24 June 2013

Medals galore at the Midland Counties U20/Senior Championships

There were no fewer than 10 medals won by Leicester Coritanian athletes at the Midland Counties U20/Senior Championships which was held at Birmingham Alexander Stadium on Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June. With the intermittent rain and wind it was not ideal conditions for the competitors.

Leading the way with two gold medals was Forrest Francis with his shot and discus throws in the U20 age group. He won the discus with a throw of 43.70m and the shot with 13.28m.

Jonny Monk U20m won the 800m final with his time of 1:54.84. He beat the eventual silver medallist, Lewis Hayes of Kettering, by two seconds to win the Midlands title.

In the Senior Men's triple jump, Mitchel Kirby won the gold medal with his leap of 13.64m.

Silver medals went to Armani James U20m in the triple jump with his 13.46m effort and Elliott Powell who ran 22.0 for his 200m.

Bronze medals went to Kristian Edwards in the U20m 5000m with his time of 17:12.69, Alex Morris with his time of 51.13 in the 400m, Sally Preston U20w in the Hammer with her 42.81m throw and Amy Griffiths U20w in the 1500m with her time of 4:40.08.

Full results:

U20 women

Iona Magee 6th place heat 1 14.2
Iona Magee 4th place 4.21m
Amy Griffiths 3rd place 4:40.08
Ella Shirley 4th place 4:54.89
Sally Preston 3rd place 42.81m
Andrea Barrow 4th place 10.63m

U20 men

Elliot Powell 2nd place heat 1 50.59 and 7th place final 52.51
Alex Morris 4th place heat 1 50.83 and 3rd place final 51.13
Kristian Edwards 3rd place 17:12.69
Armani James 2nd place 13.46m
Jonny Monk 1st place 1:54.84
Elliot Powell 1st place heat 1 22.1 and 2nd place final 22.0
Forrest Francis 4th place 4.78m
Forrest Francis 1st place 13.28m
Forrest Francis 1st place 43.70m

Senior Men

Ben Morris 3rd place heat 2 50.20
Mitchel Kirby 1st place 13.64m

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