North East T&F Championships
Matt’s Victorious Vault Catapults him to 2nd in UK Rankings
Photo courtesy Darlington Harriers
Report by Charlie Burke
New Marske Harriers win 5 golds at the NE Championships at the weekend. Matthew Brining vaulted an amazing 3.30 metres to take him to second on the Power of 10 UK rankings and the NE gold medal. A little earlier in the day Amy Carter won the U17 girls 80m hurdles to add to her tally of NE titles. Later in the day Rebecca Tilley added to the gold medal total in the U15 bgirls 3000m, followed by another gold from Libby Currie jumping into a cold, gusting headwind to secure a win. Libby also finished 4th in the U13 girls 200m, 4th in the high jump and 6th in the 100m. Day two on Sunday saw Jordan Thrower secured NMHs fifth gold of the championships winning the U15 girls hammer.
Silver medals were won by Dominic Shipman in the U15 boys 800m and Dan McBride in the Senior men 100m.
Sophie Brining managed to finish 11th in both her events, the U13 girls long jump and 800m. Lucy Nicklin was 13th in the U13 girls long jump, 7th in the hurdles and 10th in the 800m. Harry Allan ran 5th in the U20 men 1500m. Freya Bourke was 5th in her U17 girls 3000m final. Sam Garratt finished 9th in the U20 men 800m. Sam Donnelly was 8th in the U15 boys 800m, followed closely by Jacob Winspear in 9th position. Ebony Chrystal-Murtha was 4th in her heat of the U13 girls 100m, 5th in her hurdles event and 8th in the long jump. Emily Brown finished 9th in the U13 girls 1500m and Dan Gunn was 6th in his U15 3000m. Many congratulations and a big thank you to them all for representing their club in the NE Championships in a weekend of quality competition. Any photos from the weekend please forward to Dave Aspin to include alongside the report.
I am sure that all members who know her, will be wishing our potential NE medal winning prospect (after her performances during the indoor season ), Elicia Smith a full recovery and a return to training and competition. Best wishes, and get well soon Elicia.
Full results at http://www.necaa.info
NE Indoor Pentathlon at Gateshead.
Report by Charlie Burke
North of England U13 and U15 Championships
Report by Charlie Burke
Three U15 boys; Sam Donnelley, Dominic Shipman & Jacob Winspear, competed in the 800m at the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield. With nine athletes entered in the race, heats were required with the first two in each heat to qualify together with the two fastest losers. Dominic won the first heat with Jacob finishing in fourth position. Sam then finished a comfortable second in his heat to secure his qualification, whilst Jacob was unfortunate not to secure a place in the final, losing out by only 0.11s. The final saw Sam take the bronze medal after a fine sprint finish whilst Dominic finished in fifth. All three athletes set new PB's and thoroughly enjoyed the championship experience.
Libby Currie and Elicia Smith also competed. Libby in the 200m and 60m.Libby progressed to the semi-final of the 60m finishing 5th. A super effort Libby well done. she also progressed to the semi-final of the 200mafter running a pb in the heats of 29.71.
Elicia had a busy day competing in the long jump, 60m hurdles and 800m. Her long jump wasn’t up to her usual standard, not making the final eight. Elicia progressed to the final of the 800m with a personal best in the semi in 2-28.67. She needed to start the final but still had 2 rounds of hurdles to complete so, although sixth placed from the heats and semi she dnf her final.
Elicia ran two pbs in the hurdles (9.84 in the semi) and finished a very creditable seventh in the final after a very busy day.
NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
Report Courtesy Rick Betts
New Marske Harriers were again amongst the medals with three golds in the hurdles events. Amy Carter was competing in the under 17 girl’s hurdles and won the gold in a time of 9.40 seconds ahead of Hartlepool athlete Emma Scarborough (Gateshead) in 9.59 seconds. Carter then returned to place a creditable 4th in the 60 metre flat in a personal best of 8.31 seconds. Elecia Smith took the clubs second gold of the day in the under 15 girl’s hurdles in 9.97 seconds with Jordan Trower taking bronze in 10.26 seconds. In the under 15 boys hurdles race Matthew Brining added to Saturday’s pole vault gold winning here in 11.59 seconds from silver medallist and club mate Matthew Walker in 11.90 seconds. The final medal of the day came from Libby Currie who ran well to take the silver medal in the under 13 girl’s 60 metres in 8.82 seconds.
Matthew Brining (New Marske Harriers) won the gold medal in the under 15 boy’s pole vault with a clearance at 2.50m, he also added a silver in the triple jump with 9.59 metres. Also in this age group Daniel Brazukas (Middlesbrough AC) claimed silver in the high jump (1.45m) and was a double bronze medal winner in the triple jump (8.95m) and long jump (4.12m). In the under 15 girls competition Catherine Burns (Middlesbrough AC) was desperately unlucky to miss out on the gold medal in the shot putt throwing 8.95 metres for the silver medal just 1 centimetre behind the winner. Elecia Smith (New Marske Harriers) won the Silver medal in the high jump clearing 1.45m. In the under 13 age group New Marske Harriers were in great form on the first day of the championships. Sophie Brining was a double medallist with silver in the long jump (3.39m) and bronze in the high jump 1.05m). Matthew Walker completed the sea-siders first day haul with silver in the long jump (4.24m).