Report for Northern Outdoor Championships 2009 plus Junior League and Trafford Open

Jamie Crompton cemented his position as the UK’s number one U 17 steeplechaser by winning the North of England title. Jamie literally ran away from the competition winning by 20 seconds His time is a new club record and takes him into the top 30 of all time for the event.

Meanwhile a number of Horwich Athletes competed in other meetings over the Bank Holiday.

At the Junior League match at Preston and following his North of England win Jamie Crompton stepped up in distance to run the 2000m steeplechase and again continued his winning form in a time which takes him straight to the top of the UK rankings for an U 20 despite still only being 16.

Jack Thomas was close to his best in winning the 100m B race whilst April Stevenson had a comfortable win over 800m.

At Trafford Young Athletes Open meeting Gabrielle Whittle continued to show her all round potential as she picked up three medals, two silvers and a bronze in the Hurdles, High Jump and 75m.

Full results

Report – Horwich RMI Harriers, Young Athletes League Warrington – 17th May

Horwich RMI Harriers maintained their winning form in the Young Athletes League at Warrington on Sunday. Despite atrocious weather conditions there were a number of great performances.

Once again Jamie Crompton was to the fore with a scintillating run in the 1500m steeplechase to record the fastest time in the country so far this year and then backed it up woth a win in the Javelin ! Also at U 17 Dylan Smith had a double win in the 100m and Long Jump whilst at U 15 level Matthew Ault won the High Jump and shot. In the U 13s there were strong firsts in the middle distance with Joseph Howe triumphing over 800m and Nathan Townsend doing likewise over 1500m.

In the U 17 Women there was a double first over 100m through Rachel Pearson and Tiffany Dacre and also in the Hammer with Benita Cornforth and Tiffany Dacre. At U 15 level Hannah Storey and Beth Miller were totally dominant winning both A and B races over 100m and 200m, whilst Laura Taylor and Gabrielle Whittle ensured a double first at U 13 level in the hurdles.

Overall the U 17 women, U 15 women and U 13 boys won their sections whilst all the other teams were second in their categories ensuring overall victory.