ENGLISH SCHOOLS SILVER FOR WILL
Will Foot took a silver medal at the English Schools track & field Champs in Birmingham on 12/13th July. Competing in the Intermediate boys pole vault Will followed up his silver last year as a Junior boy with 2nd place in his first year in the new age group and in the process sealed selection for the England team at next weekend's International match in Swansea against Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Will's jump of 4.20 equalled his pb which sees him currently ranked =4th in the UK. Also in action in Birmingham was Lois Green who was 6th in the Inter girls pole vault with a new pb, by 14cm, jumping 3.25m. In 13th place in the Junior girls pole vault was Hannah Moody with a best height on the day of 2.70m.
INTER COUNTIES REPORT
Last weekend saw a break in the club’s season, however, a number of the club’s u15/17 athletes were selected in the Derbyshire team for the Northern Inter Counties in Middlesbrough on 7th July which involved the 10 counties in the north of England. In the u17 women’s events Leah Proctor was 7th over 300m & 8th in the 100m with Jasmin Greveson 13th in the 1500m. Hannah Moody competed for the u15 girls coming 8th over 200m & 10th fastest in the 100m with Eva Kirkwood & Lily Baines 10th and 11th in the Javelin. Malachi Cooper was 10th in the u15 boys Shot with James foot taking 12th place overall in the 80m Hurdles. Joe Currie ran a seasons best for 11th over 800m, Sam Allen was 9th in the 3000m, Ewan Horsley was 6th in the Pole Vault, in the 100m Hurdles Luke Ambrosioni was 11th quickest & he was 8th in the Long and High Jumps.
YDL UPPER PROMOTION
A successful final match in Scunthorpe saw our u17/20 athletes secure promotion back to Division 1 by taking second place on the day to a victorious Hull team who took the title. Ewan spencer won the U20 men’s 3000m & Michael Brown the steeplechase. For the u20 women Louise Cocking won the 1500m, Lydia Cresswell took the Hurdles, Aimee Fellows won the Shot & Lauren Hill took wins in the other 3 throws. For the u17 men there was a dominant display from Nathan Gavaghan in the 400m, Final Grant & Harry Cocking took the A and B steeplechase a couple of hours after completing the 3k with Will Foot & Ewan Horsley wining the A & B Pole Vaults and Luke Ambrosioni taking the High Jump. Beth Falconer won the u17 women’s Pole Vault, Rhianna Keighley took top 3 spots in the heavy throws events & Georgia Millington was 2nd in the 300m Hurdles, as was Jasmin Greveson in the 1500m. Joe Houghton & Will Prime competed in all 3 sprints for the under 20’s taking a number of top 3 places with Jacob Ludlam scaling a new personal best in the High Jump and Nazhrah Simpson ran the 2 shorter sprints for the u20 women. Isaac Helps was 3rd at 1500m & Triple Jump for the u17 men & Joe Currie scored valuable points in the 400 & 800m. Lois Green and Danielle Hutchinson were also good points scorers in the jumps. The full results can be found at; http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%203_NORTH_East%202_UAG.pdf
YDL LOWER, MATCH 3 REPORT
Another excellent team performance in Middlesbrough saw us finish 3rd on Saturday 22nd June and leaves us in 3rd in the league with 1 match remaining. Ben Fogden took a double win for the u15 boys in the 100m & Long Jump, James Foot and Thomas Marriott won the A & B 80m Hurdles with James also winning the High Jump. For the u15 girls Hannah Moody took the High Jump & Pole Vault with the B strings won by Emily Rogers in the High & Alicia Proctor the Vault. There were Javelin A & B wins for u13's Izzy Fellows and Lottie Hall.
There were also top 3 performances for Nathanael Gaskin in the u13 boys 200m, Melissa Humphreys in the u13 girls 75m, Long & High Jumps, Gracie Pell in the 800m, Lydia Griffin in the 1200m, Gracjan Mazurek in the u15 boys Shot, Jacob Peers-Wain in the Hammer and for the u15 girls Missy Briddon in the 200m, Eva Kirkwood in the 1500m and Javelin & Ella Laban in the 75m Hurdles and Hammer. Full results can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/Fixture%203_North_East%201_LAG.pdf
Elsewhere over the weekend Luke Ambrosioni contested his first Octathlon finishing 12th in the Midland Schools Championships and Oliver Dakin just missed out on making the final of the 110m Hurdles at the English u20 Champs in Bedford. There was a win, however, for Alicia Barrett in the u23 women's 100m Hurdles with Ella Barrett 8th in the 400m final.
FELL RUNNING UPDATE
Last weekend Under 17 athlete Finlay Grant represented Derbyshire at the Fellrunning Inter-Counties Championships at the Clougha Pike Fell Race near Lancaster. After a tough race the Derbyshire team were triumphant champions with Finlay being the second county counter in 7th place in the championship race. Fin rounded off a fine weekend of competition by recording a second place in the Hawkswick U17 race in North Yorkshire. After 5 races in the English U17 Fellrunning Championships, and with one race yet to run, Finlay is in 6th place overall.
TIM WEALTHALL MILE & RICHARD BELTON 5K
Friday 19th July sees the annual 1 Mile graded races & 5k's at the Harvey Hadden Stadium, Nottingham from 7pm. Details can be found at http://nottsac.co.uk/entry-
There were a number of great performances by club athletes at the prestigious schools inter counties match in Birmingham on 15th June. Athletes achieved qualification by finishing in the top 2 places in the previous weeks County Schools Champs and with 10 counties competing standards were high. Will Foot smashed his pole vault pb, jumping 4.20m, which takes him to =4th in the UK rankings, to win the Inter boys event. Lois Green won a silver medal in the Inter girls Pole Vault and in the process jumped an English Schools qualifying standard and another medal was won by Lizzie Webster who was 3rd in the Inters 3000m. Jasmin Greveson posted a pb in finishing an excellent 8th in the Inter girls 1500m. Jacob Peers-Wain took 6th in the Junior boys Hammer. Lily Baines was 9th in the Junior girls Javelin with Ella Laban 11th in the Hammer and Hannah Moody taking 6th place in the Pole Vault. Oscar Cousins was 12th overall in the Inter boys 800m, Sam Allen was 13th in the 1500m, Nathan Gavaghan was 15th quickest in the 100m, Luke Ambrosioni was 9th in the Long Jump and Finbar Hayhurst was 16th quickest in the 200m.
