Yorkshire Track & Field Championships – Cudworth 14/15th May 2011

06/06/2011 – Steve Linsell
There were a number of good performances by club members, despite the windy conditions.
In the U13 Girls long jump, Jessica Barker edged her pb closer to the 4m mark with a 3.95m leap, earning her a bronze medal and moving her above Hannah Ukandu on the all time list.
Megan Sanders couldn’t improve on her season’s best from the previous weekend, placing 5th and jumping 3.77m here. Megan and Bronwen Brown in their first 80m races, didn’t progress from their respective heats, Megan running 12.64s (+0.8m/s) in 5th and Bronwen placing 4th in her heat with 12.44s (+0.5m/s). In another debut, this time at 800m Bronwen finished 7th in her heat in 2.52.28.
Lewis Renton added over half a metre to his previous best long jump winning the U13 Boys event and moving up to 7th on the club’s all time list and 7th in the country on TPOT lists. Khalil Abdelaziz was a just below his outdoor season’s best, finishing 7th with 3.54m. In their 100m heats, Lewis easily won his with 13.51s (+0.5m/s) and Khalil ran his fastest (although wind assisted) 100m with 15.72s (+2.9m/s), but didn’t progress.
In the final, Lewis won just as easily as he had in his heat, being half a second ahead of 2nd and in his fastest ever (but very windy) time of 13.15s (+5.0m/s)

Caoimhe Crampton was 2nd in her heat of the U15 Girls 100m, running faster than ever before, but with a following wind over the legal limit 13.34s (+2.8m/s). In the final, she went even faster and this time with a legal wind 13.20s (+1.6m/s) to snatch silver in a blanket finish. In the 75m hurdles, she qualified 2nd in her heat with 12.46s (+1.2m/s), Melissa Fletcher making it through in the other heat in 3rd place with 12.30s (+2.1m/s). In the final, Caoimhe was under 12s again with 11.91s, beating former Leeds athlete Alyssia Carr to the silver medal, Melissa running a 12.13s pb and just missing the medals, but moving up the all time rankings list.
Nicola Sawyer went over 8m for the first time in the U15 Girls shot, placing 5th with a putt of 8.07m and was over 20m again in both discus and javelin, picking up bronze in the former with 20.90m and winning the latter with 21.42m.
Melissa Fletcher qualified 4th in her heat of the U15 Girls 200m, running just outside her best with 28.59s (+1.7m/s) and in a tough final placed 7th with 29.00 into a headwind of -0.2m/s.
In the U15 Girls 800m, Gemma Keir won her heat in 2.22.96, Laura Benson running an outdoor pb in her heat with 3.00.79 and knocking 7 seconds off her previous best, but not progressing any further. Gemma ran slightly quicker in the final, claiming Bronze with 2.22.55. In the 1500m, Gemma went one better, qualifying 2nd in her heat with 5.14.29, then in the final, dipping under 5 minutes and taking Silver with 4.58.25.
Jack Gape continued his excellent improvement in the shot this season, adding almost 1m to his previous best. Jack’s winning putt of 10.53m placing him on the U15 all time list along with George Armstrong in 2nd, who added 1m exactly to his previous shot putt best with 10.12m and in his first competition with the heavier ball.
Jack also took bronze in the high jump with 1.50m, placed 4th in his first long jump of the year, adding over half a metre to his previous best with 5.20m and was only slightly behind his best in the 100m, with 12.65s (-0.8m/s) in his heat and 12.64s (+0.3m/s) for 6th in the final.
George added two and a half metres to his performance the previous weekend in the javelin, taking bronze with 29.31m and in the family speciality, took gold in the discus with 31.82m to complete the full set of medals.
Jacob Fincham-Dukes was a bit below his best in the U15 Boys high jump, but still claimed silver with a 1.55m jump and went out to a pb in the long jump with 5.56m, joining Dan Gardiner on that distance in the all time list.
In the 80m hurdles Jacob shaved a couple of hundredths off his pb to win in 12.20s, overtaking another Gardiner (Jacob) in the all time list.
Finlay Fuller was a close 2nd to Jacob in the long jump with a best of 5.48m, a little short of his pb set the weekend before, but still a great effort.In the 100m, he was 2nd in his heat with 12.33s (+0.8m/s) and went faster in the final, claiming bronze with 12.23s (+0.3m/s).
In the U15 Boys 800m, Jack Allison improved his 10 day old pb to qualify from his heat, finishing 3rd with 2.14.16, John Hubball was just outside his season’s best in the next heat, also finishing 3rd and being unlucky not to progress.In the final, Jack just missed out on a medal, but took another 2 seconds off his earlier time with 2.12.16.

