Borough youngsters star at Midland Combined Events Championships - The Solihull Observer

Borough youngsters star at Midland Combined Events Championships

Solihull Editorial 13th Jul, 2017   0

ATHLETICS: FOUR Solihull and Small Heath boys were crowned Junior Boys Champions at the Midlands Combined Events Championships in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Youngster Elliott Harris dominated the event from the start winning the 80m hurdles, long jump, and shot put – but he was pushed all the way by Adam Visram-Cipoletta who finished with a strong high jump and 800m performance.

But is was Harris who edged the win with a personal best score of 2669 while Visram-Cipoletta finished a close second with 2599.

Jamie Russell finished in third place to give the West Midlands team a clean sweep of medals.

As a result of their efforts, the three boys – along with a fourth team member – will now compete in the national finals in Boston in September.

Away from the Midlands Combined Events, further success was tased by Solihull athletes at the Inter Boys Octathlon on the Sunday.

Henry Thorneywork finished in the silver medal position while Tom O Hanlon ended up in fourth place.

Thorneywork managed personal bests in hurdles, javelin, 400m, and shot putt while O Hanlon achieved best performances in shot, high jump, hurdles, javelin and discus.

The final Solihull athlete to compete was debutant Annabelle Dalby.

Dalby started hurdles training just three weeks prior to the competition.

This didn’t stop her though as she finished with three personal bests to complete the event in 11th place.

West Midland team manager Paul Deakin said: “It was a remarkable weekend of competition with four Solihull athletes making the podium.

“The athletes have trained hard through the winter and they are now reaping the rewards for their efforts.”


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