Impresive medal haul for athletes at Middlesex Championships

By Dominique Stafford in Athletics

COMPETITORS from Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club won an impressive total of 11 golds as part of their overall medal haul of 22 when the Middlesex Championships took place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Saturday.

Amelia MacDonald led the way by claiming gold in both the high jump (1.60metres) and the long jump (5.39m) at under-17 women’s level, while she also picked up a silver medal in the 80m hurdles (12.30seconds).

Jonathan Rugg was another to impress as he set a new championship best in the boys’ under-15 pole vault – producing a clearance at 3.30m. He also finished second in the javelin (39.55m), behind club colleague Milan Trajkovic (40.67m).

The other winners from the club were Ross Jeffs in the senior men’s long jump (7.26m), Alex Truscott in the men’s under-17 100m (11.37secs), Alix Stagg in the women’s under-20 pole vault (2.30m), Elianne Mahay-Goodrich in the women’s under-20 shot (10.95m), Sotiria Kureta in the women’s under-17 discus (33.78m), Ogorchukwu Agbo-Thomas in the girls’ under-15 shot (9.80m) and Anya Nesbitt in the girls’ under-14 70m hurdles (12.51secs).

There were also silver medals for Shaka Palmer in the senior men’s 400m (51.16secs), Khalil Bruney in the men’s under-20 100m (11.19secs) and 200m (22.63secs), Torema Thompson in the senior women’s 100m (12.63m), Leanza Dwaah in the women’s under-20 100m (12.91secs) and Agbo-Thomas in the girls’ under-15 discus (19.77m).

Samuel Antwi came third in the men’s under-20 triple jump (13.34m), a result matched by Truscott in the men’s under-17 200m (22.98secs) and Kemi Bello in the women’s under-20 100m (13.19secs).

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