Dagger shows his class

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PONTEFRACT Athletic Club’s Will Dagger was in magnificent form in Saturday’s Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meeting at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Dagger won his heat in the under 15 boys 60 metres in 7.81 seconds.

His time was the quickest of any of the 21 boys in his age group, who were representing clubs from throughout the North of England.

He is the first athlete from the Pontefract club to win an event in a Northern Athletics Open Meeting and his time established a club record for under 15 boys in the 60 metres event.

Kye Evans, third in the same heat as Dagger, finished sixth overall in 8.14 seconds.

In the under 13 girls long jump, Maria Schofield finished third with 3.59 metres and Amy Brain was fifth with 3.37 metres.

Maria came fourth in the shot putt with 6.72 metres and Amy was fourth in the 600 metres in two minutes, 00.15 seconds.

Lewis Schofield finished sixth in the under 15 boys long jump with 4.44 metres and he recorded 6.96 metres in the shot putt.

In Saturday’s Pontefract Park Run, Angela Hannon (pictured) won the women’s race and finished seventh overall out of 101 finishers over the 5K distance, with an impressive time of 20 minutes, 40 seconds.

Angela also won the Pontefract Park Run the previous week in 21 minutes, four seconds. Her return to form has been astonishing as she was on crutches for a considerable time following an operation on her knee at the beginning of the summer.

In Sunday’s Leeds Abbey Dash 10K, Scott Daly was the first man home from the Pontefract club.

Scott came in 344th out of more than 9,000 finishers in 37 minutes, 27 seconds.

Michael Flaherty finished in 38-34, setting club records for men over 45 and men over 50.

David Kidd recorded a personal best of 38 minutes, 52 seconds.

Christine McCarthy clocked 41-56 and she was the second woman over 50 to cross the line.

Terry Minett finished in 45-52 with Darren Evans crossing in 46-15.