YDL Upper Age 30th June Macclesfield

YDL Upper Age 30th June Macclesfield

In the third YDL Upper age group meeting the team travelled to Macclesfield, yet again we had only a small team with only 3 boys and 5 girl athletes competing due to injuries and other commitments. Although this was the least athletes we have had they all gave outstanding performances and got a total of 9 PB’s between them. There were 3 U17’s boys, Nathan Townsend, Nathan Walker, and Noah Saunders who got himself 3 new PB’s.

Nathan Townsend ran the 800 metres in a good time of 2.10.8 but sadly didn’t feel well enough to run again, Nathan Walker this time ran as the U17’s runner and ran all the sprints, he ran 12.5 yet again in the 100 metres, a new PB in the 200 metres with a time of 25.0 and then ran the 400 metres with a PB of 59.3, excellent running Nathan. Noah threw the Hammer in his first event of the day and started with his 1st PB of the day throwing 20.09, he then ran 11.8 in the 100 metres coming 2nd and smashed 1.2 seconds off his 200 metres running 23.9, superb running Noah.

The girls had a good day doing themselves proud as well and getting more PB’s, we had 4 U17’s, Grace Shelmerdine, Sophie Williams, Lauren Banks and Madeleine Hunt , while Beth Miller was the only U20’s. Grace ran the 100 metres for the U17’s in 13.4 a new PB and did the Long and High Jump, jumping 4.35 and 1.35 respectively.

Sophie started the day off once again running the 300 metre Hurdles, smashing even more time off and running under 50 seconds with a new PB of 49.7, she also ran 80 metre Hurdles coming 3rd with a time of 13.9. Madeleine competed in just the Discus, she came 1st with a throw of 28.86. Lauren had a fantastic day running all 3 sprints and the relay she ran 14.1 in the 100 metres, 29.6 in the 200 metres and a PB in the 300 metres with a time of 47.6.

Beth was our only U20’s and ran the 100 metres in 13.1 and the 200 metres in a new PB of 27.3, she also threw 6.33 in the Shot gaining good points for the team.

The 3 U17’s girls Grace, Sophie and Lauren were joined by Beth and they ran as U20’s in the 4 x 100 metre relay, they ran a superb race with good baton changes to finish in 2nd place in 54.6.

The team finished once again in 5th place with 208.5 points and are 5th overall in the table with 750 points.