THE Island’s top junior athletes have been clocking up plenty of personal bests at two of the British Milers Clubs events.
At the regional event in Brighton, Carla Plowden-Roberts, 15, knocked more than ten seconds off her 1,500m time, competing in the mixed B race.
Carla’s time of 4.39.05 is one of the quickest recorded by an under-17 IW athlete and now ranks her in the top 20 in the UK.
Competing in the same race was Jess Andrews, running her first track event of the season. Jess ran a really controlled race and finished just a stride behind her training partner in 4.39.46.
Under-15 Khi O’Neill, in his first British Milers event was also in great form, running an excellent time to finish in second spot and in a PB time of 4.31.13.
The action moved to Watford the following Saturday where once again Jess and Carla were placed in the same race, the Women’s C event. The first 400m were run at a very quick 71 seconds with the IW pair tucked into the pack of 18 athletes. At the 800m point the field was beginning to stretch but it was clear Andrews was going well as they hit the bell and a last lap of 72 seconds gave Jess an excellent PB of 4.32.99 for sixth place.
Carla held her form on the last lap out sprinting athletes in the home straight to finish 12th in a very respectable 4.41.39.
The action next moves to the All England Championships in Bedford and the Hampshire Schools’ Championships in Aldershot.