Northern Track & Field Junior Champs

Our Athletes had a succesful weekend at Northern U20 age group champiosnhips in Hull on the 14 & 15th July.

Jemma Ibbetson moved up to 14th on the club rankings list in the U15 girls discus, finishing 7th with a pb 23.26m.

Vikki Adams just missed out on a medal in the U15 girls long jump, finishing 4th with 4.57m and in a very tight competition, Bronwen Brown’s 4.13m was only good enough for 16th, with Megan Sanders 17th, jumping 3.95m.

Bronwen was 7th in her heat of the U15 girls 100m with 14.52s, Caoimhe Crampton winning hers in an impressive 12.86 into a -3.1m/s headwind and claiming bronze in the final with 12.80s.

Vikki was very unlucky to miss a medal in the shot, but her fine pb of 10.24m in 4th, lifts her to 5th on the club rankings list.

In the javelin Vikki finished 6th, but in a fantastic new U15 girls club record of 27.22m, adding 2m to her previous best and surpassing Katy Marchant’s mark from 2007.

George Armstrong followed up his West Yorkshire League record in the week, by hitting 47m again, finishing 12m clear of the rest, with an excellent 47.39m.

In the shot, George claimed a silver with 11.89m and Harris Hameed found a 35cm pb, to earn him a well deserved bronze with 11.67m.

Hannah Walker was just short of her pb in the U17 women’s long jump with 5.17m in 4th place, Mel Fletcher, in 5th with 4.95m.

In the 80m hurdles final, both were close to their personal bests, Mel in 4th with 12.32s and Hannah finishing 6th in 12.61s.

After going over 30m in the discus for the first time in the ESAA Combined Events, Matt Campleman went a little further still, placing 8th in the U17 men’s event with 30.89m.

In a quality U17 high jump competition, Matt raised his pb significantly from 1.79m to 1.85m, finishing in 5th place and going equal 12th on the club rankings list.

In the heats of the U17 men’s 400m, Nick Petrou won his heat comfortably in a speedy 49.92s, but Matt couldn’t join him in the final, finishing 4th in his heat with 55.10s.

Nick won the final by almost a second, with another sub-50s run of 49.33s to keep up his impressive run of title wins this season.

Elliott Hurley qualified in 2nd place from his heat of the U17 men’s 200m with 22.79s and in the final, destroyed his club record, finishing 2nd with a fantastic 21.79s, an astonishing half second improvement and 3rd on the Power of Ten rankings.

In the U17 men’s 100m heats, Elliott won his with 11.47s, Finlay Fuller finishing 5th in his heat with 12.20s and in the final Elliott claimed gold in 11.19s.

Elliott won a close U17 men’s long jump with an excellent 6.97m pb into a headwind of -1.4m/s, remaining in 4th place on the club rankings list and on the Power of Ten list, Jacob Fincham-Dukes taking a fine silver with an equally impressive 6.88m.

Jacob made a stunning debut in the U17 men’s 400m hurdles, winning in a fantastic 55.48s, the best time by a Leeds City U17 for over 25 years, going 5th on the club rankings list.

In the shorter event, Jacob completed the double over the barriers, winning the 100m hurdles final in 14.07s, not far off his pb.

Josh Bentley was another to just miss a medal, finishing a close 4th in the U20 men’s triple jump and not far off his season’s best with 13.63m.

Georgia Yearby was well under 60 seconds in the final of the U20 women’s 400m, but her 58.65s was only good enough for 5th place.