2013 Track & Field Schedule
|Date||Name of Competition||Age Group||Terrain||Entry Via||Venue||Club Contact||Results||Photos|
|12th / 13th January||Northern Champs||All||Indoor||Self (Northern Athletics Website)||Sheffield||Self||Results|
|10th February||Minors Meeting||Under 11's||indoor||Peter Johnson||Jarrow||Peter|
|16th February||North East Indoor Champs||all||Indoor Field||self||Gateshead||Rick Betts||Full Results|
|17th February||North East Indoor Champs||all||Indoor Track||self||Gateshead||Rick Betts|
|21st February||all||Indoor||Gateshead||Own Coach|
|10th March||Minors Meeting||Under 11's
|17th March||North East Pentathlon Champs||All||Indoor||Self/coach||Gateshead||Rick Betts/Steve Hay|
|21st March||all||Indoor||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach|
|4th April||Minor League||Under 11||Track||Gateshead||Peter|
|14th April||Ann Marie Readshaw||All||Track||self||Shildon||Own Coach||Entry Form||Results|
|16th April||NYSD Match 1||All||Track||self||Clairville||Own coach||Details||Results|
|21st April||Gateshead Open||All||Track||seld||Gateshead||Entry Form||Results|
|21st||Quadkids u9,10,11,12||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach||Results|
|28th April||YDL Round 1||U20/U17||Track||Club||
|24th April||North Eastern Grand Prix M1||Track||Monkton||Details|
|30th April||NYSD Match 2||All||Track||self||Darlington||Own Coach||Details||Results|
|4th May||YDL||U15/U13||Track||Club||Clairville||Richard Jeal||Results|
|5th May||Northern Senior League||Senior/U20/U17||Track||Club||Cleckheaton||Philliph Mukomana||Results|
|12th May||Cyril Elliott||All||Track||Self||Clairville||Rick Betts||Details||Results|
|12th May||Quadkids u9,10,11,12||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach||Details|
|14th May||NYSD Match 3||All||Track||self||Clairville||Own coach||Details||Results|
|15th May||North Eastern Grand Prix M2||Track||Monkton||Details|
|19th May||Loughbrough International||Senior U20||Track||Selection Invite||Loughborough||Selection or application|
|25th / 26th May||North East Champs||All||Track||self||Gateshead||Coach||Details||Results|
|1st June||YDL||U15/U13||Track||Club||Cudworth (
|2nd June||YDL||U20/U17||Track||Club||Doncaster||Rob Longstaff||Results|
|8th June||Cleveland North Yorks Schools||Years 7-13||Track||School||Clairville/
|9th June||Northern Senior League
(NB Double header match)
|Senior/U20/U17||Track||Club||Clairville||Philliph Mukomana||Position after 2 matches||Amended results|
|15th June||Schools Intercounties||Years 8-13||Track||School||Clairville||School|
|21st||Quadkids u9,10,11,12||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach||Details|
|15th / 16th June||European u23/u20 Trials||U23/U20||Track||self||Bedford||Self
|18th June||NYSD Match 4||All||Track||self||Darlington||Own coach||Details||Results|
|19th June||North Eastern Grand Prix M3||Track||Monkton||Details|
|22nd / 23rd June||Northern Champs||Senior/U20||Track||Self||Manchester||Self Northern Athletics|
|22nd June||YDL||U15/U13||Track||Club||Rotherham||Richard Jeal||Results|
|22nd / 23rd||Schools Combined Events Regionals||Years 8-13||Track||Schools||TBC||Schools|
|30th June||YDL||U20/U17||Track||Club||Rotherham||Rob Longstaff||Results|
|2rd July||NYSD Match 5||All||Track||Self||Clairville||Own coach||Details||Results|
|5th / 6th July||English Schools Champs||Tears 8 - 13||Track||Selection||Birmingham||Schools|
|7th July||Northern Senior League||Senior/U20/U17||Track||Club||Clairville||Rick Betts||Results|
|10th July||North Eastern Grand Prix M4||Track||Monkton||Details|
|13th July||YDL||U15/U13||Track||Club||Richard Jeal||Results|
|12 / 14th July||World Champs Trials||Senior||Track||Invite||Birmingham||Invite|
|16th July||NYSD Match 6||All||Track||Self||Darlington||Own Coach||Details||Results|
|20th July||Northern Inter Counties||U17/u15||Track||Selection||Hull||Selection|
|21st||Quadkids u9,10,11,12||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach||Details|
|24th July||North Eastern Grand Prix M5||Track||Monkton||Details|
|28th July||YDL||U20/U17||Track||Club||Hull||Rob Longstaff||Results|
|3rd / 4th August||U17/u15||Track||Self||Stoke|
|3rd August||Northern Senior League||Senior/U20/U17||Track||Club||Morpeth||Rick Betts||Details||Results|
