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County Finalists

Three teams compete at county finals

After six gruelling league competitions, three Broxbourne teams qualified for the County League plate final. The competition was held at Jarman Park in Hemel, with eight schools chasing the prestigious title.

The U16 girls team who won the title back in 2013, started well with a 3rd place finish in the hurdles by Yasmin Grantham. There were a number of impressive performances; on the track a plethora of 2nd place finishes from Grace Neville (300m) Panashe Njajni (200m) and Lauren Mllar (800m) started the girls off well. In the field Amba Gooden finished first in the shot and Georgia Sargent came 2nd in the discus. When the points were counted the U16’s narrowly finished in second place to Queenswood.

Lauren Millar, Grace Neville, Panashe Njanji, Alara Norton, Yasmin Grantham (c), Emily Finch, Georgia Sargent, Amba Gooden, Chantelle Edegbele

The U16 boys team also started solidly on the track; Tom Bolton finished 2nd in the 1500m, which was matched by Tom Kennedy finishing 2nd in the 200m. Tommy Carter dominated the high jump competition while Matisse Sorce set a new personal best in the pole vault to finish 2nd. The team performed very well and finished in 4th place.

Jakub Jurkowski, Tom Bolton, Zac Mount, Tommy Carter, Morgan Newman, Matisse Sorce, Tom Kennedy (c), Cornelius Oteng, Hamlet Millard, Harry Eustace

In the U14 girls competition performance of the evening went to Ellie Godsave in the 1500m. In a tough field, Ellie paced herself well, taking the lead at the bell and digging deep in the home straight to win by one metre, setting a new personal best by eight seconds. Janaya Best ran well in the 100m to finish 2nd, while Heidi Bishop also set a new personal best in the shot to win the competition. The team finished in 5th place overall.

Lucy Aldrich, Natasha Laskor, Analie Wood, Megan Thomas, Abby Clark, Rachel Booth, Janaya Best, Ellie Godsave, Charlotte Hobbs, Heidi Bishop (c)