High fives for Chenna Okoh at the Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships

Dacorum & Tring AC's Chenna Okoh and Ben Collins won medals at the  Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships
Dacorum & Tring AC's Chenna Okoh and Ben Collins won medals at the Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships

A team of athletes from Dacorum & Tring AC took the Hertfordshire County Indoor Championships by storm, winning a total of 11 county titles as well as a host of other medals.

Chenna Okoh, recently crowned national U15 boys’ indoor champion in an all-time best in the 300m, came away with three more titles – the U15 boys’ 60m, 200m and 300m – winning all three races in championship best performances.

Jon Rendell also took home a gold medal in the senior men’s 400m, finishing in 50.40s.

Joshua van Heiningen came out on top in the U15 boys’ 1,500m, setting a new PB of 4m 43s, while Grace Birdseye took gold in the U15 girls’ 1,500m.

In the field events, Megan Smith won the U20 women’s high jump with a leap of 1.60m, Fiona McGuire was first in the U17 women’s triple jump and shot put, Michael Fryer topped the podium in the U15 boys’ pole vault in a championship best leap of 3.30m and Amy Thurgood jumped to gold in the U15 girls’ high jump.

Dom Ashwell ran the fastest time of the day in qualifying for the U17 men’s 60m final, posting a time of 7.28s, but ended the meeting with silver in a photo-finish final time of 7.4s.

Silver medals were also won by Rhys Rowlands in the U17 men’s 1,500m, Ben Collins in the U15 boys’ 60m, Laurette Wenborn in the U15 girls’ high jump, Fiona McGuire in the U17 women’s 60m hurdles and long jump, and Thomas Dore in the U15 boys’ 800m.

Wenborn also took bronze in the U15 girls’ 300m and finished fourth in the U15 girls’ long jump.

Matthew Renphrey, in his first season in the U17 men’s category, placed fourth in the 800m and 1,500m. Oliver Benveniste leapt to a respectable seventh place in the U17 men’s long jump, while Isabelle Amos was fourth in the U15 girls’ 800m.

Elsewhere, D&T’s John Cooper finished a strong ninth overall in the men’s over-60 category in the Hertfordshire Veterans Cross Country championships, held in Royston at the weekend.