Gold and silver for Bennett and Jack Sumners in the 110m hurdles in Bahamas
Sam Bennett and Jack Sumners secured England’s first 1-2 of the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas, securing gold and silver in the 110m hurdles on Saturday.
They clocked 13.71 and 13.85 respectively, with Denvaughn Whymns getting bronze in front of home fans.
Pippa Earley just missed out on a medal for England in the 100m hurdles as she clocked 13.72 for fourth in a race won by Jamaica’s Shanette Allison in 13.26.
Also for England, Alex Botterill led home team-mate Josh Allen as they claimed gold and bronze in the 800m, with respective times of 1.52.22 and 1.53.09, as Jersey’s William Brown placed seventh in 1.57.24.
Anna Burt claimed silver in the girl’s race behind winner Carly Thomas of Australia, 2.05.04 to 2.05.31. Burt’s England team-mate Isabelle Boffey finished fourth in 2.06.67 and Scotland’s Erin Wallace sixth in 2.08.30 after her 1500m victory.
Emma Howe threw 47.04m in the javelin to gain another bronze for England in a competition won by Uganda’s Josephine Joyce Lalam with 51.89m. Bethany Moule placed sixth with 43.27m.
There were two golds for Kenya in both 3000m races as Emmaculate Chepkirui clocked 9.25.20 and Edwin Kiplangat Bett 8.23.96. England’s Claudia Lance Jones ran 9.58.76 for seventh and Scotland’s Naomi Lang 10.11.34 for 10th, while Adam Scott was fifth in 9.04.69 for Scotland.
England team co-captain Bennett said: “I feel amazing. It is so good that the whole team have done well today.
“It’s an honour to be part of the best ever day at a Commonwealth Youth Games. I’m glad I could do my bit.”
Full results can be found here.