After weeks of continuous sunshine, pouring rain greeted all the athletes at Crewe in the final fixture last Saturday – July 19th. The Harriers didn’t fare to well and finished sixth on the day finishing bottom of the League for the season. But that is not the whole story.
Full Results HERE
A number of new bottom of age U11’s had their first season which was difficult for them. At every fixture the Club had missing athletes for differing reason and wasn’t always able to complete the Squad. However, at every fixture the spirit and effort has been second to none with many of the athletes achieving personal bests along the way, some setting new Club Records – Eloise Littlefair – and others – U15 Cameron Massey in the 80m Hurdles and U15 Jacob Roberts in the Hammer – qualifying for the English Schools Championships.
Team captains Liz Ashcroft and Cameron Massey led by example right throughout the season putting in consistently good performances.
Thanks also to Team Managers Michael Angland (Boys) and John Cookson (Girls). It is never an easy job being a Team Manager so our our thanks to both of them for all their efforts during the year.
The fixture at Crewe produced really good performances by young athletes, many of whom are just starting out this year. Altogether on the day they set twenty seven new PB’s, one new Club Record, with twelve event wins, ten second and nine third places.
So congratulations to all the athletes including those who didn’t get PB’s on the day but have already set them during the League this year and to those whose names are not mentioned here but have competed at other fixtures as well as all of those who have competed for the very first time including at this last fixture – you did themselves proud and the Team over the season, never giving up trying to improve and no doubt many of you will be all the better for the experience next year
There were wins for Eloise Littlefair in the ‘A’ U13 Javelin – Cameron Massey ‘A’ U15 Boys 80mHurdles – Nicholas Massey ‘B’ U15 Boys 80mHurdles – U13 Girls 4 x 100m Relay Team of Emily Raine; Emily Warren; Charlotte Williams and Eloise Littlefair – Esme Pearse ‘A’ U15 Girls High Jump – Liz Ashcroft ‘A’ U15 Girls Shot Putt and Joint First in the ‘B’ High Jump – Charlotte Williams in the ‘B’ U13 Girls Shot Putt – Jacob Roberts U15 ‘A’ Hammer – Emily Warren U13 Girls ‘A’ 800m and Megan Clarkson in the U15 Girls ‘B’ 1500m.
On top of that the athletes set twenty seven new personal bests including Olivia Blow in the 75m with 11.7 (2nd) – Cameron Massey 100m 12.3 (3rd) – Emily Raine 150m 22.4 (3rd) – Amy Davies 150m 23.6 (4th) and 1200m in 4.14.7 (3rd) – Nicholas Massey 200m 26.0 (4th); 80mH 12.9 (1st) and Long Jump 4.72m (2nd) – Ben Cecil 200m 28.s (5th) and Long Jump 4.11m (4th) – Daniel Brown 1500m 5.50.9 (6th) – Megan Clarkson 1500m 5.18.3 (1st) – Emily Warren 70mH 13.1 (2nd) – Kimberley Keller 70mH 14.6 (3rd) – Solomon Brown 75mH 14.4 (3rd) – Seth Elliott High Jump 1.10m (6th) – Eloise Littlefair High Jump 1.30m (3rd) and Javelin 25.44 (1st) – Jimmy Walpole Long Jump 3.35m (5th) and Javelin 10.6m (5th) – Hannah Cookson Long Jump 4.20m (5th) – Jaqui Howard 100m 12.3 (3rd); 200m 31.1 (6th); Long Jump 4.20m (2nd) and Anthony Kent Shot Putt 6.96m (5th) and Discus 15.45m (5th).
And not forgetting the Club Officials who give such a lot of their free time to support the athletes – Jim Kerrigan; Jean Leigh; Terry Warren; Brian Williams; Les Littlefair Field Judging – Debbie Roberts Track Judging and John Chaplin Timekeeping.