Greater Manchester & Lancashire County Athletics Championships
Congratulations to Laura Taylor and Natassia Dacre who both became 2011 County Champions.
Lancashire County Athletics Championships
Laura Taylor of Horwich RMI Harriers had a successful weekend and became County Champion in the Under 15 Girls 75m Hurdles race at the Lancashire championships, Blackpool. Despite hitting three hurdles, Laura still powered through to win the event in strong winds with a time of 12.40s. Laura then backed this up with a third place in the 100m in a new personal best time.
Also in the medals was Sophie Williams who threw a 2nd place in the U15 girls Javelin whilst in the Senior Men, Gary Priestly had a solid run to finish 3rd in the 1500m.
Greater Manchester County Athletics Championships
Natassia Dacre of Horwich RMI Harriers became the County Champion in the Under 15 Girls Javelin at the Greater Manchester Athletic County Championships with a tremendous throw of 31.73m and gaining a Grade 1 ranking performance. In difficult blustery conditions, Natassia threw her lifetime’s best throw.
In the Under 13 boys Javelin event, Jonah Saunders also threw his personal best of 23.99m to break the Club Record and gain silver medal position. Jonah also came 3rd in Discus.
Ellie Dacre performed well by finishing 2nd in the Under 13 girls Javelin and 3rd in the Shot Putt.
There were also excellent performances from Amy Philpotts in the under 20 women securing 2nd place in the 200m and 400m races. Ola Abidogan, under 20 men, also gained 2nd place in his 100m race and 3rd in the 200m.
Mike Houghton came 2nd in the senior men’s long jump with a leap of 5.58m
Full results :-
Lancashire County Championships
1500m 4.20.20 3rd
100m 13.2 3rd
75 m Hurdles 12.4 1st
Long Jump 4.43m
High Jump 1.25m
Javelin 20.44m 2nd
Long Jump 3.96m
Greater Manchester County Championship
Long Jump 5.58m 2nd
100m 11.65 2nd
200m 23.67 3rd
200m 27.84 2nd
400m 62.70 2nd