Under-17 men take second in final

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West Suffolk Athletics Club’s under-17 men were the only team from the club to qualify for the East Anglian League Track and Field Trophy final in Bury St Edmunds, but they used home advantage to finish second behind Braintree.

There were a number of excellent individual performances with many of the team winning or coming second

The cause was helped by athletes competing in unfamiliar disciplines to add to the points tally.

The highlights from the East Anglian League final were the double A and B-string wins in triple jump by Scott Handley-Howard and Lawrence Taylor.

Taylor also performed well alongside Kieran Strong in high jump, although he was a little below par in long jump.

The best overall performer on the day was Kyle Potter, who won both 100 and 200 metres and impressed with a B string win in his first ever attempt at javelin.


Under-17 men

Sprint hurdles: A string: Mark Smith (15.6secs, 3rd).

100m: A: Kyle Potter (11.4, 1st). B: Harry Unwin (12.2, 5th).

200m: A: Kyle Potter (23.7, 1st). B: James Curran (25.3, 5th).

400m: A: Cameron McKie (53.4, 4th). B: Callum Grant (54.9, 2nd).

800m: A: Seb Anthony (2mins 3.6secs, 2nd). B: Ben Eames (2.12.4, 2nd).

1,500m: A: Seb Anthony (4.29.2, 2nd). B: Matthew Le Poidevin (4.37.6, 2nd).

High jump: A: Lawrence Taylor (1.75m, 2nd). B: Kieran Strong (1.70, 1st).

Long jump: A: Scott Handley-Howard (5.74, 2nd). B: Lawrence Taylor (4.33, 6th).

Triple jump: A: Scott Handley-Howard (12.82, 1st). B: Lawrence Taylor (11.89, 1st).

Shot put: A: Mark Smith (8.42, 5th). B: Harry Unwin (7.72, 3rd).

Discus: A: James Curran (21.80, 5th). B: Mark Smith (20.68, 3rd).

Javelin: A: Cameron McKie (35.07, 5th). B: Kyle Potter (31.04, 1st).

At the British Masters Championships, Maureen McCarthy contested the V50 800, 1500 and 5,000m in Birmingham.

Her best result was an excellent silver medal in the 800m in 2:43 and followed it up with a solid fourth in the 1500m in 5:26.

A unfortunate error over the number of laps completed did not stop McCarthy from recording a personal best in the 5,000m placing fifth in 19:56.

Christine Anthony was below her best in the same race, but still finished eightth in 21:19.