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Sale again scored a resounding victory in the second round of the YAL (held at Bebington) with a club record of 994 points. Maria Mc Polin and Rebecca Heyes won the 75m races. In the 100m Nathan Harris, Prosper Declan,Nia Obinma, Joha Efoloko, Elin Jones, Alyssia Carr and Isabelle Reynolds-Duffy all won.
Sale also dominated the 200m sprints with wins from Joshua Halson, Kamer Thompson, Jona Efoloko, Ben Mosely and J'Nay Ward, whilst Twana Gardener, Charlotte Worthington and Beth Bolton finished runners up. In the 300m Gaby George (1st), Beth Bolton (2nd) and Fola Jimi Oluborode (2nd) all ran personal bests. Denver Morrison also recorded a PB to win the 400m.
PB's were also the order of the day in the 800m with Eleanor Twite (1st), Rachel Hibberd (1st), Euan Gilchrist (2nd), Anthony Bruton (2nd), Catherine Podmore (2nd) and Alice Bruce (3rd) whilst Megan Davis recorded a seasons best in winning her event. In the 1200m races, Francesca Brint and Frankie Hacker-David both finished runners up with new PB's. Abigail Fitton and Adam Roden both recorded personal bests in winning 1500m races. Congratulations to Hannah Christy on winning the 3000m on her debut at the distance. In the hurdle races, PB's were recorded by Darnell Bell, Oliver Mc Cormick, Ross Mc Cormick, Harry Lord and Lydia Randles whilst Alyssia Carr finished runner up in a fast time of 12.10. Well done to Kalid Absiyeh for running PB's in both 800m and steeplechase.
In the high jump, Chris Bradley (2nd), Nia Obinma (1st), Fola Jimi Oluborode (1st), Amy Williams (2nd) and Meg Mc Hugh (1st) set PB's whilst Marnie Wells- Nicholls, Alex Hastie and J'Nay-Ward won their events with excellent performances. In the pole vault David Campbell scored a comfortable victory whilst James Frost, Jordan Bezzina and Serena Mohtasham all recorded new PB's. Long Jump victories came from Rory Canham, Ben Mosley, Amy Williams, Zenny Enechi, Kelly Chadwick and Amy Page. Amy Williams and Kelly Chadwick now head the national rankings for this event. Liam Mc Clean, Dwain Bell and Jade Clarke won triple jump events with Akenke White runner up.
Anthony Bruton won the shot with a new PB whilst Emma Lowe also recorded a new PB. Annabele Dowd (1st), Jack Sheldon (2nd) and Joshua Booth (1st) performed well in the discus events. Harry Lord was a clear winner in the javelin whilst Joshua Booth (2nd) and Jack Sheldon (1st) gained good points in the hammer.
Sale can next look forward to a home match at Sportcity on June 17th and possibly a history making score of over a 1000 points.(Compiled by Peter Shaw & photographs courtesy of Carl Worthington)
Posted 23/05/2012 20:01
Sale started their defence of the Northern League title with a resounding victory at Blackburn, winning the match by a massive 170 points. The standard of performance was high with 22 Grade 1 performances, nine by Sale athletes.
In the U13 events, Jonah Efoloko won the hurdles and both sprints with Grade 1's in the sprints and he also contributed to a sprint relay team that won by a margin of three seconds. Further victories came from Anthony Bruton (800m & Shot), Ben Mosley (LJ & 200m), Darnell Dell (Hurdles) and Luke Chesters (1500m). Star girl was Kelly Chadwick with two Grade 1 performances (LJ & 150m) and a fantastic last leg in the relay to bring her team home in first place. Meg Mc Hugh and Neve Cotton had HJ victories whilst Meg also achieved a Grade 1 in second place in the hurdles. Aine Cunningham won the 800m with a Grade 1 performance whilst Tia Blissett won the 'B' race. Another Grade 1 winning performance came from Ellie Twite in the 1200m with Olivia Green winning the 'B' race with a new PB and another Grade 1 performance. Eight Grade 1 performances by U13 athletes is an incredible achievement for the club.
The only other Grade 1 performance for Sale was in the U15 girls where English Schools Champion Amy Williams won the long jump. Amy also won the high jump and ran a storming last leg to win the relay. Further victories came from Isobelle Reynolds-Duffy (100m), Tayloa-Seville (100m), J'Nay Ward (200m), Annabell Dowd (Discus), Sophie Ullah (Shot) and Annabell Kitchen (LJ). U15 winners amongst the boys were Prosper Declan (100m), Harry Lord (Javelin), James Radcliffe (300m), Rory Canham (Hurdles), Adam Kinghorn (800m), Jarred Newton (Javelin) and Matt Ogden (Pole Vault).
