YDL (lower) Preston
The club’s U13 & U15 league team had won the Northern Premier title nine times in the last ten years. As reigning champions they got off to the best ever start to a season with a hundred and twenty point victory over home club Preston, scoring over 600 points, a total achieved only once before in the Northern Premier League (by Sale in the last match in 2016).
HERMIONE MASON started the ball rolling by winning the first hurdles race of the day with SHAYON FRYER-FRANCIS, ZAK STILLER, SCARLETT WHITTAKER and ELLISE FRYER-FRANCIS also performing particularly well. Scarlett and Elise are multi-eventers and competed with great success in three events each.
Sale sprinters as usual scored a huge points total with total domination of the relays and individual victories from SUCCESS EDUAN (2 wins), CHARLOTTE WILKINSON (2), POPPY GLASBY-SEDDON (2), ABRAHAM FOBIL, SAM WORTHINGTON, BRANDON MORGAN, HOLLY MURRAY, JESS NELSON, PRAISE OWOEYE, AYLA HEWITT, OSA ODEMWENGIE, LIBBY WARREN and LOUIS APPIAH-KUBI. LUI DE MATOS finished runner up in two events whilst LEONARDO SCOTT performed well in four events despite being at Primary School.
National YDL Champion SOPHIE ASHURST vaulted a massive 3.15cms to win the pole-vault whilst ZAK STILLER and JED BAILEY dominated the boy’s event as they also did in the high jump.
Our javelin throwers were in great form with individual victories from BEN KERSH, ABRAHAM FOBIL, MACKENA BRADSHAW (also 2nd in the high jump and 4th in the shot), TORIN LINDSEY, MIA WALKER and SOFIJA DRAGISIC-WOOD. ELLA WILSON performed well in both javelin and high jump. National ISA Primary high jump champion ELLA GILLESPIE was the only primary age girl to be selected for Sale and managed to win her 800m racer and finished 2nd in the javelin, both with PB performances – a credit to the coaching in our Primary Section. In the other throws SAM BROWN, PRAISE OWOEIE, SOPHIE TILLEY, BREANNA BRADSHAW and TOM BOYD all performed well.
Our harrier tradition was upheld in the middle distance events with wins from JESS SPILSBURY, LARA CRAWFORD, EMILY KATE HALL, JAMES KELLY and MATTHEW THOMAS whilst NIAMH BOYD, IZZY BURKE, KATIE STRINGER, TAYLOR EDWARDS, LIBBY HILL, WILL PARKER, LAURE DERBYSHIRE and GEORGE SAFRANAUSKAS all ran well to finish in the top three of their events.
Our aim in the next YDL match is to break our own record of 617 points for the highest Northern ever total. CARL WORTHINGTON and DAVE MARSH as team managers are the key to the success of this team.
Posted 24/04/2017 12:49