Isobel Ives and Mae Bullman achieve PBs in final UKDL meet of season

Isobel Ives with her English Schools medal

Isobel Ives with her English Schools medal

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ISOBEL Ives and Mae Bullman both claimed a brace of wins as Basildon AC once again joined forces with Newham & Essex Beagles in their final UK Development League match of the season.

Ives ran the fastest 1,500m of her life to win the under-17 women’s race in 4m 33.3s and was also a dominant winner in the 300m (41.2s) in Harrow.

Bullman, meanwhile, equalled her lifetime best of 1.60m to win the high jump and leapt out to 10.72m to top the leaderboard in the triple jump.

Southend Standard: Mae Bullman

High jumper - another winner in Mae Bullman

Jemma Pemberton won the B-string javelin with a throw of 30.15m, which would have been good enough for second place in the A-string.

She then went on to win the A-string shot-putt with 9.14m. Her team-mate Katherine Ellis won the B-string shot with 8.21m.

On the men’s side, Adam Houchell won the under-20 men’s 1,500m clocking 4m 3.02s and Jon Burton the 2,000m steeplechase 6m 46.9s.

Dan Ashley won the under-17 men’s 800m in 2m 6.9s with Joe Kidd winning the B-string (2m 20.8s), while Max Jones won the 3,000m (9m 57.9s) as well as finishing second in the 1,500m (4m 44.6s).

Basildon finished fifth in the meeting and fifth overall.

l Canvey’s Jodie Judd, representing Chelmsford AC ,won the under-17 women’s 3,000m (11m 16.0s) and was second in the 1,500m (4m 55.6s).

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