Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers win medal haul at England athletics championships

First published in Ryman Premier Division Table & Results

Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers' athletes won 17 medals at the Aviva England Athletics Under-20/U-23 Championships and World Trials in Bedford.

The performance of the meeting came from Shadine Duqemin who won the U-23 1kg discus title with a personal best throw of 50.63m. Duqemin followed this up on Sunday by winning the U-20 title with a new best of 51.63 to leave her ranked first in the UK this year.

In the 1.75kg discus, U-20 Nicholas Percy had his ninth consecutive win of the season, adding a massive 3.31m to his PB throwing 59.63m. He is also ranked first in his age group this season.

In the same event, Gregory Thompson took silver adding 4.95m to his PB throwing 54.97m. Not satisfied with that, the athlete collected the bronze medal in the 6kg shot putt throwing a PB of 16.17m.

Zane Duqemin won the 7.26kg shot putt throwing another PB of 18.48m and is ranked first in the UK U-23 standings. He also came second in the discus with 55.59.

Seb Rodger won gold in the U-23 400m hurdles as his finishing stamina proved decisive, recording a PB of 51.29.

Another gold came in the long jump with a fine 7.42 from Daniel Bramble.

The other silvers were won by Gregor Maclean in the U-23 pole vault (5.10), Kemi Olunade in the U-20 triple jump (11.99), Niall Fleming in the U-23 5000m (15.00.96) and U-23 Allan Smith in the high jump (2.10).

Bronze medals were collected by Nathan Fox in the U-23 triple jump (15.81), Louisa James in the U-20 hammer (53.40), Dempsey McGuigan in the U-20 hammer (69.62) and Adam Carpenter in the U-20 pole vault (4.70).

The club's young athletes produced a strong performance in the third National Young Athletes League Southern Premier NW match at Harrow. Shaftesbury Barnet were third overall with 779.5 points.

Kyle Langford won the U-17 400m with a PB of 50.5 while Jamie Harper was the winner of the U-13 1500m in a best time of 4.53. Mark Pearce cruised to the 3000m with a PB of 9.02.1.

Alexander Conn was first in the U-17 400m hurdles with a PB of 1.03.7. U-17 Callum McCormick finished first in the 1500m steeplechase with 4.53.1.

Oly Arowojolu won the A high jump (1.41) and Justin Lee clinched the B with 1.35. U-17 Akin Coward won the high jump with a PB of 1.80 and Ade Adefolalu was first in the B with a best of 1.70.

In the long jump, Abbas Adejoonwo won the B U-13 event with 4.27 and Freya Hufton won the U-17 competition with 4.57. Yasmin Lakin came top in the U-17 triple jump with 11.26.

U-13 Oly Arowojolu won the U-13 shot putt with 9.99 and U-15 Nabil Haque was first with 12.00. Tayle Clarke won the B event with a PB of 11.54 and Jessica Trott topped the U-17 B with a PB of 7.77.

Joanthan Alese was first in the B discus with an impressive 28.41 throw.

Obi Egbunike won the U-15 hammer with 31.98 and Alese also prevailed in the B with a PB of 25.62.

The U-13 B 100m relay of Joe Bellman, Arowojolu, Luke Constanninou and Dita Ja Ja won in 53.4.

The U-17 relay team featuring Rory Mudd, James Sothcott, Billy Kelsey and Langford also won in a time of 3.35.9.

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