ESAA English Schools’ 27th Combined Events Championship
A number of the Club’s young multi-eventers rounded off their seasons with competition at the English Schools Combined Events Championships and they didn’t disappoint setting a bucket load of new PB’s between them in Individual events and in Points Totals.
Full Results HERE
EA Website Report HERE
Ben Aspinall had an outstanding weekend posting seven new PB’s in the ten events of the U20 Men’s Decathlon and was unduly critical of himself telling us that “the first day went really well, starting off with 11.99s in 100, high jump was going a bit wrong which let me down slightly, but going into the second day I started off with 16.5 in the hurdles to come 2nd in my heat which was good…just happy with most of my performances – again a bit disappointed with my 1500.” He should hardly be disappointed. His PB’s came in the 100m (11.99); 400m (55.57); 100m Hurdles (16.54); Pole Vault (2.60m); Shot Putt (8.26m); Discus (19.86m) and Javelin (29.34m). In addition he jumped 6.22m in the Long Jump, 1.61m in the High Jump and in his least favourite event, the 1500m he ran 5.42.72. Ben also set a new PB for himself in the Decathlon with a Points Total of 4553.
Roxanne Oliver also had a great weekend posting five new PB’s in the 200m (27.03); 100m Hurdles (16.38); Long Jump (4.69m); Shot Putt (7.60m) and Javelin (21.24m). She also ran 2.53.15 in the 800m and jumped 1.34m in the High Jump. Roxanne was really pleased with her performances and told the Club that she “Had such an amazing time at English Schools! After only 3 months of training I am now ranked 19th in the UK after coming 19th out of 42. Great way to finish my athletics season with 5 PB’s also.” Roxanne in her second attempt at the Heptathlon posted a very good and new PB Points Total of 3420.
Brothers Cameron Massey and Nicholas Massey were also in action in the U15 Pentathlon and both posted new PB’s. Cameron ran 2.22.09 in the 800m for his PB alongside a 12.06 80m Hurdles, a 1.42m High Jump, a 5.15m Long Jump and 10.51m Shot Putt. After the weekend, Cameron told the Club that “i was just glad to be there and meeting the high competition for next year and a big thank you to all my coaches.” Nicholas commenting that it “Was a great experience looking forward to next year so much hoping to get a podium also” set his new PB in the 80m Hurdles with 12.71 and added a 1.42m High Jump, 4.07m Long Jump, an 8.57m Shot Putt and a 2.30.72 800m. Cameron set a new Points Total PB of 2381 as did Nicholas with 1893.
See Cameron’s Hurdles Race HERE
Joe Pearse who has competed most of the year carrying an injury, added to this by losing a tooth which went through his lip whilst competing in the Pole Vault, and wasn’t a very pleasant experience, although he did say ” he got a new tooth out of it.” Joe competed in the Decathlon and posted a total of 4697 which was a little way down on his personal best. He set a seasons best in the Discus with 31.86m and added a 12.26 100m; 54.76 400m; 16.85 110m Hurdles; a 1.91m High Jump; an 8.93m Shot Putt; a 5.88m Long Jump; a 2.80m Pole Vault and a 32.30 Javelin.