Some outstanding performances put the North East at the head of the medals table at the Sainsbury Schools Games at Don Valley, Sheffield, over the weekend.
On the track Kristie Edwards (City of Sheffield) played a captain’s role in winning the 100 metres in 11.88 and also running in the silver medal relay team whilst Adam Hague (Dearne ALC) was not seriously challenged in the pole vault where he set a new record of 4.77.
There was a bronze medal for consistent Barnsley shot putter Toni Buckingham with a throw of 11.09.
In the disability section Rotherham’s Reece Goodwin won the Ambulant 100 in 13.85 and Paige Watkin-Drury (Doncaster) won the Ambulant long jump with 4.22.
Other North east performances included: Jordan Small (Rotherham), 6th hammer; Josh Naisbitt (City of Sheffield), 8th 3000 metres.
Competing for the Midlands, Alicia Barrett (Chesterfield) was one of the outstanding athletes setting a record of 11.18 in winning the 80 metres hurdles by a massive margin. There was also a win in the Midland’s colours for Josh Filleul (City of Sheffield) who clocked 55.37 in the 400 hurdles.
In the Great City Games in Newcastle on Saturday Luke Cutts (Dearne ALC) won the pole vault with 5.50.