Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Big show by junior Harriers at Barnsley

Five of our junior Harriers made the trip across the Pennines last Sunday to the Barnsley AC Young Athletes Open meeting and produced some high class performances.

Charlotte Bowker continued her improvement in the shot put with a big PB of 6.31 and added a PB in the long jump, going over 4 metres for the first time with a best of 4.03. She also reached the final of the 200m, finishing 4th in a time of 28.0.

Naomi Richardson produced a solid set of long jumps in a high class competition, despite suffering a back strain in her first attempt. She showed great determination to then reach the final of the 100m in a time of 14.7, battling on to finish a brave 6th in the final.

Jenny Sherwin also continued her rapid improvement in the shot put, saving the best till her last attempt with a PB of 6.21. She produced a PB equalling 14.2 to qualify for the 100m final and ran very well again to finish 4th in the final in 14.3

Tom Kramer put a tight hamstring to the back of his mind and did enough to collect the winner's trophy in the long jump with a best of 4.93. While clearly not 100%, he also ran well in both the 100m and 200m finals, finishing 6th and 5th.

Beth Greenwood rounded off the day with a PB of 2.53 in the 800m for 5th, after earlier increasing her PB again in the long jump to 3.51.

Well done to all of our athletes, who'll be having a short but well earned break from competitive action till mid August when the next event is the Warrington Open meeting on the 16th.