The Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships were held over the weekend at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, and a number of HAWCS Athletes were in action, and collecting a bumper haul of medals over the two days.
The haul points to an outstanding season for HAWCS Athletes as the outdoor season approaches. SEVEN Medals were collected on the Saturday, with two of the Club’s promising young athletes amongst the first to collect medals.
Lily Jones in the Under 17 Women’s Triple Jump taking a Bronze Medal. This was Lily’s first competition of the season, and although below her best, but the performance should how well her triple jumping technique has developed with her winter training.
Trixie Wraith in the Under 15 Girls 800m taking the Silver in a new personal best time In only her second race of the indoor season. Trixie has continued to show a very good improvement in her performances as a result of some very hard work over the winter training period.
Also competing on the Saturday, was Ashleigh Spiliopoulou, preparing for her Heptathlon season, running in the Under 20 Women’s 60mHurdles and taking the Silver Medal. Ashleigh was return on the Sunday to compete in two more events.
There was double medal success for Deborah Willis and Pat Barrett, in their 60mHurdles races and their 800m races, with Deborah recording a personal best of over three seconds in the 800m race. Both were competing in the National League Club Colours of Notts AC (for Deborah) and Enfield for (Patrick).
So a great first day for the Club, but there was even more to come on DAY TWO.
On the Sunday, the day started with a string of 60m Sprints, and Madeline Vincent was in the first of these for U15 Girls, where despite suffering from a heavy cold, ran a second strong race to finish second and qualify for the final a couple of hours later, but her training partner Mollie Gumble narrowly missed out finishing 4th in her heat.
Later Matt Hamilton and Steven Edwards competed in the Senior Men’s race and both recorded new personal bests, with Matt taking the Gold and Steven finishing in 4th.
A short while after the Men’s race Madeline was back in action, and although ran slightly slower than her heat came home in third to take the Bronze Medal. Almost immediately after her race she had to report to the U15 Girls Long Jump, where she joined Katie Liptrot where they both recorded new personal bests, with Katie taking the Bronze Medal in third place and Madeline finishing in 5th.
This was followed by the U17 Women’s Long Jump with Grace Gentry and Nicole Parcell, and despite a very heavy entry, causing long waits between jumps; Grace took the Gold with a season’s best, and Nicole the Silver, also with a season’s best performance. Grace and Nicole then headed off to their second events, Nicole to Shot Putt, where she took the Gold, and Grace to run her first ever 400m where she took the Silver.
Katie Liptrot also had her second event, with a 300m, and after a very strong run, recorded a new personal best to take the Gold Medal.
Ashleigh Spiliopoulou was also in action again in two of her Heptathlon Events, and added to her Silver Medal from the day before, in the U20 Women’s Long Jump, where she took Gold, and in the Shot Putt where she recorded a new personal best and took Bronze.
To finish a very successful weekend for the Club Matt Hamilton rounded it off with a fine performance in the Senior Men’s 400m to take another Gold – his second of the day. Matt was competing in his National League Team colours of Enfield and Haringey.
AN OUTSTANDING WEEKEND FOR THE CLUB’S ATHLETES 17 MEDALS COLLECTED OVER THE TWO DAYS.