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BUSY WEEKEND FOR HARRIERS’ MONCUR AS HE ROUNDS OFF A SUCCESSFUL SEASON

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Selection for two National competitions in one weekend, one in Manchester and the other in Birmingham, resulted in meticulous planning to enable Jack Moncur to compete in both, but it meant he wasn’t available to represent his home club in their quest for a good position in the final SW League of the season. 16 year old Moncur found himself selected to represent the SW Region at the Sainsburys UK Schools Games in Manchester, where he came fourth in the U17 javelin with his best throw of 56.35, his third furthest throw of all time, missing out on bronze by just 45cm to his Scottish team-mate Adam Boyle of Glasgow.

Moncur, the current English Schools bronze medallist, has been a regular member of the Devon & Cornwall composite team competing in the UK Youth Development League this season, and with the team winning their respective division and gaining qualification for the National Finals in Birmingham Moncur was one of five Exeter Harriers athletes who secured a place in the final. His best throw of 54.46 in the U17 A javelin was somewhat down on his best, but good enough to place him second, also placing seventh in the A high jump with 1.55. Shaun Johnson was second in the U20 B 2000 steeplechase in 6:42.90, Fin Mclear placed third in the U17 400 hurdles A race in 61.79, Madeleine Roche was fourth in the U17 800 A race in 2:21.92, and Jamie Anderson placed fourth in the U20 A high jump with 1.85.