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Dartford athletes keep busy in outdoor open events
THE outdoor athletics season is under way, with Dartford Harriers athletes taking full advantage of the early open meetings.
These events are planned to allow anyone, whether or not they are an athletics club member, to compete in various track and field disciplines.
First off the mark was Claire Capon, who on Good Friday won the senior ladies hammer at Chelmsford with a throw of 37.49m.
The annual Easter Monday Norman Fowler memorial meeting at Tonbridge School attracted a copious number of entries, despite high winds and rain.
Adding to the throng were a dozen Dartford members, who managed to produce some excellent results, despite the weather.
Chelsey Eyers not only gained first place in the U17 ladies discus, but did it with a personal best and English schools qualifier of 33.50m.
Isio Orogun also had a very good day, with second place in the U15 girls 150m, in 19.8s, a pb and club record.
She won the 300m with 43.08s, also a pb.
Further results: U17 ladies: Naomi Orogun, 150m 2nd 19.48 pb, 300m 1st 42.60 pb.
U20 ladies: Natalie Hickmott 150m 4th 19.94. Lucy Hickmott 300m 1st 43.83.
Senior ladies: Claire Capon, hammer 1st 37.51. 150m 5th 20.29. Kat Sutton 150m 3rd 19.45.
U17 men: David Hall, dt 1st 33.09 pb, high jump 1st 1.90. Morgan Rees, 150m 3rd 18.44 pb, 300m 1st 40.14 pb. Lewis Jackson 100m hurdles 2nd 15.3 pb. javelin 2nd 35.48. Ama Obiomah 150m 3rd 17.48 pb.
U20 men: Dave Stewart 150m 1st 18.48, 300m 1st 37.07 pb.
Meanwhile, the Lee Valley open meeting on Saturday saw 15-year-old Naomi Orogun make an impressive start to her hurdles career.
Winning the U17 ladies 300m hurdles in a time of 46.97s, Orogun was only just outside the English schools qualification of 46.8s.
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