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Holmfirth Harriers Junior athletes were out in force for the final match of the McCain UK Young Athletes League held at Hyndburn. Despite the wet, blustery conditions the athletes dominated the event to win by a massive margin of 164 points to gain promotion to the first division for next season’s competition.

In the U13 boy’s events, Yorkshire Champion Aaron Kettlewell was in scintillating form to win the Long Jump with a distance of 5.04m extending his club record in this event. He also demolished the opposition in the 100m and 200m with times of 13.1secs and 26.8secs respectively, both grade 1 standards. George Orton and Joe Williams gave good support with George winning the ‘B’ 100m race in 15.00secs and Joe also securing victory in the ‘B’ 200m race. George Orton and Lewis Byram dominated the 75m Hurdles winning the combined ‘A’ and ‘B’ races with ease.

Lewis Byram and Andrew Farquhar recorded fine wins in the 1500m with improved times of 4mins 55.5secs and 5mins 42.1secs respectively. Also in the distance events Daniel Levitt won the 800m knocking 5secs off his previous time with 2mins 40.5secs, whilst Joe Williams gained valuable points with his 2 nd place in the B event.

In the High Jump Lewis Byram and George Orton finished 2 nd ‘A’ and 1 st ‘B’, whilst Daniel Levitt recorded his first victory in the ‘B’ Long Jump with 4.16m. Finally, in the Shot Andrew Farquhar’s new personal best distance of 4.44m put him in 2 rd place with a fine 2 nd place by Daniel in the ‘B’ event with 4.35m.

In the Sprints Daisy Smith and Issy Roberts ran well to finish 3 rd ‘A’ and 3 rd ‘B’ in the U/13 girls 75m and 3 rd ‘A’ in the 75m. Issy later lined up with Olivia Sykes in the 150m recording 27.3secs and 24.7secs respectively. Sisters Lucy and Erica Byram were up against stronger opposition finishing 3 rd ‘A’ and 1 st ‘B’ to secure valuable points.

In the distance events Olivia Sykes took on the responsibility of the ‘A’ 1200m recording a victory with 4mins 30.2secs. Daisy Smith also gained maximum points in the ‘B’ event with 5mins 02.secs. Erica and Lucy were again in action in the 800m events with winning times of 2mins 51.2secs and 2mins 56.0secs respectively.

Jessica Hirst and Lucy Taylor gained valuable points in the Long Jump, whilst the Byram twins finished a creditable 3 rd ‘A’ and 1 st ‘B’in the High Jump. Finally, Jessica Hirst and Lucy Taylor took 3 rd place in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Shot events with 5.83m and 3.74m respectively.

The U15 girls again fielded a very strong team. In the Sprints events newcomers Frankie Roberts and Emily Casson lined up against more experienced athletes. Both coped well with the pressure with Frankie finishing 2 nd ‘A’ and Emily winning the ‘B’ race. Emily was in action later in the day giving good support to Emma Taylor who took 2 nd in the 200m with a time of 32.8secs.

In the distance events Ruby Sykes and Sophie Williams both ran well in the1500m. Ruby won the ‘A’ race in 5mins 16.0secs whilst Sophie also crossed won the ‘B’ race. Lucy Farquhar was 3 rd in the ‘A’ 800m in a time of 2mins 44.8secs, just ahead of teammate, Frankie Roberts who finished an excellent 2 nd in the ‘B’ race.

Emma Taylor and Ruby Sykes both finished 2 nd in their Long jump events, whilst Lucy Farquhar’s efforts gave her 2 nd in the High jump. Frankie Roberts gave a splendid performance to record 19.65m to win the ‘A’ Discus ’A’ Discus. She was joined in the Discus by Alex France who won the ‘B’ event to give maximum points for the club. Later Alex went on to finish 2 nd ‘A’ in the Javelin and 2 nd ‘B’ in the Shot with Emma Taylor securing good points with her 5.36m in the ‘A’ Shot.

The U15 boy’s team were represented by only 4 athletes who consequently had a busy day competing in the maximum number of events allowed. Jordan and Joshua Robinson-Wilson were again representing the club in the Sprint events. Both recorded wins in their 100m and 200m events gaining maximum team points. Aaron Arthur and Robert Hinchliffe lined up for Holmfirth in the 1500m. Aaron crossed the line in 2 nd place with 5mins 04.9secs, whilst Robert won the ‘B race with an improved time of 5mins 11.9secs. Robert also won the shot with a distance of 6.69m. Both Robert and Aaron performed well in the 400m with times of 66.3secs and 66.4secs respectively.

Finally, Joshua Robinson-Wilson turned the tables on his elder brother Jordan by winning the ‘A’ Long jump with 3.82m, just 4 cm ahead of Jordan’s 3.78m who took 1 st ‘B’.

