Friday, 5 February 2010

Harriers Sportshall success

A record number of Rochdale Harriers junior athletes took part in the 3 event series of Sportshall events held at Sportcity, the last of which was held in late January.

In the series our U15 boys overcame a 19 point deficit after the second event to beat Sale Harriers Manchester by the narrow margin of 5 points and to thus finish first overall. Their points tally of 211 was the highest scored by any club/age category in the whole of the Sportshall event.

Members of the winning U15 Boys team.

Not to be outdone by their male counterparts the U15 girls, who were amongst a cluster of clubs vying for second and third place after the second event, took flight from the clubs around them in the last event and finished a comfortable second overall. This represents a tremendous performance as all of those who competed were competing as U15 girls for the first time, who knows what next year holds !!

Members of the U15 Girls team.

Rochdale also enjoyed success in the U13 boys age category where, in a mirror image of the U15 girls position after 2 events, the boys excelled in the final event to finish in second place overall.

Members of the U13 Boys team.

An honourable mention should also go to the U11 girls who finished in fourth place overall, who but for a slow start after the first event could well have finished in third overall.