West Yorkshire Track & Field – Division 1 – Meet 1 Report

There was a fantastic turnout of athletes from Holmfirth Harriers at the opening fixture of the West Yorkshire Track and Field League. One of the biggest pluses of the day was the fact that we had 24 athletes competing across the full range of events and age groups. This is the highest turnout we have had at this event for a long time. Another huge plus and something that made us all proud was the amount of encouragement and support that our athletes were giving each other. It was a positive experience and great credit to all the juniors for the enthusiasm they showed towards their friends and training partners.

The league is a great way for juniors to progress and develop their athletics abilities and skills. Most of our athletes were competing in a track and field meet for the first time but what they lacked in experience they more than made up for in terms of character, effort, and talent. There were so many good performances it would be wrong to single anybody out – everybody walked away with personal bests and more importantly they learned so much by participating.

If anybody wants to compete in the league its not too late to enter, there are still 6 fixtures remaining. The next fixture is Wed 11th May and entries need to be in by 4th May – see John McFadzean for an entry form.

So, onto the results. Below is a breakdown of our athlete’s results. For the full meeting results please see the link at the end:

U11 Girls:

75m:  3rd Soraya Thomas 11.71s PB; 10th Saskia Wright 13.36 PB; 12th Alice Hall 13.72 PB

600m: 2nd Soraya Thomas 2m 4.99s PB; 6th Saskia Wright 2m 19.66s PB; 7th Alice Hall 2m 23.0s PB

Shot Putt: 2nd Soraya Thomas 5.11m PB; 6th Saskia Wright 4.05m PB

U11 Boys:

75m 9th Thomas Martindale 12.28s PB

600m: 7th Thomas Martindale 2m 5.76s PB

Long Jump: 12th Thomas Martindale 2.80m PB

U13 Girls:

80m: 12th Erin Burridge 12.47s PB; 16th Alice Sobo-Allen 12.88s PB; 18th Emily Coulson 13.00s PB; 22nd Maisie Sobo-Allen 13.45s PB; 24th Florence Gibbs 14.27s PB

70m Hurdles: 3rd Erin Burridge 17.19s PB; 5th Maisie Sobo-Allen 17.60s PB; 6th Florence Gibbs 18.13s PB;        7th Alice Sobo-Allen 18.46s PB

800m: 7th Emily Coulson 3m 5.10s PB

Long Jump: 10th Alice Sobo-Allen 3.27m PB; 14th Erin Burridge 3.17m PB; 19th Emily Coulson 2.85 PB;           21st Maisie Sobo-Allen 2.66m PB; 23rd Florence Gibbs 2.52m PB

U13 Boys:

80m: 8th Charlie Straw 12.57s PB; 12th Luke Melling 12.83s PB;

800m: 9th Charlie Straw 2m 53.19s PB

High Jump: 1st Charlie Straw 1.30m PB

U15 Girls:

100m: 7th Chloe Law 14.41s PB; 10th Olivia Cottam 15.22s PB; 16th Jess Martindale 16.10s PB;

75m Hurdles: 5th Florence Jones 17.08s PB;

1500m: 7th Emily Wood 6mins 0.84s PB; 10th Sophie Mayes 6mins 10.40s PB;

High Jump: 3rd Jess Martindale 1.25m PB; 4th Chloe Law 1.20m PB; 7th Florence Jones 1.10m PB;

U15 Boys:

100m: 16th Joey McLaughlan 15.61 PB;

80m Hurdles: 4th Joey McLaughlan 18.56s PB

Discus: 2nd Sam Standing 19.68m PB

U17 Girls:

100m: 6th Eve Dutton 13.94s PB; 13th Jess Trafford 15.44s PB; 15th Shauna Edge 16.74s PB

300m: 7th Jess Trafford 49.76s PB

U17 Boys:

3000m: Jack Sunderland 10m 38.38s PB

Senior Men:

100m 2nd Will Lander 11.73s SB

200m 2nd Will Lander 23.38s


Full meeting results – follow this link: West Yorkshire T & F League 2022 Results 24th April 2022 – Cleckheaton (wakefield-harriers.co.uk)


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