Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meeting E.I.S Sheffield 11/12/10

A number of Leeds City athletes made the short trip down the M1 to Sheffield last Saturday to compete in the second Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meeting. The event was very well attended and provided excellent competition and good performances across the age-groups.

On the track, the 60m saw U13 Bronwen Brown a couple of tenths down on her run at last months meeting,clocking 9.86s and according to the Power of 10, a 3.22m Long Jump, which seems to have been missed off the results sheet on the N.O.E.A.A website.
In the U15 Boys, Jacob Fincham-Dukes won his heat in a pb of 8.28s and was 3rd in the 60m Hurdles with 10.07s. Another pb came in the Long Jump, where Jacob added a cm to his best, with a leap of 5.05m.
Thomas Harrison & Lewis Bruce were 1st & 2nd in their 60m heat, running 8.58s & 8.86s respectively. Both lads also tackled the 150m, Lewis clocking 20.61s for a win in his heat and Thomas claiming 2nd place in his with 20.76s.
Dropping down in distance from the 1000m he ran at the same venue in November,U13 Dominic Peterson took on the 150m running 21.12s for 2nd place in the race won by Lewis.
Alyssia Carr wasn’t far off her best when stopping the clock at 8.41s for third place in her 60m heat and although not that close to her best in the 60m Hurdles, she easily won her heat in 9.69s,with Melissa Fletcher 4th with a time of 10.32s to go with her 4th place in the 60m (8.87s).
In the U17s 60m, Elliot Hurley ran a new pb with 7.50s to win his heat and was very close to his best ever in the Long Jump with a big indoor best of 6.20m.
Melody Peterson also improved her pb, running 9.01s in her heat of the 60m.
In the Senior mens race, Dan Gardiner sped to a new best, winning his heat with a time of 7.03s and knocked a couple of tenths off his previous best in the 60m Hurdles, which he also won with 8.59s. Dan also Long Jumped 6.94m with tired legs,which was still good enough for second place.
The longest sprint race on offer, featured Tom Mosley who was aiming to dip under 36s in the 300m, he just missed out with 36.05s for 3rd place.
U17 Connor Morley shaved a couple of hundredths off his 60m Hudles pb with a time of 9.74s for 3rd place in his heat. In the High Jump, he was extremely close to another pb with narrow failures at 1.75m, having to settle for 1.70m on the day. Not content with two events, Connor also threw the Shot 8.64m.
Steve Linsell just pipped Connor in the High Jump, clearing 1.75m and was disappointed not to go higher.
More Multi Eventers were in action, Jenny Lumley throwing the shot (10.39m) and running 60m Hurdles in 10.29s.
Katy & Amy Marchant were busy as usual and on the track, both were close to their bests in the 60m Hurdles with 8.99s (Katy) & 9.36s (Amy) finishing 1st & 2nd in their heat.
In the field, Amy broke her Shot pb with 11.00m exactly, whilst Katy was a little down on her best with 10.46m. Both girls also took on the Long Jump and were only separated by a few cms, Amy edging it with 5.05m to Katy’s 4.96m for 4th & 5th in the Womens competition.

Also Long Jumping was a busy Thomas Harrison who leapt to 4.15m, Jemma Ibbetson with 3.60m and Louie Hurley, adding 3cms to his previous best with 4.52m (to go with his 7.34m Shot)