ATHLETICS: Martin-Evans breaks club record with mighty leap

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Daventry Athletic Club’s Under 17 team completed their summer league programme at Leamington on Sunday.

In the final Heart of England League Division Three match, the club finished sixth on the day resulting in a disappointing sixth place finish overall.

There were, however, some outstanding individual performances most notably from 12-year-old Leon Martin-Evans who won the under-13 boys high jump competition with a clearance of 1.58m.

This height was an improvement of 5cm on Leon’s club record and places him joint second in the UK rankings.

To complete a good day he also won the Long Jump with 4.37m and placed third in the 100 metres.

Megan Owen, who is 15, who was a silver medallist in the triple jump and high jump in the Midland Championships the previous weekend, finished her 
excellent season with wins in the under-17 women’s 100m and 80m hurdles plus a third place in the l ong jump.

Also in this age group, Paige Hobbs finished second in the 800m and third in the 300m.

In the under-15 age group, Sam Aris won the boys’ 1500m while Emily Sanderson had a hat trick of second places in the girls’ 100m (13.4), 200m and long jump (4.54m).

In the under-13 girls category, Olivia Collins won the discus A (19.43m) and placed second in the shot A (6.51m), Evie Moysen came second in the 70m hurdles A (12.8) and third in the long jump A.

Rachel Thorp won the long jump B and finished second in the high jump and third in the 200m B, Georgia Owen came fourth in the discus B and Emilee Cooney placed sixth in the 200m A.

At under-11 level, Alfie Sanderson won the boys’ 75m A (11.5) and long jump B, Kit Moysen finished second in the 600m A (1.54.3) and long jump A amd William Thorp came second in the 600m B and 75m B.

In the girls section Cleo Martin-Evans placed second in the 75m A (11.5) and long jump A and third in the 600m A, while Robyn Hobbs finished third in the long jump B and fourth in the 75m B and 600m B.

The team of Hobbs, Sanderson, Martin-Evans and Moysen ensured the meeting ended on a high note for Daventry with a win in the 4x100m mixed relay.

Heart of England League
Division Three

Final table

1. Corby 26

2. Wreake 24.5

3. Bicester 20.5

4. Witney 18

5. Harborough 14.5

6. Daventry 11

7. Nuneaton 10

8. Sparkhill 7.5

9. Droitwich 2