SEVEN Bromsgrove & Redditch Athletic Club youngsters turned in impressive performances at the Midlands Athletics Championships over the weekend in Nuneaton to win six medals.
On day one, three of the club’s athletes came away with a medal. Matt Griffin convincingly won the U15 boys’ 80m hurdles final in blustery conditions by almost a second in a personal best of 11.80secs to become Midlands champion.
Josh Pearson and Beth Sykes easily qualified for their respective 400m and 800m finals in the U17 age group and both went on to win silver medals.
Pearson ran 50.28secs, just 12 hundredths of a second behind the winner, and Sykes was just one-and-a-half seconds behind the winner in 2.17.12.
On day two of the championships, Kieran Valley produced a personal best of 35.14m in the U17 discus to take silver and also clinched silver in the shot put.
Megan Haines competed in a quadrathlon – four events in which points are awarded for distances/times and added together. In a field of 19 competitors, Haines finished overall second with outstanding performances in the 100m and long jump and PBs in shot put and 600m.
Josh Keyte narrowly missed a bronze medal in the U15 boys’ triple jump by just 1cm.
Pearson made it through the heats of 21 athletes to finish seventh in the U17 200m final and Tayla Mullings finished eighth in the U17 women’s hammer, just short of her personal best.
Griffin and Pearson now go on to the England U15 and U17 National Championships in Bedford this weekend.