Club records smashed at West of England Championships

A TOTAL haul of approaching 40 medals from the West of England County Championships by many of NSAA s highly promising stars where new personal bests were set and club records smashed.

A TOTAL haul of approaching 40 medals from the West of England County Championships by many of NSAA's highly promising stars where new personal bests were set and club records smashed.

Five North Somerset Athletic Academy athletes achieved Grade 2 status on the AAA standards, Kody Mortimer for Under-13s long jump; Ash Pierson Under-17s 100 and 200m; Katie Grinyer Under-13s 800m and 200m; Sophie Thomas Under-13s 200m; and Anicia Skeates Under-13s 70m hurdles. With the season only just beginning things are looking promising for the future.

New personal bests on the day were set by Tasha Osgood who achieved silver in the girls' Under-15 100m with a time of 13.42 and a bronze in the long jump 4.52m.

Francesca Allen broke the 30-second barrier for the first time over 200m and put the shot out to 7.27m to achieve a silver medal.


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Emma Smith and Rosie Parsons took silver and bronze in the Under-15s girls' 200m with times of 28.12 and 28.77 respectively, both achieving Grade 4 status and new personal bests.

Kieran Manning and Zac Sow battled out the 800m, Kieran wining the silver and Zac the bronze.

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Winning his first ever medal was Josh Bray in the Under-15s long jump, a third place finish of 4.17m, and for David Page a bronze and two silvers in Under-15s discus, hammer and javelin.

In-form James Lawrence came away with two silvers and two personal bests 12.2 for 100m and 25.00 for 200m, both times achieving Grade 3 standard status. He also collected gold in the shot, 9.14m.

Two silvers for Ash Pierson over 100 and 200m, silver for Calum Hannay in the 800m and also for Natalie Ogden in the Under-13s long jump, 3.65m.

Silver also for Ellie Parker in the Under-13s 1500m, and for Jordan Allen in the Under-15s shot.

A bronze for Chloe Buck in the Under-13s 800m and for Sophie Thomas in the Under-13s 200m, 29.01, which also breaks inter-county standards of 29.60.

Gold medal winners were Katie Grinyer, just back from the London Mini Marathon road race picking up the track titles over both Under-13s 800m and 200m, Anicia Skeates 70m hurdles and Kody Mortimer 1500m.

A special mention for Ben Coghlan, coach and mentor to all athletes at NSAA who, at that time, ran the second fastest 100m time in the UK 10.79 for Under-20 men and an outstanding 200m 21.92 to secure both county titles.

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