Star of the U17 women's team was Alyssia Carr with three wins (200m, LJ & Hurdles). Further victories came from Chloe Yates (800m) Gaby George (100m & 200m), Lydia Randles (hurdles), Jade Clarke (LJ & TJ), Rachel Hibberd (3000m), Caitlin Thomas (3000m), Eleanor Vickers (300m hurdles), Megan Davies (1500m), Abi Fitton (1500m), Tawana Gardner (300m), Eleanor Canham (300m) whilst Lydia, Chloe, Tawana and Bucky Ojo won the 4 x 300m relay by the massive margin of twelve seconds. Nathan Harris won both sprints in the U17 event whilst Chris Bradley high-jumped a massive 1m87cms for 2nd place. Further victories came from Ross Mc Cormick (Hurdles), Josh Halston (Hurdles), Jack Sheldon (Hammer 7 discus) and Emmanuel Ajala (HJ).
In all Sale turned out 86 athletes who, between them, won 62 events between them including seven relays. The next match at Wirral on Sunday may 20th
1st Sale Harriers 904
2 Liverpool 730
3rd Wirral AC 639
4th Blackburn H 617
5th Crewe & Nantwih 536
6th West Cheshire 427
(Thanks to coach Peter Shaw for compiling this report and to club photographer Harry Shakeshaft (www.hsphotos.co.uk) for the photographs
Posted 09/05/2012 00:20
The combined senior men and women's team, competing as City of Manchester, had a very successful start to the season in First Division of the North of England Track and Field League. The first match of the season took place at Blackburn, who have been our main rivals over the past few seasons. The team recorded an excellent first place victory by over 30 points from Preston in second. This was a great result as the team aims to retain the title they won last year for the first time since the men and women's teams combined. The team was a mix of experienced athletes, some taking the opportunity to open their season ahead of the National league starting at the end of the month, and also athletes who were new to the team, some still juniors who acquitted themselves well against the senior opposition.
The women's team lacked in numbers but those that competed gave their all and ensured they scored highly for the team. Brogan Crowley, Jasmine Burke and newcomer to the club and track running Sarah Harris were all rewarded with PB's, while Emily Beedham, Alison Pye and Laure Douglas were all pleased with how they opened the season. Nicola Cahill, Connie Briggs, Lauren Bowen and Charlotte Dickinson must all be congratulated on the points they scored across the events in which they competed.
The men were hardly ever outside the top 2 positions across the afternoon, with excellent performances too many to mention individually. The men dominated the competition across the majority of the events, achieving high standards and the whole team must be congratulated for the excellent start to the season which can only bode well for what's to come this year. Matt Cullen's 4m 70cm clearance in the pole vault stands out as a top performer, along with Darren Hammond's 2m 00cm high Jump, plus a plethora of fine spinters who dominated the proceedings up to 400m, whilst Jack Andrew, Joe Lancaster, John Nicholls and Segii Sareyev were majestic in the throws.
Thanks must also be given to the officials who endured the ever changing weather conditions and ensured we gained a full complement of points towards our total score. Full results for all events are available of the North of England website. The second match of the season takes place in Hull on the 26th May, where we aim to maintain our first place in the league standings. (Presented by team manager Alison Pye. Photos courtesy of Harry Shakeshaft (www.hsphotos.co.uk).
Posted 09/05/2012 00:19
Results from the recent meeting at Sportscity on the 14th April 2012, can be found at:-
Posted 16/04/2012 10:31
Two of Sale's multi events training group, Jasmin Dotzek and Alex Wort, produced personal best performances for Great Britain against strong teams from France and Spain during the indoor international held at Cardiff's national indoor arena last weekend. Jasmin to record a huge event improvement to 3725 points and fifth place behind the hugely impressive Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Alex to 4760 points in the Men's heptathlon.
The second day of the competition saw Jasmin execute a stunning 60m hurdles run to open her day with a new personal best of 9.03s then follow this with an electrifying High Jump best that was full of drive and commitment. Shot Putt and Long Jump performances close to her bests set earlier this year left her in a good position going into the gruelling 800m closing event at which she powered through to another new personal milestone and put the cap on a memorable competitive day.
Quite a pleasure and privilege for Jasmin to finish as second Brit and overall sixth place in the U23 Women's section to Johnson-Thompson who delivered a stunning succession of marks that culminated in the best total ever by a British woman indoors at her age and only ten points off Kluft's world age group record.
In the U20 Men's competition, an exceptional French team and strong Spanish team showed on the first day why they expected to leave the young and developing British squad far behind them with a string of outstanding sprinting and jumping marks that Alex and the other British competitors struggled to match. Yet he still produced four performances of solid standing that included a personal best in the 60m and started the second day in combative mood, determined not to let anyone get away without a battle.
