U15 & U17 Track & Field National Championships
The T&F Season concluded with some of the Harriers young athletes qualifying for the National Championships in Bedford on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Full Results HERE
England Athletics Report HERE
Jacob Roberts (U17) had a cracking competition, setting a new PB of 57.55m placing in the top eight and breaking his own Club Record in the process. He told the Club that he “had a great weekend at English champs at Bedford . I was excited to qualify for the champs again this year. i was one of two in the lower year of under 17’s hammer comp, I qualified to the top eight, out of twelve which i was chuffed with. I gained a new personal best of 57,55 metres, nearly a metre more than last weeks throw which I as really happy with” and he went on to say “I would like to thank all who have helped me to achieve what I have done this year so far. After being injured early season I thought it would be over. i was lucky and with great coaching and support from Mick and Ian i am gratefully thankful for all their time and experience they have offered me and i am determined to make them proud of me in the future“.
(U17 Hammer finalists Jacob Roberts & Charlotte Williams with Coach Ian Vickery)
Emily Warren (U15) also had a great weekend when she set a massive new PB of 11.69 to take 3rd spot in the Heats of the 75m Hurdles to qualify for the Semi-Final. In the Semi’s she finished 6th in 11.74 a time that was well inside her old previous best coming into the Championships of 11.93. As you can imagine she was pleased with her efforts and commented to the Club that she was “Very happy with my results today coz a massive pb of 11.6, and came 3rd in my heat and 10th overall out of 27 bottom of the age group. Thank you for all the training that everyone’s given me and I can’t wait for many more years of athletics and hurdling”
Charlotte Williams (U15) finished in the top eight with a throw of 41.98m and told the Club that “Over the past 3 months I have succeeded in hammer quite well considering I am bottom of the age group and not been doing it long. I couldn’t of done this without the help of my coach’s and my mum and dad that take me to training every day and all the competitions. At the end of May I had a pb of 34 meters and now in just 3 months, I have got a pb of nearly 44 meters. I can’t wait for next season when I will be in the upper age of u15, and I wish to improve the same as I have done this year!“
Morgan Angland (U17) qualified for the Semi-Final in 4th place from her Heat in a time of 12.18 and placed 7th in the Semi-Final with 12.21. Morgan told the Club that she was “Really happy with my performance to end my U17 season, A lot better than recent performances. Excited to start U20 100mhurdles next season!”
(Hurdles Semi-Finalists Morgan Angland and Emily Warren)
Mid Lancs Medal Meeting at Blackpool Saturday August 29th
This years Medal Meeting held in day long sunshine produced some good results and new PB’s for the Harriers athletes helping them to end the season an a high note.
Full Results HERE
Paul Coffey ran 11.5 in the Senior Men’s 100m for 3rd place and then took a 2nd place in the 200m with 23.6. Simon Brown went in the Senior Men’s Discus and Shot winning the Shot with 11.90 which was a new PB and taking 2nd spot in the Discus with 34.27 – just one cm behind the winner. Tony Balko also entered the Senior Men’s Throws taking 3rd in the Discuss with a new PB of 31.88m and 2nd in the Hammer with 29.14.
Connor Davison and Sam Pearson-Moore contested the U17 Throws with Connor throwing 11.09 in the Shot Putt (4th) and 30.7m in the Javelin (6th). Sam took 5th in the Javelin with 34.27m.
In the U15 Boys Throws, Anthony Kent set a massive new PB in the Hammer when he won with a throw of 38.21 over three metres better than his previous best. He then just missed another PB in the Shot by a couple of cm’s when he placed 3rd with 10.80m. Lucas Davies had a good day coming 7th in the Shot Putt with 8.17m, 6th in the Javelin with a new PB of 22.83m and took a Bronze Medal in the Discus with a 3rd placed throw of 25.88m which was also a new PB.
In the U13’s competition Jonathon Gough took a 2nd place in the 100m Heat 2 with 14.60 and a good 4th place in the Long Jump with 4.07m and a new PB.
Olivia Brooks (U17) set a new PB in the High Jump which she won with a clearance of 1.50m. Chloe Bleeks (U15) was down to do the Long Jump, but missed the call up and went into the 100m forgetting that she was in the 300m and later the 200m. Undeterred she took 3rd place in the 100m (14.40) and then went straight into the 300m and won Heat 2 in 47.70 and also took 2nd place in the 200m with 30.70.
Morgan Phillips was after a PB in the 800m and he just got it bu one tenth of a second. Running a slow first lap of 62 sec he kicked from 300m and ran a 57.6 last lap to win the Race in 1.59,6 and that new PB.
U15 Maddie Elliott came 3rd in her Heat of the 200m (31.40) and won the 1500m in a time of 5.09.5. U15 Eloise Littlefair took two 2nd places on the day with 9.93m in the Shot, 23.06m in the Discus and 25.73m in the Javelin (5th). Promising U13 Sprinter Emily Raine ran just outside her PB when placed 2nd in Heat One of the 100m in a time of 13.8 and took 5th spot in the 200m with 30.7 She also did the High Jump finishing equal 6th with a clearance of 1.20m. Amy Davies (U13) ran a really good tactical race to win the 1500m in 5.18.5 and a new PB. Dad Christopher Davies won the 3000m in 10.07.9.