End of season glory for Doncaster disabled athletes

Disabled athletes from Doncaster Athletics Club ended the 2013 season in style at the CP Sports National Championships in Grantham on 21-22 September.

The first trophies were won before the competition started with three local athletes achieving prestigious national awards. In the Under 20 Parallel Success Awards sponsored by British Athletics, Leaha Dixon won female track award for the second year running and Benjamin Heflin the male track award. Matthew Whitehead was the winner of the CP Sport Grand Prix track trophy.

On the track, Matthew Whitehead struck gold in the T38100m event.  In a fiercely competitive T36 100m, Benjamin Heflin took the silver medal just ahead of William Baxter who took bronze. Ben bagged his second silver in the 400m event knocking two seconds off his personal best time. Kayden Roe was just out of the medals in the T37 100m but achieved a personal best time in the 200m. In the female events, as well as a personal best in the 100m, Leaha Dixon took silver in the T35 200m.

In the F36 field programme, William Baxter won gold in the javelin and improved his personal best three times on the way to winning gold in the discus competition.

Doncaster male athletes completed a glittering weekend in glorious sunshine by beating  CP Sport Allstars in the relay event to close the championships. Great news continued for Doncaster AC when it was confirmed that the Keepmoat Stadium had been selected to host one of CP Sport Grand Prix meetings in the 2014 season.


Tony Baxter 22 September 2013