Luke Craven was again in splendid form in the sprints winning both the U/17 men’s 100m and 200m with times of 11.40 and 23.70 respectively. He was supported in the 200m by George Price winning the ‘B’ event in 25.40secs. Later in the day Stuart Morrison ran 61.4secs to win the 400m. Anna Whitwam set a new personal best in the U/17 women’s 100m finishing 2 nd, whilst Georgia Booth finished 2 nd in the 300m.

Georgia ’s best performance however came in the 800m in which she crossed the line in 2 nd place in a time of 2mins 41secs. Alannah Booth also performed well in the 1500m with a time of 5mins 53.4secs.

Jumps specialist Anna Whitwam won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump events with distances of 4.37m and 8.55m respectively. Luke Craven and Start Morrison followed up their wins in the senior league by gaining maximum points in the Triple Jump with distances of 12.76m and 10.88m. Stuart then went on to win the Shot with a throw of 9.32m, a new personal best, ably supported by James Armitage who also took maximum points in the ‘B’ event with a throw of 8.70m. Georgia and Alannah Booth finished 2 nd in the Discus.

The day of competition finished with the relay events, always tremendously exciting as matches can be won or lost on their outcome. The U/17mens, U/15 boys and U/13 boy’s 4 X 100m squads all won their events. The U/15 women won their 4 X 100m race, whilst the U/13 girls finished 2 nd

Finally the club’s officials and parents ensured the full complement of additional points. Holmfirth finished the day in 1 st place with a total of 428 points 164 points ahead of second place Hyndburn. Having won all their matches Holmfirth will start next season in the first division of the UK will start next season in the first division of the UK Young Athletes League.

 

Holmfirth Harriers Junior athletes were in action in the 3 rd round match of the McCain UK Young Athletes League held at Hyndburn. The weather was sunny with just the merest breeze to give ideal conditions for good performances.

Luke Craven was in splendid form in the sprints winning both the U/17 men’s 100m and 200m with times of 11.70 and 23.60 respectively. He was supported in the 200m by Jacob Henton winning the ‘B’ event in 23.80secs, who later in the day ran 54.5secs in the 400m, his strongest event. Naomi Harvey-Franklin and Anna Whitwam flew down the track in the U/17 women’s 200m to gain maximum points, whilst Georgia Booth finished 2 nd in the 300m.

Georgia ’s best performance however came in the 800m which she won convincingly in a time of 2mins 39secs. Her sister, Alannah also performed well in a distance event crossing the line in 2 nd place in the 1500m with a time of 5mins 55.3secs. In the U17 men’s distance events Stuart Morrison was in action in the 800m crossing the line in 2 nd place with 2mins 19.8secs whilst Max Kaye improved by 32secs to set a new best time of 9mins 21.7secs in winning the 3000m race.

Luke Craven and Start Morrison gained maximum points in the Triple Jump with jumps of 12.52m and 11.4m respectively. Stuart then went on to win the Shot with a throw of 8.84m, ably supported in the B event by Max Kaye with a throw of 8.15m.

Jumps specialist Anna Whitwam along with team mate Jessica Heron won the A and B Triple Jump events with jumps over 8m. They also achieved 2 nd place in their Long jump competition. Naomi Harvey-Franklin’s efforts in the Javelin ‘A’ took her into 2 nd place with 17.88m, with excellent support from Georgia who won the ‘B’ event. Jessica Heron and Alannah Booth each finished 3 rd place in the Discus and Shot respectively.

The U15 girls also showed their versatility by competing in a wide range of events. Ruby Sykes and Sophie Spencer both ran well in the 800m. Ruby was just outsprinted into 3 rd place in 2mins 34.1secs with Sophie crossing the line 2 nd in the ‘B’ race. Lucy Farquhar’s best performance was her victory in the 1500m in a time of 5mins 23.6secs before going on to finish 3rd in both the High Jump and Discus. She was joined in the Discus by Alex France who did well to finish 2 nd in the ‘B’ event. In the Sprints events Ruby Sykes’ 2 nd and Alex France’s 3 rd in the 100m events, along with the 3 rd places achieved by Sophie Spencer in the 75mHurdles and Emma Taylor and Sophie Williams in the 200m, all gained valuable team points for the Club. The Long Jump was covered by Emma Taylor, showing a good level of progression since last year with a jump of 3.70m with support from Sophie Williams in the ‘B’ event.