Hannah Ukandu was a whisker outside her pb in the U17 Women’s 80m hurdles heats, running 13.37s with a slightly illegal wind reading of +2.1m/s. In the final, she again ran well, but her 13.40s was only good enough for 5th place on this occasion.In the shot Hannah will have been disappointed to miss out on a medal, finishing 4th with 9.10m, having been close to 10m this season.She was close to her best in the javelin, throwing a season’s best of 23.82m in 4th place. In the long jump Hannah’s showing good consistency this season and jumped another pb in 5th place with 4.61m.In 7th with 4.57m, Amena Abdelaziz was close to her recent pb in a very tight competition, with half a metre covering the field.Amena was close to her discus best, set a couple of season’s back, throwing 15.72m in 4th place.
In the 300m, Georgia Yearby was just outside her pb and claimed silver, running 41.57s.
Max Ansell-Wood ran 3 tenths faster than ever before with a +2.6m/s following wind, in his heat of the U17 Men’s 100m, but didn’t make the final, finishing 5th with 12.61s. Elliot Hurley did make the final, but the details of his heat seem to be missing from the results. Anyway, Elliot duplicated his Young Athlete’s League performance from the previous weekend, winning in 11.30s (+2.4m/s) in a very close finish. In the shot, Max finished 6th in his first competition using the 5kg shot, with a putt of 8.81m.
Elliot edged his long jump pb up by another cm, taking 2nd place with 6.36m and in 3rd, Matt Campleman extended his best to 6.26m. Andrew Russell went over 5m for the first time, finishing 7th with 5.30m.
In the U17 Men’s 100m hurdles, Connor Morley took Bronze with 16.87 (+0.3m/s), but unfortunately Matt Campleman came a cropper at the first hurdle.
In the high jump, Matt won a close competition, clearing 1.70m to take the title on countback.In 3rd place, Connor was over 1.70m again and in 4th, Andrew Russell was just below his best with 1.60m.In the U20 event, Mark Fuszard finished 5th with a decent 1.70m in his first high jump of the year. In the U17 Men’s pole vault, Andrew Russell continued his rapid progress, this time adding 15cms to his previous best and taking the title with 3.70m. Mark Fuszard took Bronze in the U20 Men’s vault with a 3.60m pb clearance. Andrew, in only his 2nd javelin competition, was a little down on his best with 25.23m in 5th place.
In the U17 400m, Luke Cooper was 4th in his heat with 57.43s and progressed to the final along with Nicholas Petrou, who comfortably won his with 54.39s in his first outdoor run of the season. In the final, Nicholas took Bronze, running 2 seconds quicker than in his heat with 52.42s in a close finish. Luke in 7th ran slightly faster than his time in the heat with 57.48s.
In the U20 Men’s 400m, Danny Brownbill ran a little slower than in the Northern League, clocking 52.55s in 5th place.
Sam Bucknall took Silver in the 800m, running 1.59.00 in his outdoor track debut, Rob Torch in 8th couldn’t reproduce his recent Trafford form with 2.06.14 here. Sam turned the tables on 800m winner Dan Cheeseman in the 1500m, taking the title and knocking over 2 seconds off his pb with 4.00.17.
Jake Armstrong, after easily winning the Bradford Schools Championships earlier in the week, took the U20 crown by almost 5m, adding the same amount to his previous best with the 1.75k discus and moving up to 4th place on the all time list.

