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Medals for Cannock and Stafford athletes at Midland Indoor Championships

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

By Dave McLean

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FOUR medals were picked up by Cannock and Stafford AC members when they contested the Midland Indoor Championships at the NIA.

Competing in her first competition as an under-17 athlete, Megan Davies easily won her heat of the 300m, before chasing down Birchfield Harriers' Phoebe White to take gold in the final with a time of 40.99.

Davies' time was only 0.09 seconds outside the club record set by Keri Lees (formerly Maddox) some 25 years ago. Davies is currently ranked fifth in the country.

A product of the club's new starters group, Josh Richards, also excelled and took gold.

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He won the U15 long jump with 5.17m, and he also made the final of the 200m (finishing fifth) by clocking 25.88 in his heat.

A third gold came Cannock and Stafford's way in the 60m hurdles. Amy Pye won the title with a personal best time of 9.31 seconds and is ranked sixth in the country.

After running a personal best of 26.70 over 200m in the heats, she just missed out on a place in the final after finishing a fine second in the semi-final.

The club's fourth medallist was Steve Thompson, who picked up bronze over 60m hurdles,taking third spot in the final, having clocked a personal best 8.83 to qualify second in is semi-final.

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