News - Track And Field
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Sunday was a brilliant day for the 2nd fixture in the Upper age group of the Development League. Following a runner's up berth in the 1st match at Liverpool, team managers Karen Lannon and Danny Gray gained revenge when there charges performed excellently, with many fine individual performances. The league standings are as follows, with the 3rd fixture being in Edinburgh on July 30th.
Team Edinburgh 11pts
Sale Harriers 11pts
Team Glasgow 5pts.
Lisa James was outstanding in the U/20 triple jump registering 12m 25cm. Emily Cummings high jump of 1m 68cm and Sarah McKeever 3m 35cm in the pole vault; Amy Williams jumped 5.75cm in the long jump to go 2nd in the UK rankings and also triple jumped 11.94 to top the UK rankings. Alyssia Carr's 5m 53cm long jump was further indications of the high quality of athletics on display.
Not to be outdone, the boys were also magnificent. 400 runners Callum Roughneen 48.54secs, Felix Tighe (U/17) 50.57secs led the way. A tremendous javelin throw from Harry Lord (U17) of 48m 40cm, plus victories from speed merchants Roy Ejiakuekwu 21.54s 200m into a headwind, and Jack Seddon, and Nathan Harris demonstrated the sprinting prowess the club enjoys. Full detailed results can be found on the Power of 10 website.
Submitted by Jack Frost. Photos courtesy of http://www.darkstarphotos.com /
Posted 05/06/2013 12:07
The Tom Pink event was held on the indoor track at Sportcity on Wednesday (May 29th) and featured relays, obstacle races, Sportshall participation and endurance running and with ten club taking part, competition was of a very high standard. Athlete of the day was Sale's own Lizzie Twite who was the only person to be awarded AAA merit plaques for both the pentathlon and the endurance race. This feat came only two days after Lizzie had won the BUPA Junior Run in the Manchester Games. Ellie Twite, Niamh Nugent and Charlie Hobson also performed exceptionally well and were awarded merit plaques in the endurance run. Olivia Green and Keenan Owen were awarded AAA medals for sprint events whilst all who took part were awarded badges (at gold, silver and bronze levels) and certificates as part of the British Athletics Award Scheme. (Photographs courtesy of Ernie Greenwood and displayed at http://www.darkstarphotos.com
Posted 05/06/2013 08:38
Blue skies and sunshine made for favourable conditions at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium for the highly popular and widely acclaimed annual Loughborough International at the weekend that's often the launch pad for the outdoor T & F season. It's traditionally a high quality match between Loughborough students past and present, GB U20's England, Scotland, Wales and British Students. Sale Harriers had several noteworthy elements:-
Pole vaulters Andy Sutcliffe and Katie Byres; hammer thrower Mike Floyd and sprinter Kelly Massey were all selected to represent England. Congratulations to them for achieving their latest accolade that's a tribute to their immense talent.
The club had 26 participants across the range of T & F disciplines. In the track event 12 of our 14 athletes achieved tremendous season's best performances. They were Andy Robertson (100m), Roy Ejiakekwu (100m),Umar Hameed (100m), Rebekah Wilson (100m), Kadeena Cox (100m), Ryan Oswald (100m), Lucy Evans (200m), Kelly Massey (400m & 4 x 100 relay)), Nick Samuels (1500m), Danielle Rooney (100m hurdles), Chris Wakefield (400m hurdles), Darren Lewis (400m hurdles) and Abigayle Fitzpatrick (400m hurdles). In the field events, well done also for their SB's to Laura Douglas (Hammer), Alex Smith (Hammer and Rosie Semenytsh (Javelin).
It was an especially good day for Roy Ejiakekwu. Not only was his 100m of 10.60 a PB but he also achieved the qualifying time for the European Junior Championships in Italy. He also had a great leg in the 4 x 100m relay taking the team home in 2nd place.
Abi Fitzpatrick's time in the 400m hurdles was her quickest ever time on English soil. Her next stops are the Bedford International Games and then onto Geneva.
In the men's 200m, Andy Robertson running as a guest, clocked the fastest time of the day, running a huge personal best of 20.76. Earlier, he'd also won his 100m race in 10.39 into a headwind. Congratulations also to Andy who won his first senior GB vest at the Penn Relays in America just a few weeks earlier. He anchored the men's 4 x 100m relay team to 4th place behind USA 1 & 2 and the Jamaican team.
