Our young athletes excelled themselves at the second YDL match of the season on Sunday the 22nd of May, winning both the Lower Age Group completion and the U17 challenge. It makes for an interesting third match with Kilmarnock, South Lanarkshire and ourselves currently tying on overall points and our U17s also tying on points with South Lanarkshire and Clydesdale.
Our U13 Girls had a great day with PBs all round. Winners of their event were 1200m A Valencia Wright (4:02.7): HJ B Holly Kirkwood (1.26m)
The U13 Boys were also in good form with Matthew Ireland and Connor McNally having two wins each. Matthew won 200mA (28.45) and LJ B (3.99m) while Connor won 200m B (28.85) and HJ A (1.46m). Ben Chatham was also a winner in 75mH (13.13)
In the U15 Girls age group Rebecca Love won 300m A (43.74), Rhian Callan 800m B (231.73), Alice Baxendale Discus A (32.95m) and Grace Thomson HJ B (1.41m)
Our U15 Boys we had wins in both races of 80mH with Aaron Belkevitz A (12.42) and Gavin Wilson B (13.66). Jamie Stevenson had two wins 100m A (12.04) and 200 (23.82) and James Kemp won the HJ A (1.56m)
Not content with these performances, we had great results in all the relays. Our 13 Boys won their 4x100 relay and our 13 Girls were second in their race. Our U15 Girls were third in the 4x300 relay and the U15 Boys won with a tremendous last leg from Jamie Stevenson who brought the team up from fourth to first.
Our overall points total was 627.5 a good ten points clear of second place South Lanarkshire
In the U17 Challenge, our U17 women had a number of double wins. In the 80mH, we won both A and B races with Jade Henry A (11.88) and Kirsty Elliot B (13.66). Jade was also involved in another double victory in the 100m when she won the A race (12.85) with Robyn Taylor B (13.21). And, in the 1500m Amy Bissett won A (5:18.23) and Beth Gibbons B (5:35.36). Added to that Jessica Mendonca -Grey won the 200 B (27.63) and Holly Little 800 B (2:31.82).
The U17Men added to the tally of wins with Callum McLeod 200 B (24.12) and Adam Brady 800 B (2:09.90).
In the 4x100 relays our men were unlucky and were a very close second to the team from South Lanarkshire (47.74). Our women’s team added to their tally of wins by taking first place (50.81). Overall the team scored 196 points which was 25 points clear of second place South Lanarkshire.
Thanks to all who contributed to a great day of athletics; the athletes, team managers and officials.