And so it proved as he started on a series of personal best discipline performances that lasted all day. The mornings 60m hurdles saw him push the best French and Spanish sprinters all the way and landing himself fifth place. He followed this with a gritty Pole Vault competition in which he moved his personal best upwards to 4m15 and earned third place leaving just the 1000m run to end the day. Another gutsy run achieved a personal best time of 2min48.95 to finish the day on a high note.
Overall the French team just managed to beat the Great Britain team by as much as they in turn defeated the Spanish team but the standards of competition on display all weekend proved to be so high that records and personal bests were tumbling at every turn. Our two representatives should feel proud to have contributed to such a fine competition.
Posted 02/04/2012 23:09
On the Indoors, big congratulations to Katia Lannon who won the Scottish indoor multievents a couple of weeks ago and last weekend also won intercity multi events. Katia was one of the country's most promising young multi-events athletes but injury blighted her blossoming career.
Two of team Bartram's U17 athletes have also been in action. Lydia Randles competed at the AAA's in Birmingham in the 60mh competition In the 4th heat she improved her PB and qualified for the semi's. Running in the fastest semi spurred her to improve her lifetime best yet again and just missed the final qualifying time by 300th of a second.
At the National Indoors combined events last weekend, Marnie Wells - Nicholls started the day in impressive form registering the first of a string of PB's in the 60mh, high jump, shot put and long jump. Together the PB's gave Marnie a new improved indoor pentathlon points PB an increase of 283 points. She finished a credible 5th overall nationally and 3rd in the North.
Lydia, still feeling the effects of the AAA the weekend before, didn't really get going. A good 60mh started the day off followed by A PB in high jump. She finished with an improved indoor pentathlon points PB of 343pts.
Well done!! 2pb'S (Compiled by Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 09/03/2012 11:45
Britain's best athletes gathered at the weekend at Sheffield's EIS Arena for the National indoor Championships with the crème de la crème seeking qualification for the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul in March. It was a weekend of outstanding performances and Sale Harriers had as many as twenty athletes in the finals with several featured in the televised programme.
Our World Junior Bronze medallist, pole vaulter Andy Sutcliffe was the club's highpoint of the first day's competition when he moved into the big time winning his first senior UK title with a fantastic PB of 5m55cms and beating UK's No.1 in the process. "I'm really chuffed" he said, "I never wasn't expecting to go so high"
Seventeen year old Katie Byres also vaulted to a UK Junior record of 4m37cms and took the senior silver medal. It was also a fantastic weekend for club coach Julien Rafelli, who not only brought these two young athletes to the pinnacle of their success, but also coaches Britain's No 1 Holly Bleasdale who broke the stadium record and came within a whisker of breaking the world record.
European U23 bronze medallist, Andy Robertson, in the 60m, also moved his blossoming career onto the big time. Lined up among the heavyweights of the sprinting world, he pushed to the line Britain's No 1 sprinter, Dwain Chambers; took all the others as scalps, and though he just missed out on the gold medal he recorded a fantastic PB of 6.61(he'd also recorded a PB in the semi-final) that booked him his ticket to Istanbul. Andy's now won three age group National titles, two at U17 (60m and 200m) and one junior title 960m). He's also got a bronze medal from the European U23 100m Championships last year, as well as relay silver
Former commonwealth Youth Champion Abigail Irozuru also made a big breakthrough in the long jump in adding 10cms to her PB in taking the silver medal with a leap of 6m44cms. (Compiled by Fechin Mc Cormick)
Others who made the Finals were....
Posted 16/02/2012 09:09
At the Celtic Cup in Cardiff, Roy Ejiakuekwu grabbed some of the limelight from his training partner Clovis Asong. He recorded double wins in both 60m (in which he was a guest) and 200m. He also destroyed the field in his leg of the 200m leg relay and set up the win for the team. Ahtollah Rose was also a guest athlete in the triple jump. Her jump of 12.30m gave her an unofficial second place behind Nonny Mordi from Scotland
At the inter-City Challenge in Sheffield, Roy Ejiakuekwu again displayed his fine form in the 200m. He was narrowly beaten into second place by Conrad Williams (coached by Linford Christie), with a new indoor PB of 21.67. Conrad is 10 years Roy's senior, with Roy just turned seventeen
James Davies (U23 Long Jump) finished 5th. He unfortunately had five no jumps and got one safe jump in of 7.10cm. It was a frustrating day because he was jumping the furthest but kept fowling. Clovis Asong had a wake up call when he finished 3rd in the 400m even though he ran a new indoor PB of 48.18
International Jess Taylor, part of the GB team who won bronze medals at the recent multi-events International in Prague, again recorded her best series of jumps since changing her coach
This weekend these athletes will again feature in the Senior AAA as they've been invited to compete. Roy will feature in the 200m, Clovis in the 400m, James Davies in the Long jump and Ahtollah Rose in the Triple Jump
Posted 06/02/2012 16:51
During November/December 2011 and January 2012 Sale Harriers Manchester Primary section took part in the Greater Manchester Sports Hall League competing against 11 other athletics clubs at Sports city Manchester. The club entered athletes from the U11, U13 and U15 age groups competing in sprints, jumps throws and relay events. All athletes performed brilliantly leading the teams to
U11 boys coming 3rd overall
U11 girls coming 4th overall
U 13 and U15 athletes competed as individuals.
