Leeds Open – John Charles Centre for Sport Indoor Track – 13 Mar 2011

06/04/2011 – Steve Linsell
Megan Sanders, Rebecca Lister and Jessie Mogridge each tackled three event in the U13 girls age group. In the 60m, Megan ran an equal pb of 9.4s, Jessie 9.9s and Rebecca 10.1s. Megan was also to the fore in the 60m hurdles, a little down on her time in the February open with 11.4s.Rebecca was a few 10ths down on her last outing with 12.8s, Jessie matching that time, in her debut at the event.The long jump saw Megan extend her indoor pb to 3.60m, Rebecca hitting 3.00m at her first try at long jump and Jessie, just shy of her effort in February. In the U13 Boys age group, Khalil Abdelaziz ran a 60m pb of 9.6s and leapt to a big long jump pb with 3.71m.
In the U15 girls 60m hurdles, Melissa Fletcher ran 9.7s to win, with Vikki Adams 3rd in 10.5s, knocking over half a second off her pb and Sian Gilmartin-Green 4th in 13.2s. Sian also ran an equal pb in the 60m with a time of 8.9s for 3rd place and leapt to a new indoor pb of 4.37m for 2nd place in the long jump. Vikki was just 1cm behind her pb, with a jump of 4.07m for 3rd place and took on the pole vault for the first time, clearing 1.90m in 3rd again. A place in front and 10cm higher, also in her first pole vault competition, Eleanor James scaled 2.00m.She also won the triple jump, another debut event, with 8.72m, from fellow first timer Jemma Ibbetson (7.43m).Both girls were just shy of their pb’s in the long jump, with 3.98m for Eleanor and Jemma, jumping 3.73m.In her first outing over 60m, Jemma ran 9.9s for 5th place.

Four of our U15 lads took on 60m and long jump. Tom Harrison took 3rd in the 60m with a pb of 8.4s, Louie Hurley 5th with 8.8s, a shade down on his run at Manchester the weekend before. With 9.2s, Harry Ansell-Wood was half a second down on his February open effort and likewise, Harris Hameed a few 10ths slower too with 9.5s. In the long jump, Harry set a new pb with 4.74m in second place, whilst in 4th, Louie was not far off his best, with 4.46m.In 5th, Tom jumped an indoor pb with 4.22m and Harris set new figures with 4.15m.

In the U17 ladies 60m, Hannah Ukandu ran a new pb with 8.7s in 3rd place.In 4th, Amena Abdelaziz was a few 10ths down on her February time, clocking 8.9s. In 5th place and with the same time, Katie Ward was over half a second faster than February. The long jump was a close affair, Amena setting a big pb to win, with 4.48m and edge it from Katie by virtue of a better second jump, both girls having the same best jump. In 3rd place Hannah set a new pb with 4.42m and also won the 60m hurdles in 10.0s.

Elliot Hurley ran a hand timed pb in the 60m, to win with 7.3s. Andrew Russell also had the same fortune in =4th with 8.2s. Max Ansell-Wood shared 4th place with a first 60m of the season and Luke Cooper had the same time in 6th place with his first race at the distance. Andrew and Max took on the same distance over hurdles, resulting in 2nd place and a hand timed pb of 9.9s for Andrew, 3rd place in 12.5s in his first race as an U17 for Max. Once again, Elliot was over 6m in the long jump, winning with 6.05m, whilst in 5th, Max set a new pb with 5.20m, adding 15cm to the distance he jumped at this meeting last season. In the pole vault Andrew went over 3.30m, a little down on his recent pb set at Sheffield.

U20, Matthew Hickling, with his first recorded times at the distance, set a best of 12.7s in round 2, after a first round 13.2s in the Open Wheelchair 60m race. In the U20 pole vault, Mark Fuszard added 20cm to his pb and almost 40cm to his previous indoor best, with a winning vault of 3.50m. Bradley Robinson set two pb’s in long and triple jump, winning the U20 long jump with 5.51m and taking 3rd place behind the talented Bentley twins in the triple, with 11.62m.