Young Athletes League Round 2 Print E-mail
Written by Peter   
Monday, 15 June 2009
Under 13 girls Emily Pearson and Martha Cottrell were the headliners in the recent round 2 match in the McCain's National Young Athletes League which was staged at a hot and sunny Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay
The improving Emily notched up two fine grade 3 standard performances, firstly in the 150m with a 3rd A placed time of 21.2s and took another 3rd A in the 70m hurdles in 13.1s
Martha also had two grade 3 results, with a 1st B in the 150m, 21.4s and in the long jump took the maximum points with a 1st A jump of 4.14m. In the 70m hurdles she had a 2nd A place with a grade 4 time of 13.7s
Ellie Hayes, Megan McEveley, Kate Merrill, Katy Morgan and Jess Wright were the rest of the under 13 girls in the squad, Jess also picked up a grade 4 award in the high jump with a best of 1.25m taking the 4th A points.In the 100m she had a 4th A in 11.5s, and a 2nd A in the 800m, 2m.45.4s.In the shot, Ellie had a throw of 5.99m taking the 3rd A points.
Megan began her events with a 4th B in the 80m,11.9s. In the 800m she had a 3rd B place in 2m.58.7s and a 4th B leap of 3.12m.
Middle distance specialists Kate and Katy were the scorers in the 1200m events both running well controlled paces, Kate taking the 2nd A points in 4m.16.0s and Katy the 3rd B in 4m.47.6s. Katy completed her scoring with a 1st B  5.30m throw in the shot.
Martha, Megan, Jess and Emily made up the 4 x 100m relay squad, finishing in 2nd place in 59.1s.
The trio of Amy Pearson, Amy Wright and Emma Scott did the scoring for the under 15 girls part of the match Amy Pearson scoring the 3rd A points in the 100m with in a time of 13.8s, she also had an identical time of 13.8s in the 75m hurdles taking the 2nd A place.  Partnering Emma in the long jump they both had good efforts rewarded with valuable points, Amy's best jump of 4.22m taking the 3rd A place and Emma's 3.84m the 2nd B points.
Emma then went on to a personal best in the 800m running into an excellent 2nd A place in 2m.39.5s. She rounded off her day with a 12.63m throw in the discus, good for the 1st B points.
Amy Wright's improving work was rewarded with a 3rd a place in the discus, throwing 21.05m for the points.
Thomas Jones, Ben Sutcliffe, David Bergstrand and Harry Stubbs took uf the challenge in the under 13 boys events, Thomas and Ben starting the scoring with Thomas's 5th A, 14.6s and Ben's 3rd B, 14.3s in the 100m sprints.
They were paired again, first in the 200m and then in the long jump, thomas taking the 6th A place in the 200m, 29.9s and a great 2nd A in the long jump, 3.82m, Ben won the 3rd B points in the 200m, 29.6s and the 3rd A in the long jump with 4.01m.
David's efforts put more valuable points on the board, with a 6th A in the 800m, 2m.57.2s, a 4th A in the high jump with a best of 1.10m and partnering Harry in the shot he scored the 6th A points with 4.24m.  Harry winning the 4th B points with 3.61m.
Harry had a fine 1500m 3rd A finish in a time of 5m.44.0 and took the 4th A in the 75m hurdles in 17.4s.
In the 4 x 100m relay the boys took the 3rd place in 60.5s.
The under 15 boys were the represented by David Hayes, Mark Deeprose and Richard McGeachie, David starting with a 4th A in the 100m in 12.7s and then joining with the grade award winners with 2 grade 4 performances, 10.63 in the shot and the other in the long jump with a 2nd A best jump of 5.10m.
In the 200m, Mark was the 5th A placed sprinter in 27.7s, he improved his scoring tally with a 3rd A in the 400m in 63.0s and another 3rd A in the javelin throwing a great 26.38m.
Middle distance runner Richard had a good 3rd A points winning place in the 1500m in 5m.20.5s, then taking the 5th B points in the long jump

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