Pontefract athletes in good form at Spenborough

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A number of competitors from Pontefract Athletics Club were in good form in the Spenborough Open Meeting at Cleckheaton.

Will Carter enjoyed two victories in the senior men’s events, winning the pole vault with 3.10 metres and the long jump with 5.39 metres. He took third place in the shot putt with 9.43 metres and fifth in the javelin with 34.93 metres.

Yorck Newrick won the under 17 men’s shot putt with 10.67 metres and was second in the Hammer with 28.46 metres.

Rebecca Bell won the under 17 ladies shot putt with 9.79 metres and Archie Fraser was first in the under 11 boys long jump (3.19 metres). Archie also clocked 13.0 seconds in the 75 metres and 26.9 in the 150m.

Anthony Bowyer had a good run in the senior men’s 400 metres, crossing the line in 55.4 seconds. Liam Greaves recorded 12.7 seconds in the under 15 boys 100 metres and 25.8 seconds in the 200m. Harrison Carter achieved 5.47 metres in the under 13 Boys Shot Putt. Julie Waite recorded 6.23 metres in the senior ladies shot putt.

In the under 13 girls events, Alice Dolman clocked 13.0 seconds in the 80 metres and five minutes, 01.6 seconds in the 1200 metres.

Isobel Sutton clocked 13.1 seconds in the 80 metres and 25.2 in the 150m. Katie Kelly also finished in 25.2 in the 150 metres and she came home in four minutes, 52.5 seconds in the 1200 metres. In the Long Jump, Katie achieved 3.28 metres and Isobel recorded 2.92 metres.

In the under 11 girls events, Emily Kelly, Madison Toddington and Molly Waite all crossed the line in 13.0 seconds in the 75 metres.

In the 150 metres, Julia Rutkowska clocked 25.0 seconds and Emily Kelly did 26.2 seconds. Julia also recorded two minutes, 09.1 seconds in the 600 metres. In the long jump, Julia recorded 2.95 metres, just ahead of Molly, who did 2.85 metres with Madison recording 2.74 metres and Emily 2.56 metres. In the shot putt, Madison achieved 4.95 metres and Molly did 3.97 metres.

Christine McCarthy took part in the Wakefield Hospice 10K road race and was the first finisher in the women’s over 55 category in 44 minutes, 38 seconds. In the East Hull 20 miles race, Scott Daly finished in two hours, 14 minutes, 26 seconds.