Fechin Mc Cormick
The big event of last weekend was the U15 & U17 England Championships at Bedford and Sale Harriers has 2 medallists JONA EFOLOKO and EMMANUEL ODUBANJO. Jona became the U17 double sprint champion both with PB’s and club records. His 100m PB of 10.60 equals ANDY ROBERSON’S club record from 2007 and his 200m PB of 21.12 eclipses ROY EJIAKUEWE’S record from 20-11. He also holds all of the club’s U13 and U15 sprint records. These latest medals are the culmination of another fantastic year for Britain’s exciting No1 young sprinter. This year, he’s the double Northern Indoor Champion in his first year as a U17; the EA Indoor 60m gold medallist and 200m silver medallist; he’s won 100m bronze and 200m silver at the Northern U20 Outdoors Champions; in July he won the 200m at English Schools Athletics Championships for the third time in a row and a week later made his England debut at Glasgow for the SAAB Schools International.
Congratulations also to EMMANUEL ODUBANJO who won the U17 triple jump bronze medal also with a PB of 14.18m. From being a talented sprinter, this year he seriously took up triple jumping. Coach Keith Hunter takes up the story, “ He was originally one of Peter Roughneen’s promising sprinters and what was incredible about him in the Championships is that he had 3 jumps over 14 metres with each one landing backside first then legs out in-front thus losing the length of his legs in distance – approximately under a metre in length. He’s very new at triple jump and listened very well and showing tremendous potential, as a triple jumper. I want to say thank you to Peter for sending Emmanuel to me”.
Please note. A meeting open to all, is being held at Sportcity on Weds Sept 23rd at 6pm. Please call John Smith, the club’s coach co-ordinator on 0756770484 to express your interest to overcome the situation of the club’s relegations this summer.
Next weekend, good luck once more to the club’s U13 & U15 boys and girls competiting against the country’s best 8 teams at the Alexander stadium Birmingham for the title of 2015 National YDL Champions. They already hold the title!
Posted 02/09/2015 09:31