Northern Athletics Snr/U20 Championships, Sport City, Manchester – 18-19 June 2011

20/07/2011 – Steve Linsell
Ricardo Brown ran a fine sub 11s 100m into a headwind to win his heat with 10.99s (-0.2m/s) and in the final, ran 11.00s into a much stronger (-2.3m/s) to claim Bronze.
In a close 1500m final, Sam Bucknall & Michael Wood finished just outside the medals, Sam in 4th with 4.01.25 and Michael 5th with 4.01.43.
Chris Wright was a convincing winner of the 5000m, running a pb with 15.09.08 and moving up to 10th on the all time list.
In the field, Fran Coldwell went out to a seasons best in the long jump final, finishing 6th with a windy 4.95m (+2.5m/s) and in the men’s event, Bradley Robinson was 5th with a best of 5.51m (+1.1m/s).
Sam Bentley won Silver in the triple jump, not far off his best with 13.86m (+1.0), Bradley Robinson finishing 6th with a solid 11.40m (0.0)
Having been close to 50m this season, Jake Armstrong will have been disappointed not to strike gold in the discus, but still claimed Silver with 45.43m

Kadeena Cox ran a windy pb in her heat of the 100m, finishing 4th in 12.34s (+2.7m/s) and was 5th in the final with a legal electric timed pb of 12.42s.
In the 200m Kadeena was 3rd in her heat, running 25.54s into a (-2.4m/s) headwind and in the final, won the Silver with a season’s best 25.19 (-0.5m/s).
Tom Mosley was 3rd in his heat of the 200m, running 22.27s with a strong following wind of (+4.0m/s) and in the final, ran 22.43 (-2.1m/s) in 7th place.
In the 400m, Mark Gilmer was a little off the pace in these quick heats, finishing 6th in 53.89s.
Nick Hooker won the Senior 1500m title with 3.52.51 in a close finish and in 6th place, Dale Worton was just outside his best with 3.54.61.
In the final of the 5000m, James Smith claimed Bronze with 14.47.70, in 7th Alan Buckley ran a season’s best 14.58.78, in 11th Martin Gostling ran his fastest of the year with 15.06.21, in 14th, Fergus Meade ran 15.23.45, the same time as 15th placed Oliver Ziff, who’s time was a huge improvement on his previous best set a few years ago, of outside 16 minutes.
In a par performance for the season, Jenny Lumley ran 16.05s (+2.0m/s) in her heat of the 100m hurdles, finishing 6th.
Jenny jumped an outdoor season’s best of 1.65m in the high jump, just losing out on countback to Sheffield’s Karla Drew.
In the shot, Jenny broke the 11m barrier for the first time and just missed a medal with her 11.08m putt in 4th place.
Matt Barton was over a metre down on his best in 2nd place in the triple jump with 14.09m, Julien Gittens in 5th and over 12m into a headwind with a best of 12.02m.
In the hammer, Alice Simpson threw a season’s best of 51.91m in 4th place, not far of her pb and club record of 52.68m.