Horwich RMI Harriers Match Report:
North of England Athletics Association Track and Field League Division 4WC: Match 2 @ Sheepmount Stadium, Carlisle.
On Saturday 26th May, the Horwich RMI Harriers Senior Track and Field team travelled to Sheepmount Stadium, Carlisle, to compete in the second fixture of the North of England Athletics League. In glorious sunshine, the team of 13 athletes secured a well deserved third place, thanks to a fantastic effort from each and every person who made the trip, especially those athletes who “took one for the team” and competed outside their comfort zone in events they don’t usually think about trying!
There were some exceptional performances that helped to secure the result, including Noah Saunders taking on the senior athletes at the tender age of 14 in both the men’s 100m and 200m, Rachel Collington running a season’s best in the women’s 200m, and the relay teams who ran both a 4×100 and 4×400.
Some new club records were also established, with Amy Phillpotts throwing a new PB and Under 20’s record in the Javelin, and Kelly Laughton jumping another Senior Ladies record in the Long Jump. Both were involved, along with Lyndsey Jones and Tiffany Dacre, as a new Senior 4x100m record was set in a commanding win for the ladies team.
In the men’s events, Mike Houghton extended his Senior Long Jump record, and set a new overall club record in the Shot Put.
A fantastic result for the team on the day, and all are looking forward to the next meeting at Wigan on July 1st. With this being the home fixture, we need as much support on the day as possible, so anyone who is available to offer their services would be most welcome.
Results including known record changes (CR = Club Record, xR = Age Group Record) and Seasons and Personal Best’s (SB/PB) are shown below.
Northern League Team Manager
Michael Houghton – 100m – 12.3 (SB)
Long Jump – 6.16m (PB, SR)
Triple Jump – 11.79m (SB)
Shot Put – 10.10m (PB, CR)
David Phillpotts – Discus – 18.87m (SB)
Shot Put – 6.93m (PB)
Ian Saunders – Hammer – 15.61m (SB)
Javelin – 21.21m (PB)
Noah Saunders – 100m – 12.7
200m – 25.5
Neil Shelmerdine – 400m – 66.6 (PB)
800m – 2:39.5 (PB)
Andrew Storey – 400m – 65.6
800m – 2:45.3 (SB)
Long Jump – 4.70m (PB, V45R)
Trevor Williams – 200m – 27.8 (SB)
Discus – 20.68m (SB)
Hammer – 16.08m
Javelin – 26.37m
Rachel Collington – 200m – 35.9 (SB)
Discus – 12.53 (PB)
Shot Put – 6.21 (PB)
Natassia Dacre – Discus – 17.45m
Hammer – 13.94m
Javelin – 28.22m
Tiffany Dacre – 100m – 13.4
200m – 28.4
Hammer – 4.85m
Lyndsey Jones – 800m – 3:16.0
Long Jump – 3.46m
Kelly Laughton – 400m Hurdles – 76.8
Long Jump – 4.74 (PB)
Triple Jump – 9.75m
High Jump – 1.35m (PB)
Shot Put – 6.90m (PB)
Amy Phillpotts – 100m – 13.5 (SB)
400m – 63.1
Javelin – 19.10m (PB, U20R)