|14th August||North Eastern Grand Prix M6||Track||Monkton||Details|
|21st||Quadkids u9,10,11,12||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Gateshead||Own Coach||Details|
|17th/ 18th August||Northern Under 17 Under 15's||U17/u15||Track||Self||TBC||Self|
|25th August||Tartan Games||All||Track||Gateshead Harriers Website||Self||Field Results||Track Results|
|31st August / 1st September||U17/u15||Track||Self||TBC||Self|
|7th September||York Open||all||Track||self||York||Self||Details||Results|
|11th September||Sprint Relay Meeting||All||Track||Self||Monkton||Self||Details|
|12th/15th September||U17||Track||Selection||Sheffield||Karen Buck|
|21st / 22nd September||English Schools Combined Events Final||Years 8-13||Track||Selection||Bedford||Schools|
|21.09 Cerebral Palsy Sport National Championships|
At this weekends National Cerebral Palsy Sport National Championships held at Grantham Middlesbrough AC was represented by national Junior sprint Champions Amy Carr and Special Olympics 800m champion Lee Hunter.
Hunter competing in the T36 class won a golden treble with wins in the 100 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres. Carr although only 14 ran magnificently to win the T37 100 metres and claim a well earned silver medal in the 200 metres.
Photographed, Amy Carr (Center) Lee Hunter (Right)
|Two of Teesside's rising young middle distance stars will have the best in Britain in their sights.|
The Sainsbury's sponsored UK School Games is the second largest multi sport competition to be held in the UK each year and this years event takes place at Sheffield's soon to be closed Don Valley Stadium.
Philippa Stone (Nunthorpe School-Middlesbrough Mandale) is the Cleveland and North East Schools 1500 metre champion and ran her best race of the year in finishing seventh in the English Schools Championships in Birmingham in July. This was the race that guaranteed her selection and her personal best of 4 minutes 36.79 seconds, places her in 22 nd in the UK rankings going into the championships.
Matthew Bailey (Conyers School-Middlesbrough Mandale) is another who has been in the form of his life in 2013. Bailey has improved his personal best by over 15 seconds this year and like Stone is the Cleveland and North East Schools 1500 metre champion. In addition Bailey recently won the North of England 800 metre title at Liverpool. The English Schools championships saw his finest ever run where he narrowly missed out on a medal finishing in fourth place.
Also to Sam Day (pictured centre) who received a last minute call up for the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres.
|North of England under 17 athletics championships
Three Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) athletes made a worthwhile trip across the country to Liverpool at the weekend to contest the North of England under 17 athletics championships, The small group of three returned to Teesside with three medals one gold, one silver and one bronze.
Middle distance runner Matthew Bailey showed impressive strength in the 800 metres. After placing third in his heat Bailey returned to defy the wet and windy conditions to win the gold medal in a very tactical final. Baileys winning time was 2 minutes 03.24 seconds.
In the pole vault Charlie Myers was again in great form but on this occasion had to give second best to Great Britain international Adam Hague. Hague taking the gold medal with a height of 4.70 metres with Myers claiming silver with a clearance at 4.30 metres.The final medal for the club came in the very first event of the meeting from Sam Day. Competing in the 400 metre hurdles Day claimed a hard fought bronze medal in a time of 58.45 seconds behind English Schools international Josiah Filleul and north east champion Oliver Whellans.
|Three of Middlesbrough AC's youngest athletes have just completed a five meeting Grand Prix series competing against the most promising young athletes in the North East. Competing in 4 events including the howler throw, the long jump, a sprint and either 400 or 600 metres the youngsters acquitted themselves with distinction.
9 year olds Charlotte Kelsey and Benjamin Johnson along with 8 year old Holly Clarke amassed an incredible 30 medals between them over the 5 match series.
