County quartet among English Schools medals

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South Yorkshire had four medalists in the English Schools Championships held over two days this weekend at Birmingham.

Cyane Robinson (Rotherham) had a splendid run in the senior girls 1500 metres, finishing runner-up in four minutes 34.36 seconds.

Robinson looked comfortable in her heat and ran a gritty race in the final to win a tight race for the silver medal in a time close to her best.

South Yorkshire teammate Molly Butterworth (Doncaster) excelled to finish fifth in 4:37.13.

Lauren Foletti (Sheffield) had set the tone on the first day of competition when she took silver in the intermediate girls javelin with a throw of 43.94 metres.

Melissa Coxon (Rotherham) was runner-up in the intermediate 300m hurdles. Ranked second coming into the championships, she looked good in winning her heat and produced a personal best of 43.42 for in the final for the silver medal.

In the junior boys 300m, Joel Vernon (Sheffield) finished third in 36.06 seconds. Vernon, who runs for Hallamshire, won the 100, 200 and 300m in the Yorkshire Championships early in the season. At the English Schools, athletes can do only one event and Vernon chose wisely, running PBs in heat and final.

Hallamshire’s Ruby Simpson, running for Derbyshire, was third in the junior girls 800m in 2:13.71.