|NYAL NW2 Deeside. 30 June
The Girls' team produced a loudly proclaimed performance to take fourth
place at Connahs Quay. It was an excellent team performance epitomised by
newcomer Stephanie Curry who found herself competing in the high jump and
shot putt at different ends of the track. Each successful jump was followed
by a jog down the back straight for another putt. Undeterred she won the
high jump and the B string shot in support of Vicky Johnson. Vicky won the
shot, Jessica Cretu made an impression in the hurdles and sprints where
Kirsty Lewis and Kirsty Langley performed well. Laura Savage made an all
round contribution while Rebecca Calgue, another debut girl, was second in
the 800 metres and high jump competition. She and Stephanie each enjoyed
With exams pressing the club were unable to field relay teams in the older
age groups but were rewarded with a first for the unbiquitous Layla Tapley
in the 1500 metres and steady support from Nichola Quinn and Lucy Mitchell.
Sarah Lewis turned her attention to the 800 metres (which slowed her down in
the 200 metres) while Caroline Morley was excellent in hurdles and high
Northern Men's League :
Preston. 8 June 2002.
The team pulled off an unexpected victory on a day when club spirit shone
through culminating in victory in both relays. Tony Smith & Jon Calder
pulled off 'A' victories while a string of second places in the 'B'
competition contributed to our narrow victory over Northern (Isle of Man).
Barry Graney made a remarkably mature debut over 400 metres, Jon Calder was
impressive throughout and Ray Vose flitted with ease between managerial
duties. There was a 30 year age range from the youngest to the oldest
member of our team. Dave Morley (Track), Frank Vose (timekeeper), Gill
Jones (Field) and Phil Thomas (Track) scored the obligatory points for
officiating but we still lack a pole vaulter.