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Youngsters maintain unbeaten start in Youth Development League

Steve Carpenter 28th Jun, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & Northampton Athletics Club continued their 100 per cent winning record in the Youth Development League with another good outing in the upper age group at Northwood Stadium in Stoke on Sunday.

Ben Musgrove was at the double for the under-20 team as he clinched wins in the 3,000m (9:32.6) and 2,000m steeplechase (7:19.8). Also with a pair of victories was Jack Hocking, who was victorious in the 400m (50.7) and 200m B (22.7).

Zac Stapleton won the 200m (21.9) race while Thomas Cheyne (11.1) clinched top spot in the 100m B.

Muss-Ab Hassan (4:28.1) was second over the line in the 1,500m but going one better were Jack Bond (9:32.9) in the 3000m B, and 2000m steeplechase B athlete Joe Childs (7:20.8).

Over the hurdles, Connor Aldridge managed two victories with a double in the 400m (57.6) and 110m B-string (17.5). Second in the 110m hurdles A event was Chris Morgan (16.5) and he went on to win the 400m hurdles B (62.8).

Jason Dankyi was the stand-out performer in the field. He claimed first in the triple jump (12.19m) before adding a pair of third-place finishes in the long jump (5.49m) and high jump (1.70m). Completing the triple jump double was Morgan, who won the B event with a leap of 11.81m.

Paddy Price (54.51m) continued his dominance in the hammer with his third win from three YDL outings.

The Under-17 Men’s team claimed victories in the 800m and 3,000m. Joe Musgrove (2:00.9) won the 800m and Finn Hutton (2:11.2) was successful in the B-string race, before Adam Searle (9:36.8) claimed top spot in the 3000m. Matthew Chronicle (9:57.6) completed the double with triumph in the B event. Jaime Nalus (11.2) and Oli Gould (22.9) were both winners in the event’s B races.

R&N dominated across the Under-17 hurdles events as Jay O’Leary was victorious the 100m (13.7) and 400m B (63.8), Joshua Faulds (58.8) claimed the 400m title and Ollie Lambert (13.8) rounded off the achievement in the 100m B.

Joel Khan (2.08m) was the top Under-17 performer in the field on his way to winning the high jump with a new YDL record. Matthew Broome was the other winner as he took the honours in the long jump B with a leap of 5.61m.

The Under-17 Men’s team claimed victories in the 800m and 3,000m. Joe Musgrove (2:00.9) won the 800m and Finn Hutton (2:11.2) was successful in the B-string race, before Adam Searle (9:36.8) claimed top spot in the 3000m and Matthew Chronicle (9:57.6) completed the double with triumph in the B event. Jamie Nalus (11.2) and Oli Gould (22.9) were both winners in the event’s B races.

R&N completed clean sweeps across the Under-17 hurdles events as Jay O’Leary was victorious the 100m (13.7) and 400m B (63.8), Joshua Faulds (58.8) claimed the 400m title and Ollie Lambert (13.8) rounded off the achievement in the 100m B.

Joel Khan (2.08m) was the top U17 performer in the field on his way to winning the high jump. Matthew Broome was the other winner as he won the long jump B with a leap of 5.61m.

In the Under-20 Women’s category, Dahlia Folwell (13.1) was the only winner in her age group for R&N after being victorious in the 100m B race.

The Women’s side were dominant in the throwing competitions, winning five of the eight events. Kiona McLennon (31.91m) won the discus while Harriet Sumnall (28.12m) completed the discus double.

That achievement was matched in the shot put by McLennon (11.24m), and Rhoda Woller (9.91m) in the B. Lucy Cousins was victorious in the hammer (42.45m).

The Under-17 Women’s team were led by Lucy Laight and Laurone Ager on the track. Laight was won the 300m (42.7) and claimed third in the 200m (26.8), while Ager was victorious in the 200m B (26.9) and runner-up in the 100m (12.6).

Also winning their events were 80m hurdlers Milan Clues (12.6) and Rhania Akii-Bua (12.6), taking the A and B string race honours. Amy Walker crossed the 1500m steeplechase line in first with a time of 5:22.7.

There was also relay success for the Under-20 Women’s 4x100m (50.3) and U17 Men’s 4x400m (3:38.1).

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