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Lower Age Group Youth Development League Meet 2 30th May

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On Saturday (30th May) LMACs Junior athletes travelled to Stretford for the second round of the National Youth Development League. With the club being in Division 1 of the league this was always going to be a tough fixture but the high level of competition brought out the best in the youngsters.



During the afternoon four club records were broken –probably a record in itself. In the U15 boys 300m James Stanley reduced his own time to 42.0 a Grade 4 performance. James also continued to improve his 800m times recording 2:14.6 on this occasion. The all-conquering 4x300m team of Tom Pyle, James Stanley, Daniel Palin and Noah Tulley set a new record time of 2:55.6. U15 girl Katherine Tisdall increased her javelin record mark with a throw of 22.58m and also recorded PBs of 16.95 in the hammer and 6.46m in the shot. U13 girl Temi Mustapha set a new record in the shot of 7.93m, a grade 2 performance. Temi is coached by the previous record holder, Zoe Lynch, so this was a particularly special achievement. Temi also improved her 150m time to 23.4s.


Graded Performances are a national measure of performance and other athletes who attained these levels for the first time during the competition were William Pyle in the U13 boys’ 1500m recording a time of 4:58.4 for a grade 3 performance and elder brother, U15 boy Tom Pyle recording 1.55m in the high jump, a grade 4 performance. Tom had further PBs in the 800m (2:21.1) and the 80mH (14.8). U15 boy Shea Hannam recorded grade 4s in both the 1500 with a time of 4:38.2 and in the javelin with a throw of 36.38m. U15 girl Talitha Brien achieved a grade 4 standard in the 200 with a time of 27.8 and also produced a PB in the long jump of 4.08m. U13 boy Rhys Ashton achieved a grade 4 performance in his first ever track meet with an 800 time of 2:31.7.


Many of the athletes set new personal bests. In the U15 boys Isaac Consadine improved his 100m time to 13.5 Other best times in this age group came from Daniel Palin in the 200m with a time of 28.8 and in the 300m recording 43.9s. Curtis Done improved his 1500m time to 5:04.9 and there were throwing bests for Noah Tulley in both the discus (18.91m) and the hammer (22.62). Lucas Done had a successful day with new bests in both the discus (14.84m) and the high jump (1.25m). Jack Casson improved both his shot to 7.08m and his long jump to 4.09m.


In the U13 boys category Eddie Gill again improved his 200m time recording 31.3s. Jack Tipler and Jack Garwood both improved their javelin distances to 16.94m and 20.06m respectively. 


Hannah Bales had an excellent day recording PBs in the U15 girls’ 100m (14.2) and the high jump (1.25m). Grace Wakeman and Imogen Graham both posted new best times of 46.9 and 50.3 respectively in the 300m. Olivia Simpson’s high jump (1.20), Isabelle Woodman’s 1500 (5:20.30) Sadie Spencer’s  javelin (21.00), and Ffion Ashton’s hammer throw (14.49) produced the other PBs in this age group. 


In the U13 girls’ events Malena Willison-Pirie improved both her sprint times with a 75 (11.9) and 150 (23.3); Amy Bennett 75 (11.7), 70mH (15.0); Erin Moffatt 800 (2:43.3); HJ (1.38) and Kirsty Hamilton LJ (3.86) completed the line-up of best times.


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