Athletics: Law impresses on GB debut in Hungary
PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 July 2018
Havering’s Max Law had a superb Great Britain debut at the European Under-18 Championships in Hungary, but was pipped to a medal.
Law added more than three metres to his javelin best with 75.30 metres which lifted him into a silver-medal spot.
But Greek rival Gerasimos Kalogerakis produced a huge 77.45 in the last round and Finland’s Topias Laine then threw 75.83 to edge Law into fourth place.
Law had qualified for the final with a throw of 71.65 and his new best is a club record and second longest by a British athlete of his age.
Poland’s Marek Mucha’s championship best of 80.01m took gold.
Havering under-17s helped Essex girls to victory in the eight-county match at Lee Valley on Sunday.
Jade Kavanagh was close to her 200m best with 25.58 to win the B race and Poppy Ellis’ ran a 300m best of 40.49 for second place and second fastest by a club under-17.
Jessie Collier had a pole vault best and under-15 club record of 2.75m as Molly Sweetman took fifth in the 1500m with 4.48.09, Rosie Brown (31.23m) was sixth in the discus and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (35.53) was second in the B javelin.