West Yorkshire Schools Athletics Championships – Cleckheaton 11th June 2011

11/07/2011 – Steve Linsell
In her heat of the Junior Girls 100m, Sian Gilmartin-Green was close to her pb in 4th place with 14.14s (+2.3m/s) but in the final couldn’t improve, finishing 8th in 15.60s.
Elliot Hurley dominated the Inter Boys 100m, winning in 11.35s, not achieving the qualifying time on the day, but still making the team for the English Schools.
Ricardo Brown improved his week old pb in the 200m, winning with a windy 22.15s (+3.6m/s) to go under the 22.3s standard and book his place on the team.
In the Inter Girls 300m, Georgia Yearby ran a pb 41.44s in 3rd place and was extremely close to the Schools standard of 41.4s.
Dan Browbill ran a season’s best in the Senior Boys 400m, finishing 2nd in 51.72s.
In the Junior Boys 800m, Jack Allison was just outside his pb, finishing in 2nd place with 2.11.0.
Rob Torch was still 10s off the qualifying time in the Senior Boys 800m as he won in 2.05.39s
Gemma Kier won the Junior Girls 1500m with 4.56.4, but made the team due to her 4.49.1 run in the Young Athletes League at York.
In the Junior Boys 1500m, Kieran Savage was 3rd in 4.40.94 and Dominic Owens 7th, just outside his pb from the previous week with 4.54.92.
Michael Wood took the Senior Boys 1500m title in 4.02.98.
In the high jump, Connor Morley jumped 1.70m again to win the Inter Boys event and in the pole vault, Andrew Russell continued his great progress rising to 5th on the U17 all time list with a 3.90m clearance, adding 20cm to his pb and qualifying for the English Schools too.
Finlay Fuller won the Junior Boys long jump with 5.91m, adding more than 30cm to his previous best, jumping the qualifying distance and moving up to 5th on the U15 all time rankings list.
Matt Campleman jumped 6.36m to win the Inter Boys long jump, close to his recent best and good enough to ensure that he was on the West Yorkshire team.
Harris Hameed made a big improvement in the Junior Boys shot, improving his pb from 9.55m to 10.24m in 2nd place, however the qualification mark was a hefty 12.30m.
In the Inter Girls event, Hannah Ukandu won with 9.33m, the qualifying standard being 10.20m and in the Junior Girls discus, Nicola Sawyer was 3rd with 19.22m
George Armstrong threw a pb 36.20m to win the Junior Boys discus, adding over 3m to his best and moving him up to 7th on the all time list, which his brother Jake heads.
Jake was also in action in the Senior Boys event and won with a, for him, routine 44.00m, having thrown close to 50m this year.Needless to say, Jake will be one of the favourites for a medal at the Schools Final in Gateshead.
The good throwing continued as Stacey Evenden was 2nd in the Senior Girls hammer extending her pb to 33.45m, not far off qualification.