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Runners succeed at England Athletics Indoor Championships

Published Tuesday 8th of March 2016 09:26:10 AM

Oakham School athletes TJ and Evan both had outstanding success at the England Athletics Under 20, 17 and 15 Indoor Championships, held at the English Institute Of Sport in Sheffield. After breezing through the heats, TJ won the U17 Men’s 60m sprint with a fantastic time of 6.92 seconds, clinching the gold medal position by one hundredth of a second. TJ is no stranger to success in this discipline, having recently run the 11th fastest time in British history for the U17 60m – 6.89 seconds at the London U13, U15 and U17 Indoor Games. Meanwhile, Evan ran in the U15 300m, getting through to the finals with a new personal best of 38.11 seconds. Unfortunately in the final he had a hamstring strain on the last bend and had to pull up before the finish; however, his time in the heats would have placed him in bronze position. Evan now ranks number 1 in the East Midlands and number 4 in the UK for the U15 300m. Director of Athletics Trefon Vandoros said, “Oakham School is incredibly proud of these boys. Nothing comes without hard work, and the time and effort these athletes put in behind the scenes can only explain their commendable success.”
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