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North of England Indoor Championships 17th/18th January 2015 EIS Sheffield
Last edited: Sunday January 18th 2015
Five Warrington Athletic Club athletes competed in the North of England indoor Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield over the weekend of 17th/18th January and came home with 4 medals between them.
Top performance came from 17 year old Carys McAulay who opted to run in the Senior 800 metres rather than her own under 20 age group.Carys comfortably qualified from her heat finishing in 2nd place in 2 minutes 15.22 seconds.In the final she settled into 3rd place following the pace being set by English Commonwealth Games Steeplechaser Rachael Bamford of Leeds City.as she started the final lap Carys trailed by around 5 metres but produced a superb final lap to storm to victory in 2 minutes 09.20 seconds which is a personal best time eclipsing her outdoor best by 0.45 seconds.
In the under 20 womenís 800 metres Lizzie Smith qualified from her heat in 2nd place in 2 minutes 22.22 seconds and in the final she collected the Bronze Medal in 2 minutes 23.78 seconds.This added to the Silver Medal she collected on the Saturday in the 1500 metres with a time of 5 minutes 15.32 seconds.
On the Saturday Cameron Meakin collected the Bronze Medal in the under 17 menís 60 metres hurdleswith a new personal best time of 8.61 seconds.Cameron also competed in the 60 metres where he finished in 2nd place in his heat with a seasonís best time of 7.45 secondsbefore going out in his semi-final in 6th place in 7.49 seconds.Also running in the 60 metres was Fisayo Williamson-Taylor who finished in 3rd place in his heat with 7.43 seconds,2nd in his semi-final in a new personal best time of 7.36 seconds which he repeated in the final to finish in 4th place missing the Bronze Medal by just 2/100th of a second.
On the Sunday Fisayo returned for the 200 metres where he won his heat in a new personal best indoor time of 23.47 seconds.In his Semi-final Fisayo finished in 3rd place in 23.76 seconds and in the final he repeated his position from the 60 metres finishing in 4th place in 23.68 seconds.
In the under 20 menís 800 metres Matt Wigelsworth qualified from his heat winning in 1 minute 58.79 seconds but was unable to improve on his time in the final finishing 5th in 1 minute 59.35 seconds.