April 12, 2017 09:19 PM

Mixed fortunes for teenager roper

Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club’s top teenage sprinter Jaleel Roper enjoyed mixed fortunes in his club’s annual open young athletes’ track and field meeting at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton, on Sunday, writes Tom Pollak. Roper, 14, was among the many athletes who revelled on the hottest day of the year to produce some outstanding performances as he raced to victory in the boys under 15 300m in a meeting record time of 36.61 seconds. Roper was an easy winner of the event finishing almost 10 metres ahead of the second runner in a time which takes him straight to the top of the UK rankings for the event this season. 


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