Victoria College celebrate inter-insular athletics hat-trick

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The 13-strong team excelled themselves to win 101-62 in windy conditions at Foote’s Lane, with captain Daniel Parry leading by example and winning his four events comfortably.

His best performance came with his last throw in the javelin when he broke 40 metres for the first time and elevated himself from last to first.

Similarly, team newcomer Jack Le Riche saved his best discus throw until the last round and recorded 32.04 metres to snatch first place.

Jonny Lee gained two PBs in his middle-distance races.

The 800m was a very exciting race with the lead constantly changing, with youngster Peter Rothwell setting the early pace.

Neither Rothwell or Lee could live with the Elizabeth’s Birch, who put in a fine sprint home to secure one of only two wins for Guernsey – dragging Lee to a time of 2.06.4 mins.

The 1500m, a mere 45 mins later, was a different story.

Lee led for the majority of the race and had ten-second advantage over second-placed Rothwell.

Lee’s 4.25.00 was a six-second improvement.

Paul Dingle went out fast in the 400m outside lane and was only caught in the final strides by Rory Forrest to give Victoria another one-two.

Rory’s brother Calum ran a fabulous hurdles race to win in 14.68 seconds, with Sam Jackson second in 15.12, both efforts being PBs.

Vernon Tomes led throughout the shot competition and won with a PB throw of 9.72 metres.

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