At the grand final meeting at Jarrows Monkton Stadium on August 10th the final points totals were counted an the overall medal winners in each age category were announced.In the under 10 boys age group Benjamin Johnson finished second overall, this feat was emulated by Charlotte Kelsey in the under 11 girls with both claiming silver medals. In the under 9 girls age group Holly Clarke finished in third place claiming the bronze medal.
| What a fantastic day at Morpeth's new track for the NoE final League match of 2013. We certainly had a mountain to climb after two disastrous early results, We had to do exceptionally well or face demotion. Thanks to Rick who galvanised everyone possible to compete, and those competing doing their best and filling in any gaps caused by holidays or other reasons we WON again. . This match was all about 'points' and the team delivered an outstanding result, all involved should be very proud of themselves including our full compliment of Officials.. It was a joy to see all the blue vests competing as if their lives depended upon it. Congratulations to all, what a Team and what a Manager.
Charles Stuart. Chairman
Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) travelled to Morpeth for
looking to maintain their status as Teesside ' s top senior track and field team. Following a poor start in their first two matches where they had finished in last position the team rallied in the third match to win ahead of Gateshead Harriers. That result meant that a top three finish at Morpeth would ensure their survival in division two for 2014.
A spirited performance saw the team finish three points behind a strong Gateshead team and third overall in the final league standings. This result now means that for the first time all four of Teesside ' s top senior athletics club will be fighting for supremacy when the 2014 season commences. Those teams will be Middlesbrough AC (Mandale), Middlesbrough & Cleveland/Hartlepool composite team and New Marske Harriers.
Ben Stephenson was in outstanding for in the 100 and 200 metres the 20 year old was competing against York ' s rising star Tom Somers in the sprints on this occasion Stephenson had to give second best to world Championship fourth placer Somers running a personal best and club record of 10.60 seconds in the 100 metres and 22.10 seconds in the 200 metres.
Sam Norton recovered from his jet lag to finish second in the b 100 metres in 11.20 seconds and first over the b 200 metres in 23.10 seconds. Sam Day ran a personal best of 51.70 seconds for second place in the 400 metres before going on to win the b long jump with 5.80 metres. Chris Dunne ran well to place second in the 800 metres in 2 minutes 01.40 seconds and T36 cerebral palsy athlete Lee Hunter moved into second place in the UK rankings running 2 minutes 31.20 for his 800 metre race.
Busiest athlete and highest points scorer for the club was Adam Mitchell. Mitchell rose to the clubs calling winning the 3000 metre steeplechase finishing second in the 1500 metres and 110 metre hurdles b race before rounding off his afternoons work by placing third in the 5000 metres.
Scott Henderson continued his comeback with wins in the sprint hurdles in 16.30 seconds and the 400 metres hurdles in 61.60 seconds. Fola Ajegkibe improved his personal best in the high jump to 1.70 metres to take second place and training partner Paul Campbell won the b event.
Charlie Myers bounced back from his disappointment of no heighting at last weeks YDL competition by equalling his personal best of 4.50 metres to win the pole vault before showing his versatility to win the b triple jump in a personal best of 12.23 metres. That distance puts Myers into first place on the North East under 17 rankings for 2013. Ross Everett jumped well to clear 3.50 metres to win the b pole vault the set a personal best in the 400 metre hurdles.
Rob Longstaff was a double winner in the horizontal jumps taking the triple jump with 12.72 metres and earlier in the day he had won the long jump with 6.02 metres. Andy Rutland was also a double winner taking the discus with 36.85 metres and the men ' s shot with 11.51 metres. Aedan Maloney was first in the b shot with 10.28 metres and third in the javelin with 38.79 metres.
The ladies team saw a win for Lorna Goldsmith with a distance of 4.98 metres in the long jump and running her fastest time for three years she placed second in the b 100 metres with 12.70 seconds. Sophie McCarthy gained to second place for the team first with a personal best of 4.21metres on the b long jump and throwing 23.82 metres in the javelin and Emma Carr won the b discus with 20.44 metres.
Rebecca Palmer set a personal best in her 400 metre race of 67.20 seconds and Phillipa Stone stepped down in distance to finish third in the a 400 metres in a personal best of 63.10 seconds.
