Young athletes compete at Quad Kids Norfolk Series

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The typical British weather returned for the fourth instalment of the Quad Kids Norfolk Series at Thetford last weekend.It was a different experience for the athletes with it being on a grass track but good practice for sports days! As usual, athletes take on four events including a sprint, run, jump, and throw.Three under-11 girls represented West Norfolk Athletics Club on the day and endured the wet weather with some excellent performances.Teagan Thorne and Kacey Gray returned for their second event, both improving well and enjoying themselves. Teagan finished in 13th place with 118 points, her best points in the long jump with a 1.57 leap and 17.91 in the howler.Kacey finished in 17th place with 103 points and consistent points across all four events – the best in the howler with 13.60m and a 2.43m 600m. Lauren Lawrence had another great run in the 600m with 2.36 and her next best points in the long jump with 1.36.Miller Crane was back for his second quad kids and finished fifth with 216 points in the u13 boys. He broke the three-minute barrier in the 800m with 2.59 for his highest points and followed that up with a 14.6m 100m.For the U13 girls, Casey Ward also had an amazing 800m with a whopping 67 points and 2.53 for second in the 800. She was seventh overall with 164 points with her second-best points in the 100m with 16.9s.Sofia Mackeviciute was 20th but only took part in two events and still got a very good 84 points in those two events – a big long jump of 3.76 and 16.6 in the 100m. Keeley Thorne did brilliantly in her first quad kids in 21st and got her best points in the howler throw with 19.12 and her debut long jump of 2.80. The next quad kids is at Lynn on July 13 and an all-new Anglian quad kids festival is being held at UEA on August 11 – all bookable via Athletics Norfolk’s website.Over in Boston, new member Thomas Green took part in the Tommy Clay development series. U15 athlete Thomas equalled his PB in the 100m with 13.2, finishing first for his age group and bagged himself a PB in the 200m with 27.8s.

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