EA YOUNG ATHLETES CHALLENGE MATCH
A team of the club’s 10 – 13 year olds took on ten other teams as part of a challenge match featuring relays and Highland Games field events within the Manchester International at Sportcity.
Our boy’s team, managed by JOHN SMITH & PETE ROUGHNEEN was particularly successful. Well done to MACKENA BRADSHAW, HARRY EDMUNDSON, DOMINIC REID, JOE HERBERT, JED BAILEY, SAM WADSWORTH, ALEX JAMES, CALEB ADENUGA, LOUIS APPIAH-KUBI and THEO UDOISE. The boys had wins in the sprint relay, medley relay, long- jump team event and a third place in the continuous relay whilst Louis won the Highland Games weight for height event (kilts optional!).
Our girls’ team was managed by PETE SHAW and, though its members were small in stature, they were big in heart. Our tactic in selecting girls for the Highland throwing events on the basis of Scottish sounding names proved unsound in practice and in future, we will emulate the boy’s selection policy of the ‘bigger the better’. We did, however, win the medley relay; finished 2nd in the long-jump team event; third in the continuous relay and fourth in the long distance relay. Well done to LUCY HERBERT, DIDS PARISH, TAYLOR EDWARDS, ISABELLE BURKE, LIBBY HILL, OLIVIA HERRON, PENNY TOWNSEND, OSARU ODEMWENGIE, KIA CLARKSON and LIZZY TWITE.
England Athletics were very generous with awards of AAA engraved silver salvers, plaques and medals for successful teams and individuals and Sale Harriers came away with a veritable treasure trove.
Posted 18/08/2016 11:17