News - Track And Field
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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
Following the very successful first Sportshall match at Sportcity in mid-December, Sale Harriers U11 boys were again in excellent form at the weekend. This club section now has six athletes selected to represent Greater Manchester in the North West County Championship for the U11's. The athletes selected were,
Hermione Mason, Olivia Buchan, Mackenna Bradshaw, Prince Ayeni, Harry Edmundson and Leonardo Scott.
The Sportshall Arena had its usual lively atmosphere of noise, keen competition and friendly rivalry between the five counties of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside. In a hard fought contest, Greater Manchester finished 2nd in both Girls and Boys events, just pipped by Cheshire, and only just four points in the boys event.
The club athletes now go on to the Greater Manchester County Championships next Sunday where they represent Sale Harriers and medals are up for grabs!
Posted 18/01/2016 19:34
The 3rd fixture of Sale Harriers Winter Indoor meetings, held at Sportcity, was most successful with over 300 athletes at the arena and with 64 club track & field members taking part.
The club’s sprinters were out in force, many recording personal bests, and the jumpers also were revelling in the competitions provided.
Personal bests were achieved by the following club members........
Aarron Crowley (Sen) led the way with a 6.92s clocking. Followed by Daniel Afolabi (U17) 7.06s, Emmanual Muka 7.23s, Jonathon Bisson
7.45s, both (U20), then Laurelle Obi(U15) 8.09s, Meg Mchugh (U17) 8.4s, Megan Greenway(U15) 9.01s also had a 4m 09cm long jump.
Rebekah Wilson was in sharp form recording 7.64s in the 60m, followed later by a pb in the 200m recording 24.56secs. Louis Appiah-Kubi (U15) was rewarded with 2 personal bests, 7.68s and 25.09s.
Remoldo Edwards (U23) clocked a fast 23.07s and both Rory Keen (U17) 23.30s and Nahom Selemon (U17) 26.41s had pbs. Oriol Pigneras-Orago (Sen) ran 7.52s and 2.57s respectively.Elizabeth Twite (U15) reduced her 600m pb with a 1m 42.18s clocking.
Quite a few of the club’s jumpers have been taking part in the series, with outstanding results, achieving qualifying distances for the National indoors. Pole Vaulters, Zach Harrop (U20) cleared 4m 40cm and Victoria Barlow ( U17) 3m 23cm were outstanding. Equally so was Shane Connell (U17), who soared over 1m 85cm in the High Jump.
Full detailed results can be viewed at the Power of 10 web site. Click here.
Posted 13/01/2016 11:35
The final Sportshall League meet was at Sportcity on Sunday and Sale Harriers can be well pleased with four teams finishing in the first three in their age group with strong opposition from twelve other clubs.
Pride of place must go to the U11 boys who won the league title by a big margin. In the final match they were particularly impressive in the relay events with well drilled squads winning all three relays. Congratulations to the 8-boy squad of JACK ALTOFT, MACKENNA BRADSHAW, HARRY EDMUNDSON, TOM BOYD, LEONARDO SCOTT, PRINCE AYENI, HARVEY DEVENPORT and JACKSON WARD.
The U11 girl’s team of LUCY HERBERT, HERMIONE MASON, OLIVIA BUCHAN and ISABELLE BURKE were also relay winners in the obstacle event and with the addition of KACEE AYENI, ELEANOR BOYD, GRACE EDMUNDSON and DIDS PARISH scored well across all disciplines.
A large squad of U13 girls represented the club with tremendous enthusiasm and team spirit. ELLA MARSHALL and SARA BAYAN achieved PB’s in the shot whilst SCARLETT WHITTAKER won the event with a PB of 8.40m. SOFIJA DRAJISIC-WOOD scored an impressive 76 in the speed bounce and teamed up with MELISSA BOOTH, MEGAN GREENWAY and NIAMH COYNE to make up a speedy relay team. The rest of this impressive squad was made up of HOLLY HARRISON, MARIE COLDRICK, ELLIE COLQUHOUN-LYNN, ELLIE HILL, CHARLOTTE BUCHAN and AMBER THOMS who all contributed to the team’s success.
Our star performer was U15 NATHAN BOOTH with PB’s of 9.24m in the shot and 6.78m in the standing triple jump.
Others who competed with great credit for the club were JENNA CARR, SARA INACIO, HARRY BOYD and JOHN LEWIS.
The next Sportshall fixture is the County Championships on January 24th. The usual ‘Thank You’ must go to the team managers, officials, coaches and parents who made this another successful event.
Posted 15/12/2015 11:31
Sale Harriers U11 boys won round one by a convincing margin and remain on course to retain their Sportshall league title following their second match at Sportcity at the weekend. In this match, LEONARDO SCOTT and PRINCE AYENI were impressive in the sprints whilst MCKENNA BRADSHAW won the javelin with HARRY EDMUNDSON also in good form. The whole squad contributed to tremendous results in the relays with two victories in the obstacles relays and the runners-up slot in the sprints relays. JACK ALTOFT, TOM BOYD, JACKSON WARD and JOE LEWIS also performed with great credit.
The U11 girls are also aiming to retain their league title. A team of HERMIONE MASON, ISABELLE BURKE, KACEE AYEN1 and DIDS PARISH were runners up in the relay. Dids was outstanding in the sprint event whilst Hermione excelled in the vertical jump. GRACE EDMUNDSON, ELEANOR BOYD and OLIVIA BUCHAN also scored well in their events.
The U13 girls were in great form with four lap victories from MEGAN GREENWAY, ELLIE COLQHOUN-LYNN and ELLA WILSON whilst HOLLY HARRISON, IZZY LAMB AND SCARLETT WHITTAKER were in good form in the six lap event. A team of MELISSA BOOTH, ELLA WILSON, NIAMH COYNE and MEGAN GREENWAY were runners-up in the relay. In the field events, SCARLETT WHITTAKER impressed with her 8.58m shot and 53cms vertical jump whilst MELISSA BOOTH jumped 6.02m in the standing triple jump and SOFIJA DRAJISIC-WOOD jumped 1.78m in the standing long-jump. Others performing with great credit were ELLA MARSHALL, TIGGY FALLON, CHARLOTTE BUCHAN, MARIE GOLDRICK and SOPHIE TILLEY.
Other team members who scored well for the club were JENNA CARR, NATHAN BOOTH, HARRY BOYD (PB in the shot), BAILEY HULSE, SARA IACIO, JACOB CORRIE, MONTY MARSHALL, JOHN LEWIS and NANA AMPONSAH.
Again, thanks to the team managers, officials and parents who made this worthwhile event not just happen but such a continuing success.
Posted 16/11/2015 19:35