Assistant team manager Ossian Robertson said he was “ delighted with the teams efforts and that the team could build on the positive attitude next season and hopefully push for promotion ”
ompeting for Gateshead Harriers at this meeting were Middlesbrough based athletes Rachel Highfield and Christian Carson. Highfield won the women ' s 100/200 metres double metres in 12.10 and 24.80 seconds respectively whilst Carson won the men ' s b 100 metres in a fast 10.80 seconds
|Middlesbrough Athletics Club's under 20 and under 17 team travelled to Hull for their final fixture of the season in the UK Athletics sponsored Youth Development League. Looking to consolidate their position in Division One East, after finishing fourth in their first three matches the team, although badly affected in numbers by the start of the school holidays needed a similar performance here and although they finished in sixth position they secured enough points to finish ahead of the host team City of Hull and secure their position in the division for 2014.
The team racked up a total of 11 individual wins from 10 athletes, the double first for the team coming in the form of Sam Day who claimed the b 400 metres in 53.50 seconds and the long jump with 6.04 metres. The club took first place in all three of the men's high jump competitions, with first places form Charlie Myers, Fola Ajegkibe and Paul Campbell. Ross Everett was the final winner in men's team taking the pole vault honours with a 3.40 metre clearance.
The women's team saw a personal best in the javelin for Sophie McCarthy winning with a distance of 25.97 metres. Charlotte Kessell returned from injury to win the long jump with 5.16 metres and her training partner Rachel Carter won the u17 triple jump with 9.68 metres. On the track Hannah Segrave was again under 60 seconds in the 400 metres winning in 59.40 seconds. The final win for the team came in the shape of Rebecca Palmer in the 800 metres taking the tape in 2 minutes 39 seconds.
| Senior Match 3 Clairville
I am absolutely delighted with the Team's performance and support on Sunday 7th July. To have such a turnout on such a critical day for the future of the club was magnificent. To have tired athletes home late from the ESAA Champ's the night before performing with such enthusiasm was a joy. This coupled with athletes' competing in any event to win points showed team spirit. If we can repeat this performance on Saturday 3rd August and can beat Morpeth and Skyrac we will retain our position in Division 2E. Please remember this last match of the season will be on Morpeth's new track and home ground. Thanks to all involved, not forgetting our Recorders, Officials , who racked up 35points and 'Has' who worked wonders in the Cafe' again.
Charles Sturat Chairman Middlesbrough ACC (Mandale)
1 MM 379, 2 GH 374, 3 CY 355, 4 NSP 309, 5 MHAC 293, 6 SAC 247
|The second round of the North of England men's League took place last weekend with Teesside's top three clubs all competing at Clairville Stadium. Following the same pattern as in the first match Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers continued in the same form dominating their match with a great team performance in division 3, with New Marske Harriers in third place. Local rivals Middlesbrough AC struggled in their match on Division 2 and despite some encouraging individual performances finished in last place.
Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers men's team performer of the day was again highlighted by thrower David Dowson in the field events and Greg Jayasuriya in the track events for the men's side. North East shot put champion Dowson was the clubs heaviest points scorer with four individual wins in the throwing events/Dowson claimed the hammer, shot and discus a string events and the b string javelin his best performance coming in the discus throwing a personal best of 42.02 metres. Jayasuriya was again under 2 minutes in winning the 800 metres winning in 1 minute 59.80 seconds before placing second in the 1500 metres in 4 minutes 05.2 seconds.
Vince Mullan took first place in the 100 metres in 12.1 seconds and second over 200 metres in 23.8 seconds. Steve Smith was a clear winner in the B string 800 metres and Chris Rumsey was another double winner for the team taking the 3000 metre steeplechase and b string 1500 metres. Steve Birse made a welcome return to competition winning the javelin with a distance of 45.21 metres and the b string shot putt. Veteran Paul Young had two wins in the b string hammer and discus.
In the women's match top points scorer for the club was Hayley Richardson who completed a gruelling seven events with her highlight being second places in the 100 metres, sprint hurdles and 400 metre hurdles. Wins for the team came from Bethany Eaglesham in the b 100 metres and 800 metres. Over 3000 metres the club had a double win in the shape of Tracey Waller and Carolyn Ollis. Kaitlyn Enderwick and Jenny Eaglesham scored heavily in the throws with Enderwick winning the shot and discus events and Eaglesham taking the b string hammer, shot putt and discus.
New Marske Harriers who are also in division three performed well to finish in third place in this match. New Marske's top performer was Jess Simon in the women's triple jump the 16 year old winning the competition with a personal best of 9.80 metres. Jess Rogers competed well to won the women's hammer. The men's team performance was highlighted by a good performance by Danny McBride in the long jump winning the competition with a personal best of 5.81 metres. Josh Baines and Johnny Whitehead took maximum points for the sea siders winning the a & b string pole vault events. Adam Walker won the 110 metre hurdles and Alfie Else ran well to win the b string 100 metres and 400 metres.
