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  • Writer's pictureDanielle McGifford

STARTING 2024 WITH A BANG!

Wigan Harriers excelled themselves with five Northern champions at the weekend. Leading the way was Yas Baker who smashed her pb and the club record with 13.27m in the U17 Shot. 



Amy Hewitt retained her Triple Jump title with an indoor pb of 11.33m and backed it up with silver in the Long Jump with 5.48m and reached the semi-finals of the 60m with 8.21. Backing Amy up was 1st year U17 Emma Pimblett with pbs to take bronze in both Long and Triple jump with pbs of 5.18m and 10.76 as well as finishing 5th in the 60m final in 7.98.


Halle Walsh made it three Wigan Harriers in the top 8 in the Long Jump with an indoor pb of 4.74 whilst Lucy Stretton jumped 3.91 before running a 60m pb of 9.04. Elsewhere on the track Isobel Dyson made the semi finals of both the 200m and 300m with 27.27 and 43.71 and Grace Winrow was a fraction outside her pb in getting to the 60m semi finals in 8.37 before running her second best indoor 200m in 28.08.


Claudia Berry dominated the Pole Vault winning with a new pb of 3.00m with Rose Jackson vaulting 2.60 for 6th.

The U17 men saw Owen Baron take over 2 seconds off his 400m pb to finish just outside the medals in 4th 52.48sec, Matthew Hayton ran a 60m pb of 7.81 and indoor 200m pb of 26.23 whilst James Pennington was just outside his 60m in 7.82. 



The U20 Men saw two more champions as Will Jackson retained his High Jump title with 1.95m and Jack Hilton took the Triple Jump title in 13.93.


Will Lloyd was unlucky not to medal in the 800m finishing 4th in 1.58.18. 

Wigans Senior Women saw Bekah Hopper finish 8th in the long jump, 4.68m and 10th in the Shot with 9.67 whilst Millie Forrest finished with 8.01m. 

In the Senior Men Ollie Goldthorp was another to finish just outside the medals with 13.69 in the Triple Jump. Ian Mcphail ran a pb of 9.33 in the 60m and 8.67 in the Shot with Sam Dyson throwing 7.28m.


Carl Foster


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