UK Youth Development League
Northern Division 2 – Match 2
Costello Stadium Hull – Saturday 16th May 2015
The Kingston Youth Teams (under17 & under 20) second league meeting of the track and field season was held at their home track at the Costello Stadium, Hull.
Our opposition once again came from the teams representing Rotherham Harriers & AC, Spenborough and District AC, Bingley Harriers & AC, and Grimsby Harriers.
It was a mostly dry day with sunny spells, but also a gusty and biting wind which made for difficult conditions on both the track and the field.
Kingston went into this meeting as the league leaders following our opening victory at Cleckheaton in April and we needed to win our home fixture to consolidate that victory.
Another magnificent effort from our athletes saw us sweep to victory by 179 match points. We are now 2 points clear at the top of the league and travel on the 28th of June to the Herringthorpe stadium, home track of our closest challengers Rotherham, for round three.
Full details of the team’s performances are as follows.
100 metres & 200 metres sprints – under 20 men
Joe Cooper is a dream to work with. He never gives less than 100 per cent effort and commitment and is a complete team player. He ran the ‘A’ race where he took 2nd place and set a new PB of 11.4s. Andrew Morgan-Harrison ran the ‘B’ race which he won in a time of 11.8s, but was the victim of terrible luck. As he wound down after crossing the finish line he suffered hamstring problems which put him out of the rest of the meeting.
Joe Cooper took another 2nd place finish in the 200 metres which he ran in his typical gutsy style, clocking 23.7s for his efforts. 15 year old Kyle Foster, who was making his league debut for Kingston, stepped in at short notice to fill in for the unfortunate Andy. Despite his nerves he did a great job for the team and took 3rd place in the ‘B’ race with a run of 27.1s.
400 metres race – under 20 men
The 400 metres brought together two more indispensable members of the team. Daniel Gray once again produced the goods for us. He dominated the ‘A’ race, which he won with ease, running a time of 50.0s. Josh Taylor-Brown ran the ‘B’ race for his team, which he also won, crossing the line in a time of 56.8s a new personal best time for Josh.
800 metres race – under 20 men
Josh Taylor-Brown was back in action, this time in his more familiar middle distance territory of 800 metres. He took 3rd place in the race and ran a time of 2:16.4s. Shaun Smith ran the ‘B’ race where he took 2nd place in a time of 2:11.5s.
1500 metres race – under 20 men
Harry Powell was the ‘A’ runner in the 1500 metres and he was the winner of the race, finishing 5 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Shaun Smith ran the ‘B’ race which he also won and he finished 50 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Shaun’s time was 4:18.5s.
3000 metres race – under 20 men
Jack Michaels doesn’t train for the gruelling 3k race anymore but at every league fixture he sticks his hand up to volunteer for it. Jack won the race for us and did it in a season’s best time of 10:55.8s.
400 metres hurdles race – under 20 men
Jack Michaels once more, this time in the event he does train for, the 400 metres hurdles. He took 2nd place in the race and he ran a time of 64.7s.
Discus Throw – under 20 men
Our representatives in the discus were two of our outstanding middle distance runners Shaun Smith and Harry Powell, both stepping up to help their team. Shaun Smith finished 3rd in the ‘A’ event, where he threw a new personal best of 16.47m. Harry Powell was the winner of the ‘B’ event with a throw of 14.30m.
Hammer Throw – under 20 men
Another event where our track athletes stepped forward to aid the clubs cause. It does help of course that both of them enjoy throwing the hammer. Josh Taylor-Brown won the ‘A’ event and he set a new PB of 19.23m in the process. Jack Michaels also won the ‘B’ event with a throw of 17.65m.
Javelin Throw – under 20 men
Daniel Gray contested the ‘A’ event where he threw a new personal best distance of 24.94m to take 3rd place. Harry Powell who was on most unfamiliar ground threw 4.93m to also finish in 3rd place.
Shot Putt – under 20 men
Joe Cooper was back in action in the shot, an event he always volunteers to do. He took 2nd place with a throw of 8.50m.
Triple Jump – under 20 men
16 year old Macalley Morgan a highly regarded young athlete stepped up from the under 17’s to compete in the triple jump. He jumped a season’s best distance of 10.69m to take 3rd place.
Pole Vault – under 20 men
16 year old combined events specialist Nathan Hood also stepped up from the under17’s to contest the pole vault. He equalled his personal best of 3.10m for the third time this season in winning the event for the team.
