Eight Golds at Midland Track & Field Championships

16 Jun

Some of the highlights of the Midland Championships have already appeared on the blog but the full results are now available at:

http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=103873 .

Elliott PRENDERGAST ran 11.30 in his heat of the under-20 100 metres. Emma HEATH took the bronze medal in the Senior Women’s 100 metres in 12.54. The club had two finalists in the Senior Men’s 200 metres: Theo CAMPBELL was fourth in 21.41 and Omar SIMPSON was sixth in 21.59 – both of them recording season’s bests. Romaine HYMAN finished third in Heat 3 in 22.46. Tomas GOODMAN finished fourth in heat 2 of the under-20 200 metres in 23.67.

In the Under-20 Men’s 400 metres Freddie OWSLEY won but was disqualified for not withdrawing from the final of the 100 metres. Alex DALEY made the final running a PB of 50.25 in his heat so not too surprising that he was a bit tired in the final finishing fifth in 50.97. Another athlete who found two rounds in the same day challenging was Andrew DEAN-YOUNG who ran 2:00.65 to make the final of the Senior Men’s 800 metres and then finished fifth in the final with 2:03.18.

A timings round up from Saturday showed that Charlotte GREEN recorded 4:35.07 in winning the Women’s 1,500; Miranda SADLER’S time was a season’s best 4:37.92 in taking silver in the Under-20 Women’s 1,500 metres and Anna BURTON ran 4:49.85 in finishing seventh in the Senior Women’s race.

In the field Amelia HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS won the Under-20 Women’s high jump with a clearance of 1 metre 65 centimetres. James DIAMOND jumped 6 metres 43 centimetres for fourth in the long jump and Alex LEEMING-FROUDAKIS took the Under-20 Men’s shot with a putt of 14 metres 26 centimetres and the discus with a throw of 46 metres 59 centimetres.

Last, but by no means least, Christina JONES added the Midland Women’s Hammer title to her list of achievements this season with another throw over 60 metres – this time recording 60 metres 41 centimetres.

All-in-all a good day for the club – but as ever the level of competition was disappointing for a regional championship – but then you can only beat those who turn up on the day and in eight events that is exactly what club athletes did – so well done to those gold medalists.