Latest Wimbledon Hercules news - Unstoppable Etienne is on fire

Latest Wimbledon Hercules news from the Surrey Schools Championships

Latest Wimbledon Hercules news from the Surrey Schools Championships

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Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club's teenage sprinter Theo Etienne added the Surrey Schools 100m title to the Surrey County 100 and 200m crowns when he made his debut in the Surrey Schools Championships at Kingsmeadow Stadium on Saturday.

Etienne, 16, stormed to victory in the intermediate boys final in 11.07 seconds to continue his outstanding debut season in the sport.

He was chased home by his Hercules Wimbledon clubmate Rechmiel Miller, who clocked a lifetime best of 11.16secs, and like Etienne will be hoping to be selected to represent Surrey in the English Schools track and field championships in Birmingham next month.

Etienne posted the fastest time in the qualifying heats winning his race in 11.07secs, the same time he posted in the final with Miller taking the second heat in 11.38secs.

Both Etienne and Miller will be competing for Surrey in a schools inter-county match at Basingstoke this weekend.

Hercules Wimbledon's Max Mondelli, whose season has been hampered by injury, was another winner taking the senior boys 100m title in a season's best of 10.90secs to secure a place in the Birmingham-bound team and add to the silver medal he won at the Surrey Championships last month.

Hercules Wimbledon had two other gold medallists at Kingsmeadow.

Max Jacobs took the senior boys javelin with a personal best throw of 40.33m while Ben Deuchar won the junior boys javelin with 37.98m to add the schools title to the county gold.

Cassian Hyde picked up a bronze medal in the intermediate boys 1,500m where he clocked a personal best of four minutes, 11.73 secs; Chloe Lord was seventh in the junior girls 75m hurdles in 13.04secs, and Chad Miller was eighth in the junior boys 100m final in 26.73secs, after clocking a faster 25.72secs in finishing fifth in his heat.

Elsewhere, at the London Schools Championships at Battersea Park, Ellie Monks made a winning debut in the intermediate girls high jump with 1.60m.

There were mixed fortunes for all-rounder Adam Magni, who won the intermediate boys shot with a lifetime best of 13.62m but pulled up in the 100m hurdles with the recurrence of a hamstring problem.

He took the silver medal in both events at the Surrey Championships at Kingsmeadow.

Surrey County silver medallist Andrew Smirnov was runner-up in the junior boys 80m hurdles in 12.5secs while Toby Weston was third in the junior boys high jump with 1.60m.

Zoe Illis was also third in the intermediate girls 1,500m in 5:12.7 with Kevin Owusu-Mantey third in the intermediate boys 100m in a personal best of 11.1secs. He was also fourth in the long jump with 6.04m.

Smirnov completed a busy weekend when he won his U15 80m hurdles race in the Ebbisham League meeting at Croydon on Sunday in a personal best of 12.1secs.

Another track winner at Croydon was Andrew Smirnov who took the U15 1,500m in 4:48.8.

Ryan Jones won the U15 discus with a personal best of 29.73m, and was second in the shot with 10.62m. Sam Chetwynd won the B event. Another winner was Zac Purnell in the boys U13 1,500m B race.

This weekend, Hercules Wimbledon compete in their third Southern Men's league match at Tooting Bec on Saturday, while the club is also involved in a Southern Women's League meeting at Spectrum Leisure Centre, Guildford.

Hercules Wimbledon's track and field training sessions take place at Wimbledon Park athletics stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. Further details from coaching coordinator Maurice Sharp on 020 8337 8707.

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club hold mid-week road running training sessions for marathon, cross country and road runners from Lauriston Cottage, 6a Southside, Wimbledon Common, at the junction with Lauriston Road, every Wednesday evening from 7pm. Contact Pete Mulholland for more details.

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