Basingstoke YA Open Meeting – 2nd April 2016 & YA Open Indoor Pentathlon – Lee Valley – 27th March 2016

Two Chichester Runners & AC athletes were at the annual Basingstoke YA Open Meeting at a very windswept Down Grange Sports Centre.

Rachel Laurie (U17) made a very welcome return to competition after injury had forced her to miss all the winter Indoor track season, along with most of her training. Her performance in the 300m was very encouraging – clocking a highly respectable 44.04sec which placed her fourth fastest of the day - just outside the medals.

Fleur Hollyer (U13) enjoyed a good day – running into a fierce headwind in the 100m, she still managed to record a new personal best 15.48sec.

This came on top of an equally good day the previous week at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London - where competing in the annual YA Indoor Pentathlon – she notched up four new personal bests. The 60m Hurdles saw her stop the clock at 12.53sec, which was followed by a great 1.21m PB in the High Jump, and a PB 4.21m in the Shot. Run up problems in the Long Jump resulted in a below par 3.07m, but she ended the day on a high in the 800m - despite the tight bends of the Indoor track, she recorded a PB 3.01.51, which took her overall points total to 1262 (PB) for 14th spot out of 21.