100 metres and 200 metres sprints – under 17 men
Dominic Singh double silver medallist at both one and two hundred metres at the 2014 Northern Championship’s, 16 years old but an experienced campaigner was our representative in both of the ‘A’ race’s. Dom was far too good for the opposition and he won both races with relative ease. His time for the 100 was 11.2s and the 200 it was 23.0s. 15 years old Brett Dorley is still learning his trade but he is very quick, eager to learn and has lots of potential. He won both of his ‘B’ races, clocking times of 12.0s for the 100 and metres and 25.2s for the 200.
400 metres race – under 17 men
Kyle Foster was a young man who was making his league debut for the club. He was nervous but he certainly didn’t show it on the track. He ran a new personal best time of 57.2s which earned him a second place finish, getting his career off to an excellent start.
800 metres race – under 17 men
16 year old Jack Brothwell is in his 6th season with the club and is a first class middle-distance and cross country runner. He ran the 800 metres race in a new personal best time of 2:12.5s for a 2nd place finish.
1500 metres race – under 17 men
Our representatives in the 1500 metres were Connor Bingham who ran in the ‘A’ race and Adam Egan who contested the ‘B’ race. Connor took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race where he took 16 seconds of his old PB, running a new personal best time of 4:24.4s. Adam was the winner of the ‘B’ race and he also ran a new PB of 5:00.8s, taking 12 seconds off his previous best time.
Discus Throw – under 17 men
Joshua Tranmer the Northern discus and shot champion and England Championships finalist, currently ranked no.1 in Yorkshire in the discus was the winner of the competition with a throw of 37.76m, 15 metres in front of his nearest challenger.
Hammer Throw – under 17 men
Sprinter Brett Dorley stepped into a gap in the team to throw the hammer for us. This was only his second competition and it looks like he has found himself a handy sideline. Brett took 3rd place and set himself a new PB of 20.95m.
Javelin Throw – under 17 men
Combined-eventer Nathan Hood who is ranked no.1 in Yorkshire in the heptathlon was our representative in the javelin throw. He launched a new personal best effort of 30.82m to take 3rd place.
Shot Putt – under 17 m
Joshua Tranmer returned to action in his second event. He threw the shot 12.17m to set a new PB and pick up a 2nd placefinish.
Long Jump & High Jump – under 17 men
Macalley Morgan a young man of many talents, most of them good, contested both the long jump and high jump competitions. He took 3rd place in the long jump competition with a leap of 5.16m. The high jump saw him clear a height of 1.50m, a new personal best for Macalley for a 2nd place finish
Triple Jump – under 17 men
Nathan Hood was back in action in the triple jump where he produced a season’s best performance of 10.61m to win the competition.
Pole Vault – under 17 men
15 year old Harry Stutely the 2014 silver medallist at the Northern Championships won the pole vault event with a height clearance of 2.70m.
100 and 200 metres sprints – under 20 women
Luci Preston the double sprints gold medallist at the 2014 Humberside County championships was our ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres and 15 year old Gabrielle Whittle, who has just come up to the under 17 team ran the ‘B’. Luci took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race in a time of 13.1s and Gabby won the ‘B’ race in 13.2s. Gabrielle Whittle saw further action in the 200 metres where she took 2nd place and ran a time of 27.6s.
400 metres – under 20 women
17 year old Luci Preston, who is now into her 6th competitive season with Kingston, ran in her first 400 metres race for the club in this league meeting. She won the race for us and got herself a PB of 61.1s.
Discus Throw – under 20 women
Kate Pattison, the Northern Champion at both the shot and discus and English Schools Championships discus bronze medallist dominated the ‘A’ competition from first to last. She threw a season’s best of 40.57m to win with ease. In the ‘B’ Nicole Gray made it a double discus win with a throw of 20.04m.
Hammer Throw – under 20 women
Nicole Gray contested her second event of the day and picked up a good 2nd place in the hammer competition with a throw of 22.17s, a new personal best performance for Nicole.
Javelin Throw – under 20 women
The javelin competition brought together Maggie Okul in the ‘A’ event and Sian Kerry the No.2 ranked under 17 in Yorkshire in the ‘B’. The girls were far too good for the opposition, with both of them throwing new PB’s, to win their respective events. Maggie threw a new PB of 28.48m and Sian increased her best out to 27.06m.
