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Webster Books Place To Belgium

Victoria Webster, 17-year-old Shaftesbury Barnet athlete, runs for England in a junior international race in Belgium this weekend. She earned her place in the team with excellent performances in the Herts Championships and the national road and cross-country relays.

There were good results for several Shaftesbury women in the Reebok Cross Challenge at Cardiff and the Birmingham Games over the weekend.

At Cardiff, Jessica Nugent ran well to finish fifth in the 4,000m senior race in 15mins 53secs. The winner, Jenny Brown, from Bournemouth, clocked 14mins 58secs.

There was also a good effort by Shaftesbury's Lindsay Barr, seventh in the U15 3,000m. Always up with the leaders, Lindsay faded slightly in the closing stages. The winner, Hannah England from Oxford, returned 12mins 55secs while Lindsay clocked 13mins 14secs.

In the first indoor meeting of the year, at Birmingham, Shaftesbury's Christina Radon won the 3,000m in 10mins 6.69secs and Catherine Murphy was second in the 200m in 23.42secs behind Sarah Reilly (Birchfield), 23.30secs.

Jo Fenn, from Barnet, was third in the 400m in 55.95secs.

Andy Magnall ran well for second place in the men's 3,000m in 8mins 9.89secs behind I Gillespie, who returned 8mins 2.77secs, and Anthony Solla-Bell was runner-up in the shot putt with 15.29m.

In the Metropolitan League Cross-Country meeting at Woodford, Sarah Heath returned to her best form when second, and there were good runs by Mel Ellis (sixth), Anne Ridley (17th) and Linda Cole (40th).

January 16, 2002 18:17



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