Athletics: Two silvers for Woodford Green as duo show their potential indoors
PUBLISHED: 16:30 17 January 2020
Woodford Green had six young athletes at the South of England Indoor Championships at the weekend and returned with two fine silver medals.
Having recently produced a minithon record over 600 metres, Isabelle Kyson had a busy weekend at Lee Valley.
In the 60m heats, she qualified for the final in second place after clocking 8,69 seconds and an hour later she was a fighting fourth in the final.
Kyson was back in action two hours later as she lined up for the 800m final.
Front-running tactics so nearly paid off as she just lost out on the gold medal on the line, clocking a new personal best of 2.30.2 for a superb silver medal.
Meanwhile, Danny Raymond competed in the under-17 boys' 800 metres.
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In his heat, Raymond ran comfortably to place second in 2.02.88. and just two hours later an exciting final saw Reardon of Blackheath taking out a fast pace with Raymond sticking right with him.
On the final circuit, Reardon hung on to win as Raymond broke two minutes for the first time with a time of 1.59.57.
Shona Vincent and Zahara Malcolm are fine athletes with great futures ahead of them.
They have now moved up to the under-17 age group and they competed with great distinction.
Vincent competed in the 60m, winning her heat in 7.91. A tremendous semi-final saw her qualify for the final with a personal best 7.84 And in the final she finished fifth in 7.88.
Malcolm, now coached by Gladys Bird, ran the 400 metres and competed really well for a new indoor best of 61.20 for second, but she just lost out on a final spot.
Aidan Fernando competed in the under-17 200m and, after setting an indoor best of 23.18 by winning his heat, he was unable to finish his semi final.
Meanwhile, Medwin Odamitten was third in the under-17 60m heat in a time of 7.42.
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