YDL Lower Age 22nd June Macclesfield

This was the third YDL Lower age group meeting and the team travelled to Macclesfield Harriers ground, we had a total of 27 athletes competing on the day and 5 athletes competing for the first time. There were 6 U13’s boys, Owen Cole, Danny Lavin, Callum Crosby, Callum Gordon, Isaac Parker and Harry Barclay .

Callum Crosby and Owen Cole started the day off in the Long Jump both coming 2nd in their groups with jumps of 3.94 and 3.64 respectively, then both Callum and Owen ran the 75metre Hurdles race, Callum came 1st in his race with a PB of 14.7 and Owen running 16.3. Both boys finished their events with High Jump, Owen winning his group , and both boys jumping 1.20. Danny ran well in both the 100 and 200 metres running a PB in 200m of 28.1.

Isaac ran both the 800 metres and the 100 metres (which he won) getting himself a PB in 800 despite running the night before at the Primary league. Callum Gordon did well in his 200 metres with a good time of 30.9 and then set a PB in the 1500 metres with 5.47,despite the blustery conditions. Harry did really well in javelin, winning it with a throw of 25.86 and setting a new PB, and did well in shot with a throw of 5.74. Lewis Wilkes ran a cracking 800m, setting a new PB of 2.37.4, again despite competing the night before at the Primary League.

Danny, Isaac, Callum Gordon and Lewis then teamed up for the 4 x 100 relay and brought the team home in 1st position, with a superb time of 57.8, well done boys.

This time we had 5 U15’s boys Jonah Saunders who threw 14.04 in the Hammer , a new PB, and 27.45 in the Javelin. Luke Bowen ran a great 47.8 in his first 300 metres race and 30.6 in the 200 metres . Matthew Smith ran a PB of 13.1 in the 100 metres and also competed in the Long Jump all scoring valuable points for the team. Jonathan Birchall competed for the first time, getting a PB in 1500m of 5.05.1 and jumping 4.03 in Long Jump. He also threw well in the discus with 18.19. Ben Cooper ran well in the 100m with a time of 14.0 and got a new PB in the 200m with a time of 28.3. Ben also competed in 80m hurdles with a PB of 16.5. Finally, Jonathan, Ben, Matthew and Luke ran the relay for the first time together and ran a very creditable time of 56.1s.

Once again the girls had a fantastic day doing themselves proud, the U13’s had 6 athletes and U15’s had 9 girls in their team. The U13’s comprised of Evie Barclay, Ella Harper, Helena Norris, Katie Shingler, Sophie Stewart and Anna Walton.

Evie ran the 800 metres in 2.41.6, came 1st in her 70 metre Hurdles heat in 12.1 and 1st in Javelin throwing 24.39. Ella ran the 150 metres with a good time of 21.9 and then earned valuable points coming second in shot with a throw of 5.92 , a new PB. Helena threw 8.08 for her first time competing in javelin , ran 11.3 in the 75 metres and won the Long Jump with a PB of 4.06. Anna ran a very good 800m race, coming second in 2.48.1 and then came second in her long jump group with a PB of 3.36 . Katie competed in the 70mHurdles, Shot and High Jump, coming 1st in hurdles and high jump where she jumped a fantastic PB of 1.45 and set a new club record, and coming 3rd in shot. Sophie set PBs in both her events, the 75m and 150m, both of which she won with times of 10.8 and 21.3 respectively.

This time Anna, Sophie, Helena and Ella, ran the 4 x 100 relay storming to victory in a time of 58.5s.

In the U15’s Rebecca Mullaney ran very well in both the 100 metres and 200 metres gaining valuable points and threw a PB of 12.63 in the Discus, Hannah Stephenson also ran superbly and got herself 2 PBs running the 200 metres in a time of 26.7 and winning her heat, and the 800 metres in 2.26.7. Ellie Dacre threw the Javelin and the Hammer throwing 21.33 and 9.57, a new PB. Emily Shelmerdine ran 13.0 in the 75 metre hurdles, she also matched her PB in the Javelin and High Jump to help get valuable points. Ellie Charnock ran 14.6 in the 100 metres, and did a great jump of 4.28 in the Long jump to finish second, while Jess Taylor was injured but nevertheless did shot and finished 2nd with a throw of 5.60. Bethany Atkinson and Olivia Lowe both competed for the first time , and both ran the 1500m, with Olivia setting a new PB of 5.34.9 and Bethany getting a season’s best of 5.28.9. Bethany also competed in discus and came second with a very good throw of 19.79. Emma Partington also competed for the first time, winning her long jump group and throwing 6.32 in shot.

Emma, Hannah, Ellie and Rebecca then lined up for the 4 x 100 metre relay and made it 3 out of 4 for the relays by winning, in a time of 54.4

The team finished 4th overall with 523 points..

WELL DONE EVERYONE ON YOUR FANTASTIC PERFORMANCES