The results in this match put Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers in an almost unassailable position in division three and a solid performance in the last two matches will ensure the club promotion in the 2014 season where they could be joined by neighbours New Marske Harriers who are in joint second position in the league.
In Division 2 Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) again struggled to put out a full team and finished in last place in their division. They are now firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and barring a minor miracle will be spending the 2014 season in division 3.
The top performance in the men's team for Middlesbrough AC came from Rob Longstaff. In the form of his life Longstaff won the triple jump with a distance of 12.86 metres, an improvement on his previous best by over 50 centimetres, prior to that he had also set a personal best in the long jump soaring out to 6.02 metres. Charlie Myers was a double winner equalling his best in the pole vault clearing 4.40 metres before adding to his repertoire with a personal best and win in the b triple jump clearing 11.34 metres. Adam Mitchell took 6 seconds from his 5000 metres lifetime best to place second in 15 minutes 50 seconds. Abdul Wahab and Matthew Bailey were young athletes in the best shape of their lives with Wahab placing second in the 400 metres in 52.7 seconds and Bailey third in the 800 metres in 1 minute 57.0 seconds. Scott Henderson made a welcome return to competition placing second in the 400 hurdles in 63.3 seconds.
Highlight for the women's team came from 400 metre specialist Hannah Segrave who smashed her personal best in the 200 metres by almost a second to win the b race in 25.90 seconds. Coire Robertson threw well to win the b hammer with a distance of 32.63 metres after Hayley Cooke finished fourth in the a event with 32.68 metres.
|01.06. Provisional results YDL lower match, Dorothy Hyman Sports Stadium, Cudworth, Barnsley
1 Harrogate Harriers & AC 473
2 Chesterfield & D. AC 464
3 Rotherham H. & AC 454
4 Middlesbrough AC 452
5 Barnsley AC 269
6 Hallamshire Harriers 265
27.05 Gateshead International Stadium was the venue for the 2013 North Eastern Counties Athletics Association track and field championships at the weekend with Middlesbrough AC athletes winning 36 medals including an impressive 16 gold medals.
The weekend's action saw impressive performances from Patrick O'Connor, Jack Crosby, Josephine Stone and Charlie Myers.
Myers competing in the under 17 men's Pole Vault went into the competition with a personal best of 4.20 metres after clearing this height, Myers then went on to clear his first personal best of 4.30 metres, before surpassing this with a Gold medal winning clearance of 4.40 metres. That clearance gave Myers a Championship best performance, a new club record and third place in the UK rankings. Team mate Ross Everett claimed third place with a 3.50 metre clearance.
Josephine Stone showed she was in excellent form in the senior women's 5000 metres. Running away from the field from the start Stone stopped the clock at 17 minutes 04.78 seconds to win the race by almost two minutes and improve her year old personal best by almost 12 seconds and set a new club record in the process.
The first day also saw a head to head with two of Teesside's top young male sprinters vying for honours in the blue ribbon event the senior men's 100 metres. Defending champion Christian Carson (Gateshead) and Jack Crosby easily controlled their heats Carson winning his in 11.23 seconds and Crosby his in 11.20 seconds. In the final the two Teessider's made impressive starts but it was 18 year old Crosby who took control the race after 60 metres to pull away to take the gold medal in a new personal best of 10.87 seconds, Carson took the silver medal in 11.13 seconds. Crosby took the track in the 200 metres on the Sunday and duly won the title in 22.03 seconds. Rob Longstaff was a worthy gold medal winner in the long jump with a personal best of 5.88 metres, he also took the bronze in the high jump.
In the senior women's age group apart from the success of Josephine Stone, Faye Winspear and Kristina Grant also put in medal winning performances at Gateshead . Grant ran a good race to take the silver medal in the 1500 metres and Winspear ran her fastest races for three years to claim the silver medal in the 100 metres in 13.03 seconds and the bronze in the 200 metres in 27.08 seconds.
