News - Track And Field
This Section posts news relative to the Track and Field section such as information regarding up and coming training weekends reports on club championship, what the section does socially.
The two matches contested this year in the National Junior League for the club's U20 men and women have gone particularly well for the club. The first match was Wavertree on April 29th was abandoned through heavy rain).The second match in Gateshead saw the club narrowly defeated by a mere 8 points from Team Edinborough, but reversed that result at Wakefield last weekend (22nd July), winning by 20pts.
This was deemed one the finest club victories of recent years, with both men and women overcoming gaps in events caused by holidays and injuries, but found the athletes competing performing brilliantly to overcome this deficit. Strong representations in the sprints were led by Roy Ejiakuekwu, Nathan Selby, Callum Roughneen, Zenon Wisniewski , Denver Morrison-Massey and Olivia Callaghan set the scene for exiting relay results. Charlie Hulson, Ryan Moore and Callum Greenwood were the backbone of a dominant middle distance squad.
Multi-events also had a field day. Brogan Crowley, Marnie Wells-Nicholls ( 15.30 hurdles PB) and Alex Wort all had point scoring doubles, but Jack Sheldon had 2 pbs in his Hammer/Discus/Javelin treble, and Joshua Booth scored well in his 3 events. Charlotte Dickinson threw majestically in the Javelin and Discus.
In fact there were many more notable performances, which put the club well in contention of competing in the National Final at Derby on Sunday 9th Sept.
Current League Positions, of the Northern Premier League.
(Presented by team manager Jack Frost. Photographs thanks to www.darkstarphotography.com and Carl Worthington
Posted 31/07/2012 12:30
Sale sent a number of girl's teams to the Cheshire Relay Championships where they met with great success despite stiff competition from ten other clubs. Our teams finished first in two races and runners-up in three more. A well-drilled U13 team of Aimee Page, Rebecca Heys, Tia Blisset and Maria Mc Polin won the sprint relay with some slick baton changing.
In the U15 sprint relay, there was little between the top four teams until the last leg when Amy Williams had a brilliant run to take the championship for Sale and win gold medals for herself and fellow team members Charlotte Worthington, Isobel Reynolds-Duffy and Anabel Kitchen. Amy, Charlotte and Isobel then teamed up with Mattie Yates to win silver medals in the medley relay.
In the U15 3 x 800m relay, the Sale team of Flora Whyte, Hannah Simeen and Catherine Podmore finished runners up to a strong Warrington squad in a race involving eleven teams. Sale were also silver medallists in the U11 3 x 600m relay despite managing to drop the baton at one change-over with Poppy Glasby-Seddon, Beth Thornton and Lizzie Twite runners up to a powerful squad from local rivals Manchester Harriers.
A special thanks to team manager Carl Worthington without whom this team success would not have been possible.
Posted 27/07/2012 10:08
Four Sale Harriers are among the 78 track and field athletes
chosen by the British Olympic Association for the London 2012
Olympic Games and others are selected for their own nations.
Posted 10/07/2012 09:35
The English Schools' summer athletic season reached its pinnacle in Gateshead Stadium at the weekend. Known as the 'Kids' Olympics' for the quality and talent of the competition with many going on to become Britain's top senior athletes, this year's English Schools Championships produced haul of 8 gold medals, two silver and one bronze for club members.
Posted 10/07/2012 09:35
The second fixture of the UK Women's Premier League season held at Windsor was not a too happy occasion, with injuries and late withdrawals hitting the team badly. However there were many highlights, such as Katie Byres winning with a 4m 10cm clearance, which then allows her to focus her mind entirely towards the World Juniors to be held in Barcelona later this month. Emma Perkins 1m 80cm high jump into a headwind was a feature, as was Kirsty Law's 53m 42cm Discus 2nd spot. Kirsty along with Alison Rodger contested 3 throw events with distinction, and Rosie Semenytsh contributed her usual solid javelin throw. Katherine Endacott 11.76secs and 23.64s doubled in the sprints and was happy with her performance, as was Lucy Evans competing in the 'B' races recording 11.97s and 24.07s respectively. Jenna Hill contributed a fine 2m 11.81s 800 metres, and what a welcome sight once again to see Louise Whittaker flowing along in the 3000m for a fine second place in 9m 34.49s. Holly Belch's return to competition after 18 months ran splendidly in both hurdles events. Also Windsor was the scene for debutants, Jasmine Burke ( hammer), Samara Mohtasham (PV) and a very busy Lauren Bowen ( LJ,HJ and TJ) all contributing valuable points.
(Written by deputizing Team manager Jack Frost)
Posted 05/07/2012 09:21
A victory and an Olympic B standard for Alex Smith in the
hammer, a glorious 800m and 1500m double for Dave Proctor and
further A string wins for Andy Robertson and Matt Barnes in 100m
and 3000m were the highlights for the club at the second BAL
Premiership match of the summer at Hendon on Saturday. The team
took a total of 319 points, an incredible 209 of which were from
track events, as they put the troubles of match 1 behind them to
surge up the table and keep slim hopes of retaining the national
title alive. Shaftesbury Barnet won the match and lead the table
with 15 points, ahead of Birchfield in 2nd with 12. City of
Manchester are currently 5th, but only 2 points adrift of second
with two more matches to come.
