Nicole races to double sprint success

ATHLETICS: IPSWICH Harriers travelled to Cambridge for the Under 17 round of the Eastern Young Athletes League. Competitors for the day were Hertford and Ware, Cambridge and Norwich.

IPSWICH Harriers travelled to Cambridge for the Under 17 round of the Eastern Young Athletes League.

Competitors for the day were Hertford and Ware, Cambridge and Norwich.

The final score gave the win to Hertford and Ware with 360, Cambridge 315.5, Ipswich 235 and Norwich 200.5.

There were some excellent results from the track events and lots of pbs in the field.

Under 13 girl Nicole Sadler had a sprint double win and pb from both the 100 and 200ms timed at 13.3 and 27.0. Sarah Tippett took three firsts from the hurdles and B string 100 and 200ms with Lana Rogers taking three also from the hurdles long jump and shot.

Three new members to the club put their athletic abilities on display, Rebecca Jennings won the B string long jump with 3.64m, Stephanie Potter finished equal second in the high jump with 1.10m then took a second A string place in the shot with 6.12m and in the non scoring 100ms was timed at 15.8s and Nicola Rawthorn was equal first in the B string high jump with 1.00m.

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More pbs went to the under 15 girls from the track, Tasha Double took wins from both the 100 and 200m in 13.1 and 27.0s, Stephanie Peartree took the B 200 in 27.6 and Kirsty Thorndyke lowered her 800m to 2.36.6s for a third place.

Carly Schumann took the B string win in the 100m with 13.1s and added length to her long jump for a pb of 4.44m for another first. Emma Kemp's shot now stands at 7.30m, Hayley Todd and Katie Brinkley now have new javelin bests of 17.80ms and 12.30ms.

At her first attempt in the discus Emily Beckett threw 16.20ms and Kirsty Thorndyke ran the 200ms in 29.3 for a pb both came form the non scoring events.

The under 17 girls were very depleted but the three that went did well, Louise Morgan had two pbs in the 200m and hurdles timed at 26.7 and 12.8s, Bethany Swan won the javelin with 30.89m and for her first time shot put 5.91m and Sarah Plumb ran the 300m with a time of 44.2s.

In the under 13 boys the track will produced lots of pbs. James Dore and Chris Pattle crossed the line first in the 200ms timed at 29.3 and 29.4 and from the 400ms Tom Stewart took the B string win to give him a best time of 75.3s.

On the field James Hicks won the shot with a best of 7.79ms and Andy Irvine in the high jump cleared 1.20ms for his best.

Three boys showing club colours for the first time did well in their events, Jason Keveren took second in the hurdles in a time of 16.2s, Nathan Sheridan ran the 400ms in 83.3s and Kristen Cockrillcarden was timed at 2.48.4s in the 800m, Nathan also ran a 100ms in 15.7s and Jason the 200m in 30.0s.

For the non-scoring 800m Andy Irvine and Tom Stewart ran 3.002 and 3.01.8s. Both Ramone Kersey and Matthew Cooke returned pbs in the hurdles in 14.4s and 15.5s in the 200m Levi Hunt lowered his best to 28.4, Ben Hanley took two more pbs in the long and high jump with 4.74 and 1.35 and at the shot both Scott Stannard and Mark Dickinson had bests of 9.69 and 7.34 respectively.

Non scorers Matthew Cooke ran the 100m in 14.8 for a pb. Sean Foster moved up to the U17s for the day and ran the 100m in a new time for 12.2s.

Martin Bennett was the only age group winner for Ipswich Harriers which came in the shot were he was the overall winner with 10.57, he then went on to take second place in the 400, and in the javelin gain a pb with 30.61m. De'onte Green, a new member, took three second places when he ran the 100m in 12.4 the 200m in 24.8 and leapt 5.79 in the long jump.

The juniors (U20s) were in action at Norwich where the turnout on the day from all clubs was very, very poor. However the few who came for Ipswich came home first in the ladies and second in the mens.

Neil Gillingham covered the 400, 800m and 200m earning 28 points, Peter Smith covered the 400m, discus, long jump and the 400H to earn 41 points, Sean Bennett covered the 100m, 200m and discus for 27 points, Earl Wright the long jump, high jump, 100m and javelin for 43 points, Anton DeBono 100m, nine points and James Stewart also nine points.

