01:00PM, Saturday 15 June 2019
Cara Terry moved up to fourth in the UK rankings for her age after an outstanding display in the 1,500m at the British Milers Club meeting in London this week.
Terry, 14, sliced 11 seconds off her previous best to clock 4.39.55, a time only three other u15s girls have managed or bettered this year.
Cara – alongside Zoe Allanson and Claudia Kerry-Roger – has been selected to represent Berkshire at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham in July.
Allanson and Kerry-Roger were among seven Cookham RC members to win medals at the Berkshire County Schools Championship in Reading on Saturday.
On a cool, blustery afternoon Allanson rose to the occasion, setting a new lifetime best of 1.64 to take gold in the intermediate girls high jump.
In doing so the Newlands Girls’ School pupil leapt into the top 25 for her u17s age group in the UK.
Kerry-Roger won the junior girls discus with 31.63m – a throw which sees her ranked in the top five for her age group.
Further gold medals were secured by Adam Gambrill in the senior boys 1,500m and Ben Reynolds in the intermediate boys race. Sammy March claimed a bronze in the senior boys 800m, a feat matched by Frank McGrath in the junior boys 1,500m and Siena Brancato in the junior girls 800m.
Sammy March was second overall, and the first junior home, in the Thames Valley Association of Running Clubs’ 5k in Cookham on Tuesday, clocking 17.11.
Second home for the club was Harry Charles, 12, in 19.05 with Jacqueline Heller, the first junior girl to finish, in 20.35. She was closely tracked by Jemima Ridley, 13, in 20.46.
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