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  • Writer's pictureDanielle McGifford


Saturday saw the last Lower YDL match of the season and………………


After what started as a complete washout with the rain, every athlete who had declared their availability turned up and fought hard for a 2nd place finish.

During extremely challenging conditions, team spirit was in abundance from both athletes

and parents. Amongst the highlights of the day was witnessing a complete turnaround from Charlie S, in begging to home as soon as he got there, to having a beaming smile by the end of the day! This is what it’s all about. Oh…..and Emily (amongst others) laughing at what the weather had done to my hair!

First up…………U15 boys

Standout Performances:

● James Pennington ran a storming 25.4 200m to win the B race.

● William Ashcroft knocked 6 seconds off his 800m time (2.15) to win the B race in

tough conditions.

Other Performances:

● Matthew Hayton - 3rd 100m A (12.6), 3rd 200m A (27.1), 2nd 80mh B (14.8)

● Zain Elfarmawy - 2nd 100m B (13.2), 6th 80mh A (14.0)

● James Pennington - 6th Shot A (6.53m), 6th Long jump A (4.53m)

● John Hassan - 2nd 300m A (42.7), 2nd 800m A (2.11)

● Alexander Glenn - 4th 1500m A (5.25), 6th Javelin A (14.34), 4th High Jump A


● 4x100m Relay - James Pennington, Zain Elfarmawy, Alexander Glenn, Matthew

Hayton - 1st (51.1)

U15 Girls

Standout Performances:

● Lauren Hewitt threw a 6m PB in the javelin from last years’ distance after a recent

return to training in that event, winning the A competition (21.15m)

● Ava Wareing set a PB in the 3k shot to come 2nd in the A competition (7.38m). Ava

also added well over a metre to her previous javelin PB to win the B competition


Other performances:

● Kady Hall - 3rd 100m A (13.8), 1st High Jump A (1.45m)

● Olivia Berry - 2nd 100m B (14.5)

● Emily Wilson - 1st 100m NS (14.7), 1st High Jump B (1.25m), 1st Pole Vault A


● Lucy Stretton - 2nd 100m NS (15.3), 1st 75mh B (14.3), 1st Pole Vault B (1.70m)

● Lauren Hewitt - 2nd 75mh A (12.7), 1st Long Jump A (4.59m)

● Natalia Prokop - 3rd 200m A (30.5)

● Chloe Budworth - 2nd 200m B (31.4), 3rd Long Jump B (4.03m), 1st Shot B (6.00m)

● Nour Kholeif - 3rd 300m A (47.4), 1st 800m A (2.34)

● Klaudia Prokop - 1st 300m B (51.2)

● Katie Bonner - 1st 800m B (2.50)

● 4x100m Relay - Lucy Stretton, Lauren Hewitt, Emmily Wilson, Kady Hall - 1st (55.5)

● 4x300m Relay - Natalia Prokop, Nour Kholeif, Katie Bonner, Klaudia Prokop - 2nd


U13 Boys

Standout Performances:

● Samuel Hodgkinson won the A high jump competition with a 5cm PB (1.35m)

Other performances:

● Henry Morris - 2nd 75m A (11.0), 2nd 150m A (21.4), 2nd Long Jump A (4.07m)

● Charlie Stretton - 3rd 75m B (11.7), 2nd 75mh B (17.2), 3rd High Jump B (1.05m)

● Leo Ashcroft - 3rd 150m B (24.1), 1st 800m B (2.43), 3rd Shot B (4.70m)

● James Darby - 3rd 800m A (2.48), 6th Shot A (4.80m), 4th Javelin B (10.38m)

● Zak Manir-Jolley - 1st 1200m A (4.07)

● Samuel Hodgkinson - 2nd 75mh A (17.1), 4th Javelin A (18.77m)

● Finley Callister - 5th Long Jump B (2.95m)

● 4x100m Relay - Charlie Stretton, Zak Manir-Jolley, Samuel Hodgkinson, Henry

Morris - 2nd (60.1)


Standout Performances:

● Chloe Skett ran a PB in the 75m A race to come 4th (11.1)

● Elody Hill set a strong PB in the 150m after some pre race nerves (22.1)

● Skye Gordon ran a PB in the 70mh to finish in 4th place in the A race (12.8), Skye

also set a new PB in the High Jump with 1.30m to finish 2nd in the A competition -

fantastic debut in that event!

Other performances:

● Carly McGrath - 4th 75m B (11.5), 4th Long Jump B (2.93m), 6th Javelin A (8.84m)

● Elody Hill - 4th Long Jump A (3.63m)

● Skye Gordon - 3rd 150m B (22.3)

● Katie-Lou Malley - 1st 800m A (2.34), 3rd Shot B (3.39m)

● Mia Lacey - 4th 1200m A (4.35), 3rd 70mh B (15.4), 5th Shot A (4.88m)

● Layla Hall - 3rd 1200m B (5.16), =1st High Jump B (1.10m)

● Chloe Skett - 3rd Javelin B (7.46m)

● 4x100m Relay - Skye Gordon, Chloe Skett, Carly McGrath, Elody Hill - 1st (58.6)

As a great finale to the day, Wigan’s relay teams were on fire!

Thank you to all athletes and parents for your support and commitment to these league matches. I hope you have all found these meetings as enjoyable as I have. You should all be very proud. Let’s build now for next year.

John Hewitt - Team Manager (YDL Lower)

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