There were two gold medals for Amber Anning and a bronze for Amber Pennington when they competed at the U15/U17 Southern Championships at Ashford over the weekend. Anning, who is the English Schools’ Junior Girls 200m champion, continued her successful season winning titles in both the U15 girls Triple Jump and the 200m. In the triple jump she broke her own championship best performance, and leapt to number two on the UK All Time U15 rankings, with a third round effort of 11.65m. She later took the 200m title in fine 24.88 seconds.
Meanwhile U15 thrower Amber Pennington launched her javelin to 35.92m to win bronze. It has been a good week for Pennington, who at the B&H open increased her personal best by nearly four metres with a throw of 37.35m. Another thrower to add metres to her PB was Ellie Fitzgerald. She just missed out on a medal coming fourth in the U15 hammer after a massive fifth round effort of 37.77m, nearly three metres up on her previous best.
Hannah Brockbank was 6th in the U15 discus with 31.23 and 5th in the Hammer with 34.65. Georgia Coleshill and Imogen Bakhtiari were 8th and 10th in the U17 Long Jump and 7th and 9th in the Triple Jump. Moyo Oloko sprinted to 6th in the final of the U17 Women’s 200m in a time of 26.72.
Cameron Fillery was fourth in the U17 men’s hurdles in a time of 13.4 seconds, Brodie Denholm was 7th in the final of the U17 Men’s 800m in 2:02.16. Meanwhile Alex Dyball leapt a PB of 5.40m for fourth in the U15 Long jump and Matt Smith came 5th in the U17 Long Jump and 6th in the Triple Jump.
Full results are on the SEAA website CLICK HERE.