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Newark Athletics Club sees strong start to season at Loughborough International athletics meeting following Nottinghamshire County Championships





Athletes from our area took home medals at one of the first meets of the season.

The Loughborough International athletics meeting took place on May 19 and welcomed teams from England, Scotland, Wales, GB and NI under 20s, Loughborough Students and the National Athletics League.

The event is seen as the season opener and welcomed a number of top level performers including the current World Heptathlete champion Katrina Johnson-Thompson.

Zoe Smith, County Championships Gold medals in 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles and silver medal 200m. Photo: Kevin Smith.
Zoe Smith, County Championships Gold medals in 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles and silver medal 200m. Photo: Kevin Smith.

Three of the Newark Athletics Club members competed at the event, with Tom Evans representing Scotland in the 400m and claiming the silver medal in a new personal best and club record.

Zoe Smith and Katie Mackintosh were invited to compete in the 400m hurdles with Zoe finishing in second place and Katie third.

A spokesperson for the club said: “The performances the three of them achieved at the event is credit to the hard work done over the winter, and we are confident that the three of them can continue to progress through the season.”

It follows success from the weekend prior, which saw a strong turnout at the Nottinghamshire County Championships from Newark Athletics Club members with a number of gold, silver and bronze medals being won.



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