Hot shot Capes is national champion

Nene Valley’s Donovan Capes won Shot gold at the English Schools Track and Field Championship held in Birmingham at the weekend, writes Barry Warne.

Capes, a member of the great shot put dynasty begun by his grandfather Geoff, was too hot for his rivals, winning the junior boys shot put with a throw of 14.94, well clear of the rest.

Two other young Nene Valley stars Joe Purbrick and Will Kong won silver medals in intermediate hurdles races.

Purbrick clocked 13.11 in the 100m event while Kong finished second in the 400m in a time of 55. 27.

Nene Valley Harriers results.
Girls: Jasmine Allen senior long jump 18th 4.83; Molly Peel intermediate 1500m eighth in heat 4,49.19; Evie Oldlin intermediate 800m eighth in heat 2.24.97; Katie Calcutt intermediate 80m hurdles eighth in semi-final 12.50 after qualifying from her heat in 12.24.

Boys: Aaron Hunt senior 1500m 11th in final 4.05.85 after qualifying from heat in 4.08.90;
Kai Chilvers junior 800m fifth in heat 2.13.19; Joe Purbrick intermediate 100m hurdles second in final 13.11; Freddie Fraser intermediate 100m hurdles fourth in heat 14.01; Donovan Capes junior boys shot first 14.94; Archie Rainbow senior 800m eighth in heat 1.59.91; Sam Oakley intermediate 1500m 14th in heat 4.14.07, Will Kong intermediate 400m hurdles second in final 55.27.

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