Two Club Records At Gateshead
Sale fielded a strong, if somewhat experimental, team for the final match of the U13/U15 Northern Premier match at Gateshead. The standard of competition was incredibly high and, after a closely fought contest, Liverpool AC was the deserved winners. Sale finished runners-up but were relegated to fourth place, being deemed not to have provided the full complement of officials. Despite this, Sale still retained the Northern Premier title having won all three previous matches. Sale and Liverpool AC will now go onto the National Final in Birmingham to compete against teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With Northern pride at stake, Sale and Liverpool can be relied on put on a great show for all athletic fans. Sale is the only club in the country with all ten teams - U13, U15, U17, U20 and senior, (male and female) in Premier Divisions and nine of those are still in contention for National titles.
Ellie Jackson was the club's star athlete at Gateshead winning three events on her club debut and setting a club record of 11.36 seconds in the U13 70m hurdles whilst beating the national record holder into 2nd place. Her 150m time of 19.78 seconds was a new PB and ranked 4th in the country. Beth Thornton had a great weekend setting a new 800m PB of 2:28.83 (an incredible time for a primary school athlete) and then travelled to the Bupa Edinburgh mini-run where she won by about 300m.
Tess Mc Hugh also had a good week winning the county Schools Quadrathon on Thursday and then recording a hurdles and long jump PB. Another multi-eventer in good form is Niamh Nugent who finished runner-up in her county school's quadrathon. (losing by 1 point).She went on to record new PB's for the high jump and 1200m at Gateshead. Tia Blissett won her 800m and set a lifetime best in the long jump.
In the U15 event, Northern Champion Annie Williams remains unbeaten in the pole vault and set a new PB of 2:80cms. Kelly Chadwick again won the long jump and then ran a sensational new PB of 25.77 seconds to finish runner-up in the 200m. Sophie Ullah, Emma Lowe and Olivia Ashworth all scored well in the throws with Sophie winning the discus whilst Frankie Reid ran a new PB in the 800m
English schools champion Jona Efoloko was the star of the boy's event setting a new club record of 37.10 seconds in the 300m event. Dylan Battick made an impressive debut for Sale winning the 800m race in a new PB. Jaimal Brown was an excellent winner in the javelin whilst Jonathan Alderley, Nicholas Nealon and Will Schofield also scored well in the throws. Luke Chesters, Dane Winchole and Rhys Parker were impressive in the U13 events and finished runners-up in a total of six events.
Again thanks to those who made all of this success possible - the athletes, the team managers, the officials, the parents and photographers.
Posted 22/07/2013 12:19