Lower Youth Development Track & Field League Reports 2018

Lower Youth Development Track & Field League Reports 2018

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Lower Youth Development League West 3S (U13 and U15)

Saturday 21st April – Trafford

Well done to all ECH young athletes who took part in the first fixture of the track & field season. All athletes competed well with many personal best performances very early in the season and showing great enthusiasm which was rewarded with a strong 2nd place finish with a fantastic 574 points overall. Special mentions to Tyler Johnson (1st U15 Shot Put B- 7.28), Ryan O’Neill (1st U15 Javelin A – 29.05), Ehi Itua (1st U15 Javelin B – 11.93), Maddison Vernon (1st U15 100m A – 13.1 & 1st Shot Putt A – 8.73), Holly Nelson (1st U15 100m B – 13.8 & 1st 200m B – 29.4), Macy Singleton (1st U15 800m B – 2.56.9), Aleisha Smith (1st U15 1500m B – 5.52), Jack Bowler Greenwood (1st U13 800m A – 2.33.9), James Harney (1st U13 1500m B – 5.09 & 1st 75m hurdles A – 15.8 & 1st U13 High Jump A – 1.30), Zach Conboy (1st U13 High Jump B – 1.15), Edward Rankin (1st U13 Shot Put A – 6.22), May Mannion (1st U13 1200m B – 4.25.2) for winning maximum points in their events.

Thanks to all our parents for your support and to the small team of field officials without whom we couldn’t compete in this league.

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Saturday 19th May – Deeside

Another strong turnout for ECH gave us another 2nd place finish with 513 points behind a strong Deeside team. There were some excellent individual and relay performances on the day with a total of 33 personal bests from the events contested. Well done to Kane McWatt (1st U15 300m A – 39.8), Tyler Johnson (1st U15 80m Hurdles A – 14.2), Samuel Vink (1st U15 80m Hurdles B – 16.6), Kane Grant (1st U15 Discus B – 13.07), Maddison Vernon (1st U15 100m A – 12.9 & 200m – 26.8), James McGraw (1st U13 100m B – 13.8 & 800m A – 2.25.6), Jack Bowler Greenwood (1st U13 800m B – 2.35.6 & High Jump A – 1.30), James Harney (1st U13 1500m A – 5.10.6 & 75m Hurdles A – 14.6), Cole Wright (1st U13 1500m B – 5.34.7 & High Jump B – 1.15), Edward Rankin (1st U13 Shot A – 5.23), Joel Bowers (1st U13 Shot B – 4.59), Leigha Manser (1st U13 Javelin A – 13.39) for winning their events. Also a big well done to the U15 Girls relay teams for success in the 4 X 100m – 54.9 (Katherine Waters, Kate Matley, Rose Barlow Maddison Vernon) and 4 X 300m – 3.17.1 (Jessica Willock, Kate Matley, Aleisha Smith, Rose Barlow).

Thanks to all the volunteers without whom the events couldn’t go ahead and to the parents for your support.

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Sunday 17th June – Warrington

Excellent performances all round in the third match of the series with the team finished a brilliant 2nd place with a total of 525 points. Winning performances came from Kane McWatt (U15 300m – 39.2), Tyler Johnson (U15 80m hurdles A – 13.4), Samuel Vink (U15 80m hurdles B – 17.9), Jessica Willock (U15 800m B – 2.42.7), Abbie Hirst (U15 Javelin B – 14.26), James McGraw (U13 100m B – 14.6 &amp; 800m A – 2.28.2), Jack Mercer (U13 200m B – 30.3), Jack Bowler-Greenwood (U13 800m B – 2.38.5 &amp; High Jump A – 1.32), James Harney (U13 1500m A – 5.16.2 &amp; 75m hurdles A – 14.5 &amp; High Jump B – 1.30), Edward Rankin (U13 Shot A – 5.86), Ethan Sykes (U13 Shot B – 4.23), Leigha Manser (U13 High Jump A – 1.20). Well done the under 15 boys 4 X 300m relay team winning in 2.57.9 (Kane Grant, Harrison Bowers, Greg Dari, Kane McWatt) and the under 13 boys 4 X 100m team also winning with 58.9 (Jack Mercer, James McGraw, James Harney, Edward Rankin).

A massive thank you to all team managers, coaches, parents and those who helped officiate on the day.

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Saturday 21st July – Wrexham

The final match of the series saw some very fine performances which gave ECH a very creditable 2nd place finish behind a strong Deeside team with 499 points in total. This confirmed 2nd place overall in the division of which the whole squad should be extremely proud.

Winning performances on the day came from: Tyler Johnson (U15 Long Jump A – 5.03), Maddison Vernon (U15 100m A – 31.1), Holly Nelson (U15 200m B – 28.7), Abbie Hirst (U15 Discus B – 11.08 & Javelin B – 15.51), James McGraw (U13 100m B – 14.1 & 800m A – 2.28), Jack Mercer (U13 80m B – 2.39.9), James Harney (U13 1500m A – 5.12.3, 75m Hurdles A – 14.9 & High Jump B – 1.25), Jack Bowler-Greenwood (U13 High Jump A – 1.35), Ethan Sykes (U13 Javelin A – 19.24), Amy Starkey (U13 800m B – 2.51.3 & Shot A – 5.25), Courtney Shaw-Humphreys (U13 Shot B – 4.60), Isabella Evans-Slater (U13 Javelin A – 16.54). Well done to the under 15 boys 4 X 100m team who won in an impressive time of 53.3 (Ehi Itua, Tyler Johnson, Samuel Vink and Kane McWatt) and to the under 15 girls 4 x 300m team winning with a time of 2.54.7.

Big thanks go to Wendy Andrews and Richard Vink for managing the teams tis season and thank you to all officials, parents and guardians for your all round support, it is very much appreciated.

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