It was Super Sunday for the club's athletes at the Northern Athletics u13/15/17 Championships held in Liverpool on 11/12th Aug. Oliver Dakin comfortably took the u17 men's 100m Hurdles title having competed in the 100m heats earlier in the day & in the 200m heats on Saturday. Will Foot equalled his pb in taking Silver in the u15 boys Pole Vault and was followed in the u15 girls Vault with a Bronze for Hannah Moody. Joe Currie was unlucky to not sneak a medal in the u15 boys 1500m but finished an agonising 4th and Lois Green was 5th in the u17 women's Pole Vault.
NORTHERN LEAGUE RESULTS
There were some fantastic performances for the team at the last match of the season in Rotherham on 4th Aug but it was unfortunately not enough to save us from relegation bringing to an end our 5 year stay in Division 2. Winners on the day were Rebecca Wardle in the Pole Vault & Lauren Hill (who did 5 individual events) in the Javelin but Campbell Menzies did the 400H, 800 & 3000s/c in an hour then added the 1500m later in the day, Jacob Ludlam did 5 events, Leah Proctor did a sprint triple as did Joe Houghton who also picked up a pole up for the first time in 12 months. Kat Scott did 3 jumps events & the sprint hurdles, Lois Green competed in both hurdles events, Louise Cocking doubled up in the 800 & 1500m and Aimee Fellows did 3 throwing events. Dan Burdett competed in 7 events with an injured Mark Beer competing in just the 4 throws. Steve Gascoyne's return to the track this year has seen him improve steadily & he's taken 30 seconds off his season's best in the steeple & then ran both the 1500m & 5k. Rebecca Hattersley did the 800, 400 & HJ and Daisy Moulton made her senior debut in the shorter sprints. Congratulations to Derby AC who won the league and the full results can be seen here (we're Div 2EC); https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/league-results-2018/
YDL LOWER SAFETY
Match 4 of the league for u13 & 15 athletes was held at Doncaster on 21st July and it saw us finish in 3rd place on the day to cement our third place in the league at the end of the season. There was a win for Nathan Gavaghan in the u15 boys 200m with Joe Currie winning the 1500m & Luke Ambrosioni the Hurdles. Hannah Moody won the u15 girls 300m with Layla Brough taking the Javelin. For the u13 boys James Foot won the Hurdles & Ollie Gratton the Shot. Isobelle Fellows was our only winner in the u13 girls, taking the Javelin. Full results are at; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Final%204_LAG_North_East%201.pdf
MINI LEAGUE FINALE
Saturday 28th July saw the last of this years Mini League matches and as in the previous 3 matches we finished 2nd behind Amber Valley & Erewash AC who were the league champions. There was success, however, for our u11 boys who won their category on the day & overall; Nathanael Gaskin won the 600m with Mackenzie Crowther second & Mackenzie was also a runner up in the High Jump, Seth Lowe was also 2nd in the 80m where Tyler Booth was 3rd, Seth was also 2nd in the 150m with Nathanael 3rd. Luke Ambrosioni was a double winner for the u15 boys, in the 100m & Shot. Isaac Helps & Thomas Marriott were 2nd & 3rd on the Hurdles with Thomas also 3rd in the 300m. In the 1500m Finlay Grant was 2nd & there were 3rd places for Isaac in the Javelin and Luke in the High Jump.
Matthew Taylor was another double winner for the u13 boys, in the 100m & 200m with Ollie Gratton 2nd in both events. Ollie won the Shot, Matthew was 3rd in the Long Jump & Jacob Peers-Wain was 3rd in the Hurdles. Lottie Hall won the u13 girls Javelin with Isabelle Fellows 2nd, however, Isabelle won the Shot. Charlotte Staniland & Melissa Humphreys were 2nd & 3rd in the 100m and Charlotte was 3rd in the 200m with Lucy Graham also finishing 3rd in the Hurdles. There was a Javelin win for Layla Brough for the u15 girls, Jasmin Greveson was 2nd in the 1500m as was Hannah Moody in the 300m & Lily Moulton was 3rd in the Hurdles. Delilah McGregor & Ellie Oscroft were 2nd & 3rd in the u11 girls 150m with Ellie also 3rd in the 80m & Megan Nichols was third in the Long Jump.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS REPORT
Will Foot struck an excellent silver medal at the English Schools at Birmingham on 13/14th July. Will finished 2nd in the Junior boys Pole Vault with a best height of 3.65m. There were also some near misses for the club's athletes; Emma Botham was 4th in the Senior girls Discus with a best throw of 39.25m and in the Inter boys 100m Hurdles Oliver Dakin was also 4th in a time of 13.58 seconds. Lauren Hill was 5th in the Senior girls Hammer with a personal best throw of 49.44m. Louise Cocking, making her English Schools debut, came 9th in the Inter girls 3000m final in a time of 10:37.48. Luke Ambrosioni was 10th in the Junior boys Long Jump with a leap of 5.83, just 3cm shy of his best. In the Senior boys 1500m Alex Ediker ran 3:57.41 for 7th in his heat to just miss out on the final.
