Pentathlete Lucy in the medals

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DONCASTER Athletic Club’s Lucy Chappell, who cleared her best-ever height of 1.62m, won bronze in the girl’s Under-15s high jump in the AVIVA England Athletics Under-15/17 Indoor Championships at Birmingham.

Ashley Langton qualified for the semi-finals of both the Under-17 men’s 400m and 200m with times of 51.62 secs for the 400m and 23.37 secs for the 200.

The first lap of his 400m heat was run at blistering pace and he managed to hold on in the second lap to smash his indoor personal best.

Aiden Davies (3,958 points) won a Northern regional silver medal and finished fifth overall in his first year in the Under-17 age group in the AAA’ Under 17 and Under 15 Indoor Combined Championships at Sheffield.

Aiden recorded no fewer than six personal best performances out of the seven events that he competed in, only failing to improve upon his previous best in the 60m hurdles.

They were - 60m sprint: 7.69 secs, long lump: 5.83m, shot putt: 10.03m, high jump: 1.71m, 60m hurdles: 9.36 secs, pole vault: 2.55m, 1,000m: 2:47.20.

Chappell finished in bronze medal position overall in the Under-15 girl’s pentathlon and won the silver medal for the Northern region.

She started the competition with a superb 60m hurdles in a time of 9.83 seconds, which was not only a new personal best but also an U15 girls club record.

She equalled her personal-best 1.62m when winning the high jump. That moved her into the overall lead after two events. The third event, the shot putt, is not Lucy’s best and her best throw of 6.75m was only 15th best on the day, She then cleared 4.86m – the equal second best jump of the day, in the long jump.

She went into the last event, the 800m, in fourth place overall, but managed to improve her standing by one place. Her overall points score of 2,960 was a new club record - previously held by Nicole Bewley, who missed out on the U-17 wonen’s competition because of injury.

Her younger sister Chloe also competed in the U-15 event, giving very creditable performance, achieving new PB’s in both the 60m hurdles (11.55 secs) and shot putt (5.32m).