Northern Mens League
Report by:Bryan Murray
9th July 2000 - Thornes Park Stadium, Wakefield
Wakefield Harriers had to settle for third spot at the latest match in Division 2 South East of the Northern Men's League at Thornes Park.
Weather conditions were very favourable for both athletes and officials, with a good crowd enjoying the track and field events throughout the afternoon.
Highlights included Harriers' Chris Hughff securing a win in the men's 110m men's hurdles over Robinson (Grantham AC), while Troy Kennedy, supporting in the B event, also gave Harriers top points. Hughff followed up with another two victories, in the 400m hurdles B race and the javelin A competition, ably supported by Mark Smith, who won the B event.
Paul Sutcliffe won by eight metres for Wakefield in the hammer B event, while Gary Slade triumphed in the triple jump only to unfortunately injure himself in the process.
Wakefield had mixed fortunes in the relays with their quartet disqualified in the 4x100m relay. In the longer 4x400m relay, the club were pipped into second place by Lincoln Wellington.
Match result: 1st Grantham 275 pts, 2nd Barnsley AC 266, 3rd Wakefield Harriers 258, 4th Lincoln Wellington, 5th Doncaster and Stainforth 249, 6th Scunthorpe and District AC 173.
Harriers individual results:
A events: 100m: Jonathan Shearn 11.7 (5th); 200m: Steve Thorpe 24.0 (3rd); 400m: James Davies 51.9 (3rd); 800m: Steve Faulkner 2:02.0 (4th); 5000m Andrew Johnson 16:32.6 (3rd); 110m hurdles: Chris Hughff 16.1 (1st); 400m hurdles: Ian Howey 64.5 (4th); 3000m steeplechase: Patrick McTigue
12.08.2 (6th); discus: Paul Sutcliffe 35.24m (2nd); hammer: Robert Taylor 43.53m (2nd); high jump: Chris Hughff 1.85m (2nd); javelin: Chris Hughff 54.79m (1st); long jump: Gary Slade 5.96 (3rd); pole vault: Troy Kennedy 2.70m (4th); shot putt: Paul Sutcliffe 10.80 (3rd); triple jump: Gary Slade 12.05 (1st); 4x400 relay: Wakefield - James Davies, Steve Faulkner, Steven Thorpe and Chris Hughff - 3:38.2 (2nd).
B events: 100m: Robert Higson-Blythe 11.8 (3rd); 200m: Robert Higson-Blythe 24.7 (4th); 400m: Paul Taylor 59.0 (5th); 800m: Steven Thorpe 2:19.8 (5th); 1500m: Patrick McTigue 5:18.2 (6th); 5000m: John Hackleton 20:08.9 (5th); 110m hurdles: Troy Kennedy 19.3 (1st); 400m hurdles: Chris Hughff 63.2 (1st); 3000m steeplechase: Ian Howey 12:58.5 (5th); discus: Mark Smith 25.82 (2nd); hammer: Paul Sutcliffe 38.95m (1st); high jump: Stephen Howey 1.60m (2nd); javelin: Mark Smith 42.92 (1st); long jump: Alan Ruddock 5.60m (3rd); pole vault: Ian Howey 2.10 (4th); shot putt: Troy Kennedy 9.54 (4th); triple jump: Stephen Howey 10.08 (5th);