Alicia Barrett took a Silver & a Bronze medal at Bedord in the England u23 Champs on 17th June. Alicia took 2nd place in her specialist event, the 100m Hurdles, and also took 3rd place in the 200m, the latter in a pb time. Also racing in the 200m was Ella Barrett who was 5th. (17/6/18)
The schools inter counties were held in Birmingham on 16th June with those who finished in the top 2 in the Junior & Inter age groups at the county schools being invited to compete for Derbyshire against 9 other counties. Oliver Dakin won the inter boys 100m Hurdles in a pb & Louise Cocking ran a pb in winning a silver medal in the inter girls 3000m. Joe Currie was 5th overall in the junior boys 1500m, Leah Proctor was 8th in the inter girls 300m, Nathan Gavaghan was the 12th quickest in the junior boys 100m, Sam Allen was 17th in the inter boys 1500m & in 15th in the inter girls 80m Hurdles was Lydia Cresswell. On the field there was a silver medal for Hannah Moody in the junior girls Pole Vault & Lois Green won bronze in the inter girls event. Natasha Hill finished 7th in the inter girls Hammer, Luke Ambrosioni was 8th in the junior boys High Jump and Eloise Jones was 9th in the inter girls Triple Jump. (17/6/18)
COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPS
The Derbyshire Country Schools Champs were held in Derby on 9th June and saw a number of Championship Best Performances set by the club's athletes. Will Foot & Hannah Moody set new marks in the Junior boys & girls Pole Vault competitions, Oliver Dakin did likewise in the Intermediate 100m Hurdles & in the Senior girls events Lauren Hill & Emma Botham set new records in the Hammer & Discus respectively.
In the Junior boys events Joe Currie won the 1500m, Luke Ambrosioni did likewise in the High Jump and Nathan Gavaghan earned a Silver medal in the 100m. Emily Rogers took Junior girls bronze in the High Jump as did Lily Baines in the Javelin. Charlotte Hickin & Aimee Fellows won the Senior girls High Jump & Shot respectively & there was a silver for Rebecca Wardle in the Javelin. Alex Ediker took the Senior boys 1500m title. Another 1500m winner was Sam Allen in the Inter boys where Tom Spencer was 2nd in the 3000m & Oscar Cousins took Bronze in the 800m. Eloise Jones, Louise Cocking, Natasha Hill & Lois Green were all gold medal winners in the Inter girls events in the Triple Jump, 3000m, Hammer & Pole Vault respectively, Leah Proctor took a silver in the 300m as did Lydia Cresswell in the 80m Hurdles where Elfie Burn took bronze. (12/6/18)
COUNTY GOLD RUSH
Four championship best performances were set by the club's athletes at the Derbyshire Athletics County Championships on 12/13th May. In the u20 women's throws Emma Botham set new figures in the Discus with Lauren Hill doing likewise in the Hammer. Further records were set by Will Foot in the u15 boys Pole Vault & Oliver Dakin in the u17 men's 100m Hurdles.
Leah Proctor won 4 medals in the u17 women's events; golds in the 200m & 300m and silvers in the 100m & Pole Vault. Lois Green won the Vault, Eloise Jones took the Triple Jump title as well as a bronze in the Shot, Louise Cocking took a couple of silvers in the 1500m & 3000m, Natasha Hill also won a silver medal in the Hammer & Danielle Hutchinson took Long Jump bronze.
In the u13 girls events Isabelle Fellows took golds in the Shot & Javelin with Lottie Hall taking bronze in the Jav. There were u15 girls golds for Ella Laban in the Hammer & Hannah Moody in the Pole Vault with Alicia Proctor taking silver in the vault as well as bronze in the Triple Jump and Lily Baines gained a silver in the Javelin. Charlotte Hickin took High Jump gold in the u20 women's events, as did Rebecca Wardle in the Pole Vault & Emma Botham in the Shot. Lauren Hill & Rebecca Wardle were 1-2 in the Javelin and Aimee Fellows took silvers in the Shot & Discus.
Joe Currie took a double win in the u15 boys 800m & 1500m, Luke Ambrosioni did likewise in the High & Long Jumps with Nathan Gavaghan taking a pair of silvers in the 100m & 200m. Oliver Dakin added to his hurdles win with a gold in the 200m & silver in the 100m for the u17 men, Will Tighe took 1500 gold & 800m silver with Sam Allen snatching a bronze in the 1500. Ewan & Tom Spencer were 1-2 in the 3000m and Ewan Horsley won the Pole Vault. Callum Stowell won a bronze medal in the u13 boys 200m and Jacob Buckley took a couple of silvers in the u20 men's 800m & 1500m. A bronze was won by Rob Sims in the senior men's Hammer with Bob Sims taking M60 bronzes in the Shot, Hammer & Discus.
In the Yorkshire championships Alicia Barrett won the 200m & 100m Hurdles. (updated 17/5/18)
The Derbyshire Quadkids event, held at the county champs in Nottingham on 13th May, saw u11 athletes taking part in the 75m, Howler, Long Jump & 600m. Nathanael Gaskin finished 2nd overall in the boys event with Seth Lowe in 13th place though Seth was the athlete with the longest jump on the day. In the girls event Lydia Griffin was 4th, Gracie Pell 5th & Chloe-May Staniland was 7th. (15/5/18)
Alicia Barrett finished 8th in the final of the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.64secs. Alicia had started her campaign on the Gold Coast, Australia with 4th place in her heat in a time of 13.19secs and in the process qualified for the final as a fastest loser. Congratulations also to Niamh Emerson of Amber Valley & Erewash who took Bronze in the Heptathlon. (13/4/18)