Pontefract athlete in impressive form

Cameron Howes improved his personal best in the high jump by seven centimetres to finish third with a clearance of 1.55 metres.
Cameron Howes improved his personal best in the high jump by seven centimetres to finish third with a clearance of 1.55 metres.

Cameron Howes of Pontefract Athletics Club was in top form at Sunday’s Leeds Indoor Open Meeting.

Although still only 12 years old, Cameron now has to compete in the under 15 boys age group as he will be aged 13 before the end of August.

In the high jump, he produced an impressive performance, improving his personal best by seven centimetres to finish third with a clearance of 1.55 metres. He also finished third in the shot putt with 6.95 metres and he ran well in the 60 metres hurdles to clock 10.50 seconds.

His sister Caitlin came first out of the 11 competitors in the under 11 girls shot putt with 5.80 metres. She also recorded a personal best in the long jump with 3.30 metres.

Jasmine Bate came first in the under 13 girls high jump with 1.30 metres and third in the 60 metres hurdles in 10.60 seconds. In the shot putt, she had a best throw of 6.35 metres.

Matthew Tam-McMillan finished second in the under 13 boys 60 metres in 8.90 seconds. Matthew also did 3.96 metres in the long jump and 5.90 metres in the shot putt. His younger brother Zane set a club record of 10.00 seconds in the under 11 boys 60 metres. He also did 2.84 metres in the long jump and 4.09 metres in the shot putt.

Will Carter clocked 8.40 seconds in the under 20 mens 60 metres and had a best of 5.35 metres in the long jump.

In Saturday’s Pontefract Park Run, Angela Hannon won the women’s race for the second successive week in 21 minutes, 19 seconds. Her sister Jenny Hannon came second in 22-44.