UK Youth Development League
Division North East 1 – Match 3
York University – Sunday 26th June 2016
The Kingston youth team’s third league match of the season, took them to the athletics complex at York University.
Acquaintance was once again renewed with our rival teams, representing City of Sheffield and Dearne AC, Doncaster AC, Team Forth Valley, South of Humber and the Harrogate, Wetherby and Scarborough composite, HAWKS.
We went into the match, lying in 3rd place on the league ladder. With an exceptionally strong composite team from the Edinburgh region, ‘Team Forth Valley’ at the top of the table and a very strong Sheffield & Dearne side in second position.
Our athletes are a match for any team in the country, but we lack the huge resources the Scottish team enjoys and to a lesser degree, the Sheffield side. The realistic aim was to maintain our league position and move further away from the three teams below us.
We finished in 3rd place on the day and retained our 3rd spot in the league tables, securing a total of 410 match points and 4 league points. This puts us 5 points above the bottom three, with one match to go, which will be staged at our home track at Costello on Sunday the 24th of July.
Performance details for all of our athletes at York are as follows:-
Under 20 Men
Joe Cooper and Eliot Gay represented the club in the 100 metres sprints. Joe went in the ‘A’ race where he took 3rd place, with a run of 11.2s. In the ‘B’ Eliot Gay’s run of 11.1s saw him emerge as the race winner.
Joe was again the ‘A’ runner in the 200 metres where he ran a new PB of 22.5s, to claim victory. Matt Backhouse went in the ‘B’ where he too was the race winner, with a season’s best run of 23.2s.
The 400 metres races featured Jack Michaels and Eliot Gay. Jack went in the ‘A’ race where a season’s best run of 54.1s, which saw him take 3rd place. A great performance by Eliot in the ‘B’, brought him victory and a new PB of 53.9s.
Harry Powell ran a new PB of 2:03.7s in the 800 metres ‘A’ race, to take 3rd place. In the ‘B’ Jack Brothwell took 2nd place and he too ran a new PB of 2:06.9s.
Baldvin Magnusson took 3rd place in the 1500 metres ‘A’ race, running a new PB of 4:15.9s. Just two days later at the Trafford Grand Prix in Stretford, he took another 4.6s off his best, which now stands at 4:11.34s.
Harry and Jack also ran in the 1500 races at the same Stretford meeting. Harry posted a new PB there of 4:05.24s, taking 10.06s off his previous best time. Jack’s run of 4:17.04s beat his previous best by 1.49s.
The 3000 metres race saw the long awaited return to action of Tom Whitley, whose last competitive race was on the 1st of July 2014, at a Trafford Grand Prix. Tom ran the race at a good steady pace, finishing the race in 4th place and posting a new PB of 11:10.9s.
Jack Michaels was the winner of the 400 metres hurdles race, where he ran a time of 63.3s.
More hurdles action for Jack came in 110 metres event, the high hurdles, where he claimed another victory with a new personal best run of 24.2.
Macalley Morgan had his first league outing of the season at this meeting. He was in action in the high jump ‘A’, where he cleared a new PB height of 1.60m, to take 3rd place.
Middle distance specialists Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson, renewed their own private battle for supremacy in the discus competition. Jack took 4th place in the ‘A’ with a new PB of 13.08m. Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ where he threw 11.56m.
Jack Michaels pulled out a new PB of 18.23m,to take 2nd place in the hammer competition.
Jack Brothwell and Baldvin Magnusson returned to the fray in the javelin event, where Jack’s new PB of 13.72m in the ‘A’, gave him a 3rd place finish. Baldvin was the winner of the ‘B’ with a throw of 10.39m.
Will Robinson competed in the higher age group in the shot event, where he took 3rd place and set a new PB of 8.88m, with the 6kg shot.
Macalley Morgan took 5th place in the long jump event, with his best effort of 5.60m. The triple jump saw him take 2nd place, with a season’s best effort of 11.01m.
Under 17 Men
David Morgan-Harrison took 6th place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, running a time of 12.6s. He was hampered by a back problem during his race and was unable to take part in any further track events. Philip May was competing in his first league match of the season, in the 100 metres ‘B’. An excellent run from Philip saw him take 2nd place and run a new PB of 12.3s.
