Our U13 & U15 YDL team won their eleventh Northern title in thirteen years. This was their finest hour as they beat reigning Northern Champions Preston AC in a final held at Preston. We are now North-West and Northern Champions and will be aiming for a historic treble when we contest the national final on home territory at the Etihad Stadium on September 7th

The match was close but victory was secured when our 1500m runners gained a twenty-one points advantage over Preston. Well done to SARA CLOUGH, EVA KARALIUS, MATTHEW GARDNER, FINLAY GODDARD, JASMINE REED, TAYLOR EDWARDS, JAMES KNOCKTON and JACK SPARK.

PRINCE MENDEZ had a great club debut, competing in four events and winning the boy’s 100m. Other victories in sprints and hurdles events came from SUCCESS EDUAN who last week retained her English Schools sprint title), THEO MAY, HOLLY GARNER, NATACHI NWOSU, FAVOUR JOSEPH, HEMIONE MASON, SETIRA REID and THEA BROWN (the only Sale girl to win three events with Grade 1 performances). Congratulations to HERMIONE MASON and TOLU ADEYEMI who broke club hurdles records. Hermione ran 11.3 in the U15 girl’s hurdles and Tolu ran 12.9 in the U13 boy’s hurdles. Thanks to SAMMY BREINGAN, LEONARDO SCOTT, and TOM BOYD who all competed in four events.

Our throwers had a great day with DECLAN 0’LOUGHLAN, OLIVER WOZNIAK, MABEL ADJEI and ASAM EL-JOUZI making highly successful club debuts whilst JASMINE RICHARDSON (competed in four events), ELLA GILLESPIE, LAILA HERSTELL and LILY OLDALE were all in great form.

Our vaulters and jumpers had a great day, BAZIL ZOLA competing in four events with impressive victories in the high jump and long jump, events in which he ranks No.2 in the UK outdoors. Other victories came RUARI Mc DONALD who triumphed in the pole vault in blustery conditions to get a new PB of 3.10m, SHONA WILKINSON,  BECCA MCLYNN (winning the pole vault on her club debut with a height of 2.30m), JOSHUA ESME, LILY EDSON, TIA GROVER and THEA BROWN. Multi-event star ELLISE FRYER-FRANCIS competed with great success in three events.

FREDDIE MEREDITH was in great form winning his 800m with a Grade 1 performance. Further 800m victories came from AVA CLOUGH, IZZY APPLEBY, MADDIE HOLT, IZZY BURKE and NIAMH BOYD. A big thanks to WILL PARKER who again ran in three events to help ensure team victory.

Many thanks to club officials who were only one of two clubs to score the maximum of 55 points. One major feature of this match was the tactical genius of team manager CARL WORTHINGTON. By qualifying so many new athletes, we now go to the national final (which we’ve won twice in recent years) with great strength in depth. Full results.

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