McDonald's Boys YA League
Report by:Bryan Murray
Wakefield Harriers made the short trip down the M1 to the Herringthorpe track in Rotherham for a McDonald's Young Athletics League meeting.
The under 13 age group had a tough time in their age group, although Jon Swift had two second places in the 200m and shot putt. Alistair Leneghan claimed another second place in the long jump. The next age group, the U15 section, secured 19 first places for Harriers, with the side winning both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
In his throwing events, Charles Handley completed a hat-trick after winning the shot, hammer and discus. Another three first places came from Daniel Cooper in the 1500m, 80m hurdles and pole vault. Completing the nap hand of trebles was Sam Handforth, triumphant in the 200m, 800m and long jump.
Two wins came from Richard Cooper in the 80m hurdles and pole vault, while William Maddock claimed a brace of first places in the 400m and high jump. A strong contingent in the U17 age group produced 11 first places. Martin Bernard enjoyed a hat-trick of successes in the 400m, high jump and hammer.
Steve Faulkner scooped two firsts and one second place in the shot putt, hammer and 400m respectively. Gareth Hall won the javelin and discus events, while Mark Lindsay claimed two wins in the javelin and discus - to seal a great team performance by Wakefield.
U17 B events: 100m: Allan Higson 13.6 (3rd); 200m: Steve Wright 24.8 (4th); 400m: Martin Bernard 55.6 (1st); high jump: Steve Wright 1.60m (1st); long jump: Steve Wright 4.54 (2nd); shot putt: Steve Faulkner 7.00 (1st); discus: Gareth Hall 23.52 (1st); hammer: Steve Faulkner 16.47 (1st).
U15 A events: 100m: John Fletcher 12.7 (2nd); 200m: William Maddock 25.1 (2nd); 400m: William Maddock 55.7 (1st); 800m: Ian Wainwright 2:18.5 (1st); 1500m: Richard Cooper 4:49.3 (3rd); 80m hurdles: Richard Cooper 14.4 (1st); high jump: William Maddock 1.66 (1st); pole vault: Richard Cooper 1.80 (1st); long jump: John Fletcher 5.68 (1st); shot putt: Charles Handley 10.92 (1st); discus: Charles Handley 26.19 (1st); hammer: Charles Handley 39.59 (1st); javelin: Darryl Longden 31.27 (1st); 4x100 relay - John Fletcher, Ian Wainwright, James Fox, Sam Handforth - 53.2 (1st); 4x400m relay - William Maddock, Ian Wainwright, Daniel Cooper, Richard Cooper - 4:02.3 (1st);
U15 B events: 100m: James Fox 13.8 (3rd); 200m: Sam Handforth 28.4 (1st); 400m: Daniel Galpin 68.0 (2nd); 800m: Sam Handforth 2.23.6 (1st); 1500m: Daniel Cooper 4:49.8 (1st); 80m hurdles: Daniel Cooper 14.9 (1st); high jump: John Fletcher 1.40 (1st); pole vault: Daniel Cooper 1.80m (1 st); long jump: Sam Handforth 4.85 (1st); discus: James Fox 18.12 (1st); hammer: Daniel Galpin 16.94 (1st).
U13 A events: 100m: Jon Swift 14.9 (3rd); 200m: Jon Swift 30.6 (2nd); 800m: Liam Ramsden 2:43.7 (3rd); long jump: Alistair Leneghan 3.79 (2nd); shot putt: Chris Lockwood 5.40 (3rd).
U13 B events: 100m: Liam Ramsden 16.5 (4th); 200m: John Paul Dales 33.0 (4th); 800m: John Paul Dales 3:25.5 (4th); long jump: Chris Lockwood 5.40 (3rd); shot putt: Jon Swift 5.35 (2nd).