Sheffield, 13-14 February 2016.

Congratulations to all the medallists at last weekend’s England Athletics U20 Age Group Indoor Championships:

U20 Women:
1. Naomi Ogbeta (Trafford) 12.62m
2. Laura Zialor (Milton Keynes) 12.36m (PB)
3. Charlotte Ogden (Loughborough Students) 12.04m
4. Sapphire Clarkson (Shaftesbury Barnet) 11.79m (PB); 5. Zenni Enechi (Sale) 11.45m (PB); 6. Anastasia Davies (Blackheath & Bromley) 11.42m; Zoe Hughes (Wigan & District) 11.36m; Grace Sullivan (Ashford) 11.27m; Beth Mortiboy (Notts) 11.18m.

Naomi took the honours as she reversed her defeat to Laura in Cardiff 7 days earlier, despite Laura adding another 5 cm to her PB from last week. Charlotte took bronze with a new indoor best and will look to consolidate on her 12 metres plus form of last year this summer. Just out of the medals, Sapphire and Zenni both set impressive new PBs.

U17 Women:
1. Adelaide Omitowoju (Cambridge & Coleridge) 11.86m
2. Amber Anning (Brighton & Hove) 11.55m
3. Emily Madden Forman (Statford Upon Avon) 11.41m
4. Charlotte Jones (Charnwood) 11.23m; 5. Karina Harris (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC) 11.18m; 6. Katie Shingler (Wigan & District) 11.03m; 7. Rhianna Reynolds (Kingston AC & Poly) 11.01m; 8. Emily Jarad (Stockport Harriers) 10.82m; 9. Katie Waterworth (Stockport Harriers) 10.79m; 10. Abazz Shayaam-Smith (Birchfield) 10.47m; 11. Sophie Bishop (City of Norwich) 10.35m.

Adelaide improved 11 cm on her recent best from the South of England U20 Championships to take the National title and consildate her position as the top-ranked U17 female this winter. Behind her, Amber took silver just 4 cm down on her PB but 14 cm ahead of Emily.

U20 Men:
1. Kevin Metzger (Sale) 15.00m (PB)
2. Jude Bright-Davies (Thames Valley) 14.68m
3. Osaze Aghedo (Swansea) 14.15m
4. Dami Famakin (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) 13.95m; 5. Jamil Hassan (Milton Keynes) 13.93m; 6. Nick Barratt (Stockport Harriers) 13.33m (PB); 7. Charlie Hadley (Coventry Godiva) 13.20m (PB); 8. Joseph Gilkes (Coventry Godiva) 12.99m (PB).

Kevin added 30 cm to his previous PB to take the National title and jump to the top of the junior rankings for the winter. He took the gold 32 cm ahead of Jude who was unable to match his new PB of 14.90m from Cardiff the week before. Osaze pipper Dami for bronze, though both were well down on their PBs also set in last week’s Cardiff competition.

U17 Men:
1. Emmanuel Odubanjo (Sale) 14.52m (PB)
2. Teepee Princewill (Harrow) 14.07m (PB)
3. Aidan Quinn (Shettleston) 13.74m
4. Abbas Adejonwo (Shaftesbury Barnet) 13.08m; 5. Elliot Kimber (Coventry) 13.07m (PB); 6. Ryan Morgan (Braintree) 12.72m.

Emmanuel added an impressive 34 cm to his previous best in taking the gold ahead Teepee, who added a similar improvement to his best. In 3rd spot Aidan was only 17 cm down on the PB that recently gave him victory in the Scottish Championships.

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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