UK Youth Development League (Upper Age Group): Stoke, 30 June 2019

Tamworth AC’s Under-17 and Under-20 athletes were in action at the Northwood Stadium for the third and final UK Youth Development League Division North/East 1D division match.

For the Under-20 Men, Owen Williams ran 26.2secs for 4th place in the 200m and a personal best of 58.7secs in the 400m B-race. Andrew Woods came 3rd in the 400m A-race with 57.5secs and 3rd in the 800m with a time of 2:16.7. Max Kent had a good day on the track, taking 2nd place in the 3,000m with 10:21.7 and winning the 2,000m Steeplechase with a time of 7:25.9. In the Javelin, Max threw 11.35m for 4th place.

Owen Williams (left) and Andrew Woods (right)

For the Under-20 Women, Bethany Devonshire won the 100m with a time of 13.5secs and came 2nd in the 200m B-race with 28.6secs. Eve Clawley clocked 27.2secs for 3rd place in the 200m A-race and then went on to win the 400m with a time of 29.8secs. Bethany claimed another win in the 100m Hurdles, clocking 20.1secs. Some more great performances came on the field with Eve Clawley winning the Triple Jump with a season best of 8.46m. Isla Crameri cleared a personal best of 3.12m in the Pole Vault for another win and Sian Hubbard took 2nd place in the Shot Put with a throw of 4.56m.

In the Under-17 Men’s competition, Curtis Lawrence finished 4th in the 100m with a time of 12.4secs. Jack Walklate took 3rd in the B-race with 12.8secs. James Rachel ran well to win both the 200m with a PB of 23.5secs and the 400m B-race with a time of 53.2secs. James Sherriff won the 400m A-race with 51.3secs. Ben Edwards ran for 2nd place in the 1,500m with 4:46.9 before winning his debut 3,000m race with a time of 10:28.8. In the field, Jack Walklate jumped a PB of 4.40m for 3rd place. Curtis Lawrence took 2nd place in the Triple Jump with 9.42m and 3rd place in the Javelin with a throw of 22.29m.

For the Under-17 Women, Isla Crameri came 3rd in the 200m with a time of 29.5secs, Sian Lewis clocked 2:31.6 for 2nd place in the 800m and Niamh Kilgallen took 2nd place in the 80m Hurdles with 13.2secs. Niamh also took to the field with 4.65m for 2nd place in the Long Jump, and again cleared 1.45m in the High Jump for the win. Isla Crameri notched a personal best with a jump of 10.12m in the Triple Jump for 2nd place. The Pole Vaulters made a clean sweep of wins with Amy Cook and Sian Hubbard both clearing 2.60m. The team did very well in the throws with Amy Cook taking 3rd place in the Shot Put with 8.22m and 2nd in the Javelin with 32.57m. Madeline Hughes had another good day with 7.56m in the Shot Put B-event, a PB of 28.18m for 2nd in the Discus and 36.47m to win the Hammer Throw by nearly 10 metres. In her B-events, Hannah Evans threw a season best of 21.84m for 2nd in the Discus, 32.44m to win the Hammer and a PB of 16.51m for 3rd in the Javelin.

In the relays, the Under-17 Men’s team of Jack Walklate, Curtis Lawrence, James Sherriff and James Rachel came a close 2nd to Telford AC in the 4 x 100m with a combined time of 47.4secs.

The Under-20 Women also finished 2nd in their 4 x100m relay with Sian Hubbard, Niamh Killgallen, Bethany Devonshire and Eve Clawley clocking a combined time of 55.4secs. They went one better in the 4 x 400m race with Eve Clawley, Bethany Devonshire, Sian Lewis and Isla Crameri taking the win with 4:35.4.

Another win came for the Under-20 Men in their 4 x 400m relay; the team of James Sherriff, Andrew Woods, Owen Williams and James Rachel storming to victory with 3:45.3.

An excellent set of results on the day put Tamworth in 2nd place for the match, finishing the Midlands North/East 1D division in 3rd place overall. City of Stoke AC head the table and will go on to compete in the regional promotion match at Banbury on Sunday 28th July.

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