Blackburn Harriers enjoyed success at the Northern Athletics Track & Field Championships at Sheffield on 18th/19th January.

Rebecca Sullivan took gold in the womens senior high jump with a height of 1.68m. Rebecca also achieved a PB of 5.12m in the long jump but it wasn’t enough to beat fellow competitor and overall winner, Olympic athlete Katrina Johnson Thompson.

Senior Women High Jump FINAL
1 250 Rebecca Sullivan Blackburn Harriers & Ac 1.68m
2 210 Laura Hanagan Ashford Ac 1.55m
3 238 Katy Robinson City Of Sheffield Ac 1.50m

In his first year at U20 level, Ben Aspinall stepped onto the podium after winning bronze in the triple jump with a best distance of 12.53m. Hopefully more to come in the next 2 years.

Connor Makin again showed his speed endurance capabilities with three 400m races in one afternoon. Connor produced a PB of 52.62s to reach the final. Against some quality position Connor came 4th in the final.
Connor also achieved a PB in the U20 60m hurdles with 8.99s.

Finally after stepping up to the U17s this year, Morgan Angland competed in the 60m hurdles and posted a credible 9.8s to come fourth in her heat.

All track races can be seen on website

Meanwhile in Cardiff at the British Athletics Cross Challenge on the 19th January representing Northern Athletics Harrier’s track men Gary Priestley and Pete Matthews ran well in a competitive field to come 12th and 20th respectively.