Chelmsford AC provided four athletes for the Essex teams in the East Anglian Schools Combined Events meeting at Melbourne Park last the weekend.
Essex teams dominated throughout, and certainly our four played their part.
In the Senior Girls Heptathlon Jessica Hopkins, with a total points score of 4624 points, placed first - her performances being Hurdles 15.1 secs, High Jump 1.58m, Shot 12.20m, 200m 25.8s (a PB), Long Jump 5.07m, Javelin 37.35m and 800m 2:51.1.
Second place was taken by Mia Chantree, with 4684 points. Her performances were Hurdles 15.9s, High Jump 1.61m, Shot 9.65m, 200m 26.3s, Long Jump 5.35m, Javelin 29.75m and 800m 2:51.0).
Completing the team was Jessica Whiley, who scored 3582 points, for fourth place. (Hurdles 17.9s, High Jump 1.43m, Shot 8.62m, 200m 30.0s, Long Jump 4.71m, Javelin 30.44m, and 800m 2:30.1)
In the Intermediate Boys Octathlon, Oliver Early placed fourth, with 4110 points (Long Jump 6.10m, Discus 24.94m, Javelin 32.09m, 400m 55.5s, Hurdles 13.8s, High Jump 1.74m, and 1500m 5:26.9s.
Report: Roy Meadowcroft