NECAA NORTH EAST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
17th & 18th February 2018
Report by Helen Jones
Congratulations to all the athletes from New Marske Harriers who took part in the Indoor Championships at Gateshead last weekend.
6 Athletes took part and came away with 5 gold medals, 1 silver and a bronze, not to mention a few PB’s thrown into the mix.
Molly Thrower won one of her golds for long jump by equalling the championship record for her age group, making her 5th in the country (4.53m). She won her second gold for the 60m hurdles, and managed a10.02 sec run in one of her heats making her 7th in the country in this discipline! UPDATE: Molly was also awarded an "Athlete of the Match" award for her long jump performance.
Her sister Jordan took part in the u17 category, and won a gold in the Triple jump (11.01m), strongly supported by Libby Currie competing above her age category to get a well deserved silver (9.36m). Jordan also won a gold in the long jump, with a jump of 5m19cm. Our bronze medal was also won by Jordan for the 60m Hurdles (9.60 sec). Well done Jordan.
Our fifth Gold medal was won by Matthew Brining, getting a wonderful 3m 60 in the pole vault, from a short run up and making his way back from injury. Well done Matthew.
Other 60m sprint participants included, Libby Currie (8.64) and Matty Walker (8.36 sec) . Matty equalled his PB in the high jump at 1m 50 and together with Libby got PB’s in the sprints also.
Written by David Aspin