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Roper's rapidly into his stride

PUBLISHED: 13:18 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:34 24 August 2010

Shakhiel Roper

Shakhiel Roper

QUEEN S Park Harriers sprinter Shakhiel Roper achieved a personal best time at the Middlesex Championships after stepping up to under-17 level for the first time. The 15-year-old, competing in his first race of the season on Saturday at Copthall Stadium,

QUEEN'S Park Harriers sprinter Shakhiel Roper achieved a personal best time at the Middlesex Championships after stepping up to under-17 level for the first time.

The 15-year-old, competing in his first race of the season on Saturday at Copthall Stadium, clocked 12.84 seconds in the 100m and produced another dazzling run to finish fourth in the 200m (25.82).

Roper was one of four QPH youngsters to set personal bests at the county championships, with Rahimullah Wahedi also catching the eye in his first outing at under-20 level.

Despite an outside lane draw in the 400m, Wahedi led the rest of the field with blistering speed and crossed the line in 51.11 - his fastest time around the circuit.

Queens Park Community School classmates Jacob Elgood and Peredur Jenkins both made their county championship debuts at under-15 level on Sunday at Perivale Park.

Elgood led the 1,500m with some superb front running and finished in a time of 5:49, but Jenkins pushed him hard and eventually crossed the line in 6:16.

All four youngsters train at Willesden Sports Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays under the watchful eye of coach Doddridge Benjamin, and anyone interested in joining the group can contact him at dwb55@hotmail.co.uk.


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