Since writing this it’s noted that we missed out Clinoa and Elle who took part in the 60 metre hurdles, Cliona came first in 9.71 and Elle came third in her first race in 11.04. This was a personal best for both athletes. They wore our colours with pride against athletes from Bristol, Torbay, Coventry, Birchfield and Bromsgrove.
Another athlete recently in action at the indoors at NIA was Hayley Richards, coached by Noel McKay and Dave Guest. On her indoor debut in 800m at the Birmingham Games she lowered her 800m personal best by 5 seconds to 2.20. The following week she was back in action in 800m again at Midland Championships running 2.20 again and gaining a silver medal in the process. Last weekend Hayley competed in her final indoor race this season, this time in the 1500m. A quick pace saw Hayley smash her 1500m personal best set last season by 10 seconds to 4.47.
Howard and Clova report ; Sunday February 17th saw the successful indoor season continue at the National indoor arena for Wolves athletes, We arrived at the start of the meet and were the last to leave . The day began with Ann Ika Oqua running a personal best 24.74 when finishing second in the senior women’s 200m to a former European medallist , Coming back later to beat a very best canadian online pharmacy strong field in the shorter 60m sprint . Jodie Harrison was impressive taking both the under 20 women’s 200m in 24.9 and the 60m in 7.98 . Megan Dixon took third place in a very strong 200m .
The younger athletes had a great day with a sprint double for 14 year old Elle Corbett , taking time out of her jumps events she won both the 60m and 200m producing a big personal best in the 200m ,Mia Tomlinson made a winning debut over 300m with a very strong run, after finishing third in a very good long jump competition, 5th in that same Long Jump competition With another personal best was Gemma Stennett ,Sofia Fereday had her best meet of the season with personal bests in the Long Jump, 300M and the hurdles. Winning the hurdles in great style with 9.61 Anna Rooney was runner up to Mia in the 300m setting another personal best , Tia Chandler took 4th place in the under 15 200m. Sadie Forester – Hayles also produced her best meet of the season with seasons bests in the 200m and 60m ,
Indoor personal bests in the both the 200 [22.77] and 400m for Kevin Samuels , two strong performances from Travis Christie who only just missed a sprint double in the under 17 – 200m/400m ,winning the 200m and close second in the 400m . Peter Watling finished second in the 200m with a strong run ,with Aaron Bandoo taking third place. It was fitting that the last event of the day provided one of the best events and performances of the season ,David Munro who had already produced a good seasons best and third place in the 800m came out for the 400m , going through the bell in 4th worked his way through the field for the best finish and race of the meet when coming through off the last bend to win.. a fantastic end to an amazing indoors .
For the older athletes its off to Sheffield next weekend for the biggest meet of the winter THE BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CHAMPIONSHIPS .Then its back into full training for the summer track and field season, which is looking to be our best ever. Thanks to all our group for their efforts and hard work ,the parents for their time ,support and efforts ,and finally all the Midlands officails who put on such a great set of indoor meets.