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McDonald's Boys YA League

Report by: Bryan Murray

20th May 2001 - Moorways Stadium, Derby

Wakefield's boys squad produced a terrific team display in Derby despite being under strength.

Just like the first match of the season, athletes were either injured or unavailable for various reasons, but nevertheless the young Harriers rallied round to produce another second place with some outstanding displays.

U17 athlete Charles Handley won the hammer event with 42.18m, and team mate Mark Lindsay produced the best throw in his main event the javelin competition, with 57.76m. Carl Hayward, U15s age group, won the shot putt with 10.93m and the discus with 31.39m. Chris Lockwood made a winning return after following an appendix operation that had complications. He won the B shot and came third in the B long jump.

The club won all the relays at the conclusion of the meeting, and Ian Wainwright, U15, was voted the track athlete of the match for his 2 mins 12.5 secs in the 800m. The field honour went to Carl Hayward, U15, for his 31.39m in the discus.

Match result:
Doncaster and Stainforth 196 pts, Wakefield District Harriers 184 pts, Rotherham Harriers 141 pts, Houghton 63 pts.

Individual Wakefield Results:
U13s: Tim Smeaton 1500m A, 2nd, 5:37.1 ; Nathan Smith, 200m A, 1st, 29.3s; Michael Knighton, 200m B, 1st, 32.1s; Scott Howe, shot putt A, 2nd, 6.12m; Christopher Lockwood, shot putt B, 1st 5.45m; Nathan Smith, 100m A, 2nd, 14.5s; Scott Howe, 100m B, 2nd, 15.5s; Michael Knighton, long jump A, 2nd, 3.80m; Christopher Lockwood, long jump B, 3rd 3.41m; Nathan Smith, Michael Knighton, Scott Howe and Chis Lockwood, 4x100m relay, 1st, 60.8s.

U15s: Nathan Elliott, long jump A, 1st. 4.34m, 100m B, 1st 13.9s; John Paul Dales, long jump B, 3rd, 3.69m, discus B, 2nd 13.85m; Carl Hayward, shot putt A, 1st, 10.93m, Discus A, 1st 31.39m, javelin B 2nd, 18.23m; Richard Cooper, 1500m A, 1st 4:42.9, 200m A, 1st 26.1s, 80m hurdles A, 2nd, 13.2s; Daniel Cooper, pole vault A, 1st, 2.15m, 800m B, 1st, 2:19.1; Lewis Tatt, 200m B, 1st, 26.3, 100m A, 2nd, 13.1s; Matthew Elliot, 3000m A, 2nd, 11:01.8; Daniel Galpin, hammer A, 2nd,24.25m, high jump B, 2nd, 1.40m: javelin A, 2nd, 27.66m; Ian Wainwright, 800m A, 1st, 2:12.5; Michael Noonan, high jump A, 2nd, 1.45m; Ian Wainwright, Lewis Tatt, Daniel Cooper and John Paul Dales, 4x100m, 1st, 52.6s; Daniel Galpin, Richard Cooper, Daniel Cooper and Nathan Elliot, 4x400m, 1st, 4:08.0s.

U17s: William Maddock 200m A, 2nd, 24.4s, 400m A, 1st, 54.1 s, triple jump A, 1st, 12.16m; Andrew Thrower, 200m B, 2nd, 25.7s, 400m B, 1st, 56.6s, 100m A, 2nd, 12.7s; Andrew Hall, 1500m A, 2nd, 4:32.9, 800m A, 3rd, 2:14.8; Charles Handley A, 2nd, 11.07m, hammer A, 1st, 42.18m, discus B, 1st, 23.91m; Sam Handforth, long jump A, 3rd, 4.94m, 1500m steeplechase A, 2nd, 5:37.2; Mark Lindsay, javelin A, 1st, 58.76m, discus A, 1st, 31.38m; Darryl Longden, javelin B, 1st, 32.09m, 100m B 2nd, 14.4,; Andrew Thrower, William Maddock, Andrew Hall and Sam Handforth, 4x400m. 1st, 3:56.1.