Young athletes in record-breaking form

James Capon of Pontefract Athletics Club won the Pontefract Park Run for the fifth week in a row.
James Capon of Pontefract Athletics Club won the Pontefract Park Run for the fifth week in a row.

Pontefract Athletics Club had 30 young athletes taking part in Thursday’s Wakefield indoor open meeting with many of them in record breaking form.

Isabelle Stones equalled the club record when finishing second in the under 11 girls 50 metres in 8.2 seconds. Isabelle then finished first out of 32 in the under 11 girls long jump with 3.65 metres and Emily Plimmer was second in that event with 3.50 metres.

Cameron Howes won the under 13 boys 50 metres hurdles, setting a club record of 9.2 seconds.

Cameron also won the long jump with 4.31 metres and he clocked 7.7 seconds in the 50 metres.

Rebecca Bell finished second in the under 13 girls 50 metres hurdles, setting a club record of 9.5 seconds. Rebecca also clocked 8.1 in the 50 metres.

Maria Schofield won the under 15 girls 50 metres hurdles, setting a club record of 9.9 seconds. Amy Brain came first in the under 15 girls long jump with 4.10 metres.

Kye Evans showed good speed to win the under 17 men’s 50 metres in 6.8 seconds. Will Carter set a club record of 9.4 seconds when finishing second in the under 20 men’s 50 metres hurdles. He went on to win the long jump with 5.66 metres.

James Capon of Pontefract Athletics Club won last Saturday’s Pontefract Park Run for the fifth week in a row, leading home the record field of 300 runners in a time of 17 minutes 20 seconds.

Michael Flaherty came 19th in 20-38 and Christine McCarthy was sixth in the women’s race in 21-13.