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Joshuah hits the heights to see off his rivals once again

Joshuah Hill retained the Senior Boys' English Schools High Jump title after competing against the best high jumpers in the country at the Alexander Stadium.

Joshuah Hill on his way to the gold medal
Joshuah Hill on his way to the gold medal

Joshuah Hill retained the Senior Boys’ English Schools High Jump title he won last year when he once again competed against the best high jumpers in the country at the Alexander Stadium.

The Solihull and Small Heath athlete, who was accompanied by ten other club members all representing their counties, produced a convincing clearance of 2.12 metres to take the title and the gold medal in his favourite event – despite a season which has been dominated by injury.

Reaching the English Schools’ Championship is the height of every young athlete’s dream.

Long jumpers Reuben Esien and Ashleigh Bailey, 300-metre hurdler Danel Jansen-van-Rensburg and 100-metre runners Emily Belcher and Remy Barrett, all made it to the finals with Reuben finishing seventh, jumping 6.47m, and Ashleigh fifth with 5.21m.

Danel also finished fifth in 44.26 seconds, breaking a long-standing club record.

There were also personal bests for hammer thrower Maisie Franklin and 400-metre hurdler Niall Carney.

Bronze medals were won by Ashleigh and Anya Bates and silver by Remy, who all represented the West Midlands in the 4x100metres relays.

 

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