Athletics: Doncaster trio star at Sainsbury’s Games

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Three teenage athletes from Doncaster Athletic Club shone for North East England’s U20 disabled squad at the 2014 Sainsbury’s UK School Games - and returned home with two medals.

Paige Watkin-Drury achieved a season’s best distance in the long jump to win a silver medal – a performance made even more impressive due to the fact that a recent injury meant she needed to change her run up and push off leg.

Thrower William Baxter won silver in the discus with a lifetime best throw in the first round of the competition, and also improved his lifetime best three times in shot put to claim fourth spot.

And sprinter Ben Heflin dug deep in a gritty 400m performance and was cheered over the line in fifth position by a large crowd inside Manchester’s Sportcity Regional Athletic Centre.

The multisport games attracted more than 1600 elite young athletes from all parts of the UK.

Pictured left to right above: Paige Watkin-Drury, Ben Heflin and William Baxter.

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