A number of BAC athletes were in action in Exeter, Lee Valley and Birmingham on the weekend 25th to 26th June.

Many of our athletes travelled to Exeter to compete in the South West Schools Multi Events Finals, and among these, one of the stand out performances came from Cameron Hale. Cameron won the U17 Men’s Octathon competition, gaining a new PB of 4,771 points across the eight events. In spite of this being a seemingly very tiring two days, the finale must have been very tense as his winning margin was just three points!

Cameron achieved a PB, winning the 100m hurdles in 15.19 secs. He also won the discus and javelin events, throwing a distance very close to his PB in each of these. He came 2nd in the high jump and gained another PB in his weaker event, the 400m. He managed to do well enough in the long jump and 1500m to claim first place.

Olivia Galloway came 6th in U17 Women’s Heptathlon with a total of 4,463 points, a new PB. Olivia was consistent throughout the competition, running a SB in the 200m and her weaker event, the 800m. She came 3rd in 80m hurdles, was just 1cm off her PB in high jump, 5th in shot and 2nd in javelin. She also gained a new PB in long jump, leaping to 5.23m, an impressive feat in the middle of seven events.

Amelia Dobson achieved a PB also in U17 Women’s Heptathlon with 3,399 points. Amelia got PBs in 200m, 80m hurdles and high jump. The only down side was the 800m, a distance that, like many other multi-eventers, Amelia does not get on well with.

Louise Galloway, Yasmin Bridet and Pollyanna Yule completed the U15 Girls’ Pentathlon. Yasmin Bridet finished with a total of 2,325 a new PB and Pollyanna Yule had a total of 2,203 points, a little off her PB. Louise Galloway completed her first Pentathlon with a total of 1,969 points.

At the South East Finals at Lee Valley, Iona Sheerin had a challenging weekend of competition, finishing with 3,770 points, only 151 points below her PB.

Meanwhile at the British Championships at Birmingham a number of BAC’s long jumpers were in action. James Lelliott came 6th with a best of 7.42m. Patrick Sylla, aged at least 3 years younger than anyone else in the compeittion, came 13th with a best of 6.99m. Bradley Pickup, a long time regular at King’s Park came 8th with a jump of 7.25m.