Peter Shaw

The YDL (Lower) is a National league for U13 & U15 boys and girls and Sale took part in Match 1 of the NW Premier League at Longford Park.

In the U15 boys events the pole vault was our strongest event with CALUM PARK winning with a vault of 3m 45cms to go 2nd in the UK rankings whilst PATRICK WILEY won the B event. LIAM O'BRIEN, KARLO MILLS, MATTHEW ADENUGA and DAN OAKES all took part in four events with Liam winning the hurdles.

In the U15 girls our strongest event was the 1500m which was won by OONAGH Mc MANUS in 4:41.59 which ranks No1 in the UK for a Year 8 school-girl whilst IZZY HALL ran a PB to win the B race. Another middle distance star was IMOGEN HILL who won a tactical 800m race with a spectacular sprint finish. NIAMH RIDLER competed in four events winning the 100m. ROXY Mc HUGH also competed in four events and teamed up with HANNAH SQUIBBS, OONAGH Mc MANUS and IMOGEN HILL to win the 4 x 300m relay.

Our star in the U13 boys was LEO OBGEIDE who won the 100m & 200m and teamed up with DANIEL WELLS, ISAAC WRIGLEY and OLIVER HOWELL to win the sprint relay.

The U13 girls relay team of BROOKE CARROLL-IVISON, EVA ANWYL, ANNABEL LAMA and LILY VALENTINE had a comfortable victory. Lily had two individual sprint victories; Brooke won her hurdles race and Eva was the only athlete from any club to achieve the highest level 9 performances in three events. Our strongest event was the 1200m in which BEA SOPER won with a PB of 3:51.42 which ranks her No.2 in the UK rankings whilst CAITLIN WETTERS also recorded a PB to win the B event. Another middle distance star was ROBYN HEYWOOD-YOUNG who ran a PB to finish runner-up in the 800m.

Fifty youngsters represented Sale with great credit in the events they took part in but we lacked specialist in a number of technical events which meant we finished fifth from six teams in the match.

A massive thanks to team manager CARL WORTHINGTON and the club officials (especially parent REBECCA BELL whose efforts added a maximum 56 points to the team’s total score.)

Full results.