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Rotherham Harriers Open Meeting

Report by: Bryan Murray

26th March 2000 - Herringthorpe Stadium, Rotherham

At the Rotherham Harriers open meeting day event at Herringthorpe, a host of Wakefield Harriers' athletes came up trumps.

Senior men's competitor Chris Hughff had a busy day, winning the javelin competition with a throw of 59.42m, before going on to win the men's 110m hurdles race.

Mark Lindsay won the U17 javelin event with a 52.27m throw, while also finishing second in the men's 800g implement with a throw of 49.72m.

Senior women's shot putter Vicki Shepherd produced an excellent series of throws to win the competition in 11.65m.

In the senior womens javelin, Michelle Lonsdale, out of action for some time due to a serious arm injury, will have been buoyed by her second place with a throw of 32.62m.

Also in the senior womens section, Tara Wilson won the 100m hurdles, and in the 300m hurdles event Tara beat club-mate Kirsty Hodson to claim second spot behind Bristol AC winner Richards.

The senior women's 200m final saw Ruth Dales finish second behind winner Oughtibridge, of Hull Springhead AC in a pb time of 26.8 secs.

In the U17 men's section, Steve Faulkner had a great victory in the three lap 1200m race, winning in convincing style in 3 mins 22.4 secs.

Jamie Wilson was second in the U13 boys long jump event, with his best leap being 3.95m. He also recorded 12.2 secs in the 80m sprint.

Samantha Lambert had fine wins in all three U11 girls events she entered. She was victorious in the 80m sprint in a time of 12.3 secs, while her best jump of 3.67m was enough to claim her a win in the long jump event. She also had time to triumph in the 600m in 2 mins 07 secs.

Also in the U11 girls competition, Samantha Swaine finished in fifth in the 600m event in a time of 2 mins 17 secs and was just out of the medals in the long jump with a leap of 3.04m. In the 80m sprint, Samantha recorded a time of 14.0 secs

Amy Smeaton notched a time of 27.8 secs in the U11 girls 150m sprint event and clocked 14.5 secs in the 80m sprint. She finished fourth in the long jump competition with 2.76m.

Timothy Smeaton produced good displays in his three events in the U11 boys section, recording a pb time in the 600m in a time of 2 mins 06 secs. He finished third in the 80m sprint in 13.5 secs and fifth in the 150m sprint in 24.5 secs.