Humberside Track & Field League
Saturday 5th September 2015
Costello Stadium, Hull
The final Humberside track & field league meeting of 2015 was held at the Costello Stadium in Hull on Saturday 5th September. These meetings cater for athletes of all ages. It is one of a limited number of meetings that provide competition for children under the age of nine.
The bulk of the competitors come from the athletic clubs in the towns and cities around the Humber estuary, although we had a good number of athletes from Louth, Grantham, Boston, Doncaster, and even one Trafford AC on the other side of the Pennines.
It was a reasonable day, it was mostly dry and we even had some glimpses of the sun.
We saw some good performances from our athletes and several of them set themselves new personal bests.
Details of Kingston athlete’s performances are as follows.
The under 9 boy’s 150 metres race saw Ben Russell make his league debut for the club, and it was a winning start, finishing a second and a half in front of his nearest challenger, in a time of 25.9s.
In the under 11 boy’s competition, Alex Chivers was in action in the long jump and the cricket ball throw. In the long jump he recorded a best effort of 2.58m, for 10th place and he managed a throw of 25.58m with the cricket ball for a 3rd place finish.
Tilly Cairns made an impressive club debut in the under 11 girl’s competition. She was the winner of the 150 metres race, where she recorded a time of 24.6s. The long jump saw her pick up 3rd place with a jump measuring 3.31m, and she threw the cricket ball 22.65m, to claim a 4th place finish.
In the under 13 boy’s Divaldo Agostinho took 2nd place in the 200 metres race, where he ran a time of 31.1s. He also took 3rd place in the 75 metres hurdles race recording a time of 17.3s.
In the same age group Ben Stutely, collected two victories and set two new personal bests. The long jump saw Ben set a new PB of 4.43m, to claim first place, and he made a clearance of 2.15m, to win the pole vault and set his second new PB of the day.
Onto the under 13 girls events and there were two 200 metres heats. Katie Smith was the winner of the first, running a time of 30.7s. Holly Adams was placed 5th in a time of 33.5s.
Heat 2 saw Jodie Martin win the race, where she recorded a time of 30.6s. Emilia Russell took 5th place in 33.8s.
Katie Smith won her second race of the day, this time it was the 70 metres hurdles, finishing 3 and a half seconds ahead of her competitors.
Katie Smith, Jodie Martin and Emilia Russell were back in action in the long jump, with Katie putting in a jump of 3.84m, for 3rd place, Jodie taking 4th place with3.72m, and Emilia 10th with 3.19m.
The shot competition saw Holly Adams set a new PB of 7.54m, to take 2nd place. Emilia Russell also set a new PB of 4.41m, for 6th place.
In the under 15 boy’s events English Schools Champion Jack Perry won the long jump competition with a jump of 6.00m, the fourth time this season that he has jumped 6 metres or more.
Jack collected his second victory of the meeting, this time in the 200 metres race, crossing the line in 25.0s.
Libby Wheeler was the winner of the under 15 girl’s 200 metres race, where she clocked a time of 27.7s. Jennifer Hopkinson took 2nd place with a run of 28.1s, which was a new PB.
Jennifer collected a bronze medal in the 300 metres race, where she ran another new PB of 47.1s.
Libby collected her second victory of the meeting, this time in the long jump competition, her best jump of the day measured 4.86m.
Also in the under 15 girl’s category, Rebecca Chivers was in action in the javelin, discus and shot events.
The javelin saw Becky launch a new PB of 26.75m, to win the competition. She took 2nd place in the discus with a throw which measured 14.63m, and she was placed 4th in the shot, where she threw 6.00m.
In the under 17 men’s Harry Stutely won the pole vault competition, clearing a height of 3.35m, which was a new PB.
Harry also took 3rd place in the long jump, with his best effort on the day, which measured 5.02m.
Northern Championships bronze medallist Josh Tranmer was the winner of both the discus throw and the shot putt competitions.
In the discus Josh threw a new PB of 42.43m, whilst in the shot, his winning throw measured 11.61m.
In the under 17 women’s category, Chloe Sole and Sophie O’Hara were in action.
Chloe was the winner of the 80 metres hurdles race, which she ran in a time of 13.1s. She also took 2nd place in the 200 metres race, where she recorded a time of 29.1s.
Sophie was the winner of both the discus throw and the shot competitions. She threw the discus 32.61m and in the shot she registered a throw of 10.57m.
In the senior men’s events Matthew Elvidge took 2nd place in the 200 metres race, where he ran a time of 24.2s.
Matt saw further action in the long jump competition, which he won with a leap of 6.39m.
Training partner James Wardle took 2nd place in the long jump, his best effort was one of 5.76m.
In the senior women’s competition, sisters Bethany and Rebekah Arandle went head to head in the pole vault.
Rebekah came out on top, winning the tussle with a height clearance at 2.70m.
Bethany cleared a season’s best height of 2.50m, to take 2nd place.