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Jess Hopkins and Mia Chantree BOTH break club U20W Heptathlon record at English Schools Combined Events

23 Sep 2019

Jess Hopkins and Mia Chantree made the long trip to Exeter over the weekend, to compete for Essex in the English Schools' Combined Events Championships – and both turned in exceptional performances, both recording PB’s.  In fact, BOTH athletes broke the Club Record for the U20W Heptathlon, set in 2008 by Jess Tappin (4365).

Jess claimed the Silver medal overall, while Mia finished fifth, in a field of 30 entrants.

The breakdown of their individual performances was as follows:





3rd (26.20)

2nd (26.14)


11th (2:41.11)

3rd (2:30.32)


3rd (15.50)

5th (16.02)

High Jump

4th (1.62m)

4th (1.62m)

Long Jump

3rd (5.42m)

5th (5.37m)

Shot 4K

3rd (11.59m)

11th (9.17m)

Javelin 600g

1st (36.61m)

7th (29.17m)





2nd (4789) (PB)

5th (4544) PB

Congratulations and very well done to Jess, Mia – and coaches Steve and Sarah!