U 11 boys: Alex Newman, Nathan Booth, Ben Gilgrist, Brogan Rudman and Harry Boyd
U11 girls: Poppy Glasby-Seddon, Scarlet Whittaker, Stephanie Austin, Bethany Thornton, Eve Taylor and Anna Wilson
U13 Girls: Emma Lowe, Lucy Glasby-Seddon, Chloe Taylor.
U13 Boys: Jack Daly, Jacob Findell
U15 Girls: Megan Daly, Erin Taylor Annabel Dowd and Lauren Sturman
U15 Boys: Josh Booth
From the three league meetings, Alex Newman and Brogan Rudman were picked to represent Greater Manchester. On Sunday 29th January 2012, all the above athletes entered into the G.M.A - a county championship meeting with medals up for grabs. Sale had a successful day.
U15 Lauren Sturman won gold in Shot Putt
U15 Annabel Dowd won silver in Shot Putt
U15 Josh Booth won gold in Shot Putt
U11 Stephanie Austin won gold in Vertical Jump
U11 boys relay team won Bronze Alex Newman, Ben Gilgrist, Brogan Rudman and Harry Boyd.
Well done to all athletes that took part.
Posted 06/02/2012 08:50
Sale Harriers had a most successful outing to Sheffield over the weekend of January 14-15th. We had forty five athletes compete, coming away with 27 medals, clocking up two championship best performances, five gold medals, eight silver and thirteen bronze medals.
The first of two championship records came from Amy Williams, who first won the U15 long jump two years ago at age 12, broke the long standing record last year and improved it by 18cm this year for the hat-trick. Then came our recent and very welcome member, Kirsten McAslan, who smashed the U20 400m CBP by over two seconds, winning in 54.35. Tyra Watson and Cherisse Walley followed very close behind to give Sale 1-2-3.
Sale's U20 speed merchants, who took the limelight at the EIS stadium, was the ever-reliable Roy Ejiakuekwu, winning two gold medals. He comfortably cracked the seven second barrier in the U20 men's 60m, to clock 6.94, leading a field that included five (five!) SHM athletes out of eight starters. Gold number two came in the 200m, where he narrowly beat team-mate Nathan Selby to win in 22.01with Nathan reporting a massive pb of 22.03secs.
European and Commonwealth U17 400m champion, Clovis Asong moved into the U20 category with some style. Running majestically in third place with sixty metres to go, trapped behind two star performers who looked to be fighting it out for gold, he took the long way round, coming from behind with thirty metres to go, to win in 48.43, his courage and fitness winning the race, but the tactical error might have cost him the record.
Darren Hammond's 2m 05cm high jump proved too good for the opposition and he retained his senior men's high jump title with an identical performance...metronomic!
Silver medals are always impressive, but this year there were two outstanding examples: James Barratt equalled the previous CBP in the triple jump (14.37m) which would have been good enough for gold in any other year. Similarly, English Schools champion Ahtollah Rose was beaten in the U20 triple jump by just two centimetres - by the Junior World Champion who needed a CBP to beat Ahtollah. So close!
Big PB's were registered by James Barratt ( 14m 37cm) in the U/20 Triple jump; David Campbell soared over 3m 90cm in the U/17 pole vault; Jenna Hill added the 3000m silver to last year's 1500m silver medal with a fine PB of 9:47.92; Zenon Wisnewski 7.24/22.81 secs; Nathan Harris 7.36/23.53 secs; Chris McGahan 4m 06.51secs, Daniel Needham 8.36secs 60m Hurdles, Marnie Wells -Nichols 9.27secs U/20 hurdles, and Lydia Randles 9.35secs U/17 hurdles.
Sale Harriers Manchester is proud of all its members who represented the club in the Northern Championships and especially of the medallists:
Compiled by Jack Frost and Anthony Barber)
Posted 18/01/2012 14:47