First outing for some of the Blackburn Harriers athletes at Blackpool this week as they approach the opening of the this years Track & Field season and it proved to be a good start for many of them.
Full Results HERE
Whilst these are the early days of the season, there is little doubt that a number of the Club’s throwers are in very good form and have wintered well as they say. None more so than U17 Jacob Roberts in the Hammer when he won the competition with a throw of 65.39m – a new PB by four metres – and went straight in at Number 1 in the National Rankings. The following day, Jacob competed over at Cleckheaton and won his Age Group with another throw of 63.75m.
Jacob’s Winning Throw Video
Rebecca Orrell (U20) backed this up with another new PB winning her Hammer event with a throw of 46.76m which took her straight into 2nd place in the National Rankings. Staying with the Throws events bottom of age U15 Alex Bernstein had a double win in the Discus moving up to the 1.25kg weight and throwing 28.20m and again moving up in weight in the Hammer to 4kg, he won that event too with a throw of 33.75m placing him 4th in the Hammer and 5th in the Discus National Rankings.
In winning her Shot Putt event, U13 Myah Booth improved her PB by well over a metre throwing 7.72m placing her 15th in the early National Rankings. She had a good day all round winning the 70m Hurdles in 12.6 which was another new PB and took 4th place in the 80m in a time of 12.2 in her first trip over that distance.
Senior Thrower Simon Brown took on the Shot Putt and Discus, winning the Shot Putt with 11.77m and coming in 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 35.76m. U17 Anthony Kent also had a stormer of an event as he moved up to the 1.5kg weight in the Discus adding nearly six metres to his previous best with the 1.25kg Discus and registering a win with a throw of 41.23m which like Jacob, pushed him straight into Number 1 in the National Rankings.
On the Track U17 Lewis Bernstein had a solid opener in the 400m with a 3rd placed 57.16 whilst U20 Jake Almond took a 5th spot in the Men’s Senior 100m (12.5) and a better performance in the 200m with 3rd in 23.2. U15 Georgie Chesworth in her first outing for the Club also doubled up in the 100m and 200m and did really well placing 4th in the 100m (14.2) and winning the 200m with a time of 28.8.