Howes enjoys hat-trick of wins at open event

Faye Lightowler on her way to her second place finish in the Wakefield Hospice 10K road race.
Faye Lightowler on her way to her second place finish in the Wakefield Hospice 10K road race.

Pontefract Athletics Club’s Cameron Howes was in fine form at the Wakefield Track and Field Athletics open meeting last Sunday.

Cameron won all three of his events in the under 15 boys age group.

In the long jump, he equalled the club record with 5.13 metres, in the high jump, he had another impressive performance with a clearance of 1.60 metres and in the 80 metres hurdles, he clocked 13.38 seconds.

Other members of the Howes family were also in good form with Cameron’s father, Richard Howes, winning the senior men’s javelin with a throw of 33.55 metres.

Richard also finished second in the shot putt with 8.67 metres and second in the long jump with 4.65 metres.

Caitlin Howes was another to pick up a medal for finishing third in the under 13 girls shot putt with 5.31 metres.

Luke Shillito was also in good form, winning the under 13 boys 200 metres in 30.43 seconds and the shot putt with 6.52 metres.

His younger sister, Erin Shillito, won the under 11 girls shot putt with 4.14 metres and Erim Thorpe came second in that event with 4.04 metres.

Andrew Clegg won the senior men’s discus with 26.25 metres and he also finished third in the shot putt with 8.43 metres.

Callum Eastwood won the under 11 boys shot putt with 5.11 metres and Harrison Carter came second (4.77 metres). Callum also finished third in the 80 metres in 13.07 seconds while Joseph Lunn was third in the under 11 boys long jump with 3.09 metres.

Sophia Yates came second in the under 11 girls 75 metres in 13.14 seconds, Jack Kinnear was second in the under 15 boys 80 metres hurdles in 18.84 seconds and Logan Askham was third in the under 13 boys high jump with 1.15 metres.

Jack Mattison finished second in the under 13 boys 100 metres in 14.90 seconds and was also third in the long jump with 3.83 metres.

In the Wakefield Hospice 10K road race, which took place last week, Faye Lightowler was in excellent form, finishing in second place in the women’s race out of a large field of nearly 2,000 runners and setting a Pontefract club record for senior women with her time of 37 minutes, 54 seconds.