Team Spen excel at Hull
By Jake Darby
The Spenborough dream boat cruises up the river Humber powered by great results.
A day of ever changing weather conditions at Hull started with a dream with two first place finishes in the hurdles, Molly Waring in the women’s 400 metre and Ben Maddocks in the men’s 400 metre.
They day continued with other successes as the Spen dream boat sailed along the river Humber. Ben Wilson powering to a win in the 100 metres and a well fought second place in the 200 metres. His form continued into the field with another victory in the triple jump and another second in the long jump. Jacob Pollard continued on the great form with a season’s best long jump to earn the victory with a SB in the 200 metres for a second place finish accompanied by a third place finish in the 100 metres. Ben Maddocks carried on from his hurdles victory with a third place in the 400 metres and Javelin.
The under 20 women weren’t going to let the boys have all the glory with Molly Waring finishing her day off with three more victories in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 100 metre hurdles. Charlotte Bell impressed in the field with a personal best javelin throw followed by a stack of points gained in the shot, hammer and discus to add to the team’s collection.
Daniel Smith endured his way to a third place finish in the under 17 men’s 400 metres, followed by a strong run in the 800 metres. Tyler Cossins claimed a third place throw in the shot putt, a pb run in the 200 metres as well as just missing out on one in the 100 metres to add to the teams point total for the day.
Once again Olivia Reah dominated the jumps with two victories in the under 17’s long and triple jump from personal best jumps. As well as a pb in the shot putt to aid to the teams point tally. Natalie Groves impressed in the sprints once again with two second place finishes in the 200 and 300 metres, along with a Javelin technique which can only be classed as unique, to aid in the team’s success. Ellie Holden continued stacking up the points with a third place finish in the 300 metres and a fourth place in the long jump with a seasons best before having to battle the element in her 800 metres. Mia Butler ended the day with two personal best from the 100 metres and the Javelin, along with a tough run in the 3,000 metres in what shall be classed as “not the best conditions”. Hannah McQuinn joined the team for another year and making an impact with a second in the shot putt before later trying the 300 metre hurdles for the first time to earn a third place finish. Along with trying the 100 metres for the first time as well.
Two relays teams featured in today’s squad, with the under 20’s women’s team consisting of McQuinn, Waring, Reah and Groves finishing in second place. Followed by the men’s team of Cossins, Pollard, Wilson and Maddocks cruising to a third place finish.
Well done to all athletes who competed, you should all be proud of yourselves.
We are always looking for more athletes to compete for our teams. The YDL competitions are always fun and the athletes really enjoy themselves at the events. As a team the athletes support each other incredibly well and there is an entertaining team spirit around the club tent all throughout the day. A fantastic opportunity to test yourselves and have an enjoyable day having a laugh with our other athletes.
Once again massive thanks to our officials who helped support the team, thankfully avoiding the showers of rain this time.
1 Kingston Upon Hull AC 687.0
2 Chesterfield & District AC 388.0
3 Hallamshire Harries 387.0
4 Spenborough & District AC 316.0
5 Bingley H & AC 307.0
6 Scunthorpe & District AC 306.0
7 Lincoln Wellington AC 186.0
8 Grimsby + Louth ©