(Researched and presented by Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 20/05/2013 14:38
To win a county medal, whether by merit or by default through lack of numbers is always a great honour and a tribute to a person's sporting talent, commitment and hard work This weekend was the county championships with the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Championships combined at Longford Park. Congratulations to the very large number of club boys and girls, men and women who participated in the various age groups and between them won almost 100 medals. Note also the numbers who multi-medalled in various events. Those who won Greater Manchester or Cheshire medals were
Gold Medals : Will Schofield (Hammer & Shot), Annabel Dowd (Hammer & Discus), Jasmine Burke (Hammer & Discus & Shot), Annie Williams (Pole vault), Zac Harrop (Pole vault), Kevin Metzger (Triple jump), Adam Howell (Triple jump), Sophie Ullah (Shot), Jacob Sutcliffe (Pole vault), Sam Ballak (Pole Vault), J'Nae Ward (High jump & Shot), Jess Taylor (High jump & Javelin & Shot & 100mH), Lisa Jame (Triple jump), Ahtollah Rose (Triple jump), Jack Andrew (Long jump & 100m), Nathan Booth (High jump & Discus), Josh Booth (Shot), Jaimal Brown (Javelin), Anthony Bruton (Javelin & Discus), Grace Bower (Long jump), Annabel Kitchen (Long jump), Lydia Randles (Javelin), Danielle Bentley (Javelin), Aimee Pratt (1500m & 1500m S/C), Maria McPolin (200m), James Ratcliffe (100m & 200m & 300m), Lucy Evans (100m & 200m), Jack Seddon (100m & 200m), Kobefo Ntabejane (400m), Jennifer Simmons (400m), Lamiko Thomas (400m), Luke Chesters Luke Chesters (75m hurdles, 800m & 1500m), Aine Cunningham (800m), Adam Kinghorn (800m & 1500m), Connor Patterson (100m), Zenon Wisniewski (100m), Lamiko Thomas (200m), Matty Holmes (1500m S/C), Imani Modahl (2000m S/C), Kyle Conway (800m), Charles Burke (100m)
Silver Medals: Emma Lowe (Hammer), Josh Booth (Hammer & Discus), Sara McKeever (Pole vault), Connor Patterson (Long jump & 200m), Lisa Jame (Long jump), Oliver McCormick (Long jump & 80mH), Jacob Lloyd (Shot), Jack Andrew (Shot), Annabel Dowd (Javelin & Shot), James Ratcliffe (Javelin), Zenni Enechi (Long jump), Rory Canham (Shot & Discus), Nicola Cahill (Javelin & Shot), Lydia Randles (Shot & 200m), Imani Modahl (1500m), Mathew Holmes (1500m), Charlotte Worthington (200m), Jona Efoloko (100m & 200m), Daniel Heald (200m), Tess McHugh (70mH), J'Nae Ward (80mH), Ehis Ilozabhie (80mH), Prince Ehiigator (100m), Alex Bradford (800m), Eleanor Twite (1500m), Dylan Burghill (1500m), Meg McHugh (75mH)
Bronze medals: Kate Hill (Long jump), Ehis Ilozabhie (Long jump & 100m), Jack Daly (High jump), Sophie Ullah (Discus), J'Nae Ward (Javelin), Zenon Wisniewski (200m), Danielle Stringer (800m), Nathan Harris (100m), Mathew Metcalf (800m), Harry Boyd (1500m), Grace Bower (75mH), Darnell Bell (300m)
Posted 15/05/2013 11:27
FLYING START FOR SALE AT SPORTCITY
The Club started its defence of the Northern title with a clear victory in round 1 of the Northern Premier Lower age-group match at Sportcity.
The U15 boys were our strongest team winning 17 out of 28 events contested. In the sprints Jono Efoloko, Kieran Donnelly, Will Schofield, James Ratcliffe and Darnel Bell won every event including both relays whilst Oliver Mc Cormick and Ehis Ilozobhie both finished runners up in the hurdles event.
Adam Kinghorn, Dylan Birchill, Jake Spilsbury and Adam Spilsbury proved the Harrier tradition is still alive by outscoring the other clubs in the middle distance events. In the throws, our strong men proved to be invincible. Well done to Anthony Bruton, Rory Canham, Will Schofield, Jamel Brown and James Ratcliffe. Our jumpers and vaulters were also dominant with Kemar Thompson, Ben Mosley, Jack Daly and Matthew Smith proving more than a match for any other team.
In the girl's events, the throws squad delivered most points. Congratulations to Sophie Ullah, Emma Lowe and Zenny Enechi. Northern Indoor champion Annie Williams had a clear victory in the pole vault whilst Annabel Kitchen and Zenny Enechi finished runners-up in the long jump events.
