Athletics - English Schools medal for Shaw

Robbie Shaw won a bronze medal.
Robbie Shaw won a bronze medal.
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Robbie Shaw was a medal winner today (July 10) at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Gateshead.

For the second year running the Bourne Grammar School pupil picked up a bronze medal for Lincolnshire in the senior boys shot putt event.

His best effort of 14.78m was a bit down on his best of 15 metres but he’d have had to have thrown well beyond that to have changed the colour of his medal.

Runner-up Jordan Davies from Somerset finished with 15.77m while champion Kai Jones from Middlesex threw 16.34m.

Shaw is coached by Geoff Capes and is a member of Nene Valley Harriers.

And there was almost another bronze medal for another Nene Valley thrower.

King’s School pupil Isaac Huskisson, competing for Cambridgeshire in the senior boys hammer, juts missed out on a top-three finish with his best throw of 53.77m. That gave him fourth place with Leslie Parkes from Hampshire taking the bronze with 55.31. Surrey’s Munroe Ritchie won it with 59.54m.

Both Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire have good medal prospects on the track tomorrow.

Stanground College student Ella De Lucis, from Peterborough AC, looked very good on her way to reaching the senior girls 100m hurdles final. Her qualifying time of 14.5 was the third fastest of the eight finalists.

And Nene Valley Harrier Lily Hughes from Bourne Grammar School coasted into the senior girls 100m final, clocking 12.32 in her heat and 12.29 in the semi-finals.

Elsewhere on the track today there was disappointment for Josh Akinwumi from King’s School, Megan Sims and Daniel Mees from Sir Harry Smith College, Megan Ellison from Stamford Girls School and Ashley Sandall from the Thomas Cowley School. All were eliminated in the heats of their respective events.

Akinwumi was last in his heat of the intermediate boys 100m hurdles in 13.98 and Sandall, who has been suffering from injury of late, was also last in his heat of the senior boys 400m in 49.70.

Sims, strongly fancied to make the intermediate girls 300m hurdles final, could only managed seventh in her heat in 47.91 while Mees was fifth in his heat of the intermediate boys 800m in 2.02.91.

Ellison just missed out on a place in the intermediate girls 800m final. She was fourth in her heat in 2.16.08 and 11th fastest overall. Unfortunately only the 10 quickest went through to the final.

In other field event finals today, Holly Brown from Stanground College and Rosie Fresen from Spalding High were ninth and 12th respectively in the intermediate girls pole vault with heights of 3.15m and 3.00m, while Tierney Augustine (Thomas Deacon Academy) and Priscilla Dadziea (Stanground) were seventh and 13th respectively in the intermediate girls shot with 12.38m and 11.74m.