Shelley Stannard took a pb in the shot of 5.73, another in the 200m in 13.8 another in the javelin 15.94 and a fourth pb in the discus with 10.44m she also covered the 200m to earn a massive 57 points for the club. Hannah Coleman ran the 100m and the 200m and covered the 100mH for the first time 17.9 to earn another 42 points for the club.

Leanne Thorndyke covered the shot and the 400m for 25 points and Sarah Thomas the discus for 12 points.

Final score Ipswich 172 Peterborough 105 and Verlea 68.

What a tremendous result came from the Southern Men's Division One and Southern Women's Division Four Leagues when Ipswich played host.

Harriers athletes showed a clean pair of heels to the clubs when they came away victorious overall. Ladies competitors came from Colchester and Tendring and Eastbourne.

Final score Ipswich 225, Colchester and Tending 216 and Eastbourne 80.

Final score for the Men, Ipswich 126, Maidstone and Rochester 117, Verlea 106, Hastings 100 and Cambridge 79.

After poor turnouts for the first two of the men's meetings, this was the result that the men needed to get them back on track and to their winning ways from the last two seasons, now they must maintain this momentum and team spirit that always held great expectations for them.

From the 3000m Paul Cardy and Gordon Irvine took maximum points with times of 10.10.9 and 10.18.5 respectively. At the high jump Gareth Moir won the A string with a leap of 1.97m and Alistair Howard-Dobson a new member took the B string with 1.80m. Donovan Graham was the overall winner in the pole vault clearing 3m 80.

On the track Ross Myhill won the B string 1500m in 4.28.0, and in the 110H Gareth was second A string in a new time of 16.0s.

At the throws Martin Holder and Scott Moir helped to pile on the points.

In the discus Scott was 1A with 34.67, 1B in the javelin 46.38 and 4A in the hammer with 23.49. Martin was 2A in the javelin 47.53, 2B in the discus with 26.88, 3B in the hammer 21.20 and 4A in the shot with a pb of 10.23. Gary Austin also gained a pb from the shot with 8.76m.

Troy Duporte, in his first senior league meeting for the club, had a very successful day, leaping 6.34m in the long jump, 13.12 in the triple jump and ran the 200m in 24.2s.

Alastair Howard-Dobson also covered two further events with 5.90m in the long jump and 11.95 in the triple jump.

For the ladies it was another win to add to those for the past two seasons, but for them it is numbers that count more than placings, so it is important to cover all events.

Divided into U15s and U17/junior/senior sections for this league the senior section had 13 winning performances, Laura Seston had two in the A string 100 and 400m.

Louise Morgan took the B string 100m and the A strings of 200m and 80m hurdles. Stacy Tanner in her first 100m hurdles for the club won the event in 20.6s, and Laura Odell ran the 1500m in a pb time of 5.06.1s.

On the field Claire McAllister and Karyn Scott took first in the shot with 10.11 and 8.51. Karyn also took wins in the discus and hammer with a pb of 21.73m whilst Claire took second places in the hammer 24.31 pb javelin and long jump. At the discus Sarah Thomas made in maximum points for the event when she won the B string in 26.73.

Laura Anderson was second in the 3000m in a pb time of 11.42.8s and Esther Trigidon on her first attempt of the 3000m took the B string win in 11.58.3s.

Pbs went to Leanne Thorndyke for her time of 63.9 in the 400m, Vicky Scott lowered her 400H by five seconds down to 73.7s, Stephanie Adamek ran the 800m in a new time of 2.37.6s and on the field Stacy Tanner leapt 4.1 in the long jump.

In the U15 girls there were 16 winning places with Ipswich taking all of the track wins. Kirsty Thorndyke in the 800m ran a pb time of 2.35.9s and Hannah Arbon took the B race. Tasha Double and Stephanie Peartree took the 100m, Emily Beckett joined Tasha in the 200, Jenny Pelligrotti joined Stephanie in the hurdles and in the 4.100m Double, Beckett, Pelligrotti and Peartree crossed the line ahead of the rest.

Winners on the field were Lizbeth Hicks and Lucy Swan took the javelin wins in 19.59m and 17.99m giving Lucy a pb. Lizbeth was joined by Kerry Fuller in the shot and in the discus Hannah joined Kerry.

At the long jump Tasha took the A string win with Emily second and in the high jump for their first time at the event Lizbeth and Emily both cleared 1.15m, giving Lizbeth 2A and Emily 1B.

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