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Starting with the Men’s U20 sprints, there were PBs aplenty.  Alex Cronje finished 2nd in the A-string 100m with a new PB of 11.89, with Luc Balayer in the B-string race, also finishing 2nd in a season best of 12.14.  Alex Cronje also ran a PB in the B-string 200m finishing 2nd in 24.22, and Matthew McKenna ran a PB of 23.75 in the A race, finishing 3rd.

Matthew McKenna also ran an impressive personal best of 49.77 in the 400m, finishing 1st.

In the U20 Women’s sprints, Tobi Aderoju ran the 100m in 14.34, finishing 4th.

The U17 men had an equally impressive amount of PBs in the sprints.  In the 100m, James Skeet finished 4th in the A-string race in a new PB of 11.65, with Kane Dedewo running 11.72 in the B-string race to finish 2nd.   James Skeet also ran a PB in the 200m A-string race, finishing 3rd in 23.87.  Dylan Haarhoff continued his good form to run a PB of 24.63 in the B-string race, finishing 2nd.

Jensen Chowdhruy ran a wind legal PB of 12.39 in the non-scoring 100m, Dylan Haarhoff ran a PB of 12.16 in the same event and Jake Morris ran 25.26 in the non-scoring 200m.

Moving up the distances, Adam Claudet ran a PB of 2:17.33 in the U17 800m, finishing in 5th and Alfie Pike ran a PB in the U20 3000m, finishing 2nd in 9:43.72.

Men running on an athletics track
Man pining a number 7 on a black vest while on an athletics track
Men starting a race on an athletics track

Moving onto the field events, in the U20 Women’s competition, Tobi Aderoju competed in the U20 shotput, discus and hammer, throwing 7.37m in the shot for 3rd place, 12.78m in the discus for 4th and 18.09m in the hammer for 2nd, a good day for Tobi.

The U20 Women’s high jump was won by Tori-Ann Anderson who impressed by jumping 1.69m, breaking her own U20 club record and qualifying for English Schools.

Chia Brown competed in 3 events on the day, jumping 1.40m in the U17 high jump for 5th place. Chia then threw 21.15m in the U17 discus for 3rd place and then a PB of 30.53m in the U17 javelin A-string for 2nd place. Also in the U17 javelin was Hazel Ingham who finished 2nd in the B-string with a throw of 15.71.

Sticking with javelin, Alex Cronje threw 27.88m for 3rd in the U20 A-string and a new PB.  Alex also competed in the U20 long jump, jumping 5.04m to finish 2nd in another PB.

Jake Morris competed in the U17 long jump, jumping 4.91m for 4th place.

Lady in a cage with a discus
Man holding a blue javelin facing away from the camera
Lady in a cage with a discus

Lastly, the U17 4 x 100m relay team, comprised of Kane Dedewo, James Skeet, Jensen Chowdhury, and Dylan Haarhoff, never having run before and some competing in their first ever relay, ran 47.37 for 4th place.  This however, is only 0.37s away from the U17 club record.  An impressive run by the young men.  A bit more practise with the batten and I am sure this record will fall!

Overall, on the day, Walton finished in 6th place in the team standings.

Well done to everyone who competed and congratulations on a huge amount of personal best performances.

The final match of the season is in Sutton on Sunday 30th June.

Two men passing a relay baton on an athletics track
Two men passing a relay baton on an athletics track
Two men passing a relay baton on an athletics track