NEYDL – Fixture Four – 16th July 2023 – Whitley Bay

Our junior athletes along with supporters, volunteers and officials headed to a very windy Whitley Bay on Sunday 16th July for the fourth and final fixture of the NEYDL Division One season, alongside teammates from Allerton Juniors Athletics Club. The blustery weather wasn’t conducive for fast times or big throws and jumps, but everyone battled hard for every last available point in the conditions. We did well to avoid any rain, so it could have been worse!

Massive well done and thanks to our officials on the day, Sarah JohnsonBrian BurdonBrian Thompson, Mia Wetherill, Gillian Buckley, Trevor McDermot and Linda McDermot – without the team of volunteer officials, these fixtures would not be able to go ahead.

Provisional results have the DHAC/AJAC team finishing second for the 4th time this season with 619 points, behind Harrogate who scored 775 points. A great effort from everyone, ending a very consistent season behind eventual winners Harrogate, who made it a clean sweep of 4 victories.

In total DHAC had 33 athletes competing in 60 different events during the day.

U13 Boys

We had 5 U13 Boys competing on the day, with many doubling or trebling up in events and getting new PB’s in the process!

James I’Anson came 2nd in the 75m Hurdles in 14.6s (PB) while Ollie Curran won the 1500m in 5:07.6. James also came Joint 3rd in the High Jump with a superb 1.35m (PB) and Jacob Addison finished 2nd in the Javelin, breaking the club record in the process, with 21.29m. He also came 3rd in the Discus with another PB (13.9m).

James I’Anson and Daniel Callaghan also ran in the 800m – *Results have now been updated with Dan in 2:41.5 and James in 2:44.

James I’Anson75m Hurdles14.6New PB!
Ollie Curran100m15.67
Ethan Sweet100m14.89New PB!
Ethan Sweet200m32.8
Daniel Callaghan800m2:41.50
James I’Anson800m2:44.00
Ollie Curran1500m5:07.6
Daniel Callaghan1500m5:29.6
James I’AnsonHigh Jump1.35mNew PB!
Jacob AddisonJavelin21.29mClub Record!
Jacob AddisonShot5.79m
Jacob AddisonDiscus13.9mNew PB!
James/Ethan4 x 100m Relay57.48

U13 Girls

7 girls took on 11 events to earn the club some important points.

In the sprints, Lexi Adams and Ella Bartholomew-Miller came 7th and 9th out of 22 competitors in the 100m and then 4th and 6th respectively from a field of 18 in the 200m.

Sasha Patterson was 5th fastest out of 17 in the 800m in a time of 2:43.7 and in the field events, our best performance was from Beth Johnson, finishing 3rd out of 14 girls in the Shot with 6.65m. Several girls, including Lucie Hammond in the Long Jump and Isla Massingham in Hurdles and 1500m, secured personal bests on the day and many girls were competing in events for the first time. Valuable experience that will help them next season no doubt.

Beth Johnson70m Hurdles13.6
Isla Massingham70m Hurdles15.0New PB!
Lexi Adams100m14.82
Ella Bartholomew-Miller100m14.98New PB!
Lucie Hammond100m16.47
Lexi Adams200m30.8
Ella Bartholomew-Miller200m31.8New PB!
Sasha Patterson800m2:43.7
Beth Graham800m3:23.0
Isla Massingham1500m6:33.0New PB!
Ella Bartholomew-MillerHigh Jump1.05mNew PB!
Isla MassinghamHigh Jump1.05m
Beth JohnsonJavelin13.43mNew PB!
Beth GrahamJavelin8.58m
Beth JohnsonShot6.65m
Lucie HammondShot4.08m
Sasha PattersonDiscus9.43m
Lexi AdamsLong Jump3.24m
Lucie HammondLong Jump3.16mNew PB!

U15 Boys

5 boys competed in this age group, taking on 10 events between them.

Rowan Steel grabbed two 2nd place finishes in the 300m (41.76 PB) and 1500m (4:35.40) while Matthew Foster took 4th place in the 800m (2:24.30) and got a 200m PB. Daniel I’Anson secured top points by winning the 80m Hurdles (14.70) and a PB of 4.74m was enough to take 4th in the Long Jump. Tomas Cowell won the Shot and came 2nd in the Hammer to secure more important points in the field events. The 4 x 100m relay team was primarily made up of middle distance runners, who held their own against the sprinters in other teams.