In the middle distance races, Claudia Cowan ran a personal best in the 800m and with Mairead Power, Frankie Davis and Ellie Twite performed well against incredibly strong opposition. Highlights in the sprints were Kelly Chadwick finishing runner up in the 100m whilst Maria Mc Polin improved her 200m PB by a massive margin. Kelly, Maria, Zenny teamed up with Bethany Jones for an excellent relay run. Special mention must go to multi eventers Meg Mc Hugh and Grace Bower who competed in hurdles, jumps and throws to make sure that this was one match that Sale Harriers were going to win.
In the U13 events Luke Chesters and Harry Boyd won the 800m with James Peel and Sam Heyworth proved to be the strongest middle distance squad on display. Luke scored a unique double by winning the hurdles at his first attempt at the event. Will Preston, Rhys Parker, Connor Patterson, Conner Keys, Fenton Kennerk, Nathan Booth, Michael Odejimi and Femi Okome all performed with great credit to ensure team victory.
In the girl's events, the Harrier tradition was again to the fore in the middle distance events with Tia Blissett, Beth Thornton, Lizzy Twite and Niamh Nugent scoring well. Beth was particularly impressive with a PB in winning her 800m race. Another impressive Sale squad was the super fast relays team of Harriet Leah, Tia Blissett, Verity Garnes and Lizzy Twite whose slick baton changing was a pleasure to watch. Throwers Josie Canham, Hannah Oakman and Isobel Brett all contributed to an overall team victory. A special mention should go to primary school athletes, Tess Mc Hugh and Lizzy Twite who between them contested seven events to a very high standard. With young athletes like these our future at this level is secure.
A massive thank you from the team managers to all the team for a tremendous effort on the day, particularly those who stepped in at the last minute to compete in some instances for the first time in unfamiliar events such as Kemar Thompson, (Pole Vault), and Will Schofield (Hammer) both winners of the 'B' events. This is what a team effort is all about.
Produced by Pete Shaw, photographs courtesy of Ernie Greenwood www.darkstarphotos.com and Carl Worthington.
Posted 09/05/2013 11:52
On a freezing day at Crossford Bridge, over 100 young Sale Harriers represented the club with considerable success. The course was flat and firm but, with a hay bale to hurdle every 100m, it was difficult to get into a steady rhythm.
Ruby Bell won the U9 girl's race from Leah Wilkinson and with Isobelle Burk 5th, ensured team victory. Sale also had the next two teams with team counters Cara Cunningham, Annie Gavin, Sosija Dragisic Wood, Isobel Lamb, Charlotte Burns and Darcy Mc Cann. The under 9 boys were also clear winners with Thomas Boyd 3rd, Ben Wilson 5th, and Harvey Devenport 11th with a team of Nathan Harrop, Luca Davis and Oliver Rose in third place
Sale finished an incredible nine teams in the U11 girls race with Beth Thornton, Lizzie Twite and Tia-Rae Barton finishing 2nd behind Liverpool while Alice Gale , Lauren Smith and Tess Mc Hugh finished 3rd out of 18 teams . The under 11 boys team of Bailey Hulse, Alex Kelly and John Gilbert finished 3rd behind Leigh Harriers and Manchester Harriers.
Luke Chesters won the under 13 boys race with Harry Boyd 3rd and Alexander Newman finished 7th to ensure team victory whilst a team of Cameron Buchan , Joseph Doyle and Colin Avison finished 2nd. Ellie Twite finished runner-up in the U13 girls race and with Frankie Davis and Mairead Power finished 2nd team behind Liverpool.. Sale also finished 3rd team with Leah Rimmington, Lia Sendwick and Chloe Taylor
Over the six races Sale finished teams in the first three places. Well done to all concerned and thanks to the Crossford Bridge staff who organised a most successful and popular annual home promotion
Posted 26/03/2013 11:36
The annual Vault Manchester Pole Vault competition, hosted by
Sale Harriers, took place at Sportcity on the weekend of March
9/10th.This year, the ninth of the competition, for the
first time had a European Champion taking part!
(Presented by Andy Byres)
Posted 24/03/2013 11:48
The Northern Athletics Indoors Championships at the weekend at the well-established EIS Centre in Sheffield was the pinnacle of the winter and precursor to the outdoors T & F Season for vast numbers of the club's T & F athletes. The club had no less than seventy athletes compete in the five men and five women age-groups with amazing success. Virtually everyone achieved a season's best or a lifetime best performances and there was the usual haul of medallists. Sale athletes won 8 Northern titles, 12 silver medals and 9 bronze medallists. Two memorable highlights of the weekend were in the U20 60m final when six of the eight lined up were Sale athletes, and in the U20 200m final, Sale athletes won all three medals.
