National Junior League Pennine Div Match 3 – Stretford 10th July 2011

04/08/2011 – Steve Linsell
The importance of trying to fill as many gaps as possible was highlighted in the Women’s 3000m & 400m hurdles, as only Leeds had an athlete running.
This left Ellie Dooley & Fran Coldwell free to pick up the maximum 11 points each for an A string win, as we won the match by 20 points overall from Spenborough & District.
Women
We had no athletes in the pole vault, shot, hammer or 1500m and a few B string gaps too.

Melody Peterson ran an equal pb of 13.90s in the 100m, finishing 6th, Katie Ward not far off her best in the B with 14.32s in 5th place.
In the A 200m, Georgia Yearby broke 26s for the first time, finishing 2nd with 25.93s, moving her up to 8th on the U17 all time list.
Chloe Harley was 4th in the B 200m with 33.56s and finished 2nd in the A 800m with 2.38.46, not far off her season’s best.
Georgia was in great form in the 400m too, running another pb with 58.99s for 2nd place in th A and moving up to 5th on the all time list, Grace Coburn, in her first 400m, clocking 67.84s in the B race for a 4th place finish.
Ellie Dooley was close to her best with 2.43.50 in the B 800m, taking 2nd place and was also just shy of her best in the 3000m, with 12.25.88 in a solo run.
Also running on her own was Fran Coldwell in the 400m hurdles, taking full points with a 75.65s run and in the 100m hurdles, she ran a big pb, winning with 16.86s, moving her up to 14th on the all time list.
In the field, Grace was 4th in the discus with 14.04m and in the B, Chloe picked up valuable points with a 4th place finish (8.26m).
Fran weighed in with a win in the javelin, throwing 23.01m and was 2nd in the A high jump with 1.30m.
Melody and Katie took on both horizontal jumps, Melody posting a pb of 4.29m in the A long jump for 3rd place, but was down on her best in the triple jump, finishing 3rd in the B with 8.89m.
Katie was 2nd in the B long jump with 4.03m and wasn’t far off her best in the A triple jump, finishing 3rd with 9.26m.
In the 4x100m relay, Georgia, Grace, Katie & Melody were 2nd with 53.93s and in the 4x400m, Fran, Chloe, Ellie & Georgia were 2nd with 4.29.02, going 21st on the all time list.

Men
Even though we had no A or B athlete in 5 events, fortunately, neither did many of the other competing teams.

Elliot Hurley was 2nd in the A 100m in 11.46s and also in the B 200m, running a half a second pb with 23.30s.
Aqib Javed ran a pb in the 100m, winning the B in 11.41s and went sub 23s for the first time in the A 200m, finishing 2nd in 22.95s and going 18th on the all time list.
In the 400m, Danny Brownbill was close to his season’s best in the A race, finishing 3rd with 51.99s and in the B, Rob Torch ran his best time of the year with 54.52s in 2nd place.
Luke Cooper & Sean Flanagan doubled up in the 800m/1500m, Luke running a season’s best 2.07.18 for 2nd place in the A 800m and finishing 4th in the A 1500m in 4.59.93.
Sean ran a massive pb in the B 800m, finishing 2nd with 2.09.87, an improvement of over 12 seconds on his previous best and was 3rd in the B 1500m in 5.01.82.
In the longer distance event, Dan Harrison was 3rd in the A 3000m in 11.54.14.
Jake Armstrong demonstrated why he’s one of the best U20 discus throwers in the country, winning the A event by over 10 metres (45.59m), even though he was 4 metres down on his best.In the B, Jacob Gardiner threw a pb with the 1.75k implement, taking first place with 35.54m.
Jake was only slightly down on his season’s best in the javelin, taking 3rd place in the A with 34.98m and won the B shot with 11.52m.
In the B javelin, Mark Fuszard could only manage 32.37m, having been over 40m this season, but it was still good enough to take 2nd place.
Jacob took 2nd place in the A shot with a pb of 14.05m, moving into 2nd place on the all time list behind his brother Danny.
Sam Bentley easily won the A long jump with a pb 6.41m, placing him equal 22nd on the all time list and Mark Fuszard took the B string just as comfortably with 5.91m.
The pair also scored maximum points in the triple jump, Sam close to his best with 13.94m in the A for another easy win and Mark again having no problems taking the B with 11.17m.
In the high jump, Sam cleared a pb 1.60m in 4th place and Mark popped over 1.50m for good points in the B.
The 4x100m relay team of Elliot, Sam, Aqib & Mark, just held off Trafford in 46.16s and in the 4x400m, Dan H, Sean, Luke & Jacob were 2nd in 3.41.58, a time good enough to earn them a place on the all time list at No.25.

Final score – Leeds City 413 Spen 393 Middlesbrough 372 York 341 Trafford 302 Bolton 193

Leeds City stand 2nd in the League, 2 points behind Spen and 1 ahead of Middlesbrough with one match remaining.