North East T&F Championships

Matt’s Victorious Vault Catapults him to 2nd in UK Rankings



Photo courtesy Darlington Harriers

Report by Charlie Burke


New Marske Harriers win 5 golds at the NE Championships at the weekend. Matthew Brining vaulted an amazing 3.30 metres to take him to second on the Power of 10 UK rankings and the NE gold medal. A little earlier in the day Amy Carter won the U17 girls 80m hurdles to add to her tally of NE titles. Later in the day Rebecca Tilley added to the gold medal total in the U15 bgirls 3000m, followed by another gold from Libby Currie jumping into a cold, gusting headwind to secure a win. Libby also finished 4th in the U13 girls 200m, 4th in the high jump and 6th in the 100m. Day two on Sunday saw Jordan Thrower secured NMHs fifth gold of the championships winning the U15 girls hammer.

Silver medals were won by Dominic Shipman in the U15 boys 800m and Dan McBride in the Senior men 100m.

Sophie Brining managed to finish 11th in both her events, the U13 girls long jump and 800m. Lucy Nicklin was 13th in the U13 girls long jump, 7th in the hurdles and 10th in the 800m. Harry Allan ran 5th in the U20 men 1500m. Freya Bourke was 5th in her U17 girls 3000m final. Sam Garratt finished 9th in the U20 men 800m. Sam Donnelly was 8th in the U15 boys 800m, followed closely by Jacob Winspear in 9th position. Ebony Chrystal-Murtha was 4th in her heat of the U13 girls 100m, 5th in her hurdles event and 8th in the long jump. Emily Brown finished 9th in the U13 girls 1500m and Dan Gunn was 6th in his U15 3000m. Many congratulations and a big thank you to them all for representing their club in the NE Championships in a weekend of quality competition. Any photos from the weekend please forward to Dave Aspin to include alongside the report. 

I am sure that all members who know her, will be wishing our potential NE medal winning prospect (after her performances during the indoor season ), Elicia Smith a full recovery and a return to training and competition. Best wishes, and get well soon Elicia.

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