ATHLETICS: Freddie's got edge on brother Redford

Freddie and Redford Curtis (left) on the podium alongside third-placed Jack Swain

Freddie and Redford Curtis (left) on the podium alongside third-placed Jack Swain

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FREDDIE Curtis saw off younger brother Redford to take gold at the England Under 20/23 Championships in Bedford.

The javelin throwing siblings, from Hardwick, near Bicester, finished first and second in the under 20 event.

Freddie, 19, improved on his second place in 2013 to take victory in 64.18m – although the throw was 5m short of his best.

Redford, 17, who like Freddie competes for Marshall Milton Keynes, landed a personal best effort of 59.07m to take second from Bedford & County’s Jack Swain (58.54).

Elsewhere, Holly Griffiths-Brown was Bicester’s star performer as they finished fourth in round three of the Under 13/15 Youth Development League at Banbury Griffiths-Brown smashed Bicester’s under 13 girls’ record for the 150m with a time of 20.6secs to take A-String victory in the Midland East 2A meeting.

Not content with this, she also won the 800m in 2mins 37.0secs.

Clubmate Amy Gould finished second in the 1,200m, clocking 4.18.12.

Holly Hunter recorded personal best marks of 13.6secs and 19.89m when coming third in the under 13 girls’ 75m hurdles and second in the javelin.

Tom Couzens won the under 13 boys’ high jump with 1.42m, while Hayden Durrant (25.64m) was second in the javelin – with both efforts pbs.

Owen Cox (2.31.2) was runner-up in the under 15 boys’ 800m.

Thomas Kavanagh (14.9) was third in the under 13 boys’ 100m.



100m – Under 13: 3 C Shaw 15.0.

200m – Under 13: 2 C Shaw 30.0.

Javelin – Under 13: 1 J Edwards-Giraud 24.20.


100m – Under 15: 5 F Phillips 14.3.

800m – Under 13: 2 M Silvester 2.47.5.

1,200m – Under 13: 1 M Acton 4.23.3.

75mH – Under 13: 2 L Garside 11.3.

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