U17 & U15 INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPS
Fechin Mc Cormick
The highpoint of the club’s young multi-eventer’s winter training came in Sheffield with their U17 and U15 Indoor Combined Events championships. It was a weekend to challenge and thrill every athlete, coach and parent. and was one of the best national finals ever for the club. The Championship incorporated the Midland Counties, Northern Athletics and Welsh U17 Championships so athletes winning National medals also took home regional titles as well as their National titles and medals. With athletes competing over 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m and a final pentathlon (women) and heptathlon (men) count, there was much to battle for. The club’s four multi-eventers who took part had a great weekend - U17 Harry Lord, U17 J’nae Ward, U15 Grace Bower and U15 Meg Mc Hugh with everyone recording new lifetime best performances in almost all their events and some winning important and much-valued regional and national medals.
J’NAE was 3rd nationally in the U17 pentathlon and also became the Northern pentathlon champion. She also recorded four lifetime bests in the long jump, high jump, 60m hurdles and the pentathlon and now ranks 12th on the UK all time points total.
HARRY: This was Harry’s first competition and he finished 9th overall. Harry won the U17 1000m race and was third in the shot putt . He had a great weekend, recording lifetime best performances in the 60m, 60m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, shot and a new heptathlon PB of 4169 points and crowned the Northern Champion.
GRACE BOWER: Grace was 6th overall and recorded five lifetime best performances in the U15 800m, 60m hurdles, shot and a new pentathlon point’s total. She’s also crowned the Northern champion
MEG Mc HUGH: Meg was 7th overall and runner-up in the Northern Championships and recorded five lifetime best performance - the 800m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump and a new pentathlon point’s total.
The club congratulates these talented youngsters who make such a massive difference every summer to their team’s success by winning points in numerous disciplines. Thanks also to their coaches and back-up team and especially to coach Chris Bartram currently recovering from illness.
Posted 10/03/2014 10:09