Northern Athletics Indoor Open Track & Field Meeting
EIS Stadium, Sheffield – Saturday 3rd December 2016
The second Northern Athletics Indoor Open meeting of the 2016/17 indoor season was held at the English Institute of Sports stadium in Sheffield on Saturday the 3rd of December the meeting was well attended and fifteen Kingston athletes were in competition at the meeting.
Senior, under 20 and under 17 track competitors were seeded together as one competition by ability at Call-up. Under 15 and under 13 age groups were seeded together.
Andy Morgan-Harrison was seeded in race one of the 60 metres series and the Northern 200 metres champion was the only non senior athlete in the race. He ran a new PB of 7.09s for 3rd place in the race, taking two hundredths of a second off his previous best time.
He had a further 60 metres run out in race 22 of the series where he took 2nd place running a time of 7.06s, clipping a further three hundredths of a second off his personal best time. A second Kingston athlete Gideon Okoh had his first competitive run since September in race 22 where he took 4th place and ran a time of 7.18s.
Andy was also in competition in race 1 of the 300 metres taking 3rd place and running a season’s best time of 36.35s.
Younger brother David Morgan-Harrison was seeded in race 11 of the 60 metres where he took a 2nd place finish and took sixteen hundredths of a second of his previous best time setting himself a new PB of 7.66s.
Under 15 athlete Brody Hinson was seeded in race 1 of the under 17’s 60 metres where he took 2nd place and ran a new PB of 7.55s nine hundredths of a second lower than his previous best.
Brody was back in action again this time in his own age category in race 1 of the 150 metres where he was the race winner and shaved seven hundredths from his old best mark setting a new PB of 17.75s.
15 year old Hannah Kynman had her first competitive outing since running in the 100 metres final at the Northern track & field Championships in August. She was seeded in race 12 of the 60 metres where she ran a season’s best time of 8.07s to take 4th place.
Also running in race 12 was Luci Preston who was having her first outing since the senior team’s final league match of the 2016 season this August. She ran a season’s best time of 8.63s.
15 year old Kate Huntington was in action at her first indoor meeting of the 2016/17 season seeded in race 15 of the 60 metres she took a 5th place finish and ran a new PB of 8.38s clipping 23 hundredths of a second off her old mark.
Kate saw further competition in race 19 of the 300 metres where her run of 45.93s saw her finish the race in 5th place.
13 year old Evie Watson was in both track and Field action, seeded in race 5 of under 15’s 150 metres she took a 4th place finish and ran a new PB of 21.02s taking eight tenths of a second off her previous best time.
In the field Evie was in action in the under 15 girl’s long jump competition where she took 3rd place and produced her second new PB of the day a jump of 4.66m which was 25 centimetres further than her previous best.
Lucy Savery had her first outing of the indoor season with a run in race 10 of the 600 metres where she took 3rd place and clipped twenty three hundredths of a a second from her old best time setting a new PB of 1:51.63s.
Adam Coles was in action in both the track and the field events at Sheffield. The track saw him competing in the 60 metres hurdles his specialist event, he ran a new PB of 8.65s and took 2nd place in the race knocking 65 hundredths off his previous best.
His second event was the long jump where he was seeded in pool ‘B’ and he took 3rd place with his best effort of 5.62m.
In long jump pool ‘A’ Matt Elvidge took part in his first competition for three months and he was a 4th place finisher with his best effort of the day a jump of 6.05m.
Paige Mathers was also in action on both track and field, on the track she is an experienced 75 and 80 metres hurdler at this meeting she ran for the first time over the 60 metres hurdles distance taking 3rd place and setting herself a new PB of 10.43s.
Paige’s second competition was in the long jump where she was unable to find her best form and her best jump of the day was one of 4.01m.
Alanah Thorseby took 2nd place in the under 15girl’s high jump going clear at a height of 1.45m which was a new PB five centimetres above her previous best. She was in further action in pool A of the under 15 girl’s long jump competition, her best jump of the day was one of 4.21m which wasn’t enough to put her in contention with the leading jumpers.
Indigo Atkin was one of fifteen athletes who competed in the under 15 girls shot event, the County and County schools champion proved far too good for the opposition on the day and she won the event with a throw of 9.59m, 99 centimetres in front of the second placed thrower.
One of Kingston’s most successful athletes of 2016 was high jumper Hollie Smith who was the silver medallist at the Northern indoor championships and also won bronze at the England indoor event, two further bronzes were secured at the English Schools championships and at the Northern track & field championships and she won her fourth County title at this year’s event and she also competed in the high jump final at the British track & field championships.