Four athletes achieve club records at indoor meeting

Pontefract Athletics Club record-breaker Jasmine Bate.
Pontefract Athletics Club record-breaker Jasmine Bate.

PONTEFRACT Athletics Club had a record turnout of 44 athletes among a total of 102 entries in Sunday’s Pontefract indoor open meeting, which the Pontefract club hosted at Thornes Park Stadium, Wakefield.

Maisie Heptinstall was one of four athletes from the Pontefract club to achieve a club record at the meeting when she clocked 7.4 seconds in the under 15 girls 50 metres.

In the same event, there were also some quick times from Alex Linder (7.6), Isabelle Stones (7.8) and Rebecca Bell (7.9)

In the under 15 girls 50 metres hurdles, Jasmine Bate improved her own club record to a very respectable 9.0 seconds.

In the under 15 girls long jump, Rebecca Bell leapt out to 4.44 metres, just ahead of Maisie Heptinstall (4.34) and Isabelle Stones (4.23).

Rebecca Bell was also in good form in the shot putt with 8.35 metres and Lucy Hillary had a good throw of 7.01 metres.

Cameron Howes looked impressive in the under 17 men’s 50 metres hurdles as he sped to a club record of 8.4 seconds.

He was also close to his best in the high jump with a clearance of 1.75 metres and he produced a personal best in the long jump with 5.45 metres.

Jordan White clocked 6.9 seconds in the under 20 men’s 50 metres and he also recorded 8.13 metres in the shot putt.

Tracy Anaman ran well in her first outing for the club with 7.6 seconds in the under 17 ladies 50 metres.

Dan Tonkinson was the only senior man from the Pontefract club taking part and he had a very good throw in the shot putt with 9.87 metres.

In the under 15 boys 50 metres, Jack Mattison clocked 7.5 seconds, just ahead of Luke Shillito, who did 7.6. Luke recorded 7.29 metres in the shot putt.

In the under 13 girls age group, Sophia Yates was the quickest from the Pontefract club in the 50 metres with 8.0 seconds followed by Niamh Atkinson (8.2) and Alice Dolman (8.5).

In the long jump, Caitlin Howes registered a jump of 3.73 metres, just ahead of Sophia Yates (3.69), Niamh Atkinson (3.65) and Alice Dolman (3.49).

Sophia Yates cleared 1.10 metres in the high jump and Caitlin Howes recorded 6.45 metres in the shot putt.

Harrison Marsh clocked 7.8 seconds for the 50 metres in the under 13 boys age group. He was followed home by Callum Eastwood (8.0) and Jack Rollin (8.3).

In the under 13 boys high jump, Logan Askham and Callum Eastwood both cleared 1.15 metres.

Isobel Sutton cleared 1.00 metres to set a club record in the under 11 girls high jump.

Isobel also clocked 8.7 seconds in the 50 metres, the same time as Katya Berner, but just behind Katie Kelly, who was the quickest from the Pontefract club with 8.6 seconds.

Katya Berner clocked 11.2 seconds in the 50 metres hurdles, just ahead of Julia Rutkowska with 11.5.

Katya also did well in the long jump with 3.14 metres and Ruby Lingard also did well in that event with three metres exactly.

Charles Fryer clocked 8.6 seconds in the under 11 boys 50 metres and Alfie Conroy followed him in with 8.8.

Charles also recorded 3.20 metres in the long jump.

Harrison Carter was well ahead of all the other competitors in the under 11 boys shot putt with 5.32 metres.

Faye Lightowler was in scintillating form in Sunday’s Thirsk 10 mile road race.

Faye won the women’s race by over a minute and a half in a large field of 969 finishers, which included 549 women. Her time of 61 minutes, four seconds improved the Pontefract club record by more than two minutes.

Faye will be competing in the Manchester Marathon in two weeks’ time.

It will be her first marathon since she had her two children, but she goes into the race in the form of her life.

In the East Hull 20 miles race, Scott Daly clocked two hours, 17 minutes, 42 seconds and Christine McCarthy finished in two hours, 37 minutes.