Alex takes steeplechase club record in Edinburgh invitational

Alex Mundell – courtesy of Michael Berkeley -

Competing in an invitational 2000m steeplechase in Edinburgh, City of Salisbury’s Alex Mundell made her mark on the Scottish capital when she sliced a huge 48 seconds of her previous best at the distance.

For good measure, her time of 7min 30sec also broke the club record.

Under a blazing sun in Bournemouth at the last of this year’s Wessex Young Athletes’ matches, the Salisbury junior squad also produced a batch of great results.

Livvy Hewlett won the shot put with 7.82m and cleared 1.4m in the high jump, while Will Barnard’s 33.11m in the javelin continued his good form.

Luke Reeve and Charles Atkins won their javelin events with 30.01m and 28.89m respectively, their success being matched by Niamh Carey’s 28.71m and Abbey Littlejohn taking the honours. Abbey also won the 80m hurdles with Sarah Brett, both girls clocking 12.5sec in a neck and neck finish that showed their competitive spirit all the way to the line.

Josh Dyer continues to improve with 11.6sec for the 100m and 24.0sec for the 200m, while Greg Herring (2:05.7sec) and Henry Dix (2:19.0) made easy work of the 800m.

Jack Kelly won the shot put with a throw of 11.04m.

The stand-out performer in the multi-event ‘quad kids’ match was Katlin Miller who again posted a notable win.