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The Northern Premier League’s fourth and final match of the season came a close in windy Blackpool on Saturday. Wakefield came out champions with Sale (competing as City of Manchester) runners up, the same places as 2013. Final league result was as follows: -
Wakefield Harriers 18pts
Sale Harriers 16pts
The season had its ups and downs (mainly downs), though those that supported the club were magnificent. There were superb individual performances, highlighted by Josh Mouland, who ran, jumped and threw all day, indeed all season. Lee Whiteley came out of his comfort zone and tackled the 400m hurdles clocking a winning time of 58.6s. Most inspiring of all however were the women’s sprinters. Rebekah Wilson, Zavia Hill, Tyra Watson, Olivia Callaghan and Jenny Simmons who, following their individual successes, organized themselves into a formidable relay squad winning the 4x100 and 4x400 races in impressive style. The men were dominant all season, featuring heavily in the sprints, jumps and throws.
The downside of the season was the lack of a woman’s team manager, unacceptable late minute withdrawals (5 within 24hrs of this match) and far too many gaps in the middle distance events.
Unfortunately, all the individual successes have been threatened quite forcibly by the league as many of our athletes are not registered with England Athletics with disqualification of results imminent and relegation possible if not corrected. Can each athlete that has competed this year in the Northern League check they are fully up to date with their subscriptions. April 1st is when they were due, and despite constant letters and reminders it is inconceivable so many are outstanding.
Once again many thanks to Brian Spriggs and his merry team of officials, who contribute 30 points a fixture to the score. Full results can be found on the Power of 10.
Special thanks also to photographs Allan Wort and Tim Doggett – parents of two club athletes, who have provided a number of photos for both the website and the next Harrier magazine.
Posted 11/08/2014 20:25
Fechin Mc Cormick
Sale Harriers had thirteen athletes represent their nation at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Regardless of whether they medalled, produced life-time best performances; were dissatisfied or did not even get the chance to compete, each one ought to be very proud as their club, families and nations are. Our nine who represented England, three Scotland and two Wales ran, jumped threw to exhaustion and have lived every sportsperson dream and are now their nation’s sport models. All have recorded priceless experiences and memories; all have had ‘a blast’ at the friendly games and as well as their hard-earned medals and cherished PB’s and the honour of representing their nations, they’ve returned home with treasure throves of priceless ‘selfies’ with their sporting heroes and tired hands from signing autographs.
JESSICA TAYLOR (England Heptathlon) won an unexpected bronze medal. At the finish of Day 1, Jessica had moved into the bronze medal position with PB’s in the HJ of 1.69m and 100m hurdles of13.81. On day two, she enjoyed another great day of competition throwing 33.89m for 550 points in the javelin, a long jump PB of 6.16m and then went on to beat her contender for the bronze medal in the 800m and secured her bronze medal with 2:17.59 and a PB point’s total of 5826. This has been amazing breakthrough for Jess and another pinnacle in her unforgettable year. She said “It was a competition I never thought I’d be competing in. I actually bought tickets to come and watch. It wasn’t on my radar at all. It’s been a ridiculous year. Apart from winning this bronze medal and putting 444 points on my PB, I also finished my seven year architecture degree. It’s unbelievable!”
KELLY MASSEY (England 400m): Having competed and won silver at the 4 x 400m Delhi Commonwealth Games, Kelly’s ambition for Glasgow was to compete in her own right over 400m. In her semi-final, the crowd roared her in the final 100m when she fought off the Nigerian to finish second with a PB of 52.19. She went on to finish 8th in the final. She also won bronze in the 4 x 400m relay to add to her Delhi relay silver. Her boyfriend, Rick Yates, whose parents and family live in Sale and long-time members of Sale Harriers also qualified for the 400m hurdles final and finished 7th.
ANDY ROBERTSON (England 4 x 100m): Running the anchor leg, it was a smooth performance in the heats from the English quartet to qualify for the final He wasn’t however part of the silver medal team but, nevertheless still merited the silver medal as part of the squad.
SARAH HOLT (England Hammer) threw 61.05 in the first round to qualify in eighth and finished one place out of the medals in the final with 65.67
ANDY TURNER (England 110m hurdles): The defending champion crashed out in round 1 by crashing into the second hurdle and coming to a halt. Said a very disappointed Andy “I’m devastated. I got too close to the first hurdle, hit it, trying to come back from that is difficult, hit the second one and that was it. I've no one to blame, it was my fault.