The U15 boy’s team were represented by only 4 athletes who consequently had a busy day competing in the maximum number of events allowed. Brothers Jordan and Joshua Robinson-Wilson were making their debut for the club in the Sprint events. Both demonstrated a natural talent with Jordan just being edged into 2 nd place in the 100m with a time of 13.70secs and Joshua winning the ‘B’ race. Both were in action in the 200m later in the day finishing 2 nd ’A’ and 2 nd ’B’. The Hinchliffe brothers were also in action, lining up for Holmfirth in the distance events. Roberts time of 5mins 17secs gave him 2 nd place in the 1500m, whilst Eddie crossed the line in 3 rd. Eddie’s best performance however came in the Javelin, winning the A event with 23.91m. Roberts 2 nd place in the Shot with 7.11m and his 3 rd place in the 400m showed his versatility and team spirit. In one of the last field events of the day Jordan Robinson-Wilson achieved 3.95m to finish 3 rd ‘A’ in the Long Jump with Joshua reaching 3.70m in the ‘B’ event.

 

In the U13 boy’s events, Yorkshire Champion Aaron Kettlewell put in an outstanding performance in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.03m to smash the existing club record. He also demolished the opposition in the 100m and 200m with times of 13.6secs and 27.8secs respectively. George Orton and Joe Williams had excellent runs in the 75mHurdles with George winning the ‘A’ race in 15.30secs and Joe also securing victory in the ‘B’ race. Lewis Byram and Andrew Farquhar recorded fine wins in the 1500m with times of 4mins 58.2secs and 5mins 49secs respectively. Also in the distance events Daniel Levitt toed the line in the 800m running even paced to finish in 2mins 45.1secs. Lewis Byram and George Orton gained maximum points with their wins in the High Jump, whilst Andrew Farquhar secured a fine 2 nd place in the ‘B’ Long Jump. Finally, in the Shot Daniel Levitt’s distance of 4.25m put him in 3 rd place with a fine 2 nd by Joe Williams with 4.17m in the ‘B’ event.

 

In the Sprints Chelsea Smith ran well to finish 2 nd in the U/13 girls 150m and 3 rd ‘A’ in the 75m with Molly Bryant taking 1 st ‘B’. Lucy Byram and Molly Bryant dominated the U/13 girl’s sprint 70mHurdles events with wins in both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ races with times of 12.5secs and 12.8secs respectively. In the distance events Olivia Sykes took on the responsibility of the ‘A’ 1200m recording a victory with 4mins 26.6secs. Lucy Byram also gained maximum points in the ‘B’ event with 4mins 40.5secs. Daisy Hinchliffe ran well to secure 3 rd in the 800m events in 3mins 08.9secs. Lucy Taylor and Olivia Sykes gained valuable points in the Long Jump, whilst Erica Byram finished a creditable 2 nd in the High Jump. Finally, Jessica Hirst and Lucy Taylor took 2 nd place in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Shot events with 5.78m and 3.53m respectively.

The day of competition finished with the relay events, always tremendously exciting as matches can be won or lost on their outcome. The U/15 boys and U/13 boy’s 4 X 100m squads put in stunning performances to win their events. The U/17 women won their 4 X 100m race, the U/13 girls finished 2 nd, whilst the U/15 girls finished 4 th. However, most excitement came in the U/17men’s 4 X 400m. On the final leg Jacob Henton was 50m down but he set off at a tremendous pace to chase the leaders down, overtaking them in the last 50m to claim the last victory of the day.

Finally the club’s officials and parents ensured the full complement of additional points. Holmfirth finished the day in 1 st place with 428 points, 133 points ahead of second place Kendal.

 


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Track & Field Review 2009:

Headlines:

40 new Club Records set.
15 County Track & Field medals won
71 athletes competed in Track & Field League matches.
21 club officials and parents officiated at Track & Field League matches.

Track and Field Honours

Yorkshire Track & Field Championships

Gold: Junior George in U/20 Mens 400m
Jordan Toth in U/17 Men 100m
Aaron Kettlewell in U/13 Boys Long Jump
Silver: Lauren Tyrell in U/20 High Jump
Jacob Henton in U/15 Boys 400m
Aaron Kettlewell in U/13 Boys 100m
Bronze: Max Kaye in U/17 Men 1500m

Yorkshire Veterans Track & Field Championships

Gold: Tim Cock in O/65 5000m
Gold:Jacqueline France in O/45 5000m
Gold:Jenny Ibbitson in: Hammer Shot Discus Javelin Triple Jump
Bronze: Robert Ellis in O/45 5000m

 

West Yorkshire Schools T & F Championships

1st place honours: Junior George in Senior Boys 400m
Jordan Toth in Intermediate Boys 100m
Thomas Traviss-Pollard in Intermediate boys 3000m
2nd place Honours: Jacob Henton in Junior Boys 400m
3rd place Honours: Max Kaye in Intermediate Boys 1500m

Northern Indoors T & F Championships

Gold: Max Kaye in U/17 1500m

 

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