Matt Barton produced a very nice outdoor season’s opener in the triple jump with a 15.00m win. Sam Bentley was a comfortable winner of the U20 event with 13.56m and Bradley Robinson continued his steady improvement with pbs in 3rd place in both triple and long jump with 11.78m & 5.70m respectively. The long jump was won by Mark Fuszard with 5.93m, one of his best performances at the event.Mark was a little down on his Junior League throw in the javelin with 36.11m for 5th place.
In the Men’s javelin, Sam Allan went out to 58.89m, his second longest ever throw to take Silver, surely a 60m+ throw will only be a matter of time.
For the 2nd weekend in succession, James Heaton cleared 1.80m, which was enough to win the Men’s title and then had close attempts when having the bar set at 1.90m.In 3rd place Steve Linsell was not happy with a 1.70m clearance after jumping 1.80m the week before.
After trotting round the Pontefract Park Run in the morning, Fergus Meade took his first Yorkshire title at 5000m in the afternoon with 15.28.51. In 5th place, Pete Steel, running in his first track race for a while, ran 17.24.37.
Naana Adusei qualified in 2nd place in her heat of the Women’s 100m, running her first sub 13s race of the season with a 12.89s (+0.5m/s) clocking.In the final, she ran slightly slower with 12.90s (+3.1m/s), finishing in 5th place.
On a tough day for 400m running, Tom Roberts was well down on his best with 54.02s in 4th place, but in the 400m hurdles, ran under 60s for the first time this year, finishing 4th in 58.98s.In 2nd place, David Dempsey (2nd claim) ran another fine time in the low 50s with a 53.77s clocking.
In the 800m final, Dale Worton took Bronze with a run of 1.55.31, which was just outside his pb. In the Women’s event, Sheryl Punter in 4th place, sliced another second off her pb, running 2.20.20 in a race won by GB International Charlene Thomas. In her heat of the 400m, Sheryl qualified in 2nd place, running just outside her Northern League time the previous weekend with 60.67s and ran another 60s race in the final, finishing 4th with 60.86s.
Tom Mosley qualified also qualified 2nd in his heat of the 200m with 22.82s (-0.4m/s), going faster in the final and into a stronger headwind, claiming Bronze with 22.57s (-1.6m/s).
In the Men’s 1500m final, Nick Hooker won Silver, running a couple of seconds faster than in the Northern League match with 3.57.54. Dale Worton finished 4th, just outside 4 minutes (4.00.43) in his first outdoor 1500m of the season.In 6th, Darren Middleton was just outside his season’s best with 4.08.73 and Michael Wood one place further back in his first 1500m of the season (4.14.04).
In the Senior/U20 Women’s long jump, Jenny Lumley in her first outdoor venture, took Bronze with 5.20m, ahead of Fran Coldwell (4.89m), just short of her season’s best set last weekend. Fran also ran her 2nd best ever time at 400m hurdles, finishing 4th in 71.66s.
In the Women’s javelin, Jenny was just short of her throw in the Northern League, with 32.26m in 4th place.
In the heats of the Senior/U20 Women’s 100m hurdles, Amy Marchant improved her season’s best, finishing 5th in 15.57s (+1.3m/s), Fran Coldwell finding it tough going in 6th with 19.66s in her first race over 100m hurdles.

Katy Marchant qualified in 2nd place from her heat and ran a season’s best of 15.23s into a -1.9m/s headwind. In 4th Jenny ran her fastest time for a few years with 16.21s, but didn’t progress.In the final, Katy improved her season’s best again, but just missed out on a medal.placing 4th with 15.00s, Amy running slightly slower than her heat time, in 6th with 15.61s (-0.3m/s). The sisters didn’t progress from their respective heats of the 200m, Amy running 28.28s (-1.6m/s) in 4th and Katy 5th in 28.01s (?m/s) in her first 200m of the year.