ALEX SMITH (England Hammer): Alex Smith qualified for the final with minimal fuss – a 72.34 first throw and was an agonizing 4th in the final
CHRIS BAKER (England High Jump) qualified for the final with first time clearances at each height on the way to the 2.20 mark that proved to be the one to whittle down the finalists to 12. Said Chris “The first-time clearances made it easy for me. The atmosphere was amazing and the fans got behind everyone and the energy in the crowd really picked me up this morning. My aim has always been to win a Commonwealth Games medal. In the final he made a second time clearance at 2.25m which gave him an agonizing fourth place.
KATIE BYRES (England Pole Vault): In a straight pole vault final, Katie entered the competition at 3.80 but was unable to record a mark. Nevertheless, what a fantastic experience and pinnacle this was in the sporting career for our talented pole vaulter.
ALISON RODGER (Scotland Shot) was 10th in the final and wrote that she was 'soooooooo happy' to bring her long career to a close with 10th in a Commonwealth Games Final,
KIRSTY LAW (Scotland Discus) was eighth in the qualifying round with a throw of 54.68m that she described as ‘pretty amazing’ and so was through to the final with 52:33 and 11th place
KIRSTEN MC ASLEN (Scotland 4 x 400m): Kirsten ran the first leg that resulted in the quartet improving on their native Scottish record of 3:09.09 set back in 2001. They were agonizingly squeezed out of the final, though.
PAUL WALKER (Wales Pole Vault) was equal 5th in the final with a season’s best time of 5.35
LUCY EVANS (Wales 4 x 100m): Unfortunately, though part of the Welsh 4 x 100m relay s squad, Lucy did not get an opportunity to compete, this being her team manager’s decision.
Posted 04/08/2014 15:01
Fechin Mc Cormick
The tension and excitement at Wakefield on Sunday was comparable to the weather –a morning of grey skies giving way to an afternoon of progressively cloudless skies and sunshine. In this fourth and final match of the Youth Development League (YDL Upper) the club lay within the relegation zone so the task at hand was, above all, to beat Gateshead Harriers if we were to avoid the fall.
It was a nail-biting day and as exciting a day of athletics as one could hope to attend! Throughout the morning’s public announcements, the news was gloomy with Gateshead continually ahead of us sometimes by as much as thirty points. This was despite the valiant and successful efforts throughout the morning from the likes of our throwers Jack Seddon, Jaimal Brown, Natasha Wilson, Annabelle Dowd, Joshua Booth, Jasmine Burke and Will Scofield most of whom did several events. Our high jumpers also did more than their bit. U20’s winner Seun Okomo, had everyone applauding and Harry Lord and Luke Moloney both produced PB’s. Our U17 pole vaulters Luke Hannon and Annie Williams, our U20 long jumpers Alyssia Carr and Zenny Enechi, our triple jumpers U20 Tom Gerard and U17 Zenny Enechi all won their events and were valued like gold dust. Our endurance youngsters also shone – for a change. The likes of U20’s Matthew Beacock and Charlie Reid in the 800m, U17’s Jake Spilsbury and Dylan Battick in their 800m, Abi Linney and Frankie Reid in their 800 were all impressive. Despite our sprinters also giving it their very best– athletes of the ability of U20 Danny Heald, Kieran Donnelly (who was 3rd in the U20 race despite being only U17), Emmanuel Muke and James Ratcliffe and Hayaat Bak-Traore, we still failed to get the better of Gateshead Harriers. A major reason wasn’t the team efforts but, unfortunately those team ‘gaps’(again!) where we so often throw matches and diminish our competing athletes achievements. We had every reason to be worried!
Come the afternoon, those grey skies began to pass and things began to improve. It was an exhilarating afternoon of athletics with classy performances from the like of sprinters Danny Heald (200m) and Emmanuel Muka who both produced great PB’s and ‘B’ winner Kirsten Mc Nally (200m) and Toby Adejoymie (200m) that began to turn the tide.. The 110% efforts from the likes of Ellis Goldie Tom Adejoxmie, Kobefo Ntebelane, Tom Gerrard, Rachael Hibbert, Alice Bruce, Abbi Linney, Beth Kelly and Courtney Leonard and Annie Williams all helped to raise our hopes. Again, our middle distance guys made a big difference. Whilst Gateshead had no-one in the 3000m, we had good solid runs from Alice Bruce, Madeline Hole and Charlie Reid; you should have seen the Spilsbury twins in the 1500m stylishly flowing for 1-2; Matt Beacock was great and Brad Thornton produced a PB in his U20 1500m race. U17’s Frankie Reid and Abi Linney displayed great maturity in their 1500m and Aimee Pratt won the 1500m steeplechase by 100m and was especially outstanding. Though still U17 she’s won all of her YDL (Upper) races this year including beating the U20 women. Good luck as she targets the National title in a few weeks time.
