Track & Field Meet 3 Churchill Track

[1st-Jul-2012]

A much larger combined Blyth/Wallsend team took to the track and field for the penultimate meeting of this season's North of England Track & Field league on Sunday 1st July. Newcomers to track and field for this meet were Chris Laidlaw, Michael Scott, Matty Jackson and Leanne Herron, plus the first appearance of the season from Craig allowed much better representation throughout the events resulting in a fine third place for the combined team.

As in the previous meeting many new pb's were achieved and a further 3 new club records set.

In winning the men's 'A' High Jump, Chris Lillico set a pb and new club record of 1.88m, bettering his previous outdoor best of 1.85m. Not to be outdone, Bethan Sproat won the women's 'A' High Jump with a new pb and club record of 1.55m, and in the women's Hammer Steph Ramsay (having a day off from her sprint duties), produced a throw of 19.76m for a pb and the third club record of the day.

Other winners on the day were Dave Swalwell in the men's 100m 'B' race, Leanne in the women's 800 'B', Craig and Scott Povey in the men's Triple Jump 'A' and 'B' respectively, Charlotte Ramsay in the women's Triple Jump 'B' and the men's 4x100m relay squad. Danielle Hodgkinson of our partners Wallsend was a clear winner in the women's 1500 'A' race and almost "doubled up" but had to settle for second in the 800m.

Many thanks to all the athletes already mentioned plus Calum Storey, Jake Jansen, Ralph Dickinson, Helen Morris, Ken Turnbull, Terry Hart, Heather Barrass, Hayley Masterman, Sharon Richardson, all the Wallsend athletes and Team manager Martin Telford

As has been said previously it is nice to get wins, but this is a team event and everyone who competes pick up valuable points towards the teams total score on the day, this enabled us to finish third on the day behind Morpeth and NSP but in front of our closest rivals Houghton leaving us in third place overall with one meeting to go. With two teams promoted and two relegated it seems fairly certain that we will remain in the same league for next season.

If any other club members would like a try at T&F then please inform Ralph, Steve Walker, Helen Morris or Steph Ramsay of your interest. The final meeting of the season is another local one at Churchill Track, Whitley Bay on Sun 5th August.

Full results can be found on the Power Of 10 web site, and on the Northern Athletics web site.

Read Martin's report on the Wallsend web site.

 

Results after three meetings

 

Total League pts

Total Match pts

Match 1

Match 2

Match 3

 

League pts

Match pts

League pts

Match pts

League pts

Match pts

NSP

17

1154

6

402

6

402

5

350

Morpeth

15

1037

4

291

5

365

6

381

Blyth/Wallsend

12

905

5

324

3

290

4

291

Houghton

9

860

2

264

4

323

3

273

S.Shields/Birtley

7

737

3

282

2

223

2

232

Richmond

3

582

1

215

1

204

1

163