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Five Golds for Spen AC Athletes at Yorkshire Championships

By Kevin Aspindle

Lawton, Waring, Bell and Reah all produce their best at Cudworth

“You should be extremely proud of your achievements, whether you broke records, medalled, got PBs, returned from injury, whatever your personal goal was, we're proud of the way you all competed” Fiona Lancaster, YCAA
The Yorkshire County Track & Field Championships were held at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth, last weekend – 11th and 12th May 2019 – and Spenborough & District AC were well represented.
Bayleigh Lawton produced his lifetime best in the U15 Boy’s 200m to win Gold with a time of 23.86s, having finished second in his heat earlier in the event. He also produced a fine performance in the U15 Boy’s 100m, winning his heat and the final to take a second Gold.
In the U20 Women’s 400m Hurdles Molly Waring won Gold and she also produced a personal best to take Silver in the U20 Women’s 400m, with a time of 59.74s. Dominic Lamb won Bronze in the Senior Men’s 200m final with a time of 22.27s. Natalie Groves won her heat in the U17 Women’s 300m and went on to win Bronze in the Final with a time of 42.18s
On the field Charlotte Bell threw the Discus 25.71m to win Gold in the U20 Women’s event. The Silver position throw was just 4cm less, so all that extra effort was made to count. Megan Ascough won Bronze in the Senior Women’s Hammer, with a distance of 41.53m. James Bell took Silver in the U15 Boy’s Hammer, with a personal best throw of 22.75m and Lily Croughan made it 4 medals for the throwing team, with a Bronze in the U15 Girl’s Hammer, also a personal best distance of 20.87m
Olivia Reah competed in the U17 Women’s Triple Jump and was awarded Gold with a lifetime best jump of 11.42m and took Bronze in the U17 Women’s Long Jump, with another lifetime best distance of 4.92m.
Also competing at the championships were Holly Martin (4th SW 200m Heat 2), Simon Bolland (9th in SM 1500m), Henry Carter (13th in SM 5000m) and Glenn Aspindle (4th in SM Javelin). Congratulations to all those that took part and thanks to all the coaches that support these athletes to achieve some of the best performances in the whole of the County of Yorkshire. A special mention should also go to the Yorkshire County Athletics Association for putting on such a well-organised event that was particularly well officiated and judged. It has to be one of the best run events in the UK.
The full list of results can be found on the Northern Athletics’ website –

Updated 11:53 - 13 May 2019 by Kevin Aspindle

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