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Alexander shines in 600m

THE Norman Fowler Memorial Open at Tonbridge attracted a good number of local athletes for an early season track and field meeting.

Tim Alexander (Medway and Maidstone) looked sharp in his victory over 600m as did Alex Beech (M&M) over 110m hurdles.

Steve Clarke (M&M) won the 3,000m and Adrian Whitwam (Tonbridge) took the 5,000m.

Chris Gearing (Belgrave) from Chatham won the under-17 shot, discus and hammer for a superb throws treble.

Shane Birch (M&M) could not quite match this feat but won the under-15 shot and discus.

The pick of the women's events was the senior 3,000m where Meredith Pannett (Cambridge Harriers) defeated Jenny Harnett (M&M) in useful times.

Selected results. Men: 600m 1 T Alexander (M&M) 1:22.9, 3,000m 1 S Clarke (M&M) 8:47.7, 5,000m 1 A Whitwam (Ton) 14:56.6, 110mH 1 A Beech (M&M) 15.8. Men 40: 2,000 steepechase 1 S Keywood (Ton) 6:37.7.

Under-20: 300m 1 R Dinham (Ton) 35.2, 600m 1 J Atkinson (S'oaks) 1:26.7, 3,000m 1 J Atkinson (S'oaks) 9:02.8, 110mH 1 R Dinham (Ton) 15.9.

Under-17: 100mhurdles 1 M Shoker (M&M) 114.6, Shot 1 C Gearing (Belgrave) 46.58, Discus 1 C Gearing (Belgrave) 46.58, Hammer 1 C Gearing (Belgrave) 44.36.

Under-13: 150m 1 J Farmer (Ton) 20.0, 70mhurdles 1 M Baker (M&M) 13.4.

Women: 150m 1 K Taylor (Ton) 19.4, 3,000m 1 M Pannett (Camb H) 10:02.3, 2 J Harnett (M&M) 10:22.2. Pole vault 1 H Croskell (Ton) 2.70. 3k Walk 1 S Cattermole (Dartford) 14:00.8.

Under-20: 600m 1 G Marrs (M&M) 1:40.9.

Under-17: High jump 1 R Smith (Ton) 1.53.

Under-15: 150m 1 J Rieck (Padd W) 20.3, 600m 1 G Savandru (M&M) 1:43.4, 75mH 1 J Rieck (Padd W) 12.4, High jump 1 J Fielden (Ton) 1.45. Under-13: 600m 1 S Kidd (M&M) 1:59.3, 70m H 1 V Bartley (Ton) 12.3.

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