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Youth Development League Oldham I 15th July
Last edited: Monday July 17th 2017
Warrington Athletic Club under 13/under 15 team travelled to Oldham on Saturday 15th July for the final match of the season hoping to hold on to the lead they had built up over the first three matches having won two and finished second in the other.

In the Girls events in the under 13 age group Meg Corker was her usual reliable self and recorded a treble victory winning the 150 metres, 70 metres hurdles (11.3 seconds) and Long Jump (4.25 metres)with her time of 20.6 seconds being a personal best. Other winners in this age group were Amelia Smithers in the B 800 metres (2 minutes 39.9 seconds) Lisa Halliday B 70 metres hurdles (14.6 seconds a personal best) and Olivia Chamun B Long Jump (3.62 metres a personal best) while Maisie Bell won the non scoring 800 metres in 2 minutes 53.9 seconds. The 4x100 metres relay team of Eva Ferris, Olivia Chamun, Amelia Smithers and Meg Corker also won in 59.4 seconds.

In the under 15 age group Ashley Nemits (43.1 seconds) and Emily Jackson (44.4 seconds a personal best by a full second) won the A and B 300 metres. Natalie Chamun was the only other winner taking the B Hammer with 17.52 metres. Unfortunately the 4x300 metres relay team were disqualified for breaking from lane too early.

In the under 13 boys Erik Marshall and Jacob Cox were the only winners taking the A and B 1500 metres with Erik recording a new personal best of 5 minutes 07.3 seconds and Jacob 5 minutes 35.6 seconds.

In the under 15 boys events wins came from Joe Taylor B 100 metres (12.0 seconds) and A Long jump (5.84 metres), Joel Birchall B 800 metres (2 minutes 27.0 seconds), Isaac Ataullah A 1500 metres (4 minutes 29.4 seconds personal best), Jack Garner A 80 metres hurdles (13.8 seconds) and B Long Jump (4.50 metres personal best). The story of this age group came in the 800 metres where Muhammad Ali making his debut for the club having only being registered on Friday and with the places in his preferred event of 200 metres already allocated he said he would run 800 metres as he had done for his school before. On the day he was held up in traffic on the way to the venue and only arrived at the carpark with 5 minutes to spare. He jogged 150 metes putting on a vest and changed into his spikes at the track stepping on with a couple of minute to spare. At the gun he took an immediate lead which he held until 50 metres from the finish when he was passed by Charlie Roberts (St Helens Sutton) but held on to finish second in 2 minutes 06.5 seconds.

The Match result means that the club have gained promotion from the Northern division West 3 South to the Northern division West 2 for next season.


Match Result

1 Warrington Athletic Club 512 points
2 Deeside Athletic Club 495 points
3 Altrincham & District Athletic Club 442 points
4 Wrexham Athletic Club 438 points
5 St Helens Sutton Athletic Club 409 points
6 Colwyn Bay Athletic Club 387 points
7 Oldham & Royton Harriers & Athletic Club 308 points
8 Manchester Harriers & Athletic Club 247 points


League Result

1 Warrington Athletic Club 30 points 2094 points
2 Deeside Athletic Club 27 points 1970 points
3 Altrincham & District Athletic Club 23 points 1878 points
4 St Helens Sutton Athletic Club 20 points 1779.5 points
5 Wrexham Athletic Club 19 points 1748 points
6 Colwyn Bay Athletic Club 12 points 1527 points
7 Manchester Harriers & Athletic Club 7 points 1193 points
8 Oldham & Royton Harriers & Athletic Club 6 points 1172.5 points