Northern Athletics Open Meeting – Sheffield (EIS) 17th Dec 2011

It was a very busy Saturday at the English Institute of Sport and the club were well represented across the age groups.


Megan Sanders was a fraction outside her best in the 60m Hurdles, finishing 4th in her heat with 11.33s.In the long jump, she was a little down on her 4m+ form, with a best of 3.80m, but ran an equal pb in the 60m with a 9.37s clocking.

In the same heat, Rebecca Lister ran a pb with 9.54s, moving her up to 13th on the club rankings list and later equalled her best in the high jump, with a 1.20m clearance.

Khalil Abdelaziz improved his pb in the 60m to 9.48s, making him sole holder of 17th place in the rankings list, having previously shared it.

In his first 60m Hurdles race, he posted a time of 12.68s and leapt to 3.76m in the long jump.

Matthew Adams coped with the heavier U13 shot extremely well, throwing further (5.19m), than with the U11 version in the summer.

In the jumps, he was close to his best in the long, with 3.31m and entered the rankings list in the high, with a leap of 1.10m. 


Caoimhe Crampton was in fine form in the 60m Hurdles, finishing 3rd in her heat with 9.47s, knocking over 2/10ths of a second off her previous best and moving her up one place to 4th on the all time list.

In the 60m, Caoimhe set another pb with 8.27s, shaving 1/100th of a second off her best, set at the November open meeting here.

To crown a fantastic day for her, she took on the 150m for the first time and went straight to No. 3 on the all time list with a brilliant 19.96s clocking.

Louie Hurley was a little down on his top form in the long jump, with a best of 4.36m, but climbed 1 place to 20th on the 60m rankings list, with a sizeable improvement to 8.41s.

Jemma Ibbetson improved on her long jump at the November meeting with a leap of 3.51m, still a little shy of her early season form, which was edging towards 4m. 

Whatever Matt Barton has been teaching Vikki Adams this winter about shot putting is obviously working.

After having a significant improvement in November to 7.60m, she simply obliterated that mark, by-passed 8m-anything and set a huge pb of 9.28m, to go 16th on the all time list.


Melissa Fletcher finished 3rd in her heat of the 60m Hurdles with a new best of 9.60s, placing her 9th on the rankings list.

In the 60m, she was just outside her best with 8.53s, good enough for a heat win and 15th on the U17 rankings list.

In the long jump, Melissa wasn’t too far off her best, breaking the sand at 4.61m.

Hannah Walker wasn’t far off her best in the long jump, placing 36th in the rankings list with 4.86m.

In the 60m Hurdles, she ran a pb of 10.07s to go 13th on the all time list.

Hannah Ukandu improved her 60m Hurdles pb to 9.85s, remaining in 11th place on the rankings list.

In the long jump, she edged her best up to 4.95m, climbing 1 place to 32nd in the rankings and was over 9m in the shot, with a best putt of 9.16m.

Amena Abdelaziz & Sian Gilmartin had mixed fortunes in the 60m and long jump.

In the former, Sian false started, but Amena was close to her best, finishing 2nd in 8.59s.

Amena didn’t register a valid mark in the long jump, whereas Sian wasn’t far off her best with a distance of 4.23m.

Another week and another remarkable performance from Jacob  Fincham-Dukes.

Only just out of the U15 age group, he powered to a win in the 60m Hurdles, clocking a superb 8.70s to go 6th on the all time list.

In 4th place Matt Campleman revised his pb to 8.81s, but due to Jacob’s time, actually dropped one place in the rankings to 8th.

Matt had a decent clearance in the high jump with 1.70m and wasn’t far off equalling his best of 1.75m.

In the 60m, Jacob set another pb, finishing 3rd in his heat with 7.67s to go 21st on the all time list, two places behind Finlay Fuller, who was 2nd with a pb 7.62s.

Unfortunately for Jacob, the long  jump didn’t go quite as well as the track events and he failed to register a jump, but it was still quite a day for him.

Finlay however did have some success with a jump of 5.33m, which was a new indoor best for him, but some way behind his outdoor pb.

Elliott Hurley ran a fine pb in the 60m, finishing 3rd in his heat with 7.16s, giving him outright 2nd place on the all time list, with just Tom Mosley (7.07s) in front of him.

Again in the long jump, Elliott was another athlete failing to register a valid effort.

Andrew Russell made a big improvement to his previous best in the 60m Hurdles, finishing 5th in his heat with 9.65s, but remains in 17th place on the rankings list. 

In the high jump, he cleared an equal pb with 1.70m and looked as though there’s more to come.

Jack Gape wasn’t far off his best in the long jump, with a leap of 5.57m and was just below his pb in the high jump with a 1.60m clearance.

James Finney leapt to a new best of 6.06m in the long jump, placing him 25th on the all time list.

In the high jump, the height he was getting, shows that if he can iron out a few positional problems over the bar, I reckon he could threaten the 2m mark.

On this occasion, James jumped 1.70m, but the potential was there to everyone to see. 


Katy Marchant broke the one club record that went on the day, as she lowered her U20 / Senior Women’s 60m Hurdles record from 8.82 to 8.79s, finishing 3rd in her heat. Congratulations Katy !!

In the long jump, she leapt an indoor best of 5.21m in 4th place and wasn’t too far off her best in the shot, with a putt of 11.29m once again in 4th.

Fran Coldwell limited herself to one event today, but struggled in the long jump, with a best of 4.23m, well down on her best.

Connor Morley will have been disappointed with just 1.60m in the high jump, having cleared 1.77m twice this year.

In the long jump, Connor registered a decent 5.20m, though he’s closer to 6m at his best.


Jenny Lumley clocked a season’s best 9.72s, finishing 3rd in her heat of the 60m Hurdles.

In the long jump, Jenny was over 5m with a best of 5.09m in 7th place and putt the shot a solid 10.60m in 6th.

Kadeena Cox knocked 3/100ths off her pb in the 60m, rising to 3rd on the all time list with an excellent 7.89s.

It was really good to see Adam Timms back competing indoors after his lengthy injury troubles and he was in fine form.

After being disqualified in his first 60m race, he came back later to run an equal pb 7.28s, finishing 5th in his heat.

In the long jump, Adam went out to a very decent 6.78m, one of his best ever indoor jumps and placed 2nd to former Leeds athlete Dan Gardiner.

In the high jump, Adam finished 3rd with another respectable performance of 1.80m, one place ahead of veteran Steve Linsell, who was pleased with his 1.75m clearance.