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Rachel is double champion as Harriers perform well at County Championships

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Exeter Harriers athletes competing at the Devon County Championships at Exeter Arena performed exceptionally well, achieving many new lifetime bests, championship titles, and breaking championship records.

Rachel Champion took the sprints double with two championship golds and lifetime bests in the U13 100 and 200 with 13.39 and 27.73, her 100 time a big new PB with a legal wind speed. Champion is now placed =11th in the National Rankings over 100 and 11th for 200. Brooke Coldwell claimed gold in the 600 with 1:47.00, a new lifetime best by more than 3 secs and Chloe Harris won two silvers in the 70 hurdles (14.07) and high jump with a new best by 4cm of 1.25. Jasmine Stone claimed silver in the 1200 with 4:27.00 and Katie Chapman exceeded all expectations with three wins, all new lifetime bests, and a superb new championship record in the high jump of 1.49. Chapman’s other wins came in the long jump (4.59) and shot (8.02).

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Theodore Jackson Clist claimed two wins in the U13 100 with a new PB (13.45) and long jump (4.66), Craig Moncur came away with two wins, both new lifetime bests, in 75 hurdles with 13.53 and discus 21.38 (PB by almost 2 metres) and silver in shot with 7.86. Cameron Bryson claimed second with a new PB in 600 of 1:48.00, Harrison Sime took gold in the 1200 with 3:52.00 and silver in high jump (1.30), and Johnny Livingstone claimed silver in 1200 with 3:54.00, a new PB by some 20 secs. Nathan Blatchford took silver in 75 hurdles with a new PB of 13.67 and Fraser Moran also claimed silver in javelin with 22.83.

Olivia Dobson had a good day with wins in the U15 shot (11.52) and high jump (1.55), the former being a new championship record with the new 3kg weight for this age group. Isobel Pinsky claimed two silvers, dipping below the 12 second barrier for the first time in 75 hurdles with 11.78, and high jump with 1.50, and bronze in long jump with a 13cm PB of 4.79. Amy-Beth Curtis took silver in javelin with 26.81.

Elliot Moran ran a PB of 2:06.00 in the U15 800 to claim the gold, and Sam Pyne also took gold in the 1200 with a new PB by 10 secs with 4:50.00, and silver in high jump (1.40). Jack Turner claimed three championship titles with wins in high jump (1.60), discus (29.92 PB) and javelin (36.87 PB), and Josh Tyler claimed two golds and a silver, all PBs, in shot (8.92), hammer (27.42) and discus (23.24).

Abe Dellamuro won silver in the U17 100, dipping below 12 secs for the first time with 11.90, Jack Churchill claimed gold in the 200 with 22.95, and Jack Moncur took two first places in high jump (1.55) and javelin (54.82).

Lily Mills had two superb performances claiming two golds, both new championship records, with 37.99 in javelin and 11.27 in shot. Madeleine Roche claimed silver in U17 800 with an excellent 3 sec PB of 2:25.00, and Phoebe Killen went one better with gold in the 1500 in 5:17.00.

Dominic Allen won three titles in U20 shot (11.05), javelin (48.85) and discus (28.26 PB), Christian Pugsley won the long jump with 6.08, Jamie Anderson took gold in high jump (1.77). On the track Jake Smith won the 3000 in 9:21.1 and Shaun Johnson claimed second in the 2000 s/c in 6:19.00, a new PB by 6 secs.

Jess D DCC 2015Jessica Dobson claimed golds in 200 with a new legal PB of 25.91 and shot with another new PB of 9.19, and Katie Olding took gold in 800 in 2:16.52.

Owen Styler claimed the sprint double in the senior men’s sprints with 11.20 in 100 and 22.33 in 200, Jevgeni Judin won the 400 in 52.31, and Dave Dawson won three championship titles in shot (13.66), discus (43.89), and hammer (36.81).

Meghan Whittaker claimed two titles in the senior women’s shot with a new PB of 10.38 and discus with 24.01.

In the Masters categories the Harriers did exceptionally well, with Derek Mardles claiming two golds, both new championship best performances, in M65 100 with 14.98 and 200 with 31.27, and Mike Bourcier-Mayo claimed three golds, two of which were new championship records in M65 shot with 9.69 and javelin with 28.90, and the discus with 36.75.