NATIONAL YDL RECORD
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