The sun was shining at Exeter Arena for the Devon County AA Track and Field Champs on 13 May 2018. Exeter Harriers had a great contingent of athletes across all age groups striving to gain a medal position. There were some fantastic performances including a number of Championship Best Performances (CBP).
Jack Turner (U20) got a CBP and a PB in the High Jump with a massive 2.01m jump. His 6.73m Long Jump was also a CBP. He competes again, at the end of the month, in the Senior/U20 England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Bedford.
Elliot Moran (U20) put in a strong run to win the 2000m steeplechase with a PB of 6:21.72. However, he’ll be looking to reduce this to 6:10.0 to qualify for the ESAA Champs.
Josh Tyler (U17) got a great PB in the shot 14.54m, placing him 5th on the UKA rankings. Further PBs in the discus, 41.34m, and Hammer, 48.35m, resulted in two further golds.
Thomas Putt (U17) won the javelin with a PB of 49.96m.
Michael Bowley (U17) 1st in the triple jump with a PB of 12.63m
All round talent Katie Chapman (U15) jumped a PB of 5.45m in the long jump to secure the win and get an = CBP. She is now placed 3rd in the UK rankings for this season. She also won the 70 m hurdles (SB 11.77) and the shot (PB 10.76m)
Rebecca Squires (U15) got PBs to win the 100m (12.82) and 200m (26.25). She also took 1st place in the 300m.
Daniel Hamilton-Strong (U15) won the 200m with a great PB of 23.94.
Scarlett Livingstone (U13) took gold in the 1500m with a CBP 5:04.86, she currently holds 1st place in the UK rankings.
Imogen Bond (U13) jumped an excellent PB of 4.58m in the long jump, she also won the 100m.
Thomas Bennett (U13) won the javelin with a PB of 31.45m.
Not to be outshone our Veteran Athletes also achieved CBPs;
Jackie Walpole (V60) 2:42.01 800m placing her 1st on UKA rankings
Richard Scott (V40) 2:00.58 800m also placing him 1st on the UKA rankings. He also gained a CBP in the 200 in a time of 24.68
Derek Mardles (V70) 15.84 100m and 81.47 400m