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Joel Burgess strikes gold for Waveney Valley AC at Eastern Counties Championships

PUBLISHED: 00:51 30 June 2017

Waveney Valley AC's athletes at the Eastern Counties Championships, from left to right, Leon Field, Joel Burgess and Mason Hodds. Picture: Club

Waveney Valley AC's athletes at the Eastern Counties Championships, from left to right, Leon Field, Joel Burgess and Mason Hodds. Picture: Club

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Waveney Valley AC had three athletes competing in the Eastern Counties Championships at Cambridge.

Joel Burgess, Leon Field and Mason Hodds competed amongst top competition in soaring temperatures.

In the U13 Boys, Joel finished with silver in the 100m before going on to win 200m gold with a new club record 27.2.

Leon equalled his own club record in the 100m hurdles for a silver medal and with an excellent final push in the closing stages of the 100m, he gained bronze in a time of 11.5.

Finishing the medal haul was Mason, who like Leon finished his 100m race in superb style getting second place on the dip in 11.5. He also competed in the triple jump and claimed bronze with a jump of 11.76m.

Meanwhile Joel Burgess, Finn Howes and Ethan Hodds have been selected to represent Suffolk at the U13 inter county meeting in Kingston in July.

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