U15’s & U17’s Reach National Finals
Following Sale's YDL outing to Edinburgh with a depleted team (the English Schools Championships were only a few days later), our trip to Preston was also missing some first-choice names, but at least it was the same for the Scots who also have holidays, weddings and all the other July distractions.
The gaps were filled, as always, by those true stalwarts who leave the comfort zones of their specialist events to scrape together a point or two here and there for the club and their hugely popular team managers
For those of you jumpers who ran, runners who threw and many who did far more than they would have normally, especially those who came last with a PB in some foreign event, thanks! The result is that through all your efforts, Sale have finished 2nd to Team Edinburgh in the league and have qualified for the National Finals in September. Congratulations to one and all - team manages, officials, parents.
Joshua Halson won the U20 100m B race with a PB 11.00 sec. Elin Jones (100m U20) ran 12.8 for a SB while Hayaat Bah-Traore made it a 12.8 PB in the B race. Our U20 200m men both scorched in first, Daniel Heald in 21.7 (SB) and Nathan Harris had a 22.4 PB. Same distance but U17, Lamiko Thomas's PB was 22.6. Same distance again, but this time Beth Bolton ran 26.0 (SB) and looks to be returning to form; Beth also ran the 400m in 60.2, just over three seconds behind her PB, but still good enough for second place points.Still 200m, but U17 and Gabrielle George was oh so impressive with 25.1 and also ran the 300m in 39.8 (PB) to win by over a second.
In the men's 400m, Callum Roughneen shifted into cruise mode and won by 1.8 seconds with 49.5, while our B runner Kobefo Ntabejane made it a PB with 52.6. At U17 for the 400m, Lamiko Thomas's 51.3 wasn't fast for him, but still a second ahead of the second placed runner.
800m saw Aimee Pratt come second with 2:21.2 for second, but she blew them all away in the 1500 steeplechase with a PB of 5:20.4 to win by 32 seconds.
At 1500m, Adam Roden (U17) set a PB of 4:18.5 and Rachel Hibberd's SB (5:17.2) made it a worthwhile trip for her. Rachel's clubmate Hannah Simeen ran the B race in 5:49.0 and the 3000m 12:00.8 - a superb effort for the club.
The PBs continued to mount up during the 3000m: Lewis Singleton (U17) 10:20.3; U20 team member Madeleine Hole (still U17, mind) 12:22.5; Amber Towns 11:10.5 to win by nearly a minute!
Double Northern U17 400m and long jump champion, Alyssia Carr ran1.8 sec. slower than her SB and still won by 1.4 sec, confirming many suspicions that we could be seeing a special 300HU performer; Alyssia also won the LJ with 5.32m. Still hurdling, but 400HU U20M, Chris McGahan's best is now 60.6; Hannah Christie also did the 400HU (81.4) then set a PB 6:01.4 in the 1500SC...now THAT is hard work!
In the relays, the U20M 100m quartet posted a new SB of 43.7 and the club record could go this season, as could the 4X400m U20M who won in 3:25.2.Well done to the U17 quartet of Courtney Leonard, HyaatBah-Traore, Kate Hill and Tayla Saville who also smashed it in their 4 x 100m relay.
Springy Seun Okome, young in his U20 age group, cleared 1.95m for his SB. Akenke White was B jumper to Emily Cummings. Emily won with 1.65m and Akenke's PB went to 1.45m.
In the triple jump, Adam Howell (U20) left them over a metre behind his 13.62m and threw in a 6.18. LJ for third; Kevin Metzger (U17) was uncannily similar - third in the LJ (5.76m) but a TJ of 12.90m that saw the next nearest over 1.5m behind. Still jumping, still U17 and Jacob Lingard came second in the LJ with 5.79m then won the TJ with a PB 12.15m. Lisa James was another classy winner of the triple jump with 12.02m and the long with 5.72m
J'nae Ward's SP4K (U17) PB is now 9.37m, making her more and more noticeable as one of Chris Bartram's talented multi-eventers.
Now here's a thing...SP6K (U20M), PB 10.91m, same athlete, JT800 PB 30.88m, and who is this thrower? Clovis Asong!! My computer nearly blew a fuse.
(Researched and written by Anthony Barbet)
Posted 30/07/2013 12:41