NEYDL Morpeth - 26th April 2015
The opening Division One Youth Development League event of the season was held at Morpeth including teams from Blaydon, Gateshead, Harrogate, Tynedale and New Marske. With the weather ranging from sun to sleet, the New Marske Athletes put up a good show and gained valuable competition experience.
Results included Libby currie 3rd U13 200m, Charlotte Bennett 3rd U13 800m, Amy Carter 1st U15 100m & 2nd 75mH, Freya Bourke & Francis Bell 1st & 2nd U15 1500m, Elicia Smith 2nd U15 LJ, Katie Jones 1st U15 Pole Vault, Sophie Bennett 3rd U15 Javelin, Molly Shaw, 3rd U17 800m, Abigail Thompson 3rd U17 1500m, Rebecca Aspin 1st U17 300mH & 2nd U17 Hammer, Hannah Raine 1st U17 Long Jump & Triple Jump and Jessica Tyreman 2nd U17 High Jump.
For the boys, Matthew Walker was 2nd U13 100m & 200m & 3rd Long Jump, Archie Lowe 2nd U13 1500m, Matthew Chinnock 3rd U13 Shot, Matthew Brining & Luke Baines joint U15 1st Pole Vault, Neville Mupazviriho 3rd U17 200m & 3rd Triple Jump & High Jump, Morgan Speirs 2nd U17 800m & 3rd Discus and Nathan Alderson 3rd U17 Long Jump.
Being a team event however, it is not just about the first three, and the rest of the team are just as important picking up points towards the team score.