North East Counties Athletic Association Track and Field Championships

Gateshead Stadium, 23rd and 24th May 2015

Wood wins a double as Stephenson sparkles

On the 23rd and 24th of May Gateshead Stadium was once again the site of the North East Counties Track and Field Championships as venues up and down the country played host to their respective county championships.

Tynedale Harriers turned in a quality show, claiming 4 titles among their 15 medals. Pick of the bunch was Alex Wood who scored a double in winning both the 300m (38.93s) and 800m (2m 05.56s) in the under 15 age group with confident running that belies his relative inexperience. The 800m victory was a particular treat as he led from the gun and stretched a small gap at the bell to a yawning margin of victory by the finish line.

Club stalwart Lea Stephenson was in sparkling form and dominated the senior 400m from lane four to record a pleasing 50.25 seconds for victory in breezy conditions.

Jack Colmer had a busy weekend and after winning the under 17 triple jump with a leap of 12m 98cm added 2 silvers in the high-jump (1m 75cm and 200m (23.62s) and a bronze in the 100m (11.93s).

There were further silver medals for Chloe Sayer in the under 15 high jump with a clearance of 1m 40cm, Robert Hewitt in the under 15 long jump (5m 60cm) and Kate Smith in the under 13 shot putt (5m 09cm). Robert also collected a bronze in the pole vault with a vault of 2m 50cm.

There were bronze medals too for Jake Smurthwaite (under 17 100m hurdles in 18.60s), and Jonny Currie (under 20 1500m in 4m 02.50s). Jonny was also in action over 800m where he just missed a medal in a slow run race.

Other noteworthy performances came from:-

  • Chloe Sayer 4th u15 discus 13m 14cm
  • Kate Smith 6th u13 75m hurdles 14.53s
  • Daniel Howells 5th in u15 1500m 4m 41.55s
  • Ellen Ricketts 4th u15 800m 2m 29.23s
  • Adam Pratt 5th senior 1500m 4m 29.24s
  • Harry Caldwell 4th u13 100m in 15.56s
  • Harry Caldwell 7th u13 200m 30.80
  • Jake Smurthwaite 5th u17 LJ 4m 91cm
  • Chloe Sayer 7th u15 LJ 4m 31cm
  • Louise Smith 8th u15 LJ 4m 24cm
  • Louise Smith 5th u15 300m 47.15s
  • Andrew Sadler 4th u20 400mH in 74.21s
  • Bryn Mordey 5th u20 200m 23.52s
  • Jaycee Shotton 5th u17 3000m 11m 00.21s

A full set of photos can be found here PHOTOS

And results here RESULTS

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