PETER SHAW

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.

Photos to follow.

13th  JULY      VETERAN ATHLETIC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sale Harriers Life Member and a specialist shot putter GEOFF TYLER, recorded a new UK M70 best of 12.90m at this VAC meeting in Kingston-on Thames. It further improved his No.1 UK ranking of 12.86m that he achieved at the Northern Masters Championships in Hull on June 30th.

Geoff’s been previously Britain’s No.1 in the M65 and M60 categories and ranks No2 in the 2019 M70 category in the Hammer and 3rd in the discus.    These were big improvements for Geoff who put it down to “the weekly Thai massage that has helped my knotted muscles to be more relaxed in the circle. I never realised how tight & knotted my muscles were”.

Geoff’s M45 discus throw of 49.08m in 1994 is still an Australian record. Geoff was a Sale Harrier from 1971 until he moved to Australia in 1989 and then briefly when he returned from 1996-1998. He was awarded Life Membership in 1988 for almost 20 years’ service to the senior men’s National T & F teams.

Peter Shaw

On Sunday the club held a very successful medal meet at Crossford Bridge featuring 200 athletes from 20 clubs from all over the North-West. The best performance from a Sale athlete was TIA GROVER who won three gold medals whilst NY JACKSON and BEN KEELEY were double gold medallists. Our other gold medallists were FREDDIE MEREDITH, MATTHEW HILL, BEN GARDNER and MAX CUNNINGHAM.

Our silver medallists were DYLAN CONNOLLY-HART (2 medals), JACK EDMUNDSON, OLIVER HOWELL, KYIVANA CHIA-CHE, DANIEL OAKES, LIAM O’BRIEN, KAI FALLOON, MARIE FADIPE-DAVIDS, JESS HILL and FREDDIE MEREDITH.

Our bronze medallists were ISAAC WRIGLEY (2 medals), PHOEBE KERINS (2 medals), ARCHIE ELEY, MATTHEW GARDNER, HOLLIE Mc HUGH, GRACE HILL, LOLA RICHARDSON, DARIA DWYER-ROSS, MICAH NESBIT,  ISAAC SHINWELL, OLIVER HOWELL, DANIEL LUKE and MAX CUNNINGHAM.

The club’s overall medal count of 12 gold, 10 silver and 15 bronze was excellent, particularly considering the quality of the opposition.

Photos courtesey of Dave Greenwood at Dark Star Photos. Click here for link to more.

 

olivia brown 800MMany congratulations to Olivia Brown who recently won the Greater Manchester County and Greater Manchester Schools U15 800M. She subsequently won bronze in The Masons Trophy and has now been selected to run for Greater Manchester at the forthcoming English Schools Chapionships. 

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Wythenshawe Hurdlers! with consistent weather of rain and more rain Sale achieved two County Champions.

Scarlett Sofija Hermione

Scarlett Whittaker (left) under 17 Cheshire County Champion

Sofija Drajistic Wood (centre) under 17 Greater Manchester Champion.

Hermione Mason (right), Hermione achieved a National Standard time of 11.4 secs to gain qualification for the English Schools National Final at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium in July. Well Done Hermione!

The Girls then went on to represent their respective Counties at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Final in Birmingham, Hermione and Sofija both achieved podium positions with Sofija achieving a big PB in the u17 hurdles, still a year young in this age group.

 Scarlett and Hermione  Sofija Drajistic Wood

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