Shot Putt – under 20 women
Kate Pattison returned to the throwing circle, this time in company with Maggie Okul. Once again both of our girls won their competitions and they both set new personal bests as well. Kate increased her best 9.50m and Maggie took hers up to 9.19m.
Long Jump – under 20 women
16 year old Olivia Young stepped up from the under 17’s to compete in the high jump. She won the competition for the team and put in an excellent performance. Her best effort on the day was one of 4.11m.
100 and 200 metres – under 17 women
Olivia Young and Malvina Oberemok were the clubs representatives in the 100 metres. Olivia won the ‘A’ race and recorded a time of 13.8s and Malvina who was only running in her second competition for Kingston, took 2nd place in the ‘B’ in a time of 14.1s. Malvina ran in the 200 ‘A’ race and Chloe Constable ran in the ‘B’. Malvina took 3rd place with a time of 28.6s and Chloe was in 2nd place in her race in 29.5s.
300 metres & 300 metres hurdles races – under 17 women
15 year olds Amelia Robinson and Jessica Fields represented the club in both the 300 flat race and the 300 hurdles. Amelia ran in both ‘A’ races and Jessica in both ‘B’s and they both won all of their races. In the 300 metres Amelia ran a time of 42.8s and finished over 4 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed girl. Jess won her 300 with the same margin to spare.In the hurdles both girls ran new personal best times. Amelia ran her race in 54.5s and Jess recorded a time of 56.9 in hers.
800 & 1500 metres – under 17 women
Charlotte Dalton was our representative in both the 800 metres and 1500 metres race’s in our previous league match at Cleckheaton and she doubled up once again. She returned the same results as last time, again winning both races. She ran the 800 in 2:40.8s and the 1500 in 5:13.9s. Natalie Bell ran the ‘B’ race in the 1500 metres. She won the race and set a new PB of 5:19.1s.
80 metres hurdles race – under 17 women
Another double race win for the club With Chloe Sole winning the ‘A’ race and returning a time of 13.5s and Sian Kerry putting in a season’s best performance of 14.7s to win the ‘B’.
Hammer Throw – under 17 women
The hammer competition was under the total control of the UK No. 1 and UK record holder Olivia Stevenson from the first throw to the last. Ollie threw a massive 59.37m just 80 centimetres short of her UK record.
Discus Throw – under 17 women
2014 Humberside County Champion and English School’s finalist Sophie O’Hara had a real tussle with Spenborough’s Jessica Hirst but Sophie’s class shone through and she came out on top and won the competition with a throw of 34.15m.
Shot Putt – under 17 women
Sophie O’Hara was back in action in the shot competition, it was another closely fought affair with Sophie throwing a season’s best of 11.09m but still having to settle for a 2nd place finish.
Javelin Throw – under 17 women
Emily Robinson ranked No. 1 in Yorkshire was making her debut for Kingston. She got off to the finest of starts, winning the event and setting a new PB of 34.42m.
Pole Vault – under 17 women
Natalie Varga was making her first league appearance of the season in her specialist event. She won the event and cleared a height of 2.30m.
4 x 100 metres – under 20 women
The Kingston team were the race winners in a time of 52.7s. Our four athletes were Luci Preston – Malvina Oberemok – Olivia Young and Chloe Constable.
4 x 100 metres – under 17 women
Amelia Benson – Emily Lyons – Gabrielle Whittle and Megan Grant made up the relay team. The team won the race, posting a time of 51.5s.
4 x 300 metres – under 17 women
Amelia Robinson – Jessica Fields – Martha Savage and Natalie Bell took 2nd place in the 4 x 300. Their time for the race was 3:10.0s.
4 x 400 metres – under 20 men
Josh Taylor-Brown – Shaun Smith – Joe Cooper and Dan Gray were our representatives in a race which was memorable for a fantastic 3rd leg by Joe Cooper who pulled back a sizeable gap to give Dan Gray a chance on the final leg which Dan took and brought us home with seeming ease.
4 x 400 metres – under 17 men
Robert Larkin – Kyle Foster – Jack Brothwell and Adam Egan took 2nd place in the race which they ran in a time of 4:00.5s.
4 x 100 metres – under 17 men
Dominic Singh – Nathan Hood – Macalley Morgan and Harry Stutely took 2nd place in the race and recorded a time of 48.3s.