

At the Suffolk Championships at Ipswich on Sunday, City of Norwich AC athletes Samuel and Alice Cheverton recorded new championships best displays.

Alice, running in the U13 girls 1500m, led from the gun and stormed around the track in a time of 5:17 - knocking eight seconds off the previous championship record.

Not to be outdone by his little sister, Samuel - running in the U20 men's 3000m - crossed the line first in a new championship best time of 9:14.6.

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