New Heights for Walecki
Four months after claiming a win at the EYAL Plate Final, fourteen year old Jakub Walecki, continued his fine form by opening up 2020 as a first year U17 with an emphatic first place and new PB.
Competing at the London U13,U15,U17 Games held at Lee Valley over the weekend of 25th and 26th January, Walecki – now coached by Steve Garnham – looked confident and relaxed as he got into his rhythm as one of the youngest competitors in the field. He won with a height of 1.88m just missing going clear of the next height of 1.91m. This new PB places him 6th in the UK for his age and is a confident start ahead of both forthcoming County and National Age Group Championships.
Sprinters Talia Wynter and Hollie Martin-Whymark competed in both the U15 girls 60m and 200m heats. With 14 heats in the first round of the 60m both girls were drawn in the same heat. After a slowish start Martin- Whymark had good pick up and used her technique well to just nudge out her training partner into fourth place with a new PB of 8.70s, Wynter crossing in 8.75s. In round two Martin-Wymark then clocked 8.78s.
Wynter, having decided to just compete the first round of the shorter sprint came home second in her 200m heat where she stopped the clock at 28.37s a good consistent time for the indoor season. Martin-Whymark went on to take a third place in her 200m in a time of 29.52s.