PB's galore at Watford Open. (2nd May 2012)For many athletes it was the opening of the track season when they travelled to Watford for the Open Meeting on Wednesday night.
The conditions were not best suited for the youngsters who had to battle the wind and rain but to their credit the majority of them either came away from the Open with personal best performances or were very close to them.
Jonny Monk (U20 men) had a superb 800m race to knock 8 seconds from his PB and to dip below the magic two minute mark. His time of 1.59.46 was just reward after being troubled by injury over the last few months.
Sam Elliott (U15 boys) was surprised by his 800m effort which resulted in him reducing his PB by seven seconds to 2.10.4 and James Bell (U15 boys) followed suit by reducing his previous best by 10 seconds to 2.24.16.
Amy Griffiths (U17 girls) completed the 1500m with a personal best performance in 4.31.23 which currently puts her 3rd on the Power of 10 ranking and Mari Smith's (U17 girls) 800m 2.12.96 currently puts her at 6th on the Power of 10 ranking.
Shannon Anderson (U15g) 2.40.20, Mikela Gilmore (U15g) 2.40.73, Ali Curtis (U13) 2.41.95, Matt Griffiths (U15b) 2.20.84, April Beeby (U20g) 2.31.93, Alice Porter (U15) 2.32.82, James Bell (U15b) 2.24.16, Freya Vincent (U20g) 2.24.20, Ella Shirley (U17g) 2.27.75, Emily Sales (U20g) 2.18.53, Luke Beeby (U15b) 2.20.25, Mari Smith (U17g) 2.12.96, Zak Anderson (U17b) 2.16.19, Sam Elliott (U15b) 2.10.4, James Hatton (U17b) 2.05.6, Jonny Monk (U20m) 1.59.46, Connor Haywood (U17b) 2.10.39
Amy Griffiths (U17g) 4.31.23 Cameron Smith (U15b) 4.39.02