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57 IEK finalists bag 20 medals from 95 IEK entries

Competing as a first year u17, Scarlett Mann had a personal haul of 3 medals from 4[img:414r] finals - two golds (Long and Tiple, outjumping most males on the day in both) plus a bronze for High Jump having also made the final of the sprint hurdles. Rebecca Weston (u17) scorched the track for a unique double gold : first she posted a National grade 1 time to win the 1500 (previously won twice by Kelly Holmes,[img:413l] by Lisa Dobriskey and also by the late great Julie Rose herself) and then Rebecca shattered Charlotte Dale's 9 year old record of 2.16.85 by a huge 2 seconds to post the fastest female time of the day, including Grace Nicholls (Tonbridge) conqueror of Beth Carter in a fast u20 race. Jake Rogers (now living in a red box...) missed all winter training due to illnes/injury yet took 2 magnificent u15 silvers at 800 & 1500, with clubmate Alex Newson (u17) coming away with a silver and bronze for the same distances Chris Chancellor is the leading sprinter with a silver and bronze at 100 & 200 - the silver was at Grade 3 but the bronze was at the higher standard of Grade 1. Anna Alvarez (u15) led our throwers with silver & bronze at Javelin and Discus while Imogen Stocks made 4 finals, two of which clashed as she jumped then sprinted 200m then jumped again....[img:412r] Charlotte Burnett (pictured right) contested 3 u20 finals at Shot Discus and Javelin, while Callum Barling Jeffery (also u20) made 3 jumps finals (despite a back injury) and took silver in High Jump Unluckiest athlete at the championships was Kieran Reilly whose splendid 1500m bronze (1st individual county medal) was somewhat overshadowed when he was stripped of the even better u17 silver at 800m for 'breaking' one yard early from lane 4 Best race of the day featured Andy Cope and James Reilly (u20) who were both given an identical time in the 800m for their silver/bronze battle to the line Full results + pictures to follow shortly