Dacorum and Tring’s men on track at meet

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DACORUM and Tring Athletics Club enjoyed mixed fortunes at a joint Division One fixture in Braunton, north Devon.

It was an excellent day for the men’s side, who finished second overall, but the women endured a disappointing time.

The star of the show for the men was Jack Parslow who was named Club Athlete of the Match after finishing first in the 5000m A and 3000m steeplechase races, and second in the 1500m A.

Alex Gardner also ran well, winning the 1500m B and 3000m steeplechase B, while finishing third in the 800m A.

Trevor Radcliffe was once again Dacorum and Tring’s highest scorer, bagging 16 points with wins in the javelin A and shot putt B, and second place in the hammer B.

Other wins went to Adam Sarginson in the high jump A, Sam Evans in the high jump B, Shaun Wall in the javelin B, Chris Line in the discus A and Michael Wadlow in the discus B.

Dacorum and Tring’s women, however, finished outside the top three in their match.

There were some positives to take from the day, though, with Phillippa Bryant and Rebecca Rolfe winning the 80m hurdles A and B races, respectively.

Jo Baxter gained five points and two PB’s for good runs in the 800m B and 3000m A events, while Chelcie Gray scooped PBs in the 400m A and shot putt B, and Natasha Brunning won the pole vault A.

U15s Clare Baxter and Jenna Haill both clocked PBs, in the 100m B and 800m A races, respectively, while Ellie Cooper-Golding won the javelin B.

Elsewhere, three Dacorum and Tring athletes enjoyed success at this month’s Herts County Track and Field Championships.

Bradley Pike broke the championship record on the way to winning the triple jump, while Lewis Lewis Moore finished first in the 100m.

High jumper Megan Smith, meanwhile, returned from injury and her jump of 1.65m was enough to make her the best U13 in the UK.