July 11: Two Gold, Two Silver and a Bronze for MMK athletes at the English Schools Champs

Pictured above are the two MMK gold medallists Ayesha Jones and Daniel Ayodele.

Marshall Milton Keynes had one of its best days ever at the English Schools Championships in Manchester as the Juniors delivered a medal feast:

  • Daniel Ayodele started things off with a win win the Long Jump with a leap of 6.26m, some 19cm ahead of his closest challenger.
  • D’mitri Varlack had an excellent result in the same event, taking the bronze medal, just 3cms short of his personal best.
  • Ayesha Jones was over 1.4m ahead of second place as she won the Javelin with a new club record 42.50m.
  • Isaiah Phillip set a new personal best of 14.13m in the Shot as he grabbed a silver medal.
  • Ayo Fatoki won his heat in 23.15m to qualify for the 200m final at the end of the day. Despite a sore hamstring he improved his time in the final, ducking under 23 seconds for the first time to take the silver medal.
  • All the MMK athletes were in the top eight in their events, with Hope Oguidi fifth in the 200m Final (after two personal bests), Lizzie Garner seventh quickest in the 300m and Jamie Penley eighth in the Pole Vault.
  • Bucks Schools won two more medals on this day with a gold in the Boys 1500m and a Silver in the Boys 800m, for a total of 3 gold, 3 silver and a bronze.

Pictured above, left to right are Ayo Fatoki, Isaiah Phillip, D’Mitri Varlack, Daniel Ayodele, Hope Oguidi & Ayesha Jones

Junior Boys
200m heat 1 Ayomide Fatoki MMK 23.15 w+3.2, Q
200m Final 2 Ayomide Fatoki MMK 22.97 w+1.4, pb
800m 2 Isaac Jessop-Tranter Chilt 2:01.61 pb
1500m 1 Alden Collier Chilt 4:12.89
1500m 6 Euan Pinder Chilt 4:21.17
1500m 8 Archie Pinder Chilt 4:22.35
Shot 2 Isaiah Phillip MMK 14.13m pb
Long Jump 1 Daniel Ayodele MMK 6.26m
Long Jump 3 D’Mitri Varlack MMK 5.79m
Pole Vault 8 JamieĀ  Penley MMK 2.80m pb=
Junior Girls
200m heat 3 Hope Oguidi MMK 25.82 w+1.2, pb, Q
200m Final 5 Hope Oguidi MMK 25.75 w+2.0, pb
300m heat 4 Lizzie Garner MMK 42.03 7th overall
Javelin 1 Ayesha Jones MMK 42.50m Club Record
Javelin 14 Megan Saywell D&T 24.33m