There were several personal best performances (including Lily Grant's new club record in the U17W'S 300m hurdles) and plenty of other great efforts by the RPAC athletes at the latest Lily B League match held in Croydon on Saturday.
Javelin proved a strength again with Lily Cain-Jones throwing a new PB of 33.97m in winning the U15'S while Katie Mackison won the U17'S with a throw of 36.75m. Katie had a good day, finishing second in the Shot with a PB (9.59) and running a PB in the 300mH. Lily Grant added a Shot PB to her record in the hurdles.
In the U15'S there was also a new PB for Erin Taylor-Benson in the high jump and good points were scored by Vicky Wilkes, Eva Marsh and Evelyn Salisbury who all doubled up with two events each.
The U13'S had plenty of success too. Francesca Manrow ran a new PB in the 200m, came 1st in the discus and competed in the 800m. Shakila Keable ran a fantastic 2.39.8 in the 800m. Not many below 2.40 in year six! Lily Woodhams had a new long jump PB with 3m.29 and also had first competitive outings in the 100 and the 200m sprints. Eva Peters as ever scored good points with her 100m, 200m and long jump. For Alessia Turner it was a busy afternoon too. Alessia performed well in the discus and the high jump but her highlight was her first 1500m where a long sprint finish saw her come home in 5.38.3. We haven't seen too many year six 1500's but this time compares very favouroubly with those from RPAC that have gone before.
An exciting 75m sprint was won by U11 Eve Goulding in a fast 12.1 seconds! Eve also ran a good 150m. Yasmin Badawi had another good all round performance competing in three U11 events and coming away with a PB of 3.18 in the long jump. Harriet Thynne as ever undertook three events and Harriet ran a new PB of 24.8 in the 150m. There were also good performances from Florence Carter, Amelie Lawrence and Jessica Randall.
Ian Crouch and Donna Barrington-Smith are both UK Athletics Officials from RPAC and we are grateful to them for once again giving up their Saturday's to officiate at the match.
Lily and Eva in their 200m races:
Florence Carter and Jessica Randall:
Shakila in the 800m:
Francesca in the 200m:
Lily and Eva again:
Yasmin jumping 3.18 (PB):
Donna (Standing) official time keeper:
At the end of a long afternoon, the U11'S and U13'S both took part in the 4 x 100m relays. After clocking 69.5 at the first Lily B match in Ewell, the U11'S improved their time to a speedy 65.7 seconds!
The U13 team of Francesca, Alessia, Lily and Eva finished their race in 3rd place in a time of 60.5 seconds. As can be seen from the Power of 10 this time is pretty quick! ( The Croydon time of 60.5 not posted to P of 10 yet).
U13 4 x100m Relay Team at Croydon: