Third place in final league encounter for Phoenix youngsters

PUBLISHED: 10:31 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:17 26 October 2009

JUNIOR Herts Phoenix competitors finished third in their final Eastern Young Athletes League match of the season. The club have to wait until all the results are calculated to see if they have qualified for either the A or B finals in September. With a t

JUNIOR Herts Phoenix competitors finished third in their final Eastern Young Athletes' League match of the season.

The club have to wait until all the results are calculated to see if they have qualified for either the A or B finals in September.

With a team hit by holidays and an U17 Inter-counties match, the Phoenix athletes that did compete performed magnificently.

The highlights for the U13 girls were wins in both A and B string races for Megan Breen in 2 mins 42.9 secs and Lizzie Parry in the 800m with 2 mins 51.3 secs.

Meanwhile, 1,500m runner Mary Gough crossed the line first in the A string in 5 mins 23.7 secs and Laura Coffey topped the B string with 5 mins 41.1 secs.

All these girls also picked up good points in their other events.

Megan and Mary were both fourth in the shot and Lizzy took a long jump third and discus second.

Megan also finished fourth in the 200m in 32.3 secs.

Nicole Chaytor and Annabel Jones were fourth and third in the 100m A and B respectively with 16.1 secs and 15.7 secs.

Nicole also came third in the long jump A string with 3.43m and finally the sprint relay team was third.

The U15 girls also picked up points in all events with Gemma Armorgie taking first in the high jump with 1.51m, second in the hurdles with 13.4 secs and javelin with 18.90m.

Whitney Bryan took two fourth places in the A string 100m and 200m and Ella Lloyd was third in the B string 200m and A string 800m in 2 mins 34.7 secs.

Katy Burr placed second in the B string 800m with 2 mins 38.1 secs and also collected points in the shot putt.

Georgia Bennett and Mya Zaver claimed two second places in the 1,500m with times of 6 mins 08.3 secs and 6 mins 45.3 secs respectively.

Julia Bowen was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 3.68m.

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