News - Track And Field
This Section posts news relative to the Track and Field section such as information regarding up and coming training weekends reports on club championship, what the section does socially.
On a cool grey showery spring day The Regional Championships for Disability Athletes took place at Sport City. Rarely do these athletes get mentioned and many members may not even know of their existence. Pray that you are not struck down like Sale Harrier Lee Whiteley (coach - Keith Hunter) who one minute was leading a normal life as a club athlete when his world was turned upside down by a sudden illness. His competitive streak led to him not giving in and he battled back to compete at the highest level, leading to a World Championship medal in 2013 in Lyon. He joins young Chloe Knight (coach - Keith Hunter) who has a World Indoor Bronze amongst other medals in T/F20. Robert Wilshire competed in the old YDL in Long Jump going almost unnoticed.
Coming back to today our young Sale Harrier Finlay Freeman (coaches - Hunter/Wilshire) collected two Championship medals at the Regional Championships, one for Sprints and one for Long Jump. May his determination and success in a Sale vest long continue.
Posted 25/04/2016 08:00
There were lots of Sale athletes on show for the first Outdoor track event of this year. A typical British spring day keeping everyone guessing with spells of pleasant sunshine breaking through but at times when the cloud cover prevailed there was still a bit of a chill in the air. None of this bothered the likes of Isabelle Burke who ran away with the 1200m Gold medal in 4.08 the second fastest time in the UK this year so far, with fellow Sale athlete Lizzie Hill taking bronze.
The fast improving Sam Heyworth raced well against Yorkshire champion Ethan Hussey and got a PB AND A SILVER only half a second adrift. The sprinters were not to be outdone with 14 PB s gained. A total of 9 athletes in middle distance events took PBs. Field events such as Javelin are on hold over the winter and the jumps are restricted to indoor events such as our open meets. 6 Javelin throwers, who may not yet be specialists, improved their PBs whilst 5 Shot Putters did likewise.
A further 8 athletes in Long jump improved too. Scarlett Whittaker was only 1cm off her High Jump PB. The youngest age group, under 11 athletes, appeared in 20 events and have not been included in the former totals. It’s a great way to start the year and testament to the very good work which is done at Crossford Bridge, Wythenshawe and Sport City. I noticed 8 Sale coaches there, but there could have been more. Let’s not forget the hours they spend helping athletes taking their first tentative steps in this sport.
Posted 07/04/2016 12:15
Posted 14/03/2016 16:16
Sportcity on Saturday saw the culmination of local Sportshall events with the NW championships which is an inter-country event featuring teams from Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria and Greater Manchester with a number of athletes gaining selection for Greater Manchester.
MEGAN GREENWAY, MELISSA BOOTH and SCARLETT WHITTAKER were part of the Greater Manchester team that won the U13 girl’s age-group and have now been selected to represent the NW of England at the national finals in Birmingham Congratulations to all three girls on their selection to compete on such a prestigious event
This has been a highly successful Sportshall season for Sale Harriers in both league and county championships which are a great credit to CHRISTINE TYRER and STEVE BOOTH who gave both coached and team managed the squads.
Posted 08/03/2016 09:02
Fechin Mc Cormick
There were highs and lows for the club’s thirteen athletes who competed in their pinnacle of the winter indoor season, the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield at the weekend.
The highs were certainly the club’s three medallists. Chris Baker, hot from his recent massive British record and club record high jump of 2.36m, was crowed British Champion. Sprinter Andy Robertson will be ecstatic with his 60m PB and silver medal. Hopefully, he’ll have caught the selector’s eye for the Rio Olympics. Andy Sutcliffe, the club’s pole-vault record holder and multi UK medallist, will also be very pleased to secure yet another silver medal.
Some of the disappointments were unfortunates JESS TAYLOR (DNS), DAVE PROCTOR (DNF), MATT CULLEN (NH), CALLUM ROUGHNEEN (DQ) and JACK ANDREW (DQ).
Posted 01/03/2016 08:54
Fechin Mc Cormick
Several club athletes, their coaches, families and back-up teams had every good reason to celebrate from their performances at the weekend’s important England Indoor Championships at Sheffield.
KEVIN METZGER won the U20 triple jump gold and England Champion and he did it in style with a PB that’s finally reached the magical 15.00m. Kevin now also holds the U20 indoor silver and outdoor gold medals and he’s also the EA U17 gold, and bronze outdoor medallist and U17 indoor silver medallist
JONA EFOLOKO became the U17 200m England champion and the U17 60m silver medallist. He’s already got an impressive set of EA medals. He’s the 2015 U17 60m Champion and 200m silver medallist and the 2014 U15 60m and 200m Champion
EMMANUEL ODUBANJO, another of coach KEITH HUNTER’s exciting athletes, won the U17 England triple jump title again with a PB of 14.52. He adds this to last year’s U17 outdoor bronze medal.
RORY KEEN won the U17 400m bronze medal with a 50.64 PB. Though a hurdles specialist with quite some success as a Gtr. Manchester County , Gtr. Manchester Schools and Northern success, this was only his 2nd straight 400m race, the first just a few weeks earlier when he won the Northern Athletics U17 silver medal.
