56 Athletes, 42 Medals and 86 Personal Bests @ 2024 Hampshire Champs

A super weekend of performances from all ages at the Hampshire Track & Field Championships this weekend.  We were blessed with two warm days, and despite it being a tad breezy there were loads of PBs.  The Club took their largest team ever – 56 athletes – accompanied by 10 coaches 5 of whom took the opportunity to gain valuable officiating experience.

It is difficult to know where to start with the performances of the weekend, so we’ll start from the beginning!

  • First medal of the Saturday was silver for Ethan Rankin in the U17M Long Jump with a new PB of 5.60m, despite him carrying hip and ankle niggles. A promising start.
  • This was quickly followed by gold in the Senior mens 400m hurdles by Will Brown in 58.83s.
  • The U13G 800m was run as a time trial and was won by Florence Williams in a PB of 2:28.78.
  • Next came our first throwing medals – silver for Victoria Pinel in the U15G Hammer with a PB for 26.78m, and bronze for her younger sister Aleksandra in the U13G Javelin with 21.37m
  • The combined male U15/U17/U20 3,000m races produced a clean medal sweep in the for the U20M with Bradley Andrews-Callec in 1st, Ed Carney in 2nd (with a PB of 9:01.46) and George Carney in 3rd.  For the U17m Samuel Oldham came in 4th with 10:04.72 – a massive 43 second PB.  Zane Simpson also got gold in the U15B race in PB of 10:02.86.
  • Back on the field Tom Bennett got the bronze in the U17M Discus with 32.26m and Dan Ross got the silver in the U20M event with 38.82m.
  • In the U15G 1500m Thea Thompson ran an expertly judged race to win the gold in an impressive 4:46.98
  • Also in the U13B 1500m David Lundie-Smith achieved the bronze medal in 5:00.71 – another event with more than one Club member on the podium.
  • The U15G high jump had JSAC athletes in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th with Ella Duarte getting the bronze in 1.45m.
  • Autumn Carro ran a lovely 75m Hurdles for silver in 12.53s.
  • Danielle Wilkinson won gold in the U20W triple jump in 10.54m having only started training for the event in the winter.
  • Harvey Butler came down from Uni to join the team and won gold with an excellently timed finish in a PB of 1:58.30.
  • Lucy Hunt made a welcome return to competition with a win in the Senior Women’s 400m with a PB of 59.18s
  • Daniel Dubras won the U17M javelin in a new PB and another Club record of 53.47m.
  • In the 200m races for the boys Teddy Wilson won silver in the U13B 200m in PB of 28.47s, bettering the PB he ran in the heats.  Jamie Oldham followed up his 2023 silver with a gold in the U20M race in 22.10s, over a second ahead of the athlete in second place, and Steven Mackay had a repeat of last year to win gold again in the Senior Mens race in 22.19s.

And that was just day one!

  • The Sunday started early with throws and Dan Ross getting silver in the U20M Hammer with 32.17m.
  • Evan Campbell followed up with gold in the Senior Mens high jump with 1.85m
  • The Club had another clean sweep of the medals in the U15G long jump in a closely fought competition with the gold going to Amelie Hall with 4.69m, silver to Ella Duarte (4.60m) and bronze to Izzy Gibson (4.57m) – all of which are PBs.
  • Victoria Pinel got silver in the U15G javelin with a PB of 28.22m.
  • Lucy Hunt dropped down to 200m for her second Senior Womens gold, which she won in a PB of 26.74s.
  • Thea Thompson picked up her second medal of the weekend with a silver in the U15G 800m tin 2:23.48, an almost 10 second PB.
  • Dan Ross got his third medal in the U20M shot with 10.68m, as did Victoria Pinel with a 22.60m PB in the U15G discus to get bronze, and Teddy Wilson with the gold in the U13B 1500m in 4:49.14.
  • Aleksandra Pinel went one better than her sister in the Discus winning the U13G gold with 18.31m.
  • Lucy Cohu won the bronze in the U20W 200m with 26.63s.
  • Florence Williams won her second gold of the weekend with a dominant U13G 1500m to win in fantastic 4:53.32, a new Club record and also a Championship record.
  • Bradley Andrews-Callec ran a fabulous solo race in the 2000m steeplechase to take the gold in a PB of 6:21.08 in only his second race over the distance.
  • Teddy Wilson was in action again in the U13B high jump where he jumped a 1.35m PB to take silver for his third medal of the champs.
  • Rory Bains recent foray into the 400m reaped benefits with a bronze and a new PB of 53.73s.
  • To finish off our medal hall of the weekend, both Jamie Oldham (U20M) and Steven Mackay (Senior) completed the sprint double with dominant wins in their respective 100m races, Jamie coming home in 10.89s and Steven in 10.91s.

An absolutely excellent weekend of action.  Very well done to all the athletes who competed so well.  You should be rightly proud of your performances and PBs.  A full list of medals and PBs can be found here.

Many thanks to all the coaches who gave up their weekend to support the athletes, and to the many parents who joined us at the championships.  Thanks to Jersey Sport for their support of this trip through both their Travel Grant and Workforce Grant.

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