Fantastic Debut at Northamptonshire County Championships
Last weekend, 11th and 12th May saw a huge squad of NAC’s superstar athletes compete at the Northamptonshire County Championships in Corby. There were outstanding performances from the team on both the track and in the field, with 94 medals collected, a mass of new PB’s achieved and Championship Records broken.
The U11 Girls stormed the 75m, with a gold & PB for Jasmine Jessamyn, and a silver for Nadjoa Mensah.
The female 100m sprinters success continued with a gold for Megan Exley (SW) silver for Abigail Smith in the U17’s, as well as SB/PB Performances from Katie Scott (U17) Erika Sakka & Gabriella Miles (U15). Our U13 girls took home the silver and gold medals with a silver PB for Ava Thomas, and PB of 12.9 for Savannah Morgan to equal the Championship Best Performance.
The 100m male sprinters saw a silver and equal PB for William Drage (U13) and a bronze & PB for Samuel Lickerish (U13) as well as PB performances from Hamish Thomas (U15), Pharell Maitland (U17), Michael Konadu (U17) and Guilherme Ribeiro (U17)
The medal haul continued in the 150m with gold medals for Owura Mensah (U11) Jasmine Jessamy (U11 PB) and a silver for Nadjoa Mensah (U11)
The athletes success continued into the 200m, with some sensational performances from the U17 men in the heats with twins Jor-el and Pharell Maitland both making the final, with PB’s from both Jor-el and Guilherme Ribeiro, who just missed out on a spot in the final 8. The U15 boys all qualified for the final, with a PB for Ollie Savage who took the silver. In the U13 boys final there was also a sea of NAC Club Vests, with 5 NAC athletes competing. William Drage’s PB performance earned him a bronze Medal, with PBs for Jacob Arthur and Samuel Lickerish. The girls 200m saw silver Medals and PB’s for Shanice Ighalo (U15) & Ella Darby (U13) and a gold Medal PB for Savannah Morgan (U13).
Shanice Ighalo continued her success in the 300m with a PB of 42.8s to earn the gold and break the U15G Championship Record. Kae Crisp just missed out on the bronze medal by 0.01s with a new PB!
The Track medal haul continued with a silver medal PB for Tobias Hearn (U20M) in the 400m. The U11 girls took medals in the 600m with a PB for the gold from Jessica Lamb and Charlotte Hall claiming the bronze.
The 800m led to more medals with Oliver Cherrington achieving a PB for the U15 boys bronze, a silver PB for Lara Turner and a bronze for Ella Darby in the U13 girls. Ben Wilson (U17), Jacob Archer (U13), William Gardner (U13), Katie Enefer (U13) & Ella Smith (U13) all achieved PB’s.
In the 1500m the athletes collected even more medals with a gold for Owura Mensah (U11), gold for Adam Caulfield (SM) massive 15 second PB for Malachy Collins to take the U13 boys Bronze, a PB for the silver by Abigail Thayanithy for the U15G, and finally a PB for the Bronze for Lara Turner in the U13 girls. Proving to be an exceptional distance for our NAC Athletes, PB’s were also achieved by Jessica Lang (U11), George Thompson (U17) & Sophie Wood (U15). Our U13’s made a cracking start to the season with Nathan Lamb, Lewis Robson, Benjamin Westmoreland-Alexander, Lewis Nutt, Daniel Wood, William Gardner, Olivia Willison, Emily Langley, Ella Darby, Ruby Curtis-Free and Millie Titherage all achieving PB’s at this distance. Fantastic Work! Charlotte Hall (U11G) strode her way to a Silver Medal in the 1K walk.
Our Hurdlers closed off the track medal loot for the weekend with a silver for Samuel Palmer in the 75m U13 boys, a gold for Luke Turner in the U15 boys 80m, and last but by no means least a gold for Amelia Tutt in the 80M U17 women equaling the Championship Record of 11.9s!
Our High Jump athletes leapt into the medals with gold for Megan Palmer (U17), silver for India Phipps (U17), silver for Ella Darby (U13), bronze for Samuel Palmer (U15) and a PB for Joshua Robson (U15).
The U17 Long Jump saw more medals for twins Jor-el and Pharrel Maitland (5.66m PB), taking the gold and silver respectively with PB performances from Guilherme Ribeiro & Oliver Savage. William Drage took the Bronze for the U13 boys, a category in which Jasper Smith and Samuel Lickerish both achieved PB’s. The females continued the success with Kae Crisp taking the U15 girls bronze, Savannah Morgan taking another gold with a PB jump of 4.64m in the U13 girls, with PB jumps in this category for Ava Thomas, Ruby Curtis-Free, Kate Enefer and Jasmine Jessamy. Our Triple Jumpers Luke Turner & Ellen Goodhart both took home gold medals for the U15’s.
More action from the throws squad in the Shot Put with Josh Tutt throwing a massive 14.99m PB to win U15 boys, take the Championship Record and go UK number 1! A great performance from Josh and William Clarke taking the silver medal in this event. Chris Dyrmishi claimed the U17 men’s gold medal, with the U17 women filling the podium with a gold for Auguste Zakelyte, PB and silver for Izzy Thompson and a bronze for Maia Reynolds. Georgia Roseblade threw a PB to take the U13 girls Gold medal, and Lily Carlaw struck gold with a winning 13.06m throw in the U15 girls shot, breaking yet another Championship Record to retain the UK leading mark.
Our Discus throwers dominated, with gold medals for Chris Dyrmishi (U17M), another NAC Podium for the U15 boys with gold for Josh Tutt, silver and a PB for William Clarke and a PB and bronze for Luke Turner. The U17 women also claimed the top spots with a gold for Auguste Zakelyte, a PB and silver for Izzy Thompson, and a bronze for Maia Reynolds. Georgina Roseblade threw a PB to take the U13 girls gold, and our U15’s saw a gold for Lily Carlaw, and a PB silver for Lottie Creak.
More excitement for the throwers in the Javelin, kicked off by another gold for Megan Exley (SW). The U15 boys saw a gold for Thomas Lambeth (PB) and silver for Luke Turner. Similarly, the U17 women took the top spot with a gold for Niamh Payne. Lottie Creak also achieved gold for the U15 girls with Shanice Ighalo in 2nd. Finally, the U13 girls provided yet another NAC podium with a PB and gold from Georgia Roseblade, silver for Lara Turner and bronze for Ella Smith.
A dream opening in our home county for our athletes. Congratulations to everyone who showed NAC colours and competed over the weekend.
Full results can be found here: