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Rugby girls celebrate relay victory ahead of British Athletics Championships

Steve Carpenter 30th Jun, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A STRONG display on the national stage saw two of Rugby & Northampton’s best compete at the British Athletics Championships last weekend at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

With the opportunity of Olympic qualification on offer, Kyle Ennis claimed third in the 200-metre Heat 1 in 21.11 seconds, which was enough to clinch a spot in the final, where he finished eighth (21.43).

Also in action was hammer thrower Craig Murch who performed well to finish the competition in sixth with a throw of 66.20 metres.

Before Ennis and Murch were in action, R&N were one of eight invited clubs to participate in the Club:Connect relays on June 24, which are held prior to the opening of the British Athletic Championships.

The under-13 Girls were first on the track, led by Megan Burge. The baton was swiftly passed to Ruby Wood, Lily Carlaw and finally Annie Saghri and a stellar performance helped the team to victory as they set a new Championship record.

Adele Blenkinsop, Elizabeth Truslove, Iola Grant and Mary Beetham Green made up the Under-15 Girls team and they crossed the line in third position as they went on to record a new season’s best time.

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