Gloriously hot weather greeted the athletes at Trafford for Round 3 of the YDL Lower Age Group Northern West One Division on Sunday. As in the first two fixtures, the Harriers finished sixth on the day but this shouldn’t distract from a lot of fine performances by the athletes in the U13 and U15 Age Group categories. Many of our U13’s are bottom of age and in their first year, so it is a steep learning curve for them, but they will benefit from the experience next year.
Full Results HERE
On the day the athletes provided eleven wins, six second and five third positions, twenty one personal bests and a new Club Record. This was set by Eloise Littlefair in the U13G Shot Putt with a throw of 9.13m beating the old record set by Caris Lake in 2001 (8.78m). This put her into 11th place in the National Rankings and 2nd in the North West. Eloise also won the ‘A’ 70mH in 12.4sec placing her 3rd in the North West Rankings and 55th Nationally and then she went on to win the Javelin with a throw of 20.80m to make it three events three wins. Anjalie Singh won the ‘B’ 70mH in a PB of 13.5 – Anjalie also set new PB’s in the Long Jump and Javelin to cap off a good day for her too. Elliot Grime (17.2sec) for the first time ever and Luis Billington (17.2sec) in only his second competitive attempt took on the U13 Boys 75m Hurdles. English Schools qualified Cameron Massey continued his good form winning the U15 ‘A’ 80m Hurdles in an untroubled 12.3sec putting him 3rd in the North West and and 16th in the National Rankings. Nicholas Smith took second place and a PB in the ‘B’ Race (16.0sec). In the Girls U15 80m Hurdles Esme Pearse (5th) ran 13.9sec and Eleanor Grime 4th (15.0 sec).
New member Sam Pearson-Moore had a great debut for the Club at his first ever competitive fixture. He finished second in the Javelin with 31.28m and not far from the winner who threw 33.03m. Sam then went and won the Discus ‘B’ with 18.01m to mark a very promising start. Jacob Roberts, another English Schools qualifier had a really fine day. He set two new PB’s in winning the ‘A’ Hammer in 39.58m and then came 3rd in the Pole Vault with 2.00m, an event which he hasn’t done at training this year. Jacob now stands at the top of the North West Rankings and 17th Nationally.
In the U13’s Seth Elliott threw 17.22m (5th) in the Javelin ‘A’ and Billy Walpole (5th) 16.93m in the ‘B’. Brother Jimmy Walpole finished 5th in the ‘B’ Shot Putt (3.91m) and Jamie Teare, willing as ever putted 4.52m for 6th place. Emily Warren supported the Throwers with a good 2nd in the U13G Shot (5.64m) and Baylie Thompson (4th) 13.10m and along with Rose Abbott (3rd) 11.55m took solid points in the U15 G Discus – Baylie then placed 6th in the Javelin (12.99m) and Megan Clarkson 4th with 7.98m. U15 Maddie Elliott helped out in the Shot Putt placing 6th (4.00m) as did Hanzala Hanif in the U15 Boys Shot with 6.08m (6th).
In the Sprints U15 Hanzala Hanif ran 16.5sec in the ‘A’ 100m (6th) and 2nd in the 200m ‘B’ (26.5sec) with Nicholas Massey 26.3sec (5th) in the ‘A’ 200 to equal his PB. U13 Ben Cecil (5th) 14.4 in the ‘A’ 100m and 4th (28.9sec) in the ‘A’ 200m along with Luis Billington (6th) in the ‘B’ with 15.3sec earned more points for the Club. Hannah Cookson and Eleanor Grime contested the U15G 100m and posted 14.2sec (5th) and 14.9sec (6th) respectively. Maddie Elliott (31.5sec) 6th and Rose Abbott (33.4sec) 6th rowed in and helped out in the U15 G 200m. U13 Emily Raine ran 11.2 sec (3rd) in the ‘A’ 75m and Olivia Blow 11.8sec (4th) in the ‘B’ Race which was a PB for her. Also running her second PB of the day was Emily Warren in the ‘A’ U13G 150m winning in 20.8sec with Amy Davies taking 6th spot (24.1sec) in the ‘B’ Race in her only second outing over the distance. Baylie Thompson tackled the U15G 300m ‘A’ (6th) 49.6sec and Megan Clarkson ran the ‘B’ (4th) in 48.2sec.
Over the Middle Distance events there were some really good performances. U13 Emily Warren set a new PB in the U13G 800m ‘A’ Race with 2.34.2 and ran it tactically spot on – in the ‘B’ Race Olivia Blow took 4th in 3.12.0. Hannah Cookson was another athlete who ran a tactically superb race on the day in the U15G 800m winning in 2.32.8. Megan Clarkson (4th) 5.19.4 and Maddie Elliott (2nd) 5.20.0 took good points in the U15 1500m Races. Amy Davies was just a fraction outside her 1200m PB in finishing 5th (4.19.3) in the U13G ‘A’ Race. Rhys Charnley was our only U15 800m runner on the day and posted 2.45.9 in finishing 6th. Billy Walpole (5th) 2.38.9 – his first ever outing over the distance and Jamie Teare also having his first Race at the distance (4th) 2.35.5 ran in the U13 800m Races. Seth Elliott took a good 4th place (5.14.9) and Daniel Brown (5th) 5.48.5 in the U13 1500m with Nicholas Smith again in his first ever attempt at the distance posting 5.08.7 in the U15B 1500m Race.
In the Horizontal and Vertical Jumps U15 Brothers Cameron Massey (4th) with 4.89m in the Long Jump and 6th (1.40m) in the High Jump and Nicholas Massey 2nd in the Long Jump (4.25m) and equal 2nd in the High Jump (1.40m) earned good solid points. The U13 Boys pairing of Ben Cecil (3rd) jumping 3.88m in the Long Jump and Luis Billington (3rd) with 3.40m added to the points tally. Jamie Teare had a shot at the U13 High Jump and cleared 1.10m for 6th place. Hannah Cookson placed 5th in the U15G ‘A’ Long Jump (4.16m) and was supported by Eleanor Grime in the ‘B’ with 3.72m (6th). Esme Pearse continued with her season of PB’s setting another one in the ‘A’ High Jump winning with 1.49m. Anjalie Singh (5th) 3.85m in the ‘A’ U13 Long Jump set a new PB by half a metre with Emily Raine 5th (3.29m) in the ‘B’. Emily and Olivia Blow both cleared 1.05m in the U13g High Jump.