Athletes in Hampshire gold rush

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And four of the 52-strong team also recorded Championship Best Performances; Stanley Livingston in the boys’ U13 75m hurdles, Shadine Duquemin in the girls’ U15 discus, Kathryn Rothwell in the girls’ U17 discus and Zane Duquemin in the boys’ U20 discus.

But two athletes, Elliott Dorey in the U17 1,500m, and Danielle Leerson in the U15 1,500m, were the highlights that really got the crowd going, according to Athletics Development Officer, Andrew Winnie.

‘The CPBs were obviously the biggest highlights but there were a couple of races at the end of Sunday just before the competition finished that were really exciting,’ he said.

‘Elliott wasn’t really in contention for a medal but then suddenly he produced the race of his life and took third place. Everyone from Jersey was shouting and screaming as the race neared the end, and I think it was a crescendo of noise that sent him over the finish in third.’

‘Then in the final race of the day Danielle Leerson had a very similar situation after starting to drop to fifth place in the last lap. Then all of sudden she picked up and sprinted nearly 300m and caught the leader right on the line to take the race. It was a perfect end to the weekend.’

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