Sixteen members of Scarborough Athletic Club competed in the second match of four in the Northern League Division Two, which was held at the club’s home track, Huntington Stadium, York.
Due partly to the unavailability of some club athletes, the team finished in sixth place, but remain in fifth place overall.
There were some splendid performances by the junior athletes some of whom were competing in the senior league for the first time, and the club’s more experienced seniors including four veterans.
The club’s overall top scorer for the second consecutive league fixture this season was Rob Russell, who achieved two wins and a runner up placing in his three ‘A’ field events. His wins were achieved in the discus and Shot and the second placing came in the Hammer event.
Amy Bridgeman was the second highest scorer after taking on four events, three of which were ‘A’ and one was a ‘B’ event.
On the track, Amy was fifth in the ‘A’ 400 metres Hurdles and sixth ‘A’ 100 metres. At Field events there was a fourth in the ‘B’ Shot and 5th in the ‘A’ Triple Jump.
The second highest scoring club woman and the only club member to take part in four individual events was Abbie Johnson who competed in diverse track and field events.
At her two track races, Abbie was fourth in the ‘B’ 400 metres and fifth in the ‘A 800 metres. She completed a good points haul with a fifth place in the ‘B’ Shot and sixth in the ‘A’ Long Jump at which she achieved a personal best performance.
There was also a most notable personal best performance and what was the only win on the track, which Jack Robertson achieved in the ‘A’ 800 metres.
Jack’s time of 1 minute 55.6 was the second fastest by a Under-20 Yorkshire Athlete this year.
Fifteen-year-old Louise Taylor entered the Yorkshire Counties Ranking Lists for under-17 women at 29 after a personal best in the ‘A’ 800 at which she was the runner up in the ‘B race. The Bridlington-based athlete, also ran the second fastest time by a Humberside under-17 this season.
Four of the clubs athletes who have been competing very successfully in the Young Athletes League this season made a significant contribution to the team’s performance on their senior league debut.
Ben Millson continues to improve at both track and field events, and achieved personal best performances when finishing fourth in the ‘A’ 100 metres and the ‘B’ Triple Jump.
He was also the runner up in the ‘B’ Shot. George Sweirs benefitted from competing with senior athletes and recorded a personal best performance when finishing runner up in the ‘B’ Long Jump.
He was also the runner up in the ‘A’ 400 metes hurdles and fifth in the ‘A’ Triple Jump. Kawsar Ahmed who was unable to compete in the Triple Jump due to an injury problem, achieved a personal best performance in the ‘A’ Long Jump when finishing fourth and was also fourth in the ‘B’ Discus.
Connor Buckle made his senior league debut in the ‘A 200 metres and finished in sixth place.
Andrew Cavanagh sustained an injury when making his senior debut in the 400 metre hurdles and was unable to compete in other events.
There was also a league and club debut for Graham and Karl Herrington. Graham who was competing at track and field for the first time in 20 years, finished third in the ‘B’ 800 metres and fourth in the ‘B 1500 metres.
He also competed in the Javelin competition along with his son Karl and was fifth in the ‘B’ event, while his son came sixth in the ‘A’ completion. Karl was also fourth in the ‘B’ Hammer.
The more experienced junior athletes Becky Mills and Charlotte Edge both achieved some good results at the meeting. Becky was fifth in the ‘A’ 400 metres and third in the ‘A’ 200 metres, while Charlotte was third in the ‘A 3000 metres. Charlotte’s mother Many Edge acted as an official at the meeting and also competed in the ‘B’ Long Jump, finishing sixth in the ‘B’ event.
The club’s Press Officer Mick Thompson took on three track events and ran a leg of the 400 metres relay. He was sixth in the ‘sixth in the ‘B 100 and 200 metres and fifth in the ‘B’ 400 metres. His efforts were recognised by the Team Captain Vickie Lockey who presented him with a personalised ‘Athlete of the Match’ tee shirt!
The club was grateful to the following who officiated at the meeting, and in addition to providing valuable assistance to a successful meeting, enable the club to achieve points awarded for providing officials; Sue Lawal, Pete Northedge, Vickie Lockey, Tracy Mills, Vicky Millson and Mandy Edge
Amy Bridgeman: 4th Shot 5.23m, 5th 400m H 85.8