All contributed to an afternoon string of victories and classy performances that had the Sale Harrier contingent of supporters, coaches, team managers and parents off their seats. The announcements began putting us in 3rd place behind Team Edinburgh and Team Glasgow. It was now down to the final relays.
What an exciting culmination relays are and these to a long day of athletics that began at 10.30am and embraced 76 events. It was 6pm and the stadium was electric as it echoed to the din of cheers. It was Sale Harries that prevailed winning most of the events. The question now was how close we were to Team Glasgow in 2nd place rather than was we ahead of Gateshead Harriers.
The final announcement! Team Glasgow beat us by a measly half point with Team Edinburgh clear winners with Gatehead relegated. By finishing 3rd, we now go forward to a paper match with those in 3rd and 4th places in the Northern, Southern and Midland Divisions. The winners of this paper match will take their place alongside the winners and runners-up of the Northern, Southern and Midland Divisions in the National final at Birmingham in September. Fingers crossed,
Again, special thanks must go to all who make it possible throughout the season. The likes of field official Brian Spriggs who rarely misses a match and is as gold-dust to these teams as are our best athletes not just for his expertise and the number of matches he attends pointsbut the number of match points he secures; to all the track & field officials; Jack Frost for his tireless managerial and administrative work, priceless coaches, self-sacrificing parents etc. I also thank Tim Doggett for his photographs.
Posted 30/07/2014 13:11
Fechin Mc Cormick
Below are the updated records of our Sale athletes at the Commonwealth Games. Keep an eye on the club website and on Facebook for the latest updates as people progress. .
KELLY MASSEY (England 400m): A fantastic PB of 52.19 in the semi’s and 8th in the final
SARAH HOLT (England Hammer): Finished an impressive 4th in the finals
ANDY TURNER (England 110m hurdles): The defending champion crashed out in round 1 by crashing into the hurdles – very disappointed.
ALEX SMITH (England Hammer): 4th in the final
JESSICA TAYLOR (England Heptathlon): She’s WON the bronze medal Certainly, it’s the pinnacle of her fantastic year. At the finish of day 1, she’d moved into the bronze medal position with two PB in the HJ and 100m.
CHRIS BAKER (England High jump): Won his heat in 2.20m and was an agonizing 4th in the final
ALISON RODGER (Scotland Shot): 10th in the final
KIRSTY LAW (Scotland Discus): Qualifying round Thursday 31st at 19.45 and final on August 1st at 18.15
ANDY ROBERTSON (England 4 x 100m): Round 1 – Friday August 1st 21.10
LUCY EVANS (Wales 4 x 100m): Round 1- Friday August1st at 21.40
KIRSTEN MC ASLEN (Scotland 4 x 400m) Round 1 – Friday August 1st at 18.35
KATIE BYRES (England Pole Vault): Straight Final on Saturday August 2nd at 19.00
PAUL WALKER (Wales Pole Vault): Straight final on Friday august 1st at 18.10
Posted 29/07/2014 07:25
Fechin Mc Cormick
As a result of Kevin Metzger becoming English School’s inter-boy’s triple jump Gold medallist, he was selected to represent England at the schools international at Cardiff last weekend. Britain’s No.1 young triple jumper continued his fantastic development by repeating his 14.59 PB and club record from the English schools to win the triple jump competition in the Siab Schools international.
This is what his coach Keith Hunter wrote, “Kevin’s day began with teasing from a fellow competitor who was trying to psych him out by asking the English Schools champion “What’s it like knowing you're going to come second?” - this from a triple jumper Kevin beat by half a meter only a week ago...must have the memory of a goldfish! Another more realistic lad pointed Kevin out to his coach and said “That guy's going off the 13 meter board - I might as well go home.”
