Mia wins sprint on debut

Sport pic for Lynn News ANL-140605-100139002
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Sunday saw the second East Anglian League fixture of the season at Sportspark, Norwich.

This match marked the league track and field competition debuts for U11 Ryston Runners Bea Honeybone and Mia Moore, who had already run in Mini GEAR, Kit Howlett, and Harry Wakefield.

Mia won her 80m sprint event. Kit and Harry both ran PBs in the 600m, of 2:00 and 2:04 respectively, with Kit also winning the long jump, 3m 68, and just missing a win in the 80m.

The U13 boys found themselves up against the strongest teams in the region and did well to secure fourth place. Robert MacQueen ran the 1500m to gain much-needed points, in a race which saw Brandon Tuttle front-running for most of the way before just being pipped to second.

Charlie Wakefield ran a PB in the 800m as well as contesting the 200m and javelin, while Mackenzie Pilkington took on the 200m before joining his team mates in the relay in which they placed third.

Thea Howlett (U13G) took second place in debut javelin (17m) and 800m, and third in the 200m.

Danny Petherick (U15B) gained valuable throwing experience in his first outing. The more experienced Annie Rooks, in her first U17 season, competed in the 1500m, javelin, and long jump.

All the juniors showed great enthusiasm.

The men’s team battled to third overall, with PBs from Justin Kinsey (2.02 800m), Dan Yellop (51.9 secs 400m) and Paul Harrison (5.21m long jump). Robert Simmonds, Gareth Hunt and Stuart Howlett all performed well.

Rebecca Tuff competed in many events, including dipping under the three-minute mark in the 800m and veteran competitor Marlene Simmonds performed well in the throws.