Alex Ingham flew the flag for BAC in the north-west as he stormed to victory in the javelin at the Northern Athletics Championships at Manchester’s Sportcity. Eligible to compete as he currently lives and studies in York, Ingham’s best throw of 52.35m was over 11m longer than the nearest competition.
Meanwhile at Crystal Palace, Euan Dickson-Earle’s fine season continued in the SEAA Championships. The club’s international sprint hurdler took bronze in unhelpfully windy conditions with 15.48sec, just 0.05sec behind the athlete in second.
A promising day for Tom Boggon ended in injury disappointment however, as he made the final of the Under-20s 400m as one of the fastest losers from the heats, but found himself unable to take the start line. Boggon hopes to recover soon and join Ingham and Dickson-Earle at the England Athletics Championships which take place in Bedford this weekend (17-18 June).
Elsewhere Under-15s athlete Leonie Brunning, a pupil at St Thomas More School in Bedford, has been selected for the Regional Final of the English Schools’ Combined Events Championships, set to take place on 24-25 June in Bedford. The top athletes from the regionals progress to September’s English finals in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Brunning, with a personal best of 1.60m set this season, has also achieved the top-level qualifying height in the high jump for the English Schools’ Championships, which take place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on 7 & 8 July.