First meeting of the Youth Development League (Lower) at Telford 21st April 2018

Junior athletes from Tamworth AC competed in the first meeting of the YDL lower recently. The athletes all gave of their best gaining lots of Personal Best and Seasons Best performances. 

With 12 athletes the Under 15 Girls team were outstanding scoring lots of valuable points by taking the first, second or third places in many of the events. 

Bethany Ostick came 2nd in the Long Jump with a personal best jump of 4.02m and in the 100m she had a time of 13.9secs.

Team mate Arantxa Middleton came 2nd in her 200m race with a personal best of 28.2secs. In the long jump she cleared 4.03m

Tegan Vickery had a personal best of 54.9secs in the 300m and came 3rd in the 1500m with a time of 5mins 39.9secs.

In the 800m Ellie Gauntlett ran a valiant 2mins 49.1secs.

In the 1500m Abigail Hamer came 2nd with a seasons best time of 5mins 21.8secs

Hurdle specialist Niamh Kilgallen kept her form with and excellent 1st place in the 75m Hurdles with a personal best time of  12.4secs. In the 100m she was 2nd in 13.8secs and she came 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 1.45m.

Libbie Price had an excellent day with personal best in the 300m where she came 2nd in 51.9secs and 3rd in the 800m in 2mins 43.1secs.

Anya Brady won 1st place in the 200m with a personal best of 29.4 secs.

Amy Cook true to form had an excellent day winning 1st place in the javelin with a throw of 31.57m and 2nd in the shot with a heave of 7.95m.

Isla Crameri in the pole vault had a good day with an excellent personal best 1st place vault of 2.75m

Team mate Siân Hubbard was close behind with a personal best vault of 2.7m coming 1st in the B team and in the shot she came 3rd with a heave of 5.96m.

Ruby Spencer finished the competition for the under 15 girls with a 1st place throw of 23.26m in the javelin B event. 

MIDDLETON, OSTICK, HAMER  and BRADY  made up the under 15 girls 4 x 100 relay team coming 3rd in 56.1secs

 GAUNTLETT, COOK, VICKERY and PRICE in the 4 x 300m relay finished in 4mins 37.5secs

The under 13 Girls just fell short of a clean sweep of personal bests in their events.

Annie Boonham won three personal bests coming 2nd in the B long jump with 3.3m, in the 800m her time was 2mins 51.9secs and in the 75m she had a best of 11.4secs.

Lottie McLaren kept up the pressure with her three personal bests coming 1st in the 800m with a time of 2mins 37.5secs, 2nd in the 150m with a time of 21.3secs and 3rd in the long jump leaping 3.56m.

Angelica Rakmee didn’t disappoint in her events, in the 150m she was 2nd with a personal best of 21.3secs, in the 75m she had a personal best time of 11.9secsand in the 800m she had a seasons best of 3mins 025secs.

Kirsten McLaren came 2nd in the 1200m with a personal best of 4mins 31.9secs and team mate Natasha Lee in the 1200m B race came 2nd with a personal best of 4mins 34.3secs.

Charley O’Neill was 2nd in all of her events, in the 70m hurdles she had a time of 13.7secs, in the high jump she cleared1.15m and in the javelin she threw 11.17m.

MCLAREN L, MCLAREN K, BOONHAM and LEE ran an excellent 4 x 100m relay with a 2nd place of 61.2secs

 In the under 15 boys events the athletes had a string of personal bests.

Ben Edwards with three personal bests in the 300m with a time of 46.2secs, in the 1500m with a time of 4mins 51.6secs and in the shot with a 2nd place heave of 5.98m.

Cameron Harrison came 1st in the pole vault with a personal best vault of 2.6m, and 3rd in the javelin with a personal best throw of 13.65m

Kian Dickson in the long jump had a personal best jump of 3.51m and in the 1500m his personal best time was 5mins 42.4secs

Kai Buckley finished 3rd in the javelin with a throw of 24.94m

EDWARDS, DICKSON, HARRISON and BUCKLEY in the 4 x 100m relay finished in 58.8secs             

A similar story unfolded with the under 13 Boys team.

Jacob Williams had a personal best time of 15.3secs in the 100m, and another personal best time of 33secs in the 200m and he came 2nd in the long jump with aa leap of 3.46m

Joseph Gorst matched his team mates with a personal best in the 800m in 3mins 07.9secs, a personal best in the 100m in 18.7secs and a personal best in the shot with a throw of 2.63m.

Last but not least Ben Lamplugh continued the story with a personal best of 3.56m in the long jump and another personal best in the 800m in 2mins 49.5secs.

BRADLEY, GORST, WILLIAMS and LAMPLUGH in the 4 x 100m relay finished in 66.8secs

Tamworth AC finished in the middle spot in the league table behind Solihull & Small Heath AC, Telford AC and Kidderminster & Stourport AC, and were followed by Halesowen A & CC, Bromsgrove & Redditch AC and Tipton Harriers.

The next meeting is at Solihull on Saturday 19th May 2018.

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