Another cracking performance by the Harriers in the YDL – Lower Age Group Division West 2 – fixture at Macclesfield on Saturday saw them cement their 2nd placed position in the League and with every expectation of promotion to Division One in 2016.
Full Results HERE
Between them, the Team registered 18 event wins, 12 second places, 12 third places and a massive 26 new personal bests. Amongst them were some great PB’s for middle distance athletes. Hannah Cookson knocked a huge 29 seconds off her PB in the 1500m winning in a tremendously well judged race in 5.08.3 against the Macclesfield athlete. She also set another PB when she won the 200m in 27.9. Maddie Elliott cut over 8 seconds off her 800m time for a new PB of 2.26.2 in 3rd place. Before that she won the Pole Vault at her first ever attempt getting over 1.70m and then set another PB in the 75m Hurdles winning the ‘B’ Race in 14.6. Amy Davies was the next one to set a new PB in the middle distance events placing 3rd in the 1200m in a time of 4.08.1 over two seconds better than her previous best. New member Jess Watson took a 4th place in the U13 800m with 2.53.7.
Jamie Teare finished 3rd in the U13 1500m ‘A’ Race setting a new personal best by over 10 seconds in 4.55.7. Another U13 setting a new PB was Daniel Brown reducing his time by 7 seconds in finishing 3rd (2.40.3) in the 800m. Bottom of age Eleesha Charnley cut three seconds off her time for a new PB of 2.52.1 in the 800m and then brother Rhys Charnley followed suit with a new PB of his own by six seconds in the 800m (2.30.5). Rhys also set a Javelin PB with a throw of 18.33m.
Leon Thomas set a big new PB in the 800m finishing 2nd in a cracking race against the Horwich athlete carving 7 seconds off his PB recording 2.37.0. U13 Chloe Jameson set herself two new PB’s on the day, firstly in the Long Jump with a new PB of 3.04m and a 75m personal best of 12.7. Chloe Bleeks just got in by a tenth of a second for a new PB of 2.45.4 in the 800m ‘B’ race and finished 3rd in the ‘B’ U15 100m in 14.7. U13 Luke Ingleson in his first outing over 1500m took a good 3rd place with 5.26.5.
In the Throws Anthony Kent added over 4 metres to his Hammer current distance for a new PB of 33.79 when he won the U15 Hammer ‘A’ and then added another PB in the Shot Putt by a metre coming 2nd with a throw of 9.91m. Lucas Davies joined Anthony in adding good points to the Team total finishing 2nd in the Shot Putt (7.32m) and 3rd in the Discus (17.83m). The Teams throwers had a really good day with new member Teigan Fawcett setting two new PB’s winning the ‘B’ Shot Putt (7.51m) and placing 2nd in the ‘A’ Javelin 24.51m which was a new PB by 6 metres. Charlotte Williams like our other throwers is in a rich vein of form winning the ‘A’ Hammer (34.92m) and the ‘B’ Discus (20.86m).
Eloise Littlefair also got a double win in the Throws with 31.45 in the ‘B’ Hammer and 9.65m in the ‘A’ Shot Putt adding a 2nd in the ‘A’ Discus with a throw of 23.30m. Other athletes tackling Throws were Myah Booth 3rd in the U13 Shot Putt (6.26m) – George Whittaker 5th in the Javelin (13.76m) – Leon Thomas also 5th in the Javelin (13.24m) – Jamie Teare 4th in the Shot Putt (6.09m) – Anna Dabrowski 5th in the Shot Putt (4.6m)
Nick Massey another athlete in really good form won the 100m (12.4) and 80m Hurdles (12.6). Josh van der Linde equaled his PB in winning the ‘B’ 80m Hurdles (14.0) and then improved his Pole Vault PB from 1.80m to 2.10m. Emily Warren can’t stop winning taking the 75m Hurdles in 12.0 and the 200m in 27.4. U13 Myah Booth won the 70m Hurdles in 13.1 – Sam Farnworth took 2nd place in the 75m Hurdles (14.8) – Luis Billington (U13) set a new PB in the 75m Hurdles with 16.3 and Anna Dabrowski came in 3rd in the 70m Hurdles (16.6).
Jacqui Howard won the ‘B’ Long Jump with 4.32m and set a new PB in the High Jump (2nd) with 1.35m. Ben Cecil set two new PB’s in the 200m with 26.6, down by half a second and the 300m (3rd) with 42.6 as well as jumping 4.09m to finish 2nd in the Long Jump. U13 Emily Raine returning after surgery on her wrist took a good 3rd place in the 75m with 10.9 and set a new PB in the 150m with 21.5 (4th). Another new PB came for Solomon Brown in the Long Jump when he cleared 4.19m which added 30cm to his previous best.
And last but not least a great performance in the Relays with a win for the U15 Girls 4 x 100 squad in 54.4 and with the Club record standing since 1986 at 53.6, the girls – Hannah Cookson, Chloe Bleeks, Jacqui Howard and Emily Warren are targeting this. One of the highlights of the day saw Lucas Davies take over Leg 1 in the U15 Boys 4 x 100m Relay and hand over in the lead to the 2nd Leg runner. Where did that come from? Rocket Davies.