Sprinter Jodie has a blistering time
PUBLISHED: 12:31 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009
SPRINTER Jodie Williams produced some blockbusting performances as Herts Phoenix s Under-15 girls won their section of the Alpha Trophy meeting. The country s number one U15 sprinter completed a hat-trick of individual victories, winning the 100m, 200m an
SPRINTER Jodie Williams produced some blockbusting performances as Herts Phoenix's Under-15 girls won their section of the Alpha Trophy meeting.
The country's number one U15 sprinter completed a hat-trick of individual victories, winning the 100m, 200m and long jump.
The day started brightly for the WGC teenager as she won the long jump with a leap of 5.13m.
Miriam Franklin followed with a very respectable jump of 4.00m to come fifth in the B string.
The discus was taking place at the same time and promising Gosling talent Sarah Miller came first with a personal best of 27.91m.
Also throwing discus for the first time in competition was Rosemary Goodship, who achieved 15.06m to come third.
Ella Lloyd clocked a new PB in the 800m, finishing third with a time of 2 minutes 36.03 seconds.
Abbi Griffiths, running her first 800m in well over a year, finished third for the B string with a time of 2 mins 37.37 secs.
Miller won her second event of the day and got another career best in the shot putt, throwing 9.60m.
Emma Dudley, who is more used to sprinting than throwing, came fourth in the B string with a distance of 5.77m.
The next event was on the track and saw Queenswood School pupil Williams flying down the home straight in a time of 12.00 secs in the 100m for her second win of the day.
Francis Slater, again in her first season competing for Herts Phoenix, ran 13.62 secs for a PB in the 100m B string.
Gemma Armogie competed in the U15 girls' 75m hurdles, along with Shannon Proctor, and both finished with good times of 13.55 secs and 16.25 secs respectively, despite the conditions worsening.
Going straight from the hurdles to the high jump arena saw Gemma win with a fantastic leap of 1.48m.
Shannon, in her first high jump for the season, cleared one metre.
The 1,500m was next and Lizzie Bird, fresh from the cross-country season, came third with a time of 5 mins 25.81 secs.
Billie Warner also ran a very good race and finished fifth in 6 mins 15.14 secs.
The penultimate track race, the 200m, saw Williams take her third win of the day.
She looked every inch the number one ranked U15 sprinter in the country with a blistering personal best of 24.14 secs. Jodie's 200m time moves her up from 33rd to sixth in the all-time UK rankings for an U15, an amazing achievement for someone so young.
Isobella Cacciatore finished fourth B string in a new PB of 28.61 secs.
The last field event of the day saw Sarah Miller finish second in the javelin with a throw of 22.43m.
Rosemary Goodship threw 14.20m for third place in her competition.
Finally, the quartet of Gemma Armogie, Francis Slater, Isobella Cacciatore and Jodie Williams won the 4x100m relay to cement the club's position at the top of the league table.
The Phoenix girls won the trophy for the second year running with a margin of nine points over nearest rivals and hosts Enfield & Haringey and captain Jodie Williams collected the trophy on behalf of the team.
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