Athletics: Adam Hague opens season with comfortable win at Northern Indoor Championships

Adam Hague opened his season with a comfortable win at the Northern Indoor Championships at Sheffield at the weekend with a 5.40 clearance in the pole vault

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 13 January, 2019, 17:58
Adam Hague of Great Britain (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The City of Sheffield and Dearne international will look to build on this to gain selection for the European indoor championships in Glasgow in March.   James Gormley (City of Sheffield) was surprisingly pipped in the 1500 metres by Hallamshire new recruit James McCrae in 3:59.79. Gormley came back on the second day to take another silver medal on the 800 metres.   Adam Walker-Khan (City of Sheffield) took the 400 metres in 49.18, coming back to take silver in the 200 in 21.82. The 400 metres was a good event for the Sheffield club, Isaac Rushworth winning the under 20 race on 49.40 and Oliver Bolland taking the under 17 title in 51.9.   One of the best performances of the meeting came in the under 17 age group when the talented Hallamshire athlete Gabriel Brown set a championship record in the 800 metres with a time of  1:57.83.   In the women's events Chesterfield's  international hurdler opted for the 200 metres which she won in 24.35 beating Rotherham's Amy Hodgson who also too k silver in the hurdles. Hallamshire's Acacia Williams-Hewitt scored an impressive win in the under 17 200 metres clocking 25.12.     Medallists included Men 60: 3 B Shields (City of Sheffield and Dearne) 6.89 200: 2 A Walker-Khan (City of Sheffield) 21.82 400: 1 A Walker-Khan (City of Sheffield) 49.18 800: 2 J Gormley (City of Sheffield) 1:55.30 1500: 1 J McCrae (Hallamshire) 3:59.79; 2 J Gormley (City of Sheffield) 4:00.28 High Jump: 1 T Hughes (Hallamshire) 1.95; 2 J Lee (Hallamshire) 1.95 Pole Vault: 1 A Hague (City of Sheffield) 5.40 Shot: 2 D Brunt (Sheffield) 13.77 Under 20 Men 400: 1 I Rushworth (City of Sheffield) 49.40 3000: 3 G Phillips (Doncaster) 10:04.38 60 Hurdles: 3 O Dakin (Chesterfield) 8.63  Shot: 1 C Osammor (Hallamshire) 14.64 17 Men 400: 1 O Bolland (City of Sheffield) 51.9; 3 D Chapman (City of Sheffield) 53.0 800: G Gisborne (Hallamshire) 1:57.83 (Rec) Pole Vault: 1 W Foot (Chesterfield) 3.90 Women 200: 1 A Barrett (Chesterfield) 24.35; 2 A Hodgson (Rotherham) 24.75 60 Hurdles: 2 A Hodgson (Rotherham) 8.70; 3 S Palmer (City of Sheffield) 8.95 Under 20 Women 200: 2 E Booker (Rotherham) 24.64 800: 2 E Simpson (City of Sheffield) 2:13.43 3000: 3 L Cocking (Chesterfield) 10:57.62 High Jump: 3 G Kerr (Rotherham) 1.65 Shot: 1 H Molyneaux (City of Sheffield) 13.67 Under 17 Women 200: 1 A Williams-Hewitt (Hallamshire) 25.12; 3 M Coxon (Rotherham) 25.86 800: 3 S Wigfield-Turner (Hallamshire) 2:19.36 60 Hurdles: 2 M Coxon (Rotherham) 8.94; 3 N Lannie (Doncaster) 9.06 Pole Vault: 3 L Green (Chesterfield) 2.80

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