Several of our Junior Harriers were back in action again for the next round of the English Schools Track & Field Cup. This was the B final, for those schools that didn’t quite make the A final, which takes place next week at Middlesbrough. I’m sure a day out of school was welcomed by all, although they did have to endure a bus trip to Hull for the pleasure.
There were three teams from the Darlington area here today; Carmel Junior Girls, who actually won the first round at Eastbourne, but just missed out by 1 point on reaching the A final (harsh!), Hummersknott Junior Boys and Barnard Castle Junior Boys who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in round one. Once again our young Harriers stood out from the rest of their school mates with some excellent performances…..
Carmel Junior Girls Three Darlington Harriers were competing for their school today; Darcey Garbutt (U15), Olivia Bell (U13) and Lily Large (U13). Ace sprinter, Darcey ran an impressive 100m in 12.7s, finishing 1st and bagging a very healthy 32 points for the team. Another 17 points were added after her 4.18m long jump. Olivia did the same two events in the year 7 age group; she was the clear winner of her 100m race finishing in 14.4s, and jumped a fantastic 4.21m in the long jump – a new PB.
A very welcome contribution of 33 points from Olivia. Lily, who only just started competitive athletics last season, is going from strength to strength. She has switched from sprinting to 800m and that decision is now paying off as she continues to improve with another impressive run here, and a new PB of 2:45.5. She also stepped up to the mark in the javelin, beating her best throw from the 1st round, with 11.25m. Another 27 points from Lily to add to Carmel’s total. Tremendous effort from all the girls, well done.
Hummersknott Junior Boys Under 13 endurance runner, Dylan Wilson, took part in just the one event, doing what he does best, the 1500m. It was a very solid performance from Dylan, just creeping under the 5 minute mark in a time if 4:59.9, and bagging 19 points in the process. Under 15, Joe Mulroy ran an excellent 800m, finishing in 2:46.1, and a best on the day throw in the javelin of 10.54m. Another 14 points from Joe. Great effort boys, well done.
Barnard Castle Junior Boys Just one Darlington Harrier in the Barnard Castle team, but one who has continued to impress since joining the club. Daniel Richardson has a string of top performances to his name considering he is still in Year 7. He added another one to that list today after completing the 1500m in 4:55.4, earning 20 points for the Barney Boys. An excellent 3.47m in the long jump added another 6 points to the pot. Nice one, Daniel, a great job done well.
Excellent work from all our juniors competing here today. We’re sure their PE teachers will be more than grateful for your efforts! If you wish to check out the full results, please follow the links below.