Good Performances at Young Athlete Development Competition – 25 September 2013

27 Sep

The Club held an end of season Young Athlete Development Competition at Whitehall Athletic Arena on Wednesday 25th September 2013 partly to give young athletes a final chance to compete in the 2013 summer season but also to give the coaches a chance to identify talent at throwing and jumping as well as running to sign-post them to training opportunities over the winter ready for the 2014 summer season.

Jacob Grinnell was the fastest on the under-11 boys over 75 metres across the four races clocking 11.6 – and Jacob is still in Year 4. Jacob also took the honours in the howler throw with a longest throw of 26.9 metres. Tenisha Small was the fastest under-11 girl over 75 metres clocking 11.1 and also finished first in the girl’s 600 metres with a time of 2:02.7. Tenisha also took the 100 metres race in a time of 14.8 – just in front of under-13 Jess Frazer. Tenisha is in Year 6. In the Boy’s under-11 600 metres first home was Max Barnett in 2:07.1.

At the under-13 level Ben Dixey was the fastest boy clocking 10.8 while Emily Warr’s 11.8 was fastest among the under-13 girls. Jess Frazer won the under-13 girl’s 800 metres in 2:51.1 while Isabella Parselle won the under-15 race in 2:33.5.

In the field there were large numbers of competitors in the under-11 Long jump with Jamaane Ayton winning the under-11 boys with a jump of 3 metres 75 centimetres, Lewis Oberhansley took the under-13 boys long jump with 3 metres 46 centimetres, while Curt Cameron was the sole under-15 but jumped well to record 4 metres 94 centimetres to add to his 1 metre 46 centimetre clearance in the high jump.

In the under-11 girl’s long jump Jessica Prewett won with 3 metres 67 centimetres, Jess Frazer took the under-13 girl’s long jump with 3 metres 85 centimetres and Sam Barrett won the under-15 girls event with 4 metres 35 centimetres as well as high jumping 1 metre 40 centimetres. Jessica also won the girl’s howler throw with a throw of 18.5 metres.

Full results are available at:

A big thank you to Hilary Nash, Dean Garrett and the team of volunteers who made staging this event possible.