The results of the Bristol Secondary School trials for minors and juniors are now available at:
Several club athletes were in action at the event with notable performances from Reuben WILMSHURST (Cathedral School) who won the junior boys 800 metres in 2:10.8 from Kyle HAYNES (Bristol Brunel Academy) who was second in 2:24.1 with Otis HARDING-HILL (Ashton Park) fourth in 2:28.5.
In the Minor Boys 800 metres Stan HARDING-HILL was second in 2:35.6 behind an athlete who was over a foot taller and looked five years older (such is the disparity in growth spurts at that age).
There were two 100 metre races for junior boys – with those selected for the Bristol Schools team being based on time across the two races. Will HINES (Redland Green School) made sure of his selection with a win in 12.4: the fastest time of the day. In the minor boys 100 metres there were three races and Oliver PITT (Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital) finished second in the fastest race of the day clocking 13.9 (second equal fastest time in his age group).
There was a club one-two-three in the junior boy’s 1,500 metres where Hugh SADLER (Bristol Grammar School) won in 4:43.7 from Reuben WILMSURST who clocked 4:56.4 and Jasper EDDISON (QEH) who was third in 5:10.5.
In the junior boy’s 200 metres there were two races and Bruce DA SILVERIA (Fairfield) won his race in the fastest time of the day – 24.4, Tom MILLETT (Clifton College) clocked 25.5 and Marcello SANTO-FULLERTON (Redland Green School) clocked 27.5
Kyle HAYNES won the junior boy’s high jump with a clearance at 1 metre 48 centimetres and Will HINES took second in the javelin with a throw of 27 metres 63 centimetres. Bruce DA SILVERIA finished seventh in the same competition with a throw of 21 metres 55 centimetres.
In the girls’ races Libby HAYETT (Colstons Collegiate) won her race in the 100 metres in 14.5; a time that was equalled by Charlotte ROBERTS (Colston’s Girls School) in the second race. Fastest in the junior age group over 100 metres was Daniela PRENDERGAST (Fairfield) with a 13.8 clocking. However, in the 200 metres race her 29.2 was only good enough for second fastest but still good enough to secure a place to do the sprint double in the Bristol Schools team. Eloise BROWNE (Colston’s Collegiate) (5:16.3) got the better of club mate Isobel LEEMING (Clifton College Prep) when winning the junior girl’s 1,500 metres. Isobel clocked 5:27.2 as both pulled well clear of the rest of the field.
One of the best races of the day was the minor girls’ 800 metres. Katie JONES (Colston Collegiate) had to settle for the runners-up position in 2:29.7 after battling with winner Rosie Whitehead (2:28. 6) throughout the race. In the junior girls’ 800 metres Emily MOORE (2:57.1) AND Olivia CROFTS (2:57.5) finished third and fourth.
Jade STALLARD (Orchard) had to wait until the end of the competition before her solo run in the junior girl’s 75 metres hurdles. Jade clocked 13.3 in far from favourable conditions. Jade also finished sixth in the long jump with a longest jump of 3 metres 60 centimetres. Another Club athlete who was active in the field was Catherine CLAYTON (Bristol Grammar School) who won the discus with a throw of 27 metres 77 centimetres and placed second in the shot with a putt of 7 metres 50 centimetres.
With apologies to any club members I might have overlooked.
Keith Brackstone Reports.