South Yorkshire double as Ennis limbers up

Jessica Ennis competing in the shot put event at the Yorkshire Championships at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Barnsley
Jessica Ennis competing in the shot put event at the Yorkshire Championships at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Barnsley
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Jessica Ennis had a useful workout at the Yorkshire Championships at Cudworth winning the shot and javelin with solid performances. The shot was in the morning and Ennis threw a very respectable 14.33 in the second round and that proved to be the winning distance.

The javelin was the last event of the day and the Sheffield heptathlete had another decent throw, her best effort of 44.13 coming in the fourth round. She also had another two throws over the 43 metre mark.

Although Ennis won the senior title, she was upstaged by Doncaster’s Kelly Bramhald who won the junior title. The seniors and juniors (under 20) threw together and Bramhald opened with 43.44 before her fourth round effort went out to 47:04.

The javelin clashed with the 200 metres and so Ennis withdrew from the track. Louise Bloor (Trafford), an impressive winner of the 100 metres in 11.59, was another non-starter leaving the 200 open. The title went to the improving Leeds City runner Kadeena Cox (25.68), winner of two medals at the British Students Championships at the Olympic stadium last week.

International 800 metre runner Sam Ellis (City of Sheffield) found 3:57.98 good enough for victory in the 1500 metres but track times were, in the main, modest.

In the junior age group Rotherham sprinter Ben Shields won the 100 in 11.16 and took bronze in the 200 in 22.59 whilst Nicolas Cole (Dearne ALC) cleared an excellent 4.50 in the pole vault. Adam Hague (Dearne ALC) was also in good form in the vault, clearing 4.30 in the under 17 age group.

In this section City of Sheffield middle distance pair Joe Lancaster and Josh Naisbitt were outstanding in the 800 (1:58.41) and 3000 (9:06.65) respectively.

In the under 17 women’s age group there was an outstanding sprint double by City of Sheffield’s Kristie Edwards who outclassed the opposition in the 100 (12.34) and the 200 (25.29).

City of Sheffield athlete Amy Hodgson won three medals in the under 17 age group with her sister Lucy winning the under 20 triple jump.

South Yorkshire medallists included:

Men - 100: 1 R Reeve (City of Sheffield) 10.86; 2 M Cross (Barnsley) 10.86.

800: 1 R Hastey (Rotherham) 1:56.30; 2 A Newton (City of Sheffield) 1:57.17.

1500: 1 S Ellis (City of Sheffield) 3:57.98.

3000 Steeplechase: 1 H Wood (City of Sheffield) 9:51.87.

400 Hurdles: 2 P Andrews (Doncaster) 63.24.

High Jump: 1 W Mkandawire (City of Sheffield) 1.95; 2 O Animashaun (Bingley) 1.85.

Pole Vault: 3 S Power (Dearne ALC) 3.80.

Long Jump: 3 L Ramsey (City of Sheffield) 6.41.

110 Hurdles/Triple Jump: D Coupe (Rotherham) 22.6810.14.

Shot: 2 J Williamson (City of Sheffield) 16.78; 3 L Ramsey (City of Sheffield) 12.22.

Discus: 1 J Williamson (City of Sheffield) 43.93; 3 D Gardiner (City of Sheffield) 40.20.

Hammer: 1 S Minnikin (Doncaster) 47.50.

Javelin: 3 L Ramsey (City of Sheffield) 46.84.

Women - 100: 1 L Bloor (Trafford) 11.59; 2 A Shaw (Barnsley) 12.53; 3 K Drew (City of Sheffield) 12.79.

200: 3 A Shaw (Barnsley) 26.29m.

400: 2 D Svoboda (City of Sheffield) 59.88.

1500: 2 J Allen (Rotherham) 4:36.73.

3000: 2 A Grady (Rotherham) 10:12.14; 3 S Burns (Rotherham) 10:26.59.

2000 Steeplechase: N Squires (Hallamshire) 7:43.74.

100 Hurdles: 1 R Marino (City of Sheffield) 14.76.

400 Hurdles: R Marino (City of Sheffield) 63.04.

High Jump: K Drew (City of Sheffield) 1.60