The senior men’s and women’s teams were in action at the NAL Premier League match at Norman Park, where in superb conditions the mixed team performed brilliantly to finish second on 479 points behind TVHs winning 579 points.
On the track there was a great B string 100m win for Korede Awe in 10.73, and 17-year-old Sam Reardon won both the men’s A string 400m and 800m running as maturely as a man far older, both in great new personal bests of 47.62 and 1.50.87 respectively, with coach Nigel Stickings walking around the track with a permanent smile on his face all afternoon. Pablo Seema Roca won the B string 400m in a pb with 48.74 improving by almost a second while Callum Parker won the B string 800m in a pb of 1.55.84. In the field Patrick Apantaku won the B string triple jump with 11.90m and Benjamin Platt won the pole vault with 3.90m.
In the ladies’ events there was a magnificent double for team manager Niamh Bridson Hubbard running a new pb over 800m in 2.08.77 and comfortably winning the 3,000m with 9.56.02, with Amarisa Sibley winning the B string 800m in 2.09.50. Two great performances over the 100m hurdles with Annie Davies winning the A string with a new pb of 13.38 and Isabella Hilditch winning the B string also in a pb of 13.56. In the field events Hannah MacAulay won the discus with 42.22m while Lauren Farley won the javelin with her first throw over 50m with 50.20m, and to round things off the ladies’ team of Zsiriah Thomas, Annie Davies, Shakanya Osahon and Mallory Cluley won the 4 x 100m relay in 47.48.
Other notable performances among the men included Bailey Stickings clocking 52.13 over the 400m hurdles, Rico Cottell running a pb of 14.87 over the high hurdles losing out by a fraction, Ben Sutton achieving a pb in the long jump with 7.13m and Kelechi Aguocha clearing 2.05m in the high jump, and among the ladies Kaliyah Young ran 12.12 and 24.55 over the sprints, Deborah Martin high jumped 1.75m, Mary Adeniji leapt 11.91m in the triple jump, Nana Gyedu threw 15.02m in the shot for a pb, Gemma Vickery threw the hammer 50.96m with Abbie Stewart throwing 39.55m and the ladies quartet finished 2nd in the 4 x 400m in 3.51.98.
In the YDL Young Age Group match at Sutcliffe Park, BBHAC easily won the match with 322 points with Medway & Maidstone 2nd with 234.5. Club athletes recorded an unprecedented 49 personal bests between them plus a host of season bests. In the under 13 boys’ races over 75m there were fine runs for Theodore Osobu in 10.44, Antonio Seuret Montgomery in 10.59 and Thomas Vallins in 10.75, and Emilia Adese clocked 10.93 winning the girls U13 B race. Other notable performances were achieved by Rayhan Mourtada in the 80m hurdles with 11.53, Daisy Snell ran the 300m in 42.10 and achieved a new pb in the high jump with 1.65m both in the under 15 age group, while under 13s Lucas Elmqvist ran 3.41.79 over 1200m and Luciana Smith registered 3.54.72.
Elsewhere Dina Asher Smith had her first full blown run out over 100m and won in 10.92 at an event in Hengelo in the Netherlands, while Charlie Davis ran in one of the UK trial races over 10,000m and clocked a new pb of 30.26.03 at Birmingham University.