THE PONTEFRACT Track and Field Open Meeting, held at Thornes Park Stadium, Wakefield, attracted 204 athletes from all over the country including the Isle of Man, Liverpool, London and the Midlands.
Competitors included an excellent turnout of 41 athletes from the host club Pontefract Athletics Club.
There were many outstanding performances with five club records set by athletes from the Pontefract club.
Yorck Newrick, making his first appearance for the Pontefract club, set a club record when winning the under 15 boys shot putt with an excellent throw of 12.11 metres. Yorck also won the under 15 boys discus, setting another club record with 31.40 metres.
Tracy Anaman also set two club records. One of these came in the under 17 ladies 100 metres, where she finished second in 13.16 seconds. Tracy also finished second in the 200 metres, setting another club record of 27.56 seconds. She also did well in the long jump, winning that event with a leap of 4.47 metres.
Maisie Heptinstall made it five club records in one day when she finished second in her heat of the under 15 girls 100 metres and fourth quickest overall in 13.37 seconds. Maisie also came third in the long jump with 4.32 metres.
Cameron Howes was in excellent form in the under 17 men’s high jump, setting a personal best when winning the event with a clearance of 1.80 metres. Cameron also won the 100 metres hurdles in 16.85 seconds and has been selected to represent Yorkshire in that event in the Northern Inter Counties Championships at Hull. He was also third in the long jump with 5.14 metres.
Anthony Turner won the under 17 men’s shot putt with 6.72 metres. In the same age group, Jack Kinnear came second in the 200 metres in 30.07, third in the 100 metres in 15.10 and third in the long jump with 4.52 metres.
In the under 15 boys age group, Jack Mattison came second in the 80 metres hurdles in 14.45 seconds, third in the long jump with 4.37 metres and fifth overall in the 100 metres in 13.31 seconds. Luke Shillito came second in the discus with 21.22 metres and third in the shot putt with 7.50 metres.
In the under 13 boys category, Jack Rollin finished second in the 75 metres hurdles in 16.94 seconds and third in the shot putt with 4.72 metres. Logan Askham came second in the shot putt with 5.93 metres, third in the high jump with 1.10 metres and third in the 800 metres in 2:49.55.
Callum Eastwood came second in the high jump with 1.10 metres. Harrison Marsh finished fourth overall in the 100 metres in 14.72 seconds and sixth in the long jump with 3.81 metres.
Harrison Carter came seconnd in the under 11 boys shot putt with 5.32 metres and Charles Fryer was fifth overall in the 75 metres in 12.23 seconds.
In the senior men’s events, Dan Tonkinson was second in the javelin with 35.65 metres, just ahead of Will Carter, who was third with 33.87 metres. Dan also came fifth in the shot putt with 9.77 metres with Richard Howes sixth with 8.41 metres. Richard was also third in the long jump with 4.79 metres.
In the under 15 girls age group, Jasmine Bate placed second in the shot putt with 8.30 metres, third in the high jump with 1.40 metres and fifth in the 75 metres hurdles in 14.03 seconds. Stacey Carrington came third in the discus with 17.82 metres, just ahead of Lucy Hillary, who was fourth with 17.18 metres. Lucy was also fourth in the shot putt with 6.78 metres. In the under 13 girls category, Niamh Atkinson came third in the shot putt with 6.29 metres, fourth in the 800 metres in 2:39.92 and fifth overall in the 200 metres in 30.09 seconds. Caitlin Howes came fourth in the shot putt with 6.21 metres and fourth in the high jump with 1.20 metres. Sophia Yates was sixth in the high jump with 1.10 metres.Madison Toddington finished third in the under 11 girls shot putt with 4.23 metres and Lenni Hodgson came fourth in that event with 4.12 metres.