Congratulations to the gold medallists - Roy Ejiakuekwu (U20 60m). Jona Ofoloko (U15 60m), Kevin Metzger (U17 triple jump),Nathan Selby (U20 200m), Clovis Asong (U20 200m), Darren Hammond (Senior High Jump), Abigail Haywood (Senior pole vault) and Amy Williams (U17 long jump - also a Championship record and U17 triple jump).
Our silver medallists were Nathan Selby (U20 60m), Zenny Enechi (U15 60m and U15 long jump)),Chris Craig (Senior 200m), Daniel Heald (U20 200m), Kane Andrews (U17 200m), Kadeena Cox (senior 200m), Jenny Simmons, (Senior 400m), Beth Bolton (U20 400m), Josh Oguntayo (Senior 800m), Matt Cullen (Senior Pole Vault), Lisa James(U20 Long Jump,
Our bronze medallists were Callum Mc Clean (U20 60m), Aaron Crowley (Senior 200), Callum Roughneen (U20 200m), Tyra Watson (Senior 400m), Nick Samuels (Senior 800m and 1500m),Aimee Pratt (U17 1500m), Matt Holmes (U20 3000m), Suen Okome (U20 High Jump).
Finally, congratulations to those who achieved lifetime performances, the elixir of performance and you can never ask for better than that - Roy Ejiakuekwi, Callum Mc Clean, Kane Andrews, Jona Efoloko, Zenny Enechi, Lee Whiteley, Lamiko Thomas, Emmanuel Ajala, Jenny Simmons, Beth Bolton, Aimee Pratt, Ross Mc Cormick, Oliver Mc Cormick, Matthew Ogden, Ben Moseley, Amy Williams and Nathan Roach
(Written By Fechin Mc Cormick; photo courtesy of www.darkstarphotos.comand Anthony Barbet. Full results available at Power of 10 website)..
Posted 11/03/2013 09:27
TWO PROMISING PENTATHLETE STARS
The two youngest members of Chris Bartram's Sale group performed in the National Combined Event under 15 Championships in Sheffield at the weekend. Grace Boyer and Megan McHugh only recently joined Sale and completed their first ever pentathlon. The 1st event was the 60mtre hurdles and Grace achieved a fantastic 4/10ths PB. In the 2nd event long jump, it was Megan's turn to do a big PB. The shot putt saw both girls do two new PB's each. Megan improved from 6.69cms to a fantastic7.42cms and Grace from 7.09cms to 7.45cms. The high jump meant more PB's -1.35 to 1.36cms and magnificent improvement from 1.37 to 1.42cms for Megan. The final event 800m is every girl's favourite, particularly after 4 gruelling events. Both girls finished 2nd in their heat. Thirteen year old Grace finished 9th out of the top 40 competitors in the country. She also finished 3rd in the North and 2nd in the North West with 5 PB's. Twelve year old Megan finished 14th and 3rd in the North West and had 7 PB's. Two athletes of the future proved that Combined Events is in good hands.
Posted 11/03/2013 09:27
The fifth of the club's indoor promotions at Sportcity took place at the weekend. It was much quieter day than previous, mainly due to the age group England Championships held in Birmingham and the British Universities Championships in Sheffield.
However Seun Okome (U/20) soared over 1m 95cm in the high jump, and many club members, highlighted below, took the opportunity to establish career bests in various events.
Charlotte Worthington U/17 8.32secs
Christian Muzariri U/17 8.56secs
Njemeh Adam s U/17 8.82secs
Amie Page U/15 9.27secs
Bukly Ojo U/17 27.82secs
Maria McColin U/15 27.72secs
Christian Muzariri U/17 27.73secs
Abigayle Fitzpatrick U/23 39.90secs
Anthony Bruton U/15 41.82secs
60 m Hurdles
Anthony Bruton U/15 11.31secs
Courtney Leonard U/17 10.38secs
Ursula Trinler Sen 2m 45cms
Jack Sheldon U/20 12m 79cm
Jacob Lloyd U/17 10m 11cm
Meg McHugh U/15 6m 89cm
Full results can be obtain on Power of 10 and here (Written by Jack Frost) .
At the U15, U17 & U20 England Athletic championships Clovis Asong returned to top form by winning the U20 400m England title whilst Amy Williams won magnificent triple jump silver, Nathan Selby U20 200m silver and James Radcliffe U15 300m silver.
Posted 11/03/2013 09:26