Impressive Toni gets shot of the field

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Blustery conditions slowed some of the track times at the Northern under 17 and under 15 championships at Wigan but there were some good performances from South Yorkshire athletes.

At under 17 level Barnsley’s Toni Buckingham was one of the most impressive winners of the meeting in the shot, well clear of the field with her throw of 15.01.

On the track Ella Barrett (Chesterfield) had a sprint double in the under 17 200 metres (24.71) and the 300 (39.40). Meanwhile her sister Alicia took the 80 metres hurdles in 11.10 but suffered a rare defeat in the 100 finishing runner up Charlotte Paterson (Kingston upon Hull) who clocked 12.14.

In the under 17 men’s events Matthew Miller (City of Sheffield) was a comfortable winner of the long jump with 6,81 whilst Leo Rowley (Rotherham) took the shot title with 14.52. Oliver Bryce (Hallamshire was a medallist in the shot, discus and hammer.

At under 15 level Tilly Simpson (Hallamshire won the 800 metres in 2:13.66 whilst Emily Simpson (City of Sheffield) beat South Yorkshire rival Alice Moore (Barnsley) to win the 1500 metres in 4:49.81.

Medallist included:

Under 17 Men High Jump: 1 J Lee (Hallamshire) 1.90; 3 T Hughes (Hallamshire) 1.85. Long Jump: 1 M Miller (City of Sheffield) 6.81; 2 Hughes 5.85. Shot: 1 L Rowley (Rotherham) 14.52; 2 H Fairclough (City of Sheffield) 14.38; 3 O Bryce (Hallamshire) 13.61. Discus: 3 Bryce 40.95. Hammer: 2 Bryce 49.45

Under 15 Boys 3000: 3 A Manthorpe (City of Sheffield) 10:11.32. High Jump: 2 B Longden (City of Sheffield) 1.60; 3 K Walker (City of Sheffield) 1.60. Pole Vault: 1 J Lindley-Harris (Dearne ALC) 3.70

Under 17 Women 100: 2 A Barrett (Chesterfield) 12.19. 200: 1 E Barrett (Chesterfield) 24.71. 300: 1 E Barrett (Chesterfield) 39.40. 80 Hurdles: 1 A Barrett (Chesterfield) 11.10. Shot: 1 T Buckingham (Barnsley AC) 15.01. Javelin: 3 S Ashmore (Chesterfield) 36.16.

Under 15 Girls 800: 1 T Simpson (Hallamshire) 2:13.66. 1500: 1 E Simpson (City of Sheffield) 4:49.81; 2 A Moore (Barnsley AC) 4:51.82. High Jump: 2 E Tinsley (Dearne ALC) 1.55. Pole Vault: 1 Tinsley 2.75; 3 L Hill (Chesterfield) 2.45. Hammer: 2 Hill.