Kevin’s first jump was 14.13m and broke the field. The teasing athlete managed a respectable first round 13.56m, so Kevin gave him the benefit of the doubt, considered him dangerous and jumped 14.41m. In fairness, the teaser replied with 14.08m, which was starting to become annoying, so Magic Metzger put in a whopper around the 15m mark, this bearing in mind that everyone else was bothering the 12-13m section of the pit. If the governor of The Bank of England isn't sure what deflation looks like, he should have been there. Sadly, after a long hard look, it was flagged a no jump; Kevin then turned the screw with a comfortable reproduction of his English Schools 14.59m. Now that's how to psych someone out! The teaser slumped to 13.53cm”. Congratulations yet again, Kevin
Posted 22/07/2014 07:25
The annual Wilson Young Athletes meeting at Crossford Bridge was blessed with fine weather and a good entry of two hundred athletes from as far apart as Leeds, Wolverhampton and the Isle of Man. The meeting was well supported by our own athletes with as many as eighteen Sale Harriers in some races.
In the U9 category, the star was Lucy Herbert of Upton Priory School who won all three running events by a clear margin. Sale medallists were Suvi Seppunen, Holly Hurst, Rachel Banks, Matthew Griffin, Harry Reed, William Dyson and Benjamin Roberts.
In the U11 age-group, the most successful Sale athletes were Kane Saville, Tom Boyd and Sofija Dragisic-Wood were double medallists whilst Dominic Read, Harvey Devenport, Taylor Edwards and Megan Chilton were the other Sale medallists.
The U13 age-group, medallists for Sale were Paddy Mackenzie (Shot & Discus), Charlotte Mairs (100m),Mia Lowndes (200m), Alice Dale (800m), Lydia Hodgson (LJ), and Leo Swarbrick (200m). Brogan Rudman was a double medallist having also represented the club in four events at the YDL league the previous day. Other Sale medallists were Sam Brown, Jed Bailey, Charlotte Whittaker, Sam Wadsworth, Zac Stiller, Tia-Rae Barton, Lucie Wolfenden and Tallia Baird.
In the U15 event, GB water pole international Niamh Nugent showed her versality with a win in the 800m and further medals in the long jump and shot. Harry Boyd was another triple medallist with three golds whilst further medals were awarded to Mairead Power, Loren Aherne Josie Canham, Jemma Vickers, Georgia Haworth, Sophie Thompson, Beatrice Lennon-Butler and Kian Lindsay.
Posted 21/07/2014 09:40
Sale Harriers Manchester had a comfortable 120 points victory in the final YDL (Lower age) Northern Premier match at Preston to remain unbeaten and retain the Northern title they’ve now won six times in the last seven years.
This was the club’s forty-fourth match win (out of fifty matches) since the league began in 2004. Highlights of the match were the girl’s 4 x 300m relay where the team of Maria Mc Polin, Danielle Stringer, Grace Bower and Aine Cunningham broke the National YDL record by the massive margin of three seconds. We also had comfortable victories in all four sprint relays. The club’s YDL six relay teams now hold the fastest times in every age group in northern premier competition this year.
The team’s star individual was newcomer Sam Ebonne who won four events. Other athletes to take part in four events were Anthony Bruton, Brogan Rudman, Emanuel Odubanjo, Northern multi-event Champion Grace Bower and Tess Mc Hugh who recently defended her Greater Manchester Combined Events title. Individual victories went to Jonathon Adderley with three victories; those with two victories were Rory Keen, Emma Lowe, Olivia Ashworth, Kelly Chadwick, Ellie Jackson and Joe Murphy and those with single victories were Amy Lester, Matilda Waters, Ella Mc Kie-Crane, Mia Lowndes, Laurelle Obie, Tess Mc Hugh (2), Lois Mc Tiffin (2) Devon Weymont, Rebecca Heyes, Caleb Adenusa, Niamh Nugent, Lucy Wolfenden and Maria Mc Polin. A welcome temporary return to the club to Aine Cunningham who continued her winning ways with an 800m victory in a PB – on top of being one of the quartet who broke the national YDL record.
Congratulations to Lizzie Twite who ran a PB finishing runner-up in the 800m and Olivia Green who ran a PB in the 1500m and has recently been selected for the GB Modern Pentathlon squad. The most improved Sale athletes were Mia Gibbons and Lara Crawford who both improved their PB’s by a massive margin in the 1200m.
As Northern Champions, the team now progress to the National Finals in Birmingham in September where the best eight teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland will meet to decide the National title. This will give many of the club’s U13 and U15 boys and girls their third taste of international competition and with Northern pride at stake we can expect further great performances.
Yet again, such success would be impossible without the enduring commitment and work of the two team managers Dave Marsh and Carl Worthington, to the club coaches, officials, parents..............a BIG thank you.
The picture is the YDL national record breaking girls team for the 4 x 300m in 2.52.9 - Maria McPolin 1st leg, Danielle Stringer 2nd, Aine Cunningham 3rd and Grace Bower 4th leg.
