North of England U13 and U15 Championships
Report by Charlie Burke
Three U15 boys; Sam Donnelley, Dominic Shipman & Jacob Winspear, competed in the 800m at the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield. With nine athletes entered in the race, heats were required with the first two in each heat to qualify together with the two fastest losers. Dominic won the first heat with Jacob finishing in fourth position. Sam then finished a comfortable second in his heat to secure his qualification, whilst Jacob was unfortunate not to secure a place in the final, losing out by only 0.11s. The final saw Sam take the bronze medal after a fine sprint finish whilst Dominic finished in fifth. All three athletes set new PB's and thoroughly enjoyed the championship experience.
Libby Currie and Elicia Smith also competed. Libby in the 200m and 60m.Libby progressed to the semi-final of the 60m finishing 5th. A super effort Libby well done. she also progressed to the semi-final of the 200mafter running a pb in the heats of 29.71.
Elicia had a busy day competing in the long jump, 60m hurdles and 800m. Her long jump wasn’t up to her usual standard, not making the final eight. Elicia progressed to the final of the 800m with a personal best in the semi in 2-28.67. She needed to start the final but still had 2 rounds of hurdles to complete so, although sixth placed from the heats and semi she dnf her final.
Elicia ran two pbs in the hurdles (9.84 in the semi) and finished a very creditable seventh in the final after a very busy day.