In the junior men's age group Patrick O'Connor was scaling the heights to set new personal best in taking the gold medal in the high jump with a clearance of 2.01 metres. Robin Croft was another double medallist winning gold in the javelin with a distance of 45.21 metres and the silver in the hammer with a throw of 43.35 metres. In the 100 metres last years under 17 winner Sam Norton ran his fastest time of the year of 11.59 seconds to win the silver medal behind Jack Hepple of Morpeth Harriers, Norton then returned on the Sunday to again take the silver medal behind Hepple in the 200 metres in a personal best of 23.21 seconds.
Top of the tree in the under 20 age group was Hannah Segrave in the 400 metres. Segrave ran a strong and well-paced gold medal race to set a club record and personal best of 57.58 seconds. Jess Welburn had her best run of the season claiming the bronze medal in the 200 metres 27.19 seconds and silver in the 100 metres with a new lifetime best of 13.02 seconds.
Sam Day last years under 15 300 metre champion moved up to the under 17 age group and contested the 400 metres/400 metres hurdles and 200 metres. Going into the 400 metre race with a season's best of 53.04 seconds and a personal best of 52.82 seconds, the 15 year old ran a strong race to take the title in personal best of 51.91 seconds. Day returned on the Sunday to take the silver medal in the 400 hurdles in a new best time of 57.83 seconds, a time that lifted him to 6 th place in the UK rankings. In his final event the 200 metres Day was competing against the new 100 metre champion Zach Haddon of Gateshead . With a strong finish Day overhauled Haddon in the final few strides to take his second title of the weekend in a personal best of 23.25 seconds. Martin Croft was again over 50 metres in winning the hammer gold medal with a throw of 50.16 metres.
Rachel Carter was in excellent shape in the under 17 girl's age group. Carter made her debut in the 300 metre hurdles one to remember as she won the gold medal by over three seconds in a time of 54.03 seconds. Carter then leapt to a personal best in the triple jump to win her second gold with a distance of 9.68 metres. The final medal winner in this age group went to Phillipa Stone in the 1500 metres. Stone ran a strong race to take the silver medal in 4 minutes 51.99 seconds.
With no medal winners in the under 15 boys age group it was left to the under 15 girls to lead the way. Francesca O'Connor took the gold medal in the shot put with a distance of 7.66 metres and the bronze in the 75 metre hurdles in 13.57 seconds.. Mia Everett equalled her best in the pole vault to take gold with 1.70 metres. Sprinter Lauren Howells was in great shape setting a personal best in the 100 metres running 13.03 seconds to take the bronze medal, then returning to run 26.79 seconds in the 200 metres for silver. Georgi Kessell improved her best in the triple jump to win the silver medal with a distance of 9.56 metres.
The final age group the under 13's saw a win for Josh Cowperthwaite in the 1500 metres. Cowperthwaite took 1.5 seconds from his best to win the gold in 4 minutes 50.78 seconds. In the under 13 girls age group Charlotte Paterson had a busy and eventful weekend. In the 200m Paterson won the silver medal with a new club record of 27.98 seconds. She went on to show her versatility and claim three more silvers in the long jump and high jump and shot put events.
Finally many thanks must go to our Championship officials over the weekend too, Dr Andy Ward, Mr Mike Kaiser and Mr Marino Danilowicz (field) and Mr Charles Stuart (timekeeping) without them and others like them our athletes would not have a championships top compete in.
Rick BettsFull results
|Match 1 YDL lower league results
1 Chesterfield & D. AC 467, 2 Harrogate Harriers & AC 455, 3 Middlesbrough AC 448, 4 Rotherham H. & AC 445, 5 Hallamshire Harriers 311, 6 Barnsley AC 250
UNDER 9 – GIRLS
UNDER 9 – BOYS
UNDER 10 – GIRLS
UNDER 10 – BOYS
UNDER 11 – BOYS
An excellent morning for our U11 squad meaning everyone of them came away with at least one medal in what was a very difficult meet in not very nice weather.
|01.05 From Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough AC young guns find it tough going
THE first round of the new UK Athletics Youth Development League took place in blustery conditions at Clairville Stadium last weekend.
Competing in the North-east Division One, Middlesbrough AC's Under-20 and Under-17 teams found the going tough against top opposition from across the Yorkshire region, eventually having to settle for fourth place.
In particularly good form were the club's one-lap runners in the shape of Jack Crosby, Hannah Segrave and Sam Day.
Crosby set a lifetime best of 48.90 seconds as he won his Under-20 men's 400m race by almost 20 metres.
Segrave was equally as convincing as she made it a double for the club by winning the women's under 20 400m race in a time just outside her best in 58.80 seconds.