Posted 21/07/2014 07:27
Fechin Mc Cormick
The third and penultimate Northern Premier League match of this summer took the club on yet another visit to the Moorways Stadium in Derby. To re-cap! After match one the club competing as City of Manchester, were 4th behind Derby, Preston and Kingston-on-Hull. In the second match, last year’s title holders, Preston AC took pole position with City of Manchester in second and much better placed to achieve the year’s objective to improve on its 2013 result when the club finished narrowly behind Preston by one point.
The men’s sprints again showed how this is the club’s best section with Aaron Crowley (100m), Clovis Asong (100m) and Umar Hameed (200m) all winning maximum points and Bhekunzi Dube just missing out. Other maximum points ‘A’ scorers were Josh Ugantayo (800m), Alex Wort (110mH), John Nichols (Discus), James Davies (LJ), Adam Howell (TJ) and Seun Okomo (HJ). Again, our multi-eventers Josh Mouland and Alex Wort were like gold-dust for their value in the amount of points they won competing in six disciplines. The endurance events were better filled than in the past with Gary Lyons, Dave Marsh, Mike Kilmartin and Jake Spilsbury toughing it out with every ounce of energy on the hot afternoon.
Our ladies also showed their prowess but, again, there were far too many gaps that inevitably diminish the team performances of their colleagues. Many could take a leaf from the likes of Amy Williams who, though injured and feeling unwell, travelled from her English Schools Championships in Birmingham where she won her bronze triple-jump medal, just to compete for the club and won maximum points with a jump that, even though injured, was a class above the rest.
Sochi Olympian for GB in the bobsleigh, sprinter Rebecca Wilson and colleague Zavia Hill also flexed their competitive muscles (see photo!!!!) with fine individual sprint victories and in the 4 x 100m relay. Abi Heywood also bagged maximum team points in the long jump as did Annie Williams in the long jump and pole vault. Rebecca Linney, though dissatisfied with her 800m, banked a valuable number of team points and was more pleased with her 400m ‘B’ victory and the 4 x 400m relay. Her little sister, Abi Linney also showed lots of exciting promise in her 800m ‘B’ race.
Alison Rodger and Jasmine Burke did brilliant to cover all the throws with much success and, therefore, team points. What will we do next year without Alison who’s been such a colossal club servant in all the throws? She’s been Sale’s indispensable thrower and Scotland’s best hammer thrower for more than fifteen years. We wish her well for her future and more immediately as she represents Scotland in the Commonwealth Games on her home territory. Such is Alison’s great personal and athletic abilities, we hope she’ll continue her long associations with the club. We mustn’t lose her!
Again, the endurance events were the club’s weakest but a big and special thanks to Ciara Lydon (and her mum) for travelling all the way to Derby to run the 3000m. Likewise, Lauren Bowen was a great club asset and the club’s only representative in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Thanks!
The club would readily have won the match (and possibly the league) had more athletes supported their competing colleagues. As it was, we finished 2nd to Wakefield Harriers but equal top with them in the overall standings. We have it all to play for, therefore, in the final match at Blackburn on August 9th. Let you support your competing colleagues by fill every discipline at the final match and ensure a victory that showcases your club at its very best
Posted 15/07/2014 07:27
FECHIN Mc CORMICK
It was an anxious day for Sale at the final UK Women’s League match at Wavertree on Sunday July 6th. Coming to Liverpool, Cara O’Brien’s team were mid-table in Division 1. Hoping for a ‘miracle’ that included no competitive team‘ gaps, it might just result in a return to the Premier Division but also very conscious that, lying fifth of eight teams, another incomplete team and a bad day could result in the nightmare of being demoted yet again to Division 2. On the day’s team sheet, with no-one to fill the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, triple jump or some of the endurance events, promotion was out of the question so the challenge was to safeguard against demotion.
