Saturday, 18th June 2016
The Mason Trophy Inter Counties Schools’ Championships at Birmingham saw five BUH&AC juniors compete in the orange vests of Greater Manchester against the ten other school counties.
Hannah Kelly’s summer continued to get better as she clocked yet another 200m Personal Best. Her 24.91s for a comfortable victory now ranks her sixth in the UK. Moreover, in breaking the 25-seconds barrier, coach Les Hall believes it is the quickest time by ANY female BUH&AC athlete…ever! Absolutely tremendous – at the age of only 15, that’s some achievement and there’s surely more to come. She can look forward to the English Schools Championships in three weeks, where many of the girls will be 12 months her senior.
Taiwo Taiwo also continued to progress in the 200m with another PB of 25.74s. She collected silver with a time that ranks her 14th in the UK; she then got bronze in the junior (U15) girls’ 4x100m relay.
Georgia Lever leapt 5.19m in the Long Jump to finish sixth. She then joined Kelly to run the second and third legs of the Inter girls’ 4x100m, as they do for Bolton; the changeover was immaculate and brought a silver medal.
Fellow U17 athlete Daniel Morrison also finished sixth in the Discus, collecting a new PB of 32.59m, whilst Zak Grundy completed the 400m hurdles (69.14s).
Elsewhere, in the England Athletics U23 Championships in Bedford, Chris Mann registered 2.03m for fourth place in the High Jump.