YDL Lower Age – Dominant Northampton AC secure place in promotion match

Sunday 23rd June saw our lower age YDL athletes travel to Derby for the third and final match of the North/East 1B Division. Northampton were also the host club on the day. 

As in the previous rounds U13 girls Savannah Morgan & Ava Thomas dominated both the 75m & 150m events, Savannah achieving new PBs in both races & Ava with a PB in the 150m. The girls replicated their consistent winning streak in the 4x100m relay, joined by Ruby Curtis-Free and Ella Darby to complete the winning quartet. Kae Crisp achieved a PB to win the U15G 100m B string and Shanice Ighalo performed brilliantly, winning both the U15G 200m, with a PB of 26.75, and the 300m. Leatitia Nyangang also achieved a 4th place and PB (51.69) in the B string 300m race.  Shanice also took victory in the U15G Long Jump, clearing 5m on all 3 jumps and contributed to a second place in the U15G 4x300m relay team alongside Jessica Kempton, Abigail Thayanithy and Leatitia Nyangang. 

U15G 4x300m Relay Team

Track success continued for the girls in the middle-distance events with a YDL debut for Zineb Zbirou ending with 2nd place in the U13G 800m A string, with a B string 2nd for Katie Enefer. This was matched by U15 girls Jessica Kempton and Millie Thompson who achieved 3rd places and PB’s at the same distance. In the longer distance races, there were dominant A & B string victories and PB’s in the U13G 1200m from Olivia Willison and Lara Turner. In the U15G 1500m Abigail Thayanithy took a 3rd place in the A string race. 

The Boys sprints saw PB’s for both Finlay Smith and George Cutler at U15 in the 100m, to achieve 3rd place A/B String, William Drage achieved an A string 3rd and Jasper Smith a B string 2nd at U13. Oliver Savage & Hamish Thomas each claimed 2nd places in both strings in the U15M 200m, with PB’s of 24.93 for Oliver, and 27.45 for Hamish. Similarly, in the 300m Oliver Savage took the A string 2nd place with a PB of 39.7s, and Hamish Thomas came 3rd in the B string, with a PB of 44.4s. The U13’s 100m saw a 3rd place in the A string for William Drage with 14.12, whilst Jasper Smith claimed 2nd place in the B string race. William Drage also achieved a 3rd place in U13B 200m A string, whilst Malik Sayid claimed second place in the B string.  

In the middle distance, there was a debut for Edward Preston (2:25.8) in the U15B 800 A string, and a 3rd place PB for Aiden McFadden (2:35.57) in the B string. For the U13B, Benjamin Westmoreland-Alexander took 3rd place in the B string, whilst Ollie Wallis came 4th in the A string at the same distance. Malachy Collins gained a huge PB (4:54.94) to claim the win in the U13B 1500m A string, with Lewis Robson (5:01.98) victorious in the B string event.

The U15 Boys 4x300m relay team (Oliver Savage, Dilane Nyangang, Hamish Thomas & Eddie Preston) claimed 2nd place (2:58.43).

The U13G 70M Hurdles saw Sara Erdos run a PB (13.71) to achieve 4th place, with Samuel Palmer achieving a PB (14.84) for a win in the U13B 75m. For the U15G 75M hurdles Charlotte Woodward and Xcena Pasqualin claimed victories on both strings, with Charlotte achieving a PB (12.61). Luke Turner took a 3rd place in the U15B 80m event, with Hamish Thomas achieving a new PB (15:53) to claim victory in the B string. Kate Enefer showed true grit and determination in the U13 70H B string and despite leading from the gun, went on to complete her race after losing stride on 2 of the last 3 hurdles. 

In the field there were some strong performances in the High Jump. For the U15M Eddie Preston gained 3rd place with 1.40m in the A string, whilst Luke Turner achieved a 1.30m PB for joint victory in the B String. Charlotte Woodward also achieved a PB (1.35) for 3rd place for the U15G. Ella Darby leapt to a 1.35m PB in the U13G A string, with Ruby Curtis-Free taking the B string with a 1.30m PB.

In the Long Jump, Kaiyuki Crisp won the U15M A string, with a PB of 4.87m, with Oliver Savage also claiming victory in the B string event. The U13M saw a 3rd place for William Drage in the A string, and Zac Pasqualin claimed the B string, with a PB of 4.01m. Shanice Ighalo was again victorious for the U15W, whilst Kae Crisp replicated this in the B string with a PB win of 4.45m. Savannah Morgan and Ella Darby won’t their respective events for the U13 girls.

The Throws events followed suit opening with the Hammer; William Clarke victorious in the U15B event, with Lily Carlaw claiming a 26.68m PB win in the U15G A string and Charlotte Creak winning the B string. 

The Javelin saw another PB for Thomas Lambeth (27.86) taking 3rd in the U15M A string, with Luke Turner in 2nd place for the B string. Charlotte Creak took 2nd place for the U15G A string and a debut PB for Isabella Foale of 19.57m secured victory in the B string. Jasper Smith achieved a PB throw of 23.80m for 3rd place in the U13B A string, with Samuel Palmer taking 2nd place in B string event. In the U13G event Georgia Roseblade came 2nd in the A string, with Lara Turner victorious in the B string event. 

In the U13 girls Shot, Georgia Roseblade threw a PB of 8.31m for a 2nd place in the A string, with Ava Thomas also gaining a PB (7.37m) for the B string win. Malik Sayid took on his debut took top spot in the U13 boys B string event. The U15 Girls A string Shot was again won by Lily Carlaw with a winning margin of over 5m, with Xcena Pasqualin achieving a PB of 7.78m to win the B string. Joshua Tutt took a clear 4m victory for the u15 boys A string with William Clarke winning the B string by over 3 meters. 

It was a similar story for the Discus throwers who replicated the winning streak, Joshua Tutt was a massive 11m clear to win the U15M A string and William Clarke 12m clear in the B string event. Lily Carlaw threw over double the distance of the rest of the A string competitors for victory in the U15G event, with Charlotte Creak achieving a PB of 26.26m for the B string win. 

Congratulations to all the athletes who represented the club in Derby. Northampton Athletic Club won the match by a massive margin of 242 points and now move on to the Area promotion match at Solihull on Saturday 20th July. To secure a place in the Premier Division for 2020 the club will need to finish in the top 3 from the 7 competing clubs.

Full results can be found here: