Jasmine excels at athletics championships

Jasmine Bate of Pontefract Athletics Club was in outstanding form at Sheffield.
Jasmine Bate of Pontefract Athletics Club was in outstanding form at Sheffield.

Jasmine Bate of Pontefract Athletics Club was in excellent form in last Sunday’s Northern Athletics under 13 and under 15 Indoor Athletics Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

Jasmine won the bronze medal for finishing third in the under 13 girls high jump with a clearance of 1.30 metres.

Later in the day, she collected her second bronze medal after recording a personal best in the shot putt with 7.08 metres.

Rebecca Bell also produced a personal best in the shot putt with 6.45 metres, but just failed to make the final as she finished ninth in the qualifying round.

Emily Plimmer, in her first year in the under 13 girls age group, had a storming run in the 800 metres.

Medals were awarded in accordance with the quickest times from the three heats, as athletes in this age group are not allowed to run more than one 800 metres race on the same day.

Emily finished a close second in her heat and was just outside the medals, finishing fourth quickest overall and setting an under 13 girls club record of two minutes 37.30 seconds.

Maria Schofield finished sixth in the under 15 girls shot putt and she also set a club record with a throw of 9.61 metres.

Cameron Howes finished seventh in the under 15 boys high jump with 1.50 metres.

Matthew Tam-McMillan reached the final of the under 13 boys 60 metres after clocking 8.94 seconds in the heat, but did not start in the final after missing his call up while he was competing in the long jump.

Matthew recorded 4.00 metres in the long jump, but just missed the cut for the final in that event.

In last Sunday’s Dewsbury 10K road race, Scott Daly ran well to finish 153rd out of more than 1,000 finishers in 38 minutes 34 seconds.

Angela Hannon clocked 41-18 to finish 32nd in the women’s race and third woman over 45. Christine McCarthy recorded 43-32 to finish second in the women’s over 50 age group.

Jenny Hannon also ran well to record 45-47 in her first 10K race for the club.