Posted 05/07/2012 09:17
On Saturday a contingent of eight Sale girls travelled to
Birmingham University to take part in the prestigious British
Milers Club Meeting where they had their first experience of
competing against older athletes in graded competition. Despite
blustery conditions the girls produced 6 PB's including two club
records. Aine Cunningham broke the U13 800m record with 2 minutes
25.29 seconds whilst Ellie Twite ran 4 minutes 58.49 seconds to
break the 1500m record in the same age group. Ciara Lydon, Claudia
Cowan, Hannah Christy and Francesa Brint set new PB's whilst Tia
Blissett and Verity Garnes, who are both still at Primary School,
gained valuable experience in a higher level of competition.
(Written by Peter Shaw)
Posted 03/07/2012 08:12
The second match of the Northern track & field team took
place in Hull on May 26th. The club team had to give way to a very
strong Kingston & Hull squad, but still maintained their
overall leading position in the league.
Posted 03/07/2012 08:11
The pinnacle of the domestic T & F season was this weekend's Aviva Olympic Trials at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium. With over 800 athletes and a close to capacity crowd for Saturday and Sunday, they became the largest trials in British athletics history, and the largest British trials of any Olympic sport this year. Sale Harriers had its portion of best athletes contribute to the weekend of pulsating track and field action.
Congratulations to pole vaulter Kate Dennison who booked her ticket to London 2012 and her second Olympic Games by winning the silver medal behind Holly Bleasdale who again broke the national record. Congratulations also to club coach Julien Rafelli, who's taken Holly to this magnificent pinnacle of her career. He also coaches Andy Sutcliffe who had the finest vault of his career to win his first senior silver medal in a PB of 5:35. Weather conditions may have prevented him also achieving the qualifying standard but good luck as he has his final attempt at the European championships in Helsinki next weekend.
Congratulations also to Alex Smith whose 74.03m hammer throw not only won his the national title but he achieved the Olympic 'B' Standard but will also have to hold his breath to see if he's also selected for London 2012. Another person having to keep her fingers crossed is our javelin thrower Laura Whittingham who also won the silver medal.
Andy Turner (110m) had a disappointing race for the bronze medal. He's already got the qualifying standard but will have to remain on the sidelines to await confirmation. Likewise our long jumper Abigail Irozuru who achieved the qualifying standard a week earlier in a magical PB leap but only managed fourth at the these trials. She's off to the European championships this weekend also to demonstrate her worthiness for selection. The club extends best wishes to all of them and hope their life's dream come true.
Finally, congratulations to Kirsty Law who won bronze in her specialist event, the discus
(Written by Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 30/06/2012 09:29
Over the weekend our youngsters represented the club with great success in a number of events. On Saturday at Sportcity, over forty clubs were represented in the four events - Quadrathon and Sale, with three wins and two second places we were the most successful team. Rory Canham won the U15 boy's event with Adam Kinghorn in second place. Anthony Bruton won the U13 competition by over 50 points whilst setting a new record in the shot. Our most successful girl was Tess Mc Hugh who won the U11 competition whilst J'Nae Ward finished second in the U15 girls competition with Charlotte Worthington winning the 100m in a new PB of 13.0 seconds.
On Sunday morning Olivia Green had an outstanding run in the Manchester Parks 3000m road race at Platt Fields, not only winning the U13 girl's race but beating all the girls in the older age groups too.
At Crossford Bridge over 200 athletes took part in the medal meeting. In the U15 age-group, Charlotte Worthington continued her winning ways by winning both sprints, beating team-mates Tayla Saville and Olivia Barnes. Emily Evans won the long-jump with Olivia second, whilst Abbi Smith won the Shot and Discus. Will Scofield was the most successful boy with three victories in the long jump and both sprints.
In the U13 age-group Maria Mc Polin and Anthony Bruton both won 100m events whilst other victories came from Amy Page (LJ), Harry Brown (800m) and Joseph Murphy (Shot). Emma Lowe won two silver medals in the throws. Sam Worthington won the three gold medals in the U11 long jump and both sprints, to bring the family a total to five golds. Behind Sam, other Sale athletes dominated. Brogan Rudman, Darcy Maher, William Preston and Benji Lovell winning the other medals. The highlight of the girl's event was the 800m in which Lizzie Twite, Beth Thornton and Lauren Smith improved their PB's by a large margin.
Over fifty Sale athletes took part in the U9 event with an incredible twenty-eight in the boy's 75m sprints. Kane Saville was a gold medallist in the long jump with Ben Wilson in silver. Oliver Gilgrist won the 50m sprint with Kane third and Sam Jones 4th. Sale dominated the 600m event with Thomas Boyd a clear winner from Ben Wilson, Harvey Davenport, Luke Talbot and Dominic Reid to give the club the first five home. Mckenna Bradshaw was a clear winner of the javelin with Dominic second. Our girls were equally dominant with golds from Alicia Mc Dowell (60m), Melissa Booth (75 & LJ) and Abigail Hewitt (Jav). Our other medallists were Sofija Dragisic-Wood (2 silvers), Holly Harrison (Silver), Ciara Rastery (bronze) and Holly Scholes (bronze). (Compiled by Peter Shaw)
Posted 26/06/2012 17:35