Athletes in good form at Millfield

MANY athletes continued their fine form at the Mendip AC open meeting at Millfield School and at Exeter Arena.

MANY athletes continued their fine form at the Mendip AC open meeting at Millfield School and at Exeter Arena.

Aidan Paul was on fine form with a win in the 80m, a time of 30.5 in the 200m and a first place long jump of 3.62m. He continued his long jump success at the recent Exeter Open where he jumped 3.63m and broke 11 seconds for 75m 10.9.

Chloe Buck, now trying her hand over the longer distance of 800m, ran a superbly timed race to win in 2.52.5, but determined to break the 2.50.0 barrier also travelled to Exeter and ran a fantastic time of 2.49.0 proving the endurance training is really paying off. She also jumped 3.50m to win the long jump.

Gareth Brock won the 200m in a time 28.8 and also competed in the long jump for Under-13 boys 3.20m was his best jump. Danny Bailey also contended the long jump and ran the 200m in 31.5 to finish third.

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Anicia Skeates ran the 70m hurdles, the 200m and won the high jump in a height of 1.35m

Rosie Parsons set a new personal best in the 1500m of 5.39.4, shaving two seconds off her previous best and ran 28.5 in the 200m. Francesca Allen also ran the 200m, 29.4 and long jumped to 3.89m

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The Withers family all competed both at Millfield and Exeter with Alys gaining second place in both the 800m and 600m, older sister Livi jumped 4.00m in the long jump and gained second place in the 100m in Exeter 14.6. Joe performed well in the triple jump on both occasions, 10.73m and 10.46m, and also long jumped to 4.78m.

Sophie Thomas contested the Under-13s 200m at Millfield and proved she has really found her niche, she ran an impressive 28.8 improving her personal best by over a second. Based on Year 6 athletes, she is currently ranked third in the UK. She also travelled to Exeter and came away with two wins and two personal bests, 14.3 in the 100m and 3.76m in the long jump.

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