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HoE Young Athletes T&F League, Match#1, Sun 10/06/12, Kidderminster and Stourport Print

HEART OF ENGLAND YOUNG ATHLETES TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE 2012

Match No 1, Sunday 10th June at the Kidderminster and Stourport Track

Under 13 runner, Erica Hygate kicked off the day’s events with a gallant effort, battling bravely to finish the 1500m race despite still suffering from a bug she had picked up earlier in the week.

In the Under 11 girls group, both Louise Gallagher and Katriana Lightfoot achieved PBs in the long jump. Next came the 600m; a late arriving Tasleemah Khan flew round the first 100m, while club mate Emma Stringer controlled herself. Tasleemah suffered in the 2nd half of the race, while Emma came through to pass Tas on the final 100 meters. In the 75 metre sprint Kat stormed down the straight to take ½ a second off her PB.

The two Under 11 boys both did well; Matthew Smith ran a very good 600m, while a very young Tom Mills acquitted himself very well in his events.

The U/11 mixed relay team of Tom, Kat, Louise and Matthew ran well to finish 2nd in this event.

In the Under 13 girls events, first year under 13 competitor, Katy Clarke (aka Pinky) proved to be a star performer. Having only played around with the hurdles, she stormed over the 8 flights of hurdles in her first competitive race. A bit later on she again ran well over 100 metres and also put in a very quick 2nd leg of the 4x100m relay. In the 800m and running in brightly coloured socks, Joanne Humphries continues to find some true form while little Izabella Thompson in her first race over this distance ran a PB of just over 3 mins. Our other Under 13 girl, Katy Williams (also in brightly coloured socks) was unable to match her PB in the long jump and had a bad outside lane draw in the 200. These 4 girls then just took 2nd spot in the 4 x 100.

In the U/13 Boys, Nathan Clitheroe and Joe Dodd ran well in the 800 metres with Joe finding a new turn of speed over the final 100m. Our sprinters (100m/200m) for today, Sam Barber and Sean Windsor both had to work hard to gain much needed points. Elliott Wadsworth in his first track 1500m was another who had to get his head down and work well to make the finishing line. Over in the field events, James Apperley threw a very fine 26 metres to win the Javelin, while Jamie Mills picked up an unfortunate injury in the Long jump. The 4x100m relay team however, failed to get the baton around safely.

The two U/15 Girls, both with no previous experience for the club ran well. Amelia Redmond made a very late appearance in the 100 metres but overcame her problems to finish 3rd. Holly Roberts chose to go over 300 metres and had to overcome a bout of severe nerves in her first competitive run over this distance.

Only 2 U/15 boys, Jonty Mills (400m & 200m) and Callum Curran (800m &1500m). Jonty, lacking a bit of continuous training, battled hard to overcome this tough distance of 400m and was still suffering a bit when it came to his 200m. Callum is a rather small U/15 who nevertheless has a big heart and is determined to overcome the distances, come what may.

Finally, in the U/17 Girls, our only competitor, a very apprehensive Beth Taylor, took to the line for the 100 metres. Another first timer for the club, who did not disgrace herself!

Thank you to all who competed and thank you to the parents who officiated (without them there would not have been a meeting). Many thanks to moms/dads for bringing your youngsters along.

There is an open meeting at Worcester July 8th (entries to Dave by 26th June) and next Heart of England is July 21st at Nuneaton.

 

The club would like to point out that we are open all through the summer holidays.

 


 

 
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