Daniel I’Anson80m Hurdles14.7
Aiden Patterson100m14.58
Matthew Foster200m28.2New PB!
Rowan Steel300m41.76New PB!
Matthew Foster800m2:24.3
Aiden Patterson800m2:35.0
Rowan Steel1500m4:35.4
Daniel I’Anson1500m5:05.3
Daniel I’AnsonLong Jump4.74mNew PB!
Tomas CowellHammer21.42m
Tomas CowellShot9.98m
Rowan, Matthew, Dan4 x 100m Relay55.16

U15 Girls

6 girls competed across 10 events, with Izabella Edinboro finishing 2nd in the 100m for a new PB (13.34) before comfortably winning the 300m (43.69) by 1.4 seconds to pick up some great points. Elizabeth Clay (13.56) also did superbly to finish 4th out of 22 competitors in the 100m, not far behind Izabella.

Matilda Owens came 3rd in the 800m with 2:36.8. In the field, Lottie Graves picked up terrific points with a joint 3rd in the High Jump (1.30m) and a win in the Shot (10.57m).

Chloe Graham75m Hurdles15.10
Izabella Edinboro100m13.34New PB!
Elizabeth Clay100m13.56
Izabella Edinboro300m43.69
Lottie Graves300m48.04
Matilda Owens800m2:36.8
Charlotte Owens800m2:47.6
Chloe Graham1500m6:47.0
Elizabeth ClayLong Jump3.87m
Charlotte OwensLong Jump3.19m
Lottie GravesHigh Jump1.30m
Izabella EdinboroHigh Jump1.25m
Matilda OwensDiscus12.79m
Lottie GravesShot10.57m
4 x 100m Relay60.06

U17 Boys

An amazing effort from our 4 boys to cover 8 events. Thomas Hill, Owen Ovens and Jack Wood all took part in 3 events, with Ashton Harrison in his farewell NEYDL appearance covering Hammer and Shot. Thomas and Owen also managed to run legs in the relay at the end of day. Great effort lads!

Thomas took his customary 1st place in the Pole Vault needing to clear 3.50m, a winning margin of 70cm. He also jumped out to a new PB of 5.53m in the Long Jump for 2nd place, proving it doesn’t matter whether the jump is vertical or horizontal for him!

Ashton bowed out in style with a new PB of 9.43m in the Shot for 2nd place and also achieved 22.13m in the Hammer. Ashton has taken part in every possible NEYDL since being an U13 and we’ll miss him next season, wishing him all the best in Senior League action.

Thomas Hill200m25.1
Owen Ovens200m26.8
Owen Ovens800m2:20.9
Ashton HarrisonShot9.43mNew PB!
Owen OvensShot7.22m
Jack WoodShot6.22m
Jack WoodDiscus16.34m
Jack WoodJavelin10.78m
Thomas HillPole Vault3.50m
Ashton HarrisonHammer22.13m
Thomas HillLong Jump5.53mNew PB!
Owen/Thomas4 x 100m Relay50.47

U17 Girls

We had Libby Hammond and Tori Buckley also making their last appearances for the club in NEYDL competition. Joining Ashton as ever presents since being in the U13 age group. All the best girls, we look forward to keeping an eye on your progress as U20/Seniors!

The 6 competing U17 girls signed off the season with some great performances. 3 wins, 4 seconds and 2 third place finishes secured some vital points for the team.

Jess Sweet (13:07/27.50) and Libby Hammond (13:13/27.70) made it a Darlington sprint 1-2 in both the 100m and 200m races. Libby’s 13.13 was enough to earn her a PB in her final youth league appearance! Jess also got over the 10m mark in Triple Jump to take 2nd place. In the Long Jump, Libby achieved 4.36m.

Tori made it a hattrick of PB’s from our trio of NEYDL leavers, getting hers in the 300m as she finished 3rd (45.22). Tori also left on a winning note, dominating the Javelin with 29.83m and still found time to run the 300m Hurdles and Relay!

Savannah Tarn and Freya Talman covered the middle distance events in very windy conditions, with Savannah (47:46/2:31.90) running 300m as the B runner and also managing 800m 3rd place, with Freya (5:16.4) taking 4th in the 1500m. Fleur Liddle completed the team with 15.87 in the 100m and 5.21m in the Shot.

Congratulations to all of our junior athletes, coaches, team managers, officials and parents that have contributed to another successful season! We’ll lose a few of our experienced U17 athletes next season and we wish them all the best for the future, but I’m sure we’ll see some new U13 competitors step up to fill the void!

I hope everyone has enjoyed themselves over the season and we look forward to trying to catch Harrogate next year!

Final League Table and Results
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