UK Youth Development League (Under-17/20), Burton upon Trent, Sunday 26 May 2019

Tamworth AC’s Under-17 and Under-20 athletes were back in action for the second YDL Upper Age Group match; making the short trip to the Shobnall Leisure Complex in Burton upon Trent.

For the Under-20 Men, Owen Williams ran 25.9secs in the 200 metres A-race. Andrew Woods ran 25.7secs in the B-race, also clocking 57.1secs in the 400 metres and 2:23.9 in the 800 metres. Max Kent put in some good performances on the track with 10:09.0 in the 3,000 metres and 7:32.3 in the 2,000 metres Steeplechase.

Max also took to the field with the Javelin, making a throw of 13.14 metres and Daniel Cartwright threw 15.59 metres in the Discus.

The Tamworth 4 x 100 metres team of Jack Walklate, Curtis Lawrence, Andrew Woods and Jacob Spencer ran a very close 3rd place with a time of 47.9secs. In the 4 x 400 metres, Andrew Woods, Max Kent, Owen Williams and Jacob Spencer clocked 3:49.0 in another close fought race; this time taking the win.

Bethany Devonshire was in action for the Under-20 Women, taking 2nd place in the 100 metres with a time of 13.4secs and 3rd place in the 200 metres with 28.4secs. Bethany doubled up in the Hurdles with Emily Findlater; the pair clocking 19.8 and 21.1secs respectively in the 100 metres event. In the 400 metres Hurdles, Emily finished with 77.1secs and Bethany crossed the line on 82.6secs. Emily also won the 400 metres flat with a time of 62.4secs.

In the field events, Lucy Wheeler won the Shot Put with a throw of 8.49 metres.

Another great win for the 4 x 400m relay team. Bethany Devonshire, Sian Lewis, Sophie Perry and Charlotte Perry clocked a combined time of 4:42.6.

For the Under-17 Men, Curtis Lawrence ran 11.9secs in the 100 metres A-race. Jack Walklate clocked 13.5secs in the B-race and 28.8secs in the 200 metres. Curtis Lawrence threw 23.95 metres in the Javelin.

The Under-17 Women had a great day on both the track and field. Bethany Ostick claimed a double win; running 12.8secs in the 100 metres and 26.9secs in the 200 metres. Isla Crameri took 2nd place in the 300 metres with a time of 46.3secs, as did Sian Lewis in the 800 metres A-race with 2:29.3. Sophie Perry ran the 800 metres B-race in 2:40.0 and sister Charlotte clocked 5:36.7 to finish 2nd in the 1,500 metres.

More excellent results in the Hurdles with Niamh Kilgallen clocking 13.2secs for 2nd place in the 80 metres and Sophie Pasley winning the 300 metres event with a time of 50.4secs

Over to the field and 2nd place in the Long Jump for Bethany Ostick with 4.58 metres and 1st for Niamh Kilgallen in the B-event with 4.54 metres. Niamh also won the High Jump with 1.45 metres. Isla Crameri jumped 9.83 metres in the Triple Jump and put in another excellent performance in the Pole Vault with Amy Cook; the pair vaulting 2.90 and 2.60 metres respectively. Madeline Hughes recently joined Tamworth AC and had a great day in the throwing events. She took 3rd place in the Shot Put with 9.02 metres, 2nd in the Discus with 28.08 metres and 1st in the Hammer with 37.58. Amy Cook won the Shot Put B-event with a throw of 8.68 metres and was pushed into second place in the Javelin by just 30cm with a throw of 35.47 metres. Hannah Evans made throws in the B-events of 21.56 with the Discus, 33.42 with the Hammer and 15.89 with the Javelin.

Another strong relay in the Under-17 Women’s 4 x 100 metres saw Charlotte Perry, Bethany Ostick Sophie Perry and Niamh Kilgallen take 2nd place with a time of 55.8secs.

The results on the day put Tamworth AC in third place in the Midlands North/East 1D division standings. The final match in the division will be hosted by the leaders Stoke on Sunday 30th June.

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