The Outdoor Track and Field Season kicked off for our young athletes at Crownpoint on Saturday (15th April) with the Club’s Young Athletes Club Championships on a cold and sometimes wet April day.
Firstly can the Club THANK the most important people on the day, all the volunteers who gave up their time to ensure that every competition was able to happen. All the people who helped out at Crownpoint on Saturday were volunteers and all athletic events happen because people give up their free time. The more people who help out the better , so if anyone would like to help out please speak to a club official (we are not looking for every week ).
Meanwhile in the competition we saw more some excellent performances and some very close competitions for the Trophies and medals.
In the Under 11 Girls event we saw the first three separated by 11 points. Until the last event, the 600m, saw the title going back and forward between Iona Dearie and Beatrice Wainwright. With Iona beating Beatrice in the 600m, this gave Iona the title by 2 points from Beatrice with a steady performance by Lucymay Smith over the day giving her the bronze medal .
The excellent performances by Ethan Ofoegbu over the day saw him picking up the Under 11 Boys title with Reece Collins and Matthew Fox battling it out for the silver and bronze’s medal , with Reece getting the nod over Matthew.
Survannah Batchelor, Leah McCluskey and Anna McDowell had a three way battle for the medals in the Under 13 Girls event. Survannah’ s strength in the 100m, Hurdles and High Jump gave her the title with Leah picking up the silver medal and Anna the bronze.
Jay McCarthy’s excellent performances over the day allowed him to pick up the Under 13 Boys title with Alex Chalmers getting the edge over Euan Charlwood for the silver . It was great to see Euan at the Championships as he made the trip from Campbeltown to compete.
The Under 15 Girls event saw the closest competition of the day with 6 points between 1st and 3rd. Aleix Donnachie got the better of Cara McKay and Teddy Tchoudja to pick up the title. Ethan Wilson won the Under 15 Boys event from Callum Storrie and Dan Oliver.
The Under 17 Women title was decided with the High Jump, with an excellent 1.31m jump by Catriona Brannan giving her the title over her training partner , Gracie Gardner , with Jodie Mitchell in the bronze position.
Well done to everyone who completed as plenty of Personal Bests
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