Sanderson shines as Daventry AC claim 16 medals at championships

Former Daventry AC duo Sam Meyler and Niklas Aarre both became county champions last weekend in Corby
Former Daventry AC duo Sam Meyler and Niklas Aarre both became county champions last weekend in Corby

Daventry Athletic Club members won a total of 16 medals including six golds at the Northamptonshire AA Track & Field Championships held at Corby’s Rockingham Triangle.

Top performer for the club was 14-year-old Emily Sanderson who won a hat-trick of medals including gold in the under-15 girls long jump (4.50m), silver in the 200m (27.4) and bronze in the 100m (12.9).

In fact it was a good weekend for the Sanderson family as Emily’s brother, Alfie, won a silver medal in the under-13 boys long jump and father, Russell, also secured a silver medal in the veteran men’s shot.

The club’s other county champions were Michael Fenn in the senior men’s long jump (6.54m) plus a bronze medal in the 100m (11.2), Zoe Lester in the senior women’s 100m hurdles, Matt Clarke in the under-20 men’s javelin, Ryan Barrett in the under-17 men’s 400m (53.4) and Eoin Beevers in the under-11 boys long jump plus a silver medal in the 150m.

Cleo Martin-Evans was a silver medallist in the under-13 girls long jump (4.17m) and a bronze medallist in the 200m (29.4), Leon Martin-Evans won a silver medal in the under-15 boys long jump and William Thorp won bronze in the under-13 boys high jump.

Other club athletes who just missed out on a medal included Evie Moysen (fourth in the under-15 girls long jump), Rachel Thorp (fifth in the under-15 girls long jump), Kit Moysen (fifth in the under-13 boys 200m and long jump), Frederick Allanson (fifth in the under-13 boys high jump) and Joseph Allanson (seventh in the under-11 boys 75m).

Meyler and Aarre are county champions

Former Daventry AC duo Sam Meyler and Niklas Aarre both became county champions last weekend in Corby.

Meyler jumped 6.26m in long jump and 1.97m in high jump and Aarre threw a consistent 46.73m in discus.

Both athletes, who now represent Birchfield Harriers, have now achieved the Entry Standard to be eligible for selection to represent Northamptonshire in the English Schools National Championship in July.

They will also both compete in the England Athletics National Championships in Bedford next month.