Northern Athletics U15 / U17 Championships
Middlesbrough August 15-16th
A really good weekend for the Harriers at the Northern Championships with three of them getting Bronze Medals and a fourth athlete just misssing out on another Bronze by fractions.
Full Results HERE
Jacob Roberts said that he had a “fantastic weekend at middlesbrough northern athletics championship u15/u17 . Came third in Hammer comp, got a new PB 56.45 and Broke club record . Weather was brilliant too” Jacob threw 56.45m in the U17 Hammer which was a new PB by over two metres and which moves him up to 12th place in the National Rankings.
Jacob also achieved another goal that he has been chasing and that was to break the Club Record for the Hammer in the U17 Age Group. The old record was set by Barrie Dickenson and has stood since 1984 at 55.94m. A great achievement by Jacob.
Emily Warren competed in the U15 75mHurdles and won her Heat in 12.29 and then went on to knock three tenths of that time to secure 3rd place in the Final and a Bronze Medal. She“was really pleased to run 11.99 in my final tho as well because i had been at a wedding as well the day before. I came 3rd out of 19, and I got 11.99 I was happy with my time but still really want to get under 11.9 as it’s now the third time I’ve got it, I was a little disappointed about my heats because I kicked the hurdle with my lead leg and it made me loose my rhythm but I luckily got it back and won my heat, then in the final I clipped the 5th and last hurdle but was really pleased with getting bronze. And I am happy with the improvement on my technique”.
In the U17 Women’s 80m Hurdles, Morgan Angland – currently 15th in the National Rankings – also won her Heat in a time of 12.58 and improved to 12.44 in the Final to take the Bronze Medal. Ever self-critical Morgan said she was “Quite disappointed with my performance but pleased I got on the podium”
Charlotte Williams contested the U15 Women’s Hammer and just missed out on a Bronze Medal by 29cms after throwing 42.56m for 4th place. Charlie was pleased with her competition and old he Club that “The hammer squad have been working very hard over the past few weeks for this competition. Heavy weights, sprinting, core work and lots of throws! I have just started doing 3 turns and it was my second competition doing it so I was a bit nervous. I Got into the top 8 and came fourth with a throw of 42.56 which is just one meter under my pb so I was very happy. I had lots of support from parents, coaches and all the team. Well done everyone.” Charlotte is currently 6th in the National Rankings and having just taken up the event, there is no doubt there is big future ahead for her.