Sheffield Indoor Athletics Report

Very much a mixture of excitement and nervousness within the group as we boarded the coach at 7:45 on Saturday morning  for the Northern open indoor athletic Meeting  in Sheffield , arriving in good time to allow everyone to settle  register and collect their numbers.

First event of the day was the 60M Sprint and first athlete up was ETHAN COURT. Who stormed to victory with the fastest under 15 time of the day  a PB of 7:61 , LOUIS COLE followed with 3rd place in his heat in a PB of 8:13 .MICHELLE OWUSU ran a fast 8:07 in 3rd place in the under 17 women’s race , there was also 60m PB performances from JOSZET TAYLOR 8:62, STEPH OWUSU 8:64, Backed up with solid first time performances from EUGENIE JACKSON and MORGAN CRANSTON . A good run for CYNTHIA AGBOR who just missed her PB with 8:36 and LAUREN FRANCIS MAYE WITH 8:75.

GABBRIELLE BRIANI-PHILLIPS in her first ever race finished second in 8.68.

TRAVIS CHRISTIE had a blow out in the 60m after recovering from minor problem while KAI DUDDFIELD finished strong in the 60m after a poor start  .

Next up was the 600m races which saw  PASLM ROBERTS – NASH  take on the event for the first time and TOR BENNETT-WILLAMS for the second time. We saw an  Impressive 1-2 for the wolves lads with Paslm running a very fast and controlled run from the front with 1m 22.2 To win with Tor a very fast finishing second with a good 1m 25.  A few minutes later wolves had another 1-2 with JAMIE HICKINGBOTTOM and JASPER COLE racing neck and neck and finishing with good times of 1m 34.2 and 1m 35.8. earlier on saw STEVE THOMPSON run a good 1m 29. 2. Making their debuts over 600m was also JESS MOORE and ELLIE LARKIN ,Jess who is under 15 finished 3rd in 1m 50.66 and Ellie 5th in 1m 56.2..

Over in the long jump we saw good performances from SOPHIE WORRAL 5:33, CYNTHIA AGBOR 4:89 and LAUREN FRANCIS MAY with 4:45 .

Next on track was the 150m  With ETHAN COURT once again first up and once again producing another impressive performance winning in a very fast PB of 17.81,later on  LOUIS COLE produced another excellent race and PB in second place with 19:31.

A 1- 2 -3 for wolves girls in the under 15 girls 150m from JOSZET TAYLOR in 20.38, STETP OWUSU in 20.64 and EUGENIE JACKSON in 21.10, all three girls making their indoor debut  over 150m .later  MORGAN CRANSTON made her debut a winning one with 22.46.

Finally came the 300m races  which produced one of  the races of the day With wolves girls JESS MOORE , ELLIE LARKING and GABBRIELLE BRIANI – PHILLPS all coming off the last bend neck and neck With Jess taking the win with 46.18, Gabby second with 46.38 and Ellie third with 46.79. Earlier on we saw a very impressive win for MICHELLE OWUSU running from the front with 42.73 . TOR BENNETT – WILLAIMS with a fast  36.94 in second place , and  a much better run from KAI DUDDFIELD with a 38.98  PB also in second place .JASPER COLE came back after his 600m with a solid 40.54 in second place while SOPHIE WORRAL dashed from the long jump for a rare outing over 300m finishing 3rd with 43.37 .

We left the Sheffield arena  at 7:30 in great spirit and humour after a great day of athletics where everyone stepped up and performed doing themselves , parents .coaches and club proud  .

Due the lack of indoor events in the Midlands again , we decided to take on this northern event and thank the club for their support in making this happen , I am sure having gone through the results and outstanding performances from the  athletes  it was  worthy of support and it will make a huge difference to athletes for the rest of the season.

Howard, Clova and Claudio