As is always the case, every team member admirably gave it everything they had and it’s huge compliments and thanks to every one of them. Jess Taylor – you won’t get better for team loyalty and commitment. She competed in four events and won the 100m ‘B’ and the ‘A’ long jump. Deservedly, she’s on her way to the Commonwealth Games; Welsh international Laura Douglas ended her 14 year career with the club with a b-i-g hammer throw that won the team maximum points; Kirsten Mc Aslan, also on her way to the Commonwealth Games for her native Scotland, ran her heart out in the 800m for 2ndand beat Jenny Meadows and almost whipped Marilyn Okoro; Laura Whittingham and Rosie Sementsyh are a class javelin act and you should see their spears soar so majestically across the stadium to also easily also win maximum points; Rebekan Wilson – how great is it to have her back as specialist sprinter after representing GB in the bobsleigh at the Sochi Olympics ; Jennifer Simmons –s he has to be admired for her heroism in the ‘marathon’ 2000m steeplechase as she trials her new career from being a 400m hurdler and Sarah Barker bravely threw caution to the wind in the 3000m in the hope of snatching a first victory from her nemesis. It didn’t work out but she showed her a clear pair of heels with an impressive 1500m. Tyra Watson, Olivia Callaghan, Rebecca Linney, Imani Modahl, Sarah Mc Keever, Georgia Pickles, Lauren Brennan and Jasmine Burke were also valued points scorers that kept the team just out of the danger zone as the day progressed.
Anxiety turned to real concern mid-afternoon when UKWAL informed us that the club were being docked points because a couple of the team from the first match at Lee Valley were not registered with UKA, This would have guaranteed demotion..........disastrous......but club official Jack Frost bit the bullet and was having none of it. He returned home and, until the early hours with Cara O’Brien, and the following day, he challenged the decision to a successful outcome and the docked points were eventually restored. Well done, Jack!
The final outcome? Ten days after the League ended, the final positions remain undeclared largely because the two teams in the relegation zone have identical points. We, however, remain safe (hopefully) just above them in 5th place.
Well done and thanks to all who contributed this summer - to team manager Cara O’Brien and every team member for your commitment, club loyalty and team effort; to those who risked injury and embarrassment by competing in unfamiliar events to maximize team points; to the important officials who made all the difference in some matches by the points they secured and to those willing and unwilling parents and supporters who gave up their afternoons as spectators to assist as officials and also won match points.
This match brought the curtain down on Laura Douglas’ fourteen year career as a hammer thrower. In those years not only has she been a most valued, loyal and committed club servant who helped win the club’s many Premier league titles during those years, but she also successfully represented the club in European competition and achieved many fine career pinnacles as a Welsh hammer international that culminated with her attendance at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. In thanking Laura, we must also thank her Wythenshawe coach, Kevin Madden and her training colleagues especially Mike Floyd because both contributed greatly to her achievements. We wish Laura well in her sojourns and we have her assurances she’ll be supporting the club into the future with young Welsh throwers.
The challenge for 2015 still remains to return to the Premier Division where the club has had so much success over the League’s existence. To achieve this, Cara O’Brien will be strengthening the team in almost every area but especially in the middle distance, hurdles and some jumps.
Posted 14/07/2014 21:33
Jona Efoloko and Kevin Metzger both became English Schools gold medallists at the Championships at Birmingham. Jona retained his junior boy’s 200m title, running 22.14 seconds which is a Championship record and equalled his PB and club record. He also won the silver medal in the 4 x 100m relay. Kevin Metzger jumped a new PB and club record of 14.58m to win the inter-boy’s triple jump and has been selected to represent England at the schools international at Cardiff next weekend.
Amy Williams was going for her fourth consecutive horizontal English Schools title but on this occasion had to settle for 3rd place in the inter-girl’s triple jump despite a niggling injury. Kelly Chadwick ran a tremendous PB of 12.23 seconds to finish 3rd in the junior girl’s 100m. Congratulations also to Rory Keen who was another of the Manchester 4 x 100m quartet who won a magnificent silver medal.
Natasha Wilson was unable to defend her senior girl’s javelin title and had to settle for 5th. Other SHM athletes in the top 10 were Georgia Pickles, Danielle Stringer, Lewis Hannon, J’Nae ward, and Jaimal Brown. Others selected to represent their counties in these championships were Rory Keen, Jonathan Adderley, Emmanuel Muka, Kieran Donnelly, Ewan Gilchrist, Zack Harrop, Bradley Yates, Lucy Cooper, Alexa Mc Tiffin, Francesca Brint, Grace Bower, Meg Mc Hugh, Zenni Enechi, Ebbie Danson-Chappell, Annie Williams and Alyssia Carr. A total of 30 club members were selected to compete in these championships which reflect the quality of coaching within the club.
Further congratulations go to Grace Bower, Meg Mc Hugh, J’Nae Ward, Ellie Jackson and Harry Lord who’ve all been selected to compete in the English Schools Combined Events National Finals in Boston in September. The club wishes Chris Bartram, the coach to four of these multi-eventers a full recovery to health and a rapid return to what he loves and does so very well.
Posted 14/07/2014 21:30