Young guns shine in Worcester

First published in Sport

YOUNGER members of Bromsgrove and Redditch AC (B&R AC) took their chance to shine at the Worcester Open meeting.

The club’s young guns tested themselves against athletes from other clubs which included Cheltenham, Hereford, Cardiff, Sparkhill and Halesowen.

There were medals for the top three athletes in each event as well as the meet providing a good opportunity to attain new personal bests.

The first event really did display Bromsgrove and Redditch at its best.

Lewis Byng not only won his under-11s 75 metres race in a PB of 10.7 seconds but he also clocked the fastest time of all 22 athletes taking part in the four races the competition was split into.

In the girls under-11s 75m, Buffy Pinnegar claimed second in 11.8s with Sophie Payne making her debut for B&R AC finishing fourth in a time of 12.7s.

Joshua Pearson took another first place for the club competing in the under-13s boys 100m, finishing in 13.7s.

In the girls competition, Kate Hunter finished fourth to give herself a PB of 15.7s.

In the under-15s section, Andrew Pearson achieved a PB of 12.7s in the 100m when he took second to Worcester and then went on to win the 200m with another PB of 26.0s.

While the under-15s girls 800m race only attracted one athlete who represented Worcester, the under-13 girls 800m saw 21 athletes split over two races. B&R AC were represented by Olivia Worth who finished fifth with a PB of 2.47.0.

In the field events, Pearson leaped a PB of 1.25 metres in the high jump to claim second in the under-13s boys category and Hunter took fifth with a PB of 1.15m.

Pearson then was runner-up out of 10 athletes in the long jump, landing 4.03m, while Lewis Byng was second out of 19 entrants in the under-11s category with 3.77m.

In the girls under-11s long jump, 20 athletes competed with Pinnegar jumping 3.27m to place sixth. Sophie Payne jumped 2.33m for 19th.

For the girls under-13s competition 28 athletes took on the long jump. Chloe Payne, who had only recently joined B&R AC, took joint 10th place with a jump of 3.38m, Worth was 12th with a PB of 3.36m and Hunter finished 25th with 2.87m.

Having finished top of the McCain Young Athletes’ League Midlands 1C Division last month and given the results from the Worcester Open, B&R AC athletes are in good shape and looking forward to the second fixture in the Heart of England League Division Two meeting in Kettering on Saturday.

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