JSAC selected 8 athletes to attend the South of England U15/U17 championships last weekend.
Victoria Pinel (U15G) came away with a PB in the discus throwing 23.67 finishing in 8th place overall as a first year athlete. Pinel also competed in Shot Put and Hammer finishing in 10th & 11th respectively.
First of the runners to battle the windy conditions was Charlie Le Mains (U15B), who made the finals in the 200m and finished 8th in 24.88s. The 100m was the following day and Le Mains made it to the semis with a time of 12.16. This was Le Mains first experience of a higher level competition.
Ethan Rankin and Jayden Planner both U17M were running the 100m and Rankin was also competing at 200m. Rankin finished in 12.57s and 26.29s. A tough race for this first year athlete. Planner was at his first higher level competition having only started competing on the track this year. Planner finished in 12.05.
Lucy Cohu also ran the 100m and 200m for the U17W. Cohu made it to the semis in the 200m running 27.45 finishing in 6th.
Isla Hall was racing the 1500m in U15G against some tough competitors. Hall was in the first heat and finished 8th in 4.59.86 just missing out on qualifying for the final.
Last of our runners was Bradley Andrews-Callec who was running the 1500m U17M. Two heats saw Andrews-Callec finish comfortably in 3rd place to make the final. He took to the start line again on Sunday finishing in 7th place with a PB of 4.10.37.
Last of our athletes was first year U17M Daniel Dubras. Dubras threw a huge PB of 47.21 in Javelin finishing in 8th overall.
After all the successes on the track we took the athletes for some fun off the track! That evening saw some very questionable karaoke before the following days antics at an inflatable water park finishing with a bounce at the trampoline park!