Congratulations are due to all our athletes who took part in the 2017 D&T Track & Field Club Championships this year – both the Club Championship held at Jarman Park last weekend and the 3000m / pentathlon Club Championship in July.
Special mention must go to the 15 club members who achieved new D&T Club Championship best performances in 2017. This talented group of athletes set 20 new records – 10 each for the mens/boys and womens/girls teams.
Thanks to @florenceephotography for the fantastic photo of Rhys in the steeplechase (main photo)
The most prolific record setter on the women’s side was without a doubt our U17 multi-event star Amelia Woodnick, who set three new Club Championship bests this year, while U17 middle distance standout Kristian Imroth, not to be outdone, also set three Club Championship bests for the men.
In fact, our U17 athletes have excelled this season: of the 20 Club Championship bests set in 2017, fully 11 of them were set by this group.
Olivia Edwards (U13) takes the crown for youngest Club Championship record breaker, with her superb 2.34.8 in the 800m, while Malcolm Sargeant (VM70) continues to prove that age is no barrier to success, as he posted two new Club Championship bests this season, to go with his six all-time VM70 bests set this year.
(for a full list of 2017 all-time best performances, click here)
All of the men’s/boys’ Club Championship best performances came on the track, while the ladies set five in the field, with Milly, Amy T and Amy W throwing their way to new records and Marli and Amelia jumping to new bests.
Well done to Denise for posting the only women’s vet Club Championship best, where she ran in the same race as her son Luke in what may have been the only event to award medals to a mother and son pair!
|U13 girls||800m||Olivia EDWARDS||2.34.8|
|U15 girls||Long jump||Marli JESSOP||5.17m|
|U15 girls||Shot putt||Milly GALL||9.84m|
|U17 women||Pole vault||Amy THURGOOD||2.51m|
|U17 women||Hammer||Amy WRIGHT||44.78m|
|U17 women||Pentathlon (with lighter shot)||Amelia WOODNICK||2,810p|
|U17 women||80m hurdles||Amelia WOODNICK||12.4|
|U17 women||Long jump||Amelia WOODNICK||5.19m|
|U20 women||2,000m steeplechase||Grace BIRDSEYE||8.32.9|
|VF40 women||400m||Denise BURFORD||88.9|
|U15 boys||800m||Michael ARMSTRONG||2.12.9|
|U17 men||100m||Tom WRIGHT||11.4|
|U17 men||200m||Josh WOODS||23.4|
|U17 men||1,500m||Kristian IMROTH||4.19.3|
|U17 men||3,000m||Kristian IMROTH||9.12.1|
|U17 men||1,500m steeplechase||Kristian IMROTH||4.42.0|
|U17 men||100m hurdles||Ralph WILLIAMS||14.5|
|U20 men||3,000m steeplechase||Rhys ROWLANDS||10.28.2|
|VM70 men||3,000m||Malcolm SARGEANT||15.23.8|
|VM70 men||5,000m||Malcolm SARGEANT||25.03.1|