NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
Report Courtesy Rick Betts
New Marske Harriers were again amongst the medals with three golds in the hurdles events. Amy Carter was competing in the under 17 girl’s hurdles and won the gold in a time of 9.40 seconds ahead of Hartlepool athlete Emma Scarborough (Gateshead) in 9.59 seconds. Carter then returned to place a creditable 4th in the 60 metre flat in a personal best of 8.31 seconds. Elecia Smith took the clubs second gold of the day in the under 15 girl’s hurdles in 9.97 seconds with Jordan Trower taking bronze in 10.26 seconds. In the under 15 boys hurdles race Matthew Brining added to Saturday’s pole vault gold winning here in 11.59 seconds from silver medallist and club mate Matthew Walker in 11.90 seconds. The final medal of the day came from Libby Currie who ran well to take the silver medal in the under 13 girl’s 60 metres in 8.82 seconds.
Matthew Brining (New Marske Harriers) won the gold medal in the under 15 boy’s pole vault with a clearance at 2.50m, he also added a silver in the triple jump with 9.59 metres. Also in this age group Daniel Brazukas (Middlesbrough AC) claimed silver in the high jump (1.45m) and was a double bronze medal winner in the triple jump (8.95m) and long jump (4.12m). In the under 15 girls competition Catherine Burns (Middlesbrough AC) was desperately unlucky to miss out on the gold medal in the shot putt throwing 8.95 metres for the silver medal just 1 centimetre behind the winner. Elecia Smith (New Marske Harriers) won the Silver medal in the high jump clearing 1.45m. In the under 13 age group New Marske Harriers were in great form on the first day of the championships. Sophie Brining was a double medallist with silver in the long jump (3.39m) and bronze in the high jump 1.05m). Matthew Walker completed the sea-siders first day haul with silver in the long jump (4.24m).