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Wycombe club's show of force at English School Championships
HARRY Sutherland wasn’t the only Wycombe Phoenix Harrier taking off at the English School Championships last weekend.
Sutherland won gold in the hammer, while Rachel Osei Tutu ran a superb 300m race, knocking a second off her personal best to win bronze in a National Standard time of 40.06 seconds.
This now places Osei Tutu eighth in the UK rankings for U17 300m runners.
In addition to Sutherland and Osei Tutu, Wycombe Phoenix had five other athletes qualify for the prestigious event.
Josh Parry made his debut in the competition running in the junior boys 100m, producing an excellent run to finish fourth in his heat.
James Roberts and Ben Sutherland competed in the inter boys 800m and 1,500m respectively, with Sutherland qualifying for the final with an impressive 4.04.77 minute run.
Also competing, Lauren Head finished seventh in the javelin with a throw of 35.77m and Rachel Kelleher was fifth in the senior womens 400m hurdles with a time of 65.60 seconds.
Club chairman Dougie Sutherland said: "It is a great achievement for any club to have seven young athletes qualify for the National Championships and is a real testament to these athletes, their coaches the training partners. "Congratulations to all of them and particularly Harry and Rachel who won National medals. "One of our gold medallists from last year’s Championships, Pip Woolvern, is currently competing in the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, which is something our current youngest can aspire to.
"I hope that the Council follows through with its plans for a new athletics track at Little Marlow, which the club supports, as we need new facilities to keep on developing the talented youngsters we have in Wycombe."