YDL Lower – Match 4

20 athletes travelled to Oldham to compete in the fourth YDL League match. Although the conditions weren’t too great, the club still managed to achieve 26 personal bests and 1 club record! The club record was broken by Michael Dobson who competed in the under 13 boys 800m, achieving 2.21.3!
After achieving a pb in the 800m, Michael also went on to compete in the 100m which he completed in 15.0 and achieved another pb in the javelin, throwing 14.53m. Thomas Durrance went in the under 13 boys 200m and finished in 33.6. He also competed in the long jump, achieving 3.42m and threw the shot 4.64m. Jacob Roberts ran 15.8 for the 100m and 34.5 for the 200m. Jacob also jumped 3.47m for the long jump.
For the under 13 girls, Emilia Lamb competed for her first time and showed potential for competitions to come in the future. Emilia competed in the 75m, finishing in 12.2; she threw the shot 4.87m and the javelin 12.91m. Jasmine Scott ran 11.6 for the 75m, 22.4 for the 150m and jumped 3.46m in the long jump. Rebecca Durrance ran 26.2 for the 150m and jumped 1.10m in the high jump. Rebecca also competed in the long jump, achieving 3.37m. Hollie Brussels ran in the girls 1200m and achieved a pb of 4.31.2!
As for the under 15 boys, Aiden Lamb competed in his first track event, achieving 3.83m in the long jump! James Moran ran 13.1 for the 100m, 26.4 for the 200m and threw the javelin 12.37m. Adam Loughran ran 13.3 for the 100m, 28.3 for the 200m (pb) and threw the shot putt 4.27m (pb). Rhys Gormley ran 13.7 for the 100m (pb) and jumped 4.49m in the long jump. Charlie Roberts ran 2.04.2 for the 800m (pb), 40.3 for the 300m and jumped 1.35m in the high jump. Michael Duffy got pb’s in both of his events, he ran 2.37.0 for the 800m and 47.9 for the 300m. For the boys 1500m, Scott Aldred smashed his pb by 25 seconds meaning his pb now stands at 5.24. Also in this race, Joseph Byrne finished with a pb of 5.08 and competed in the discus. Joseph threw 13.59m which was yet another personal best! Luca Noonan threw the shot putt 8.70m whilst Michael Brussels threw the discus 16.75m (pb) and the javelin 11.69m.
The 4x100m saw Adam, James, Aiden and Rhys finish in 55.2 whereas the 4x300m team, which consisted of Michael, Charlie, Joseph and Rhys, finished 1st in 3.65.5.
Elizabeth Greenall and Emma Eccles were off to a great start, winning the A and B string for the under 15 girls 75mHurdles. Emma ran 13.4 for the 100m and 27.6 for the 200m (pb). Elizabeth jumped 1.41m for the high jump and 4.17m in the long jump. Celine Virton got a pb in the 100m with 14.1, she threw the shot 7.52m and the javelin 21.92m (pb). Holly Scott ran 45.8 for the 300m (pb) and jumped 3.34m in the long jump (pb) and threw the javelin 11.77m (pb). Lauren Taylor got a pb in the 200m with a time of 30.1, and a pb in both the shot (6.29m) and the discus (11.28m). Jessica Durrance ran 52.7 for the 300m and threw the discus 8.82m which was a pb.
The 4x100m relay saw Lauren, Emma, Elizabeth and Celine finish in 57.2.
Well done to everyone who competed in the last YDL of 2017, hope to see you all next season!
A big thank you to the officials and volunteers too, including Chris Dempsey, Dave Morley, Barry Greenall, Louise Greenall and Ian Roberts.
Team manager: Helena