West Norfolk duo claim silver medals

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Youngsters from West Norfolk Athletic Club travelled to the UEA in Norwich for the first of the season’s Quadkids meetings.Quadkids is designed for children from ages eight up to Year 7 and is a mini multi-event aimed at having fun and an intro to athletics.The under-11s do a standing long jump, 75m sprint, howler throw and 600m run.Years 6-7, U13, move up slightly to an 800m run, 100m sprint and a running long jump alongside the howler.West Norfolk AC had a great turnout of athletes on the day with some brilliant performances. Podium positions went to James Watts in the U11 boys and Luke Anderson in the U13 boys with both claiming fantastic silver medals in what were both large fields of athletes.Watts also broke the two-minute barrier in the 600 comfortably with 1.56, the fastest of the day. Anderson is strong as ever across all events with a 2.44 800m his best points on the day.Joining Watts in the U11, Liam Allitt had a brilliant day with an overall fifth position, second overall in the long jump with 1.64. Ollie Anderson had a brilliant PB with 1.62 for equal-third in the long jump and high points in the sprint.In the U11 girls, Poppy-Lee Roylance had a brilliant debut with 16th out of 30+. A big jump of 1.71 saw her finish fourth overall in the long jump.Sofia Gilboy saw her best points in the sprint with 13.1s and was 20th overall. Jessica Watts, also in her first quad kids, had a great 600m run with 2.28 and held her own with the older athletes as one of the youngest competing.The U13 boys saw Matas Petreikis and Samuel Howard join Luke as they made the move up from U11. Both accomplished athletes, they finished seventh and 13th on the day. Petreikis continued his jump-winning streak with 4.03 in the long jump while Howard achieved his best points in the 800m with 3.04 in his first go at the event.Myley Gilboy, now in Year 8, was unable to compete but helped with officiating on the day.Many thanks to Athletics Norfolk and the athletes look forward to the rest of the series.

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