On his Under-17 men's 400 metres hurdles debut, Day won in 59.40 seconds.
Patrick O'Connor made light of the windy conditions to win the a high jump with an impressive 1.98 metres.
Jack Mitchinson took the B event with 1.65 metres while Charlie Myers and Ross Everett made it a double in the men's pole vault - Myers clearing 4.00 metres in the A competition and Everett clearing 3.10 metres to win the B event.
Martin Croft dominated the Under-17 men's hammer and won with a personal best of 48.15 metres.
Bethany Brown and Gemma Clark had good wins for the team in the B 1500 metres and Under-17 women's 1500 meters respectively.
Rachel McHugh had wins in the Under-20 women's long and triple jumps, the latter with a very good distance of 11.42 metres.
Abigail Reveley and Sophie McCarthy were other throwers to record wins - McCarthy winning the B shot put with 7.42 metres and Reveley the Under-17 hammer with a personal best of 30.06 metres.
Also contributing well to the club cause with great second place performances were: Liam Watson 800 metres (2.07.70), Georgia Hirst 800 metres (2.26.70), Rebecca Palmer Under-17 800m (2.34.90), Charlie Race Under-17 1500 metres (4.37.70 PB), Phillipa Stone 1500 metres (4.50.60), Robin Croft B shot (10.05m), B hammer (40..05m), Sam Day Under-17 men's 100m hurdles (15.40s), Jack Mitchinson 400m hurdles (66.70s) and Patrick O'Connor shot (11.87m).
The second round is in Doncaster on Sunday, June 2.
|15.04 The 2013 outdoor track and field season defied wet and windy conditions to get underway at the weekend at the Anne Marie Redshaw Memorial Meeting held at Shildon's Stadium 2000.
Athletes from Middlesbrough AC showed that they were in good shape after a hard winters training with their respective coaches.
The blue ribband event of the meeting the senior men's 100 metres saw a welcome return to outdoor action of Jack Crosby. Crosby who's last outdoor race before injury was in May 2012 won his heat in 11.0 seconds before recovering from a slight stumble in the final to again record 11.0 seconds for the win over half a second ahead of his nearest rival. Hoping to build on a successful 2012 Paul White followed a strong early pace in the senior men's 800 meters to come through in the last 200 metres to win in a time of 1 minute 57.90 seconds. Rob Longstaff placed second in the long jump with 5.53 metres. The senior women's competition saw a rare outing over 800 metres for North East pentathlon champion Charlotte Kessell. Kessell ran well to finish in second place in the race recording a personal best of 2 minutes 26.0 seconds. Jess Welburn finished in the silver medal position in the 100 metres in 13.50 seconds.
Finn Cousin-Dawson showed excellent potential for the future in the youngest age group. Competing in the under 11 boy's category Cousin-Dawson won three gold medals in the 60 metres (9.20), 150 metres (23.10) and long jump 3.59 metres. Benjamin Johnson finished third in the long jump with 2.99 metres. Charlotte Kelsey finished third in her long jump competition with 3.15 metres.
There were three gold medals in the under 13 boy's age group. First there was double sprint gold for Hedley Wordsworth who took the 100 metres in 14.0 seconds after running a heat time of 13.80 seconds and Josh Cowperthwaite won his 800 metres race by almost 100 metres in 2 minutes 29 seconds.
Charlotte Paterson won a brace of gold medals in the under 13 girl's events. After winning the 200 metres by a clear margin in 29.90 seconds, Paterson went on to record a personal best in the shot putt throwing 7.65 metres
In the under 15 boys age group Marcellus Kerr took over a second from his personal best with a heat time of 12.30 seconds before returning to win the final in 12.40 seconds.
Amy Carr made her athletics debut a winning one in the disability 60 metres recovering from a poor start Carr finished strongly to win in a time of 9.90 seconds.
Libby Hedger improved her personal best in the 800 metres by almost two seconds finishing third in her first race as an under 15 in two minutes 33 seconds. Lauren Howells was another to record a personal best finishing second in the 100 metres in a best of 13.20 seconds and third in the 200 metres with 28.00 seconds.
Falonne Mukendi added almost three metres to her lifetime best in the under 17 women's shot putt placing second with 8.90 metres. Rachel Carter placed second in the long jump with 4.32 metres. Alex Dixon was third in the long jump with 4.48 metres.