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Northern Indoor U/17-Senior Championships 18/19th January 2014 Sheffield
Last edited: Sunday January 19th 2014
Four Warrington Athletic Club Runners travelled to Sheffield for the North of England Indoor Championships at the EIS Arena over the weekend of 18/19th January.
On the Saturday Matt Wigelsworth finished6th in the under 20 menís 1500 metres in a seasonís best time of 4 minutes 12.09 seconds and Jemma Eyre finished 4th in her heat of the under 20 womenís 400 metres in 63.0 seconds also a seasonís best time.
On the Sunday Carys McAulay and Lizzie Smith competed over 800 metres with Carys winning her heat in 2 minutes 19.90 seconds while Lizzie was second in her heat in 2 minutes 24.39 seconds.In the final as they approached the bell for the last lap Lizzie had lost contact with the leaders but Carys had remained in touch and made a move to go into second place with just over 100 metres remaining.As they entered the finishing straight she moved wide and passed her opponent in the final few strides to take the Gold Medal in 2 minutes 19.33 seconds with Lizzie coming home in 5th place in 2 minutes 26.16 seconds.Carysís time puts her in 2nd place in the under 17 UK rankings and is the leading time by an under 17 Scot and ranks her 6th in the overall Scottish rankings.
In the under 20 menís 800 metres Matt Wigelsworth returned for his second event of the championships and won his heat in 2 minutes 01.85 seconds.In the final he made his move as the bell sounded and took the lead in the back straight to take the title in 1 minute 59.38 seconds.