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National Junior Womens League

Report by: Bryan Murray

29th April 2001 - Robin Park, Wigan

Helen Taylor's mighty hammer throw broke the stadium record when Wakefield's junior women's team kicked off their league campaign with a third place at Wigan. Taylor won the athlete of the match award at Robin Park for her 47.93m throw in the A competition.

Vicky Lambert also beat her personal best when she ran 12.6 secs for the 100m. She finished in fourth.

Team-mate Katie Richardson ran 12.7 secs to finish the B event in a dead heat with Liverpool Harrier Catherine Groves.

Another excellent run came from first year U17 athlete Laura Robinson in the A 200m. She recorded a personal best time when she finished fifth in 25.9 secs.

Middle distance runners Zoe Gowland and Lucy Martin also clocked record times in the 1500m. Gowland finished third in the A event in 5min 08.4secs, martin finished third in the B race.

In the 3000m, Aine Hoban was beaten into second place by Sonia Clark of Sale Harriers. Her time was 10 min 42.9 secs

Emily Mason ran her best ever sprint hurdle in 15.6 secs the same time as Catriona Pennet, but the Edinburgh athlete got the first place verdict. Kirsty Hodson jumped on the personal best bandwagon when she ran the 400m hurdles in 72.7 secs to finish fourth. Katie Richardson had trouble with her run up on the long jump and fouled on all three attempts.

Multi-eventer Emma Morris had a good competition in the shot putt A. Her best throw of 10.94m claimed third place.

Wakefield's 4x100m relay quartet of Lambert, Laybourn, Richardson and Robinson were pipped into third place in an excellent time of 50.7secs. Vicky Lambert won the long jump competition despite her preparation being interrupted by the relay. She won the A competition by leaping 5.26m.

Match result:
Sale Harriers 283pts; Liverpool Harriers 244; Wakefield District Harriers & AC 232; Birchfield Harriers 220; Edinburgh Woollen Mill 200; Wigan Harriers 195; Trafford AC 171.

Wakefield results:
Laura Robinson, guest, 100m, 1st, 12.7 secs; Nicole Welsh, guest, 100m, 12.9 secs pb, guest, 200m, 1st, 26.9 secs pb; Linda Jowett, guest, 100m, 13.5 secs pb, 200m, 28.4 secs; Vicky Lambert, 400m A, 5th, 60.7secs; Amy Fozzard, 400m B, 5th, 67.3 secs, triple jump A, 6th, 9.44m; Helen Singleton, 800m A, 4th, 2 min 27 secs; Carly Wright, 800m B, 2 min 31.6 secs; Emma Morris, 100m hurdles B, 4th, javelin A, 6th, Pole Vault A, 4th; Ruth Laybourn, 400m hurdles B, 2nd, 73.8 secs, high jump B, 3rd, 1.45m; Amy Risdale, discus A, 6th, 22.16m, triple jump, 5th, 9.17m pb; Sarah Drake, discus B, 7th, 19.6m, hammer, 1st, 34.68m, javelin B, 7th; Emily Mason, high jump A, 1.55m; Katie Richardson, shot put B, 4th, 9.06m; Singleton, Wright, Gowland and Hodson, 4x400m, 7th, 4min 19.3secs.