Stevens sets personal best

PUBLISHED: 11:30 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:44 26 October 2009

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PIC.. EMILY STEVENS

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HERTS Phoenix athletes travelled to Walton-on-Thames to compete in the local club s Open Meeting at the Stompond Stadium. Just like at the Alpha Trophy match at Picketts Lock the day before, the personal best performances flowed and amazingly two of the a

HERTS Phoenix athletes travelled to Walton-on-Thames to compete in the local club's Open Meeting at the Stompond Stadium.

Just like at the Alpha Trophy match at Picketts Lock the day before, the personal best performances flowed and amazingly two of the athletes, Emma Kavanagh and Natalie Farman, were competing for the second time in less than 48 hours.

First up was sprinter Emily Stevens, who has now stepped up an age group to the U20s and with that a change from 300m to 400m hurdles.

Emily easily won her race in a new best time of 65.63 seconds, slicing nearly 1.5 seconds off the time that she recorded last year.

This also gave her the entry standard for the English Schools' Championships.

She now has her sights set on achieving the national standard in the coming weeks.

This was followed by Josh Saydraouten, also in the 400m hurdles, where he recorded 59.17 seconds to finish third in his race.

Then it was the 100m hurdles, which saw the two athletes who competed the previous day in action, Emma Kavanagh and Natalie Farman.

Emma ran a PB of 15.55 secs and Natalie equalled her lifetime best with a time of 15.87 secs.

Finally, Emily and Josh both took on a 200m race as part of their speed training and recorded 26.97 secs and 24.05 secs, which were both significant improvements on their previous bests for the distance.


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