Lower Youth Development League Track & Field Reports 2019

Lower Youth Development League Track & Field Reports 2019

James Macc

Lower Youth Development League West 2 (U13 and U15)

Saturday 27th April – Blackpool

Well done to all ECH young athletes who took part and braved the bad weather in the first fixture of the track & field season. All athletes competed well with many personal best performances very early in the season. The team finished in 7th place overall with a total of 365.5 points. Notable performances came from Sam Rowell (1st U15 Javelin A – 23.39m), Edward Rankin (1st U13 100m B – 13.7), Luke Carrington (1st U13 1500m A – 5.09.2), Emily Bowker (1st U13 800m A – 2.34.4), Madeline Stout (1st U13 1200m A – 4.31.4) and Alice Cunningham (1st U13 1200m B – 4.35.6).

A big well done to Duncan McGraw and Orla Mannion who are our new team managers, and thanks to Wade Cooper for being our level 2 official on the day.

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Saturday 18th May – Bury

ECH juniors performed well in the second match of the series, again finishing 7th team with a total of 441 points. Winning performances came from Sam Rowell (U15 Javelin A – 26.39), Archie McLaren (U13 100m B – 13.9), Emily Bowker (U13 800m A – 2.29.1) and Alice Cunningham (U13 1200m B – 4.28.8).

Well done to all athletes who took part earning crucial points for the club. A big thank you to the team managers, coaches, parents/carers and officials for helping out on the day.

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Saturday 22nd June – East Cheshire

The third match of the series was a home fixture at East Cheshire Harriers. It was a real club effort and a particular thank you to all those club members who came and did a job to make sure we were good hosts to our visitors from other clubs. Athletics wise there was lots of PBs and effort and a big thank you to those athletes who tried a different event to gain valuable points for the club. The team finished a brilliant 3rd overall with a total of 513.5 points on the day.

Well done to the following for winning in their events; Sam Lomas (U15 80m hurdles B – 16.6), James Harney (U15 High Jump A – 1.60m), Archie McLaren (U13 100m A – 13.4 & 200m B – 28.0), Bobby Burton (U13 800m B – 2.38.7), Kayla Corbett (U13 NS 800m – 2.59.6) and Madeline Stout (U13 1200m B – 4.27.7). The under 15 girls 4 x 100m team consisting of Leigha Manser, Annabelle Clarke, Grace Radford and Katie Grafton won with an impressive 54.3.

Thanks to Duncan and Orla for managing the teams on the day.

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Saturday 20th July – Macclesfield

A big well done to all athletes who took part in the final match of the series in Macclesfield. We had a slightly reduced team due to holidays and illness and those who took part should be proud of their skills, efforts and determination. A special thank you to Martin McGann, Gary Matthews and Wade Cooper for making the journey to be our officials to score us valuable points and team managers Duncan McGraw and Orla Mannion.

Excellent winning performances came from Archie McLaren (U13 100m – 13.6 & 200m – 27.5) and Amy Starkey (U13 Javelin – 15.80) and the team finished 7th with 457.5 points in total.

Photo inset – James McGraw in full flow.

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