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Athletics: Silver medal achievement for Rotherham teenager

Melissa Coxon
Melissa Coxon

Melissa Coxon (Rotherham) was runner up in the 300 metres hurdles in the SIAB Schools International at Grangemouth, Scotland.

Selected for England after finishing second in the English Schools Championships, Coxon, who clocked 43.90, was beaten by the English Schools winner Jasmine Jolly.

Hallamshire’s Lauren Fellotti was fourth in the javelin.

Rotherham won the final match of the Young Athletes Development League (NE 1) for u13 and u15 athletes at Doncaster.

It was a comfortable win over Kingston upon Hull, ensuring promotion to Northern Premier 2 for next season.

Scores: Match: 1 Rotherham 465; 2 Kingston upon Hull 385; 3 Chesterfield 364; 4 Lincoln Wellington 336; 5 Doncaster 335.

Final positions: 1 Rotherham19; 2 Kingston upon Hull 17; 3 Chesterfield 11; 4 Doncaster 8; 5 Lincoln Wellington

In the Muller Anniversary Games in London, Sam Kendricks (USA) won an intriguing pole vault from Renault Lavillenie (France) with height of 5.91.

Yorkshire duo Adam Hague (City of Sheffield and Dearne) and Charlie Myers (Middlesbrough) could not capitalise on the high quality contest and were below their best finishing equal sixth with 5.46.