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Athletes shine at Hereford and Worcester Minors County Championship
1:20pm Sunday 8th July 2012 in Sport
ATHLETES from schools in the Hereford District won eight gold, eight silver and five bronze medals at the Hereford and Worcester Minors County Championship.
George Hudson (Bishop’s) dominated the 1,500 metres but his four minutes 39 seconds missed the record by just one second.
Team-mate Tom Hutchison (4.54) ran gallantly to claim silver, a feat also achieved by Jade Adcock (Whitecross) in the girls’ 1,500m (5.35).
Sheer determination gave Paige Williams (Whitecross), the courage she needed to hang on and win a bronze medal in the same race (5.47).
Charlie Gower (Bishop’s) was the in-form sprinter, winning the 100m (13.47 sec) before anchoring the relay team to victory.
The boys also won the relay, beating Worcester City by a comfortable margin, as did Matt Catterall (Fairfield), whose classy 200m performance (25.25) was good enough for gold.
There were silver medals for Harriet Williams (Cathedral) who ran a determined inside bend in the 200m (28.31), and for Will Griffiths (Whitecross) over 400m (59.85), while Keiron Twigg (Bishop’s) and Tom Goulding (John Kyrle) picked up silver and bronzes respectively in the 80m hurdles.
In the field, Fred Hemmingway’s (John Kyrle) shot putt of nine metres 89 centimetres was good enough for gold as was Ella Hill’s (Whitecross) discus throw of 18.32 and Sophie Misztal’s (St Mary’s) leap of 4.8 in the long jump.
St Mary’s javelin thrower Alex Lynch winner of the District launched the javelin 24m19, to take silver in the boys event while Hannah Larkin’s (St Mary’s) throw of 21.28 and Ella Morgan’s (Aylestone) 20.57 was good enough for silver and bronze in their javelin competition.
Bishop’s Aaron Hinckley, winner of the District High Jump, jumped higher (1m 40) to take silver in the boys high jump, with bronze going to Amy Williams (Fairfield) in the girls high jump (1.25) and A Kalwaites (Bishop’s) in the boys discus (20.60).