The West Yorkshire Sports Hall Athletics Trials were held at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre on 18th January . The Olympic legacy is still showing with over 200 Boys and Girls from all over West Yorkshire competing to gain selection for the West Yorkshire teams to go to the combined Under 11 and Under 13/15 Yorkshire Regional finals in Hull on Sunday 9th February.
The trials organised by Bingley Harriers had children competing enthusiastically running, jumping and throwing trying to impress their way into the West Yorkshire Boys and Girls Teams . The competition was held at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre and relied on the co-operation of the Richard Dunn Sports staff, an army of volunteers and Bingley Harriers to stage the event. The children all took part in different selected events including sprinting, jumping, throwing, and agility challenges and the different obstacle relay trials. The trials resulted in Boys and Girls Under 11 Teams, Boys and Girls Under 13 Teams and Boys and Girls Under 15 Teams being selected for their all round good performances.
Full results are below:
I would like to thank all the athletes and more importantly the army of helpers/ officials from Bingley Harriers, Spenborough Ac, Bradford Airedale, One in a Million, Halifax Harriers and Longwood Harriers who made the whole event very successful.
A special thank you to Phil Jones who put together some new software for the results.
The children and volunteers enjoyed the experience of Sportshall Athletics and it is hoped that the West Yorkshire teams have a successful day at the Yorkshire Regional finals in Hul on Sunday 9th February.
In the results records were very hard to come by this year with many performances coming very close but Olivia Silverman from Baildon broke the long standing 1 Lap Hurdle record with 17.60secs and came close to the records held by the prolific Rebekah Tiler in other Track & Field records. In the Under 13 Boys Tobi Sanni from Leeds City smashed the 2 Lap record with 23.00sec and the 1 Lap record 12.2sec.
In the Under 11 Boys Zak Wimpenny won the Grand Prix time trial, Adam Powell the 1 Lap Hurdle race, Finlay Firth the Obstacle Time Trial, Luke Moran the Over/Under time trial, Aquade Jeffers the 1 Lap Time Trial, Andrew Stewart the 2 Lap time trial, Tom Jackson the Balance test, Joel Oxford Chest Push, Thomas Dover High Stepper, Jordan Williamson Soft Javelin, Conner Carr Speed Bounce, Matthew Kershaw Standing Long Jump, Jack Muir Target Throw and Vertical Jump Andrew Stewart,
Under 11 Girls Hollie Ellis won the Grand Prix Time Trial, Obstacle Time Trial,Standing Long Jump. Olivia Silverman won the 1 Lap Hurdle , Over/Under Time Trial, 1 Lap Time Trial, 2 lap Time trial, Speed Bounce, Standing Triple Jump, Zara Tyas Balance Test, Jessica Kerman High Stepper, Skye Lee Soft Javelin, Heleanor MacDonald Target throw and Evelyn Surman Vertical Jump.
Under 13 Boys Tobbi Sanni won the 1 Lap Time Trial and the 2 Lap final, Shot Put and Vertical Jump, Sam Mckinnan-Evans won the 4 Lap final, Luke White won the 6Lap time trial, Matthew Crorken won the Obstacle Time Trial and Speed Bounce, Callum Orange won the Standing Long Jump and the Standing Triple Jump.
Under 13 Girls Grace Plater won the 1 Lap time trial and Standing Long Jump , 1 lap final, Nadia Dawson won the 4 Lap final, Lucy Mills won the 6 Lap time trial, Georgia Norcliffe-Haigh won the Obstacle Time Trial, Libby Shepherd won the Shot Put , Lucy Tattersfield won the Speed Bounce and Vertical Jump, Lois Logan won the Standing Triple Jump,
In the Under 15 Boys Lewis Ackroyd won the 2 Lap time trial, Standing Triple Jump and the Shot Put, Edward Chaffer the 4 lap time trial, Jamie Tse won the Speed Bounce and Ephraim Mudugba won the Standing Long Jump.
In the Under 15 Girls Joanna Lawler-Rhodes won the 2 lap time trial, Standing Long Jump and Vertical Jump , Genevieve Durrans won the 4 lap Time Trial, Roisan Ramage won the Shot Put, Rachel Crorken the Speed Bounce.
The teams to represent West Yorkshire in the Regional final in Hull on 9th February have been selected on an all round basis and letters are on their way. In the regional competition each athlete will have to compete in up to 3 categories of events so this means that some athletes who might have won individual events at the trials have not shown the all round ability to fill the team places, so may be disappointed.
The athletes taking part were from all areas of West Yorkshire , Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield. The numbers of Athletes taking part were slightly down on last year and but the teams selected look strong and capable of progressing to the UK Finals.
There is room for more Under 13’s and 15’s taking part in Athletics at Club Level and School level in the West Yorkshire area. If there are any 12, 13, 14, 15 year olds available to take part in athletics events, whether this is Sportshall Athletics, Track & Field, Cross Country or Fell racing that would like to try athletics, then give us a call and we can point you to the nearest local club. Training with an Athletics Club does include the training and conditioning to improve for competitions, which can be local or County, North of England or National. Athletics does have something for everyone, whether it is long distance, Short Sprints, Jumps, Throws, or a combination. It caters for all ages from around 8 and for all abilities who aim to improve there own personal best performance.
Alan Oates 01274 416286
West Yorkshire Sportshall Athletics Association.