Youngsters impress in opening event

15/05 Updated: 17/05 17:17

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YOUNG members of Bromsgrove & Redditch Athletic Club earned their team second place behind Hereford & Worcester at the opening competition of the UK Young Athletes League Midlands Division One (Central) in Worcester.

Top performances included wins for Jack Turner (U13 boys) in the 100m B race with 13.8 as well as another first place in the 200m with 28.3.

Josh Pearson (U13 boys) won the 100m A (14.1) and the 200m (28.9), whilst Olivia Worth won the U13 girls 800m in 2:50.8 and Amy Mijovic-Couldwell won the U13 girls 1,200m, followed by Amy Tongue who took 18 seconds off her personal best.

Jordan Prust won the U15 1,500m in 6:05 and Andrew Pearson won the U15 boys 300m (43.2) and high jump (1.56m).

Dominic Gardner placed first in the U13 boys high jump (1.25m) and 75m hurdles (14.7) and Oliver Kemp won the U15 boys javelin (26.57m).

The second meeting of the competition takes place on Sunday when athletes will be travelling to Yate.

MANY B&R members also supported the local LLR Fun Run on Sunday, which followed routes around the lanes and canalside of Finstall.

Bromsgrove and Redditch's David Gemmell won the 10km race in 36.19 and club-mate Julie Phillips was the first female home in 43.41.

Meanwhile, in the 5km race, Bromsgrove & Redditch's 11-year-old Olivia Worth stormed home as second female - sixth overall - in 21.04, just behind Halesowen senior athlete Jules Dale.

THERE was more golden glory for B&R's U11 Lewis Byng when he attended an open athletics meeting in Rugby.

Glad to have made the journey, Lewis came home with an array of medals as he won gold in the U11 boys 75m sprint in 10.7 seconds, beating second place by over a second, gold in the 150m sprint in 21.6 seconds, beating the opposition by over three seconds, and gold in the long jump with a leap of 4.07m, some 57cm in front of the second placed athlete.

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