Adam Coles ran a new PB of 14.5s in the 100 metres hurdles ‘A’ race, to take a 2nd place finish.
In the field events Will Robinson took 2nd place in the discus ‘A’ event, with a throw of 27.47m. In the hammer which is his specialist event, he won the competition with a throw of 43.68m.
David Morgan-Harrison, although unable to sprint, helped out his team mates and competed in the shot event, where he threw a new PB of 7.90m to take 3rd place.
The long jump saw Adam Coles in the ‘A’ event and Philip May jumping in the ‘B’.
Adam’s effort of 5.56m saw him take 2nd place, whilst Philip’s new PB of 5.27m gave him 2nd place in the ‘B’.
The triple jump brought Adam Coles back into competition, he took another 2nd place finish, with a jump of 10.92m.
Philip May’s season’s best effort of 1.35m in the high jump, saw him finish in equal 2nd place.
Under 20 Women
Amy Sampson took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 13.0s. The ‘B’ saw Chloe Constable take 3rd place and run a time of 14.1s.
Amy also ran in the 200 metres ‘A’ where she took 4th place and recorded a time of 27.6s. Angie Koutsie went in the ‘B’ where she ran a new PB of 30.0s for 4th place.
Charlotte McIvor stepped up to run the 400 metres and she ran a new PB of 70.8s, to take 5th place.
In the field events Sophie O’Hara won the discus competition with her throw of 33.16m.
Sophie was also in action in the shot circle where she took 3rd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 9.56m. Maggie Okul was the winner of the ‘B’ competition with a season’s best throw of 9.32m.
In the hammer competition Maggie Okul took 2nd place with a throw of 50.02m. With Charlotte McIvor, taking 2nd place in the ‘B’ with 15.67m.
The javelin competition saw Maggie Okul take 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, with a throw of 26.53m.
Angie Koutsi’s season’s best effort of 4.18m in the long jump ‘A’ saw her take 3rd place.
Under 17 Women
Amelia Benson took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 12.7s. In the ‘B’ Natasha Rawling was making her National league debut for Kingston, she took 3rd place , running a time of 14.1s.
Both girls featured again in the 200 metres which saw Amelia take 2nd place with a time of 26.5s. Natasha was 5th in the ‘B’ and she recorded a time of 29.3s.
Jess Fields and Lucy Savery represented the team in the 300 metres races.
Jess ran in the ‘A’ race, taking 5th place with a run of 44.5s. Lucy also finished in 5th in the ‘B’, where she ran a time of 48.5s.
The two girls were also in action in the 300 metres hurdles, where Jess took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race, with a new PB of 54.3s. Lucy was the winner of the ‘B’ where she ran a time 51.6s.
Paige Mathers took 2nd place in the 80metres hurdles ‘A’ race, where she ran a time of 13.7s.
Olivia Stevenson was the ‘A’ thrower in the discus, where she took 3rd place with her throw of 23.40m. Harriet Cannell won the ‘B’ with her best effort of 19.95m.
Yet another 60 metre plus throw from the UK no. 1 Olivia Stevenson, saw her win the hammer competition, 22 metres ahead of the rest of the field.
Harriet Cannell threw a new PB of 37.03m to take victory in the javelin ‘A’ competition. Paige Mathers made it a club 1-2, winning the ‘B’ with a throw of 25.97m.
Libby Wheeler was the winner of the long jump ‘A’ where her best jump of the day measured 5.31m.
Libby backed this up in the triple jump, posting a new PB of 10.98m, to collect her second victory of the day.
Jess Fields gave Kingston another 1-2, winning the triple jump ‘B’ and recording a new PB of 9.46m.
Non Scorers Races
Joe Cooper was the winner of the under 20 men’s non scoring 100 metres, where he ran a time of 11.2s. Josh Sampson took 3rd place with a run of 11.7s.
Josh was also the winner of the non scorers 200 metres, where he clocked a time of 24.2s.
4 x 400 metres – Under 20 Men
The Kingston team of Jack Michaels, Baldvin Magnusson, Jack Brothwell and Harry Powell, finished in 4th place and they ran a time of 3:49.2s.