PB fever struck team Spen!
By Jake Darby
We ended up with Lead poisoning after all the PB's
Match 2 for the Lower YDL was an away day to York AC on another dull day but once again our athletes performed incredibly.
The under 15 boy’s sprints were dominated by Bayleigh Lawton who won the 100, 200 and 300 metres with 3 personal best runs following on from his victories at the Yorkshire County Championships the previous weekend. Continuing from Bayleigh’s success, James Bell claimed a strong second place in the 80 metre hurdles with a pb as well as a first place and pb in the hammer throw. Lucian Dent had a first try at the hurdles and won his race as well as throwing a pb in the shot to claim great points for the team.
Onto the under 15 girls where the pb’s were still coming in with Alexandra Stocks ran a pb race in the 200 metres to earn a second place finish, followed by a third place finish in the 100 metres along with a first ever try at the long jump to add another third place to her success from the day. In the throws Lily Croughan continued the pb fever with a win and a pb in the hammer throw as well as impressive throws in the discus to claim another win and a second place in the shot putt.
The under 13 girls carried on the team’s success with Estelle Williams having impressive runs in the 150 and 800 metres leading to a pb in the 800 metres along with scoring good point for us in the long jump. Olivia Myers challenged the hurdles again and joined the long list of pb’s from today with an impressive run to claim fourth place and a pb jump in the high jump and scoring good points for the team in the long jump. Sophia Foulger also added her name to the pb list with a win from a pb throw in the javelin, a seasons best run in the 1200 metres for a fourth place finish and stepped out of her comfort zone to try the 75 metres for the first time for an impressive run to finish fourth. Caitlin Murray followed on from Sophia’s example and also winning her javelin after a mini coaching session in the morning to try it for the first time and go on to win. Another first try saw Caitlin jump to a second place finish in the high jump and to claim the full house a first try at the 150 metres to finish in fourth with an impressive time, eventually she will run out of new events to try! Another name to add to the pb list was Megan Beal after a strong run in the 75 metres along with a first try at the shot to claim victory. After a fall in the warm ups and picking up an injury, Emily Sharp soldiered on to just miss out on a pb in the shot with a throw to claim a fourth place finish as well as part of the relay team also consisting of Myers, Beal and Foulger who successfully navigated the baton around without fault.
Well done to all the athletes who took part, I hope to write about as many personal best next time as you stacked up a large amount between you.
As always a massive thanks to our team of officials, we were the only team to score full points on the officials which helped us stay ahead of Bingley.
1. Doncaster- 476
2. Lincoln- 457
3. Spenborough- 202
4. Bingley- 188
5. Grimsby- 125