North Eastern Open Grand Prix Series Meeting 3 18th June 2014
For the past couple of seasons all NEGP meetings have been help at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. It was a pleasant change then that the 3rd meeting of 2014 season was held at Gateshead International Stadium. A lovely summers evening of athletics.
In order for our athletes to score Grand prix points the club has to provide volunteers to help with the running of the events. Last night was our turn to cover registration, Katy Colmer, Simon Ricketts, Geoff Emerson and Jules Pearson spent an hour of our time helping out. Thank you to them and others who have helped previously. Our club needs helpful parents as well as committed and talented junior athletes.
We had another good turn out on the track and field with lots of PB’s and winning performances.
In the U13 Girls Keely French and Louise Smith won the 100m with exactly the same time (14.7secs). Keely also won the Shot Put (6.4m) and was 5th in the Long Jump (3.54m). Chloe Sayer was 4th in the 100m (14.9), 4th in the Javelin (10.35m) and joint 1st in the Long Jump (4.20). Louise Smith, along with the win in the 100m, was 2nd in the Shot Put (5.63m) and joint 1st in the Long Jump (4.2m). Lia Wilson was 3rd in the Shot Put (5.55m) making it a 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Tynedale in that event.
In the U13 Boys Max McLeod had a busy night finishing 1st in the 100m (13.9secs), 3rd in the Shot Put (6.7m), 3rd in the Javelin (17.88m), 2nd in the High Jump (1.35m) and 1st again in the Long Jump (4.39m). Patrick Smeal ran the 100m (14.8 secs), was 2nd in the Javelin (22.93m), 1st in the High Jump (1.35m) and 2nd in the Long Jump (4.08m). Harley Towart was 1st in the Javelin with a very impressive throw (25.8m), making it another 1st, 2nd,3rd for the mighty Tynedale.
The U15 girls were superbly represented by Imogen Bell and Ellen Ricketts. Imogen won the Shot Put (9.04m) and was 1st again in the Javelin (20.4m). Ellen ran the 100m (14.1secs), was 4th in the Shot Put (7.06m) and 3rd in the Long Jump (4.32m).
The U15 Boys were out in force as usual. Samborne Bush ran the 100m (14.7secs) and the 1500m (5:33.2mins). Daniel Emerson was 5th in the 100m (13.1secs). Max Pearson finished 1st in the 1500m (4:19.8mins) and Jaycee Shotton got a PB in the 1500m (5:01.3mins). Jake Smurthwaite finished 2nd in the 80m Hurdles (13secs) and also ran the 100m (13.3secs).
Bryn Morley and Bradley Towart competed for the U17 Men. Bryn was 4th in the 100 (12.2secs), 5th in the 200m (24.4m) and 2nd in the Long Jump (5.13m). Bradley was 1st in the Shot Put (9.02m) and 2nd in the Javelin (18.7).
In the Senior Men Adam Pratt ran the mile (4:43.5). Darren Towart ran the 100m (13.1secs), the 200m in a PB (25.8secs) and was 2nd in the Javelin with another PB performance (31.4m).