Athletics: Adam Hague tipped for gold in U23 Championships

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Adam Hague heads to the English U23 and U20 Athletics Championships as favourite to take the pole vault title.

Though the City of Sheffield and Dearne athlete is the highest vaulter in the field, he could face tough competition from old adversaries Charlie Myers (Middlesbrough) and Harry Coppell (Wigan) in Bedford.

Hague’s club mate Abigail Roberts holds the favourite tag for the U23 women’s vault.

Chesterfield ace Alicia Barrett is a hot tip for the U23 100m hurdles title and has also entered the 200m, where she could clash with her sister Ella, who is also due out in the 400m.

Lee Thompson (City of Sheffield) will go for gold in the U23 400m where he lines up as fastest man in the field with a best time of 46.23s.

Club mate James Gormley is expected to make a strong challenge for honours in the 1,500m.

Other U23 medal contenders include City of Sheffield duo Taylor Campbell and Ciaran Wright in the hammer.

Hallamshire’s Cameron Bell is up against a strong field in the U20 800m while City of Sheffield’s Bronte Jones will look to add to her Northern Championship title in the discus.

Other U20 athletes in action include Georgia Hollis-Lawrence (City of Sheffield) in the 100m hurdles, Saskia Huxham (Hallamshire) in the 800m, Cyane Robinson (Rotherham) in the 1,500m, Mya Taylor (Rotherham) in the 3,000m and Ana Garcia (City of Sheffield) in the 10K walk.

Hallamshire host the Northern Premier 2 fixture on Sunday at Woodburn.

Stockport are well clear at the top of the table at the halfway stage with Liverpool and Hallamshire equal on points in second place. With two promotion places, there is plenty to play for.

Division East 1 is at Rotherham where the hosts are level on top with Kingston upon Hull while Lincoln Wellington are at the foot of the table.

hesterfield and Doncaster look likely to battle to avoid the other relegation spot.