Poor turnout costs West Suffolk in Athletics League

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Another poor turnout of athletes saw West Suffolk Athletic Club finish last of the four competing clubs in their first match in the Southern Athletics League.

There were just three females and five males taking part, but their excellent individual results showed just what could be achieved by a full team.

The ladies contested 11 events and came out in first place in six of them, as well as taking second in a further two.

It was a similar story for the men, who also took first place in six and second in two of their 11 events.

As well as good wins, there were a number of new personal best performances, together with the now customary club records in both discus and hammer by Jake Allen, who makes a habit of breaking his own records at regular intervals.


Under-17/Senior Women: 100m A: Lauren Gibbs 13.8. B: Peggy-Mai Norman 13.8. 200m A: Peggy-Mai Norman 28.5.

High jump A: Tania Spurling 1.53. Long jump A: Tania Spurling 5.27. B: Lauren Gibbs 4.23. Triple jump A: Tania Spurling 11.53.

Discus A: Tania Spurling 24.27. Javelin A: Tania Spurling 29.11. Shot A: Peggy-Mai Norman 7.39 PB. B: Lauren Gibbs 5.87.

Under-17/Senior Men. 100m A: Kyle Potter 11.6 PB. B: James Curran 12.1.

200m A: Kyle Potter 23.6. B: James Curran 26.1. Long jump A: Luke Allen 5.94.

Shot A: Jake Allen 11.93. B: Luke Allen 10.91. Discus A: Jake Allen 39.54 CR. B: Luke Allen 23.99.

Javelin A: Luke Allen 39.28. Hammer A: Jake Allen 43.00 CR.