Muxlow passes toughest test to take javelin title

Rosie Muxlow
Rosie Muxlow

Worksop athletics prospect Rosie Muxlow faced her toughest test on Saturday at the South Yorkshire Championships, and kept her cool to take another title.

The youngster, already the Notts county champion in the javelin, was entered into the South Yorkshire event by her Doncaster school.

A Hill House student, Muxlow was due to take on 12 of the best young athletes int he region, but took some good form into the event despite breaking her foot earlier in the year.

Muxlow, one of the favourites for the podium, has had to adapt a shorter run up but this has not hindered her, with five first places in as many weeks.

She’s added the Notts title to the Doncaster School Trials and Doncaster Schools Championships, and continued her winning streak last weekend.

The conditions were tough for all the athletes, with heavy rainfall leaving the runway covered in water.

Muxlow’s first three throws put her straight into the lead, and the next two increased her advantage over her rivals.

The title was hers when she threw a new personal best of 32.64m, leaving the other throwers in her wake.

This put her over three metres head of her nearest intermediate competitor, and more than 10 metres ahead of the seniors.

Proud dad Tony was on the phone to his daughter’s coach, Mick Robinson of Notts Athletics Club, throughout the event, and was delighted with the result.

He said: “Mick was pleased with the result and has now set the bar higher for Rosie.

“She travels to Bristol on 4th July for another competition, this time representing Nottinghamshire.”

Muxlow is a multi-discipline sportswoman, who has represented Great Britain in international judo competition and won awards for both netball and rounders at her school.

She has also picked up silverware as an angler, and throwing the discus.