Athletics: Shields and Edwards lead home the sprints

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There was some top class sprinting at the second Northern Open indoor meeting at the EIS on Saturday.

Ben Shields (City of Sheffield) set the tone with a 60 metre victory in 6.88 seconds whilst under 20 Kristie Edwards was fastest woman with a time of 7.79.

Hardly any slower was under 17 winner Alicia Barrett of Chesterfield with an outstanding run clocking 7.82. Under 15 Billie Jo Harris scored a sprint double with 7.93 for the 60 metres and 18.90 for the 150.

Hallamshire’s Essa Ahmed was fastest under 17 in the 600 metres with a time of 1:26.13.

* Winners included: Men: 60: B Shields (City of Sheffield) 6.88; Under 20: 60 Hurdles: J Filleul (Sheffield) 8.46; Under 17: 600: E Ahmed (Hallamshire) 1:26.13, High Jump: J Lee (Hallamshire) 1.80. Under 15: 60: A Lahreche (Rotherham) 7.69, High Jump: B Longden (Sheffield) 1.65.

* Women: 60: A Shaw (Barnsley AC) 7.94, 60 Hurdles: K Drew (Sheffield) 8.45, High Jump: D Hoe (Sheffield University) 1.55; Under 20: 60: K Edwards (Sheffield) 7.79, 600: L Morgan (Chesterfield) 1:33.77, Long jump: A Hodgson (Sheffield) 5.03; Under 17: 60: A Barrett (Chesterfield) 7.82, 60 Hurdles: E Schaanning (Chesterfield) 9.18 ; Under 15: 60/150: B J Harris (Sheffield) 7.93/18.90, High Jump: E Tinsley (Sheffield) 1.57, Shot: M McGee-Sharpe (Doncaster) 9.70.