ATHLETICS - Gold medals galore for Coventry Godiva Harriers athletes at Warwickshire County Championships - The Coventry Observer

ATHLETICS - Gold medals galore for Coventry Godiva Harriers athletes at Warwickshire County Championships

Coventry Editorial 17th May, 2024   0

A NUMBER of Coventry Godiva Harriers athletes won gold competing in the Warwickshire County Championships in Nuneaton.

Several Godiva athletes won gold as Francessca Rivers, Isla Beasley, Harriet Garnett, Emmanuela Asante, Shona Murray, Imogen Lane, Ella Martin, Ave Bourton and Camiah Bennett all topped the podium in the women’s section.

And Stephen Baffour, Robert Marlow, Philip Gould, Sam Katanda, Joe Chalmers and Rusciano Thomas-Riley won gold for Godiva in the men’s section.

Rivers won senior women’s triple jump gold with a leap of 11.79 metres while Beasley won 75-metre hurdles gold in 12.37 seconds, long jump gold with a jump of 5.23m and high jump silver with a leap of 1.45pm in the under-15 category.

And Garnett took 3k gold in the under-20 category in 11 minutes 47.09 secs while Murray won 2k steeplechase gold in 11 mins 2.64 secs and 800m silver in 3 mins .31 secs and Bennett won 400m gold in a time of 58.75 secs.

Lane won shot put gold with a throw of 12.32m and long jump gold with a leap of 5.12m in the under-17 event while Martin took 300m gold in 41.06 secs and long jump bronze.

And in the under-15 category Bourton won 300m gold in 43.44 secs while Grace Davey took 800m silver and Niyah Bennett claimed 100m bronze while Shaiya Kenion secured silver in the under-17’s 100m race.

In the men’s section, Baffour won senior men’s 100m gold in 10.57 secs, Marlow stormed to under-20 400m gold in 50.21 secs and Gould crossed the line first in the senior men’s 400m hurdles in 1 min 5.75 secs.

And Chalmers clinched gold in the 3k steeplechase in 12 mins 47.83 secs while Thomas-Riley won under-20 200m gold in 22.02 secs and Katanda won discus gold with a throw of 21.31m and also triple jump bronze.

Joe McLeod claimed senior men’s 1,500m silver and 800m bronze, Kyle Enticott won under-17 bronze in the 100 and 200m and Cagan Kilic took silver in the under-17 long jump.

And Ramadan Noah secured under-20 silver in the 100m, Jack King took senior men’s triple jump silver, Abdullahi Saleh won under-20 high jump silver and Daniel Paston claimed under-20 1,500m bronze.

Elsewhere, Harrison Cartwright won under-15 boys silver at the Leicestershire County Championships in 2 mins 12.14 secs and Christ Hurst won masters 1,500m gold and 800m silver at the Shropshire County Championships.

And Sophie Hurst set a new county record on her way to winning 800m gold in the senior women’s category in Shropshire in a time of 2 mins 13.30 secs while she also won 1,500 gold in 4 mins 36.8 secs.

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