10:30am Thursday 22nd August 2013
By Ed Mezzetti
SPRINTER Liam Grieveson’s strong progress this season has seen him leap into the UK’s top ten rankings.
The 16-year-old Banbury Harrier clocked a 100m personal best of 10.8secs in the UK Youth Develpment League at Sutton Coldfield to go seventh in the UK under 17 standings.
Grieveson broke the Oxfordshire under 17 record with a time of 11.07 at the county championships in May and has gone from strength to strength since.
He also clocked 22.1secs for 200m at the UK Youth Development League meeting, which ranked him 17th in the UK.
Oxon records must be set in the county championships, so Abingdon’s Jonny Lodowski retains that mark with his time of 22.9 in 2004.
Grieveson’s efforts are also Banbury club records.
Meanwhile, Banbury’s Michael Dawes and Emily Thompson won medals at the Midlands Counties Under 15/17 Championships in Birmingham.
Dawes collected double gold, winning both the under 15 boys’ discus and hammer in 31.96m and 34.81m respectively.
Thompson secured a silver medal in under 15 girls’ 800m after clocking 2mins 23.26secs in the final.
Clubmate Luke Sherlock (2.09.21) was sixth in the under 17 boys’ 800m.
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