DERBYSHIRE SCHOOLS SUCCESS
There was a Championship Record & English Schools qualifying standard for Hannah Moody in the Junior girls Pole Vault at the Derbyshire Schools Championships at Derby on 8th June. There was another Pole Vault win for Will Foot who also posted an English Schools standard in the Inter boys event & in the Senior girls Hammer Lauren Hill also achieved an English Schools standard.
Jacob Peers-Wain won the Junior boys hammer with Gracjan Mazurek taking Bronze in the 200m. Eva Kirkwood & Lily Baines were 1-2 in the Junior girls Javelin with Ella Laban & Ruby Higham taking the Silver and Bronze medals in the Hammer. In the Intermediate boys events Oscar Cousins & Sam Allen won the 800m & 1500m respectively, Luke Ambrosioni took the Long Jump title, there were Silvers for Nathan Gavaghan in the 100m & Finbar Hayhurst in the 200m and Finlay Grant took 3rd place in the 3000m. Lois Green won the Inter girls Pole Vault with Beth Falconer taking the Bronze, Lizzie Webster won the 3000m and Leah Proctor secured Silver in the 100m as did Jasmin Greveson the 1500m. Will Tighe won the Senior boys 1500m with Jak Smith taking the Discus with Aimee Fellows winning the Senior girls Discus & Louise Cocking taking a Bronze in the 3000m.
NORTHERN U20/SENIOR CHAMPS
There was an u20 bronze medal for Will Foot at the Northern Championships held at Sportcity, Manchester on 1st/2nd June. Will, who is still an u17, stepped up an age group and jumped 3.90m for his well earned medal. There was a further medal for Ella Barrett in the senior women's 400m with her taking the runner up spot. Oliver Dakin was just outside his best ever time in finishing 4th in the u20 men's 110m hurdles and Will Tighe was 7th in the u20 men's 1500m final.
There were medals galore for the club's athletes as well as a number of Championship Best Performances (CBP) at the Derbyshire County Championships at Moorways, Derby on 11/12th May. Izzy Fellows won the u13 girls Javelin with a new CBP with Lottie Hall securing the Silver and it was the same 1-2 in the Shot. In the u15 girls events Hannah Moody took Pole Vault glory and took Silver medals in the 200m & High Jump, Lily Baines took Gold in the Javelin, Lottie Hall stepped up to the u15 age group to secure Pole Vault Silver, Ruby Higham swung the hammer to take Bronze & Izzy Fellows moved up an age group for third in the Discus.
Leah Proctor took 2 Silvers in the u17 women’s category, in the 100m & Pole Vault and Bethany Falconer won Silver in the High Jump & Bronze in the Triple Jump. Emma Botham broke the CBP in the u20 women’s Discus, Lauren Hill took double Gold in the Javelin & Hammer, Rebecca Wardle took Pole Vault Gold and Bronze in the Javelin, there was a Silver medal for Louise Cocking in the 3000m & Bronzes for Aimee Fellows in the Hammer & Discus. Joanne Hall took the Gold with a CBP in the Masters Shot with Angie Fellows doing likewise in the Hammer where Joanne was second.
Seth Lowe & Nathanael Gaskin secured u13 boys Silver medals in the Long Jump & High Jump respectively with Nathanael also taking a Bronze in the 200m. Thomas Marriott took u15 boys Silvers in the 300m & 800m, there was also a Silver for James Foot in the Hurdles, Bronze was taken by Gracjan Mazurek in the Shot and Jacob Peers-Wain plundered 4 medals; Silvers in the Hammer & Triple Jump as well as Bronze in both the High Jump & Discus.
In the u17 men’s Pole Vault there was a CBP for Will Foot with Ewan Horsley taking Bronze, there was a double win for Luke Ambrosioni in the Long & High jumps, Nathan Gavaghan won the 200m & took a Bronze in the 400m, there was a 1-2 in the 1500m with Oscar Cousins just getting the better of Sam Allen, Oscar also took Silver in the 800m as did Sam in the 3000m with Joe Currie & Finlay Grant taking Bronzes in the 800m & 3000m respectively. Ollie Dakin took u20 men’s Gold in the Hurdles & 200m along with a Silver in the 100m, Will Prime also secured Silver in the 400m with Will Tighe piping Alex Ediker to the 1500m Silver and the following day Alex reversing the positions in the 800m. There were also u20 Bronzes for Ewan Spencer and Jacob Ludlam in the 3000m & High Jump.
Connor McQuade won senior men’s 200m & 400m, Mark Beer took the Javelin with Shane Proctor in 3rd and Rob Sims was also in Bronze medal form in the Hammer. In the Masters men’s events Mark Beer won 2 Golds, in the Long Jump & Pole Vault, Steve Gascoyne tried the Triple Jump and it paid off with Gold, Jo Wain also took Gold in the Shot and Bob Sims took Shot Silver and Discus & Hammer Bronze.
LONDON MINI MARATHON
Held on part of the course of the full marathon Will Tighe & Finlay Grant acquitted themselves well in the event on 28th April. In the u17 men’s race Will took 41st place with Fin in 67th in the u15 boys event.