Thrower Sisters medal at NE Championships.
Report by Charles Burke
At the recent NE indoor athletic championships, Jordan and Molly Thrower both came away with medals. Molly had an excellent weekend, winning gold on the Saturday in the U13 girls long jump and then on Sunday winning gold again in the U13 girls 60m hurdles. Molly also ran well in the 60m finishing 4th. Jordan jumped a personal best of 4-81m in the U17 girls long jump to take the bronze medal. She also ran 5th in the hurdles and ran 2nd in the B final of the 60m. Elicia Smith finished 3rd in the same race and also jumped a grade 4 triple jump of 9-46m in her first competition at that event. She finished 6th in the 60m hurdles.
On the Saturday, Sophie and Matthew Brining competed. Matthew winning the U17 boys pole vault with a clearance of 3-80m. Unfortunately he also suffered a broken ankle when attempting 4m. Sophie jumped an equal pb in the U15 girls high jump with 1-20m and followed that up with a 3-60m long jump.
Matthew Walker had a busy weekend starting with the U15 boys high jump, claiming 3rd place with a jump equalling pb of 1-45m then long jumped 4-40m. On Sunday he ran the 60m in 8.6sec.
However, apart from Molly, the star of the weekend was Amy Carter setting a new Championship Best Performance of 8.84secs in the U17 girls 60m hurdles. A time which puts her 5th in the UK at that event. Brilliant Amy. Amy also ran 8.09 in the 60m to finish 3rd.
Seven athletes, seven medals, WELL DONE ALL OF YOU.
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.
Full results at http://www.necaa.info
NE Indoor Pentathlon at Gateshead.
Report by Charlie Burke
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.