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WACers at English Schools Champs 5/6 July 2013

Peter Impett reports

Getting to the English Schools Championship is the pinnacle of achievement for a young athlete. This year the championships were held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, home of the mighty Birchfield Athletic Club. Club members Ryan Long and Bethan Burley joined 21 other Dorset athletes in making the trip and while neither of them brought home a medal they acquitted themselves very well in distinguished company. 

Ryan had hoped to make the championships in pole vault but an injury to his hand caused a switch to the junior boys 80 metre hurdles.  Ryan made the selection standard in the dying hours of the qualification period hitting the 12.0 second mark.  He then smashed his personal best winning heat 3 in 11.7. A time of 11.83 in the final gave him eighth place.

Bethan meanwhile was putting shot in the junior girls category having achieved the 10 metre qualifying standard.  In the final Bethan was 12th out of 19 with 9m61. What is encouraging for Bethan is that she was one of the youngest in the competition and still has another year in the age category.

Congratulations to them both.



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