Well done also to the following who produced tremendous PB’s, almost as good if not as good as medals: DANIEL AFOLATA (U17 60m in 7.05), LOUIS APPIAH-KUBI (60m in7.36), MIA LOWNDES (60m in 8.13), MEG Mc HUGH (U17 300m in 41.90) and AIMEE PRATT (800m in 2:18).
The Under 20 men’s triple jump saw Kevin Metzger extend his PB to 15.00 and move to the top of the rankings with his second round jump.
Posted 15/02/2016 20:00
Fechin Mc Cormick
Hermione Mason HJ Silver
In the current sequence of Northern Indoor and Outdoor Championships, it was the region’s U13 & U15 boys and girls to compete at their Northern Indoors Championships at the weekend in the traditional venue of Sheffield’s EIS Arena. Sale Harriers had two silver medallists - U13 HERMIONE MASON (High jump) and U15 LOUIS APPIAH-KUBI (60m) and one bronze medal U15 LIZZIE TWITE (800m). There were several who produced great PB performances and most of them with more than one PB, Well done to all.
MELISSA BOOTH U13 60m x 2
MELISSA BOOTH U13 200m x2
MELISSA BOOTH U13 Long Jump
HARMIONE MASON U13 60m
HERMIONE MASON U13 200m
HERMIONE MASON U13 High Jump
LOIS Mc TIFFIN U15 60m Hurdles
LOIS Mc TIFFIN U15 Shot Putt
TYLER HILL U15 60m
TYLER HILL U15 200m
LOUIS APPIAH-KUBI U15 200m x 2
MIA LOWNDES U15 200m x 3
LIZZIE TWITE U15 800m x 2
LUCIE WOLFENDEN U15 Pole Vault
RUKA SHONIBARE U15 60m
Ellie Twite U15 800 Bronze medalist.
Posted 08/02/2016 18:33
Posted 02/02/2016 18:03
The Greater Manchester Sportshall Championships were held at Sportscity on Sunday and Sale Harriers again did well to finish four teams in the first three in their age-group, including a win for the U11 boys. Sale Harriers can be well pleased with a medal count of 8 gold,14 silver and 2 bronze plus a host of PB’s.
The club had four new individual county champions in NATHAN BOOTH (Shot), SCARLETT WHITTAKER (Shot), MACKENA BRADSHAW (vertical jump & silver in the javelin) and LUCY HERBERT (Vertical jump). The U11 boy’s sprint relay team are also county champions. Well done to PRINCE AYENI, JACKSON WARD, LEONARDO SCOTT and HARRY EDMUNDSON.
Silver medals were awarded to HARRY BOYD (Shot), SOPHIE TILLEY (Shot), MEGAN GREENWAY (4-lap), ELLA GILLESPIE (Triple jump), LEONARDO SCOTT (Sprint) and JACKSON WARD (Javelin). The relay teams were also silver medallists. Well done to the U11 girls – LUCY HERBERT, HERMIONE MASON, DIDS PARISH and Ella Gillespie and the U13 girls relay team MELISSA BOOTH, MEGAN GREENWAY, ELLA MARSHALL and SOFIJA DRAJISIC-WOOD.
Bronze medals were awarded to JACKSON WARD (Long Jump) and MELISSA BOOTH (4-lap). Yet again, a big ‘Thank You’ to the hard-working team managers, indispensable officials and coaches and all those self-sacrificing parents without whom these matches could never happen.
TEAM 2016 U11G SPORTSHALL Gtr.Manchester Champs Relay Silver. Gillepsie, Parish, Mason and Herbert
Posted 25/01/2016 19:49
Fechin Mc Cormick
Northern Championships, whether indoors or outdoors, is a major winter pinnacle and whilst the endurance sections are ‘hotting-up’ for their Championship over Blackburn’s mud and undulations on January 30th, this weekend the club’s T & F specialists crossed the snow crowned Pennines to the relative warmth of EIS Sheffield in the hope of even surpassing their expectations. They returned with the traditional haul of glorious medals and lifetime best performances. Well done to all...............
SENIOR 800m JENNA HILL
SENIOR TRIPLE JUMP NATHAN ROACH
SENIOR 200m REBEKAH WILSON (PB
U20 1500m AIMEE PRATT
U20 3000m AIMEE PRATT
U20 TRIPLE JUMP KEVIN METZGER
U17 POLE VAULT VICTORIA BARLOW
U17 60m JONA EFOLOKO
U17 TRIPLE JUMP EMMANUEL ODUBANJO
SENIOR 60m REBEKAH WILSON
SENIOR 200m ABI FITZPATRICK
SENIOR 1500m JENNA HILL
U17 HIGH JUMP SHANE CONNELL
U17 400m RORY KEEN (PB)
SENIOR 800m JOSH OGUNTAYO
SENIOR SHOT JOHN NICHOLLS
U20 POLE VAULT ZAC HARROP (PB)
U20 POLE VAULT EBBIE DANSON-CHAPPELL
U17 HIGH JUMP GRACE BOWER
OTHER LIFETIME BEST PERFORMANCES
SENIOR 60m AARON CROWLEY
SENIOR 400m ORIOL PIQUERAS
U20 60m HAYAAT BAH-TRAORE
U20 200m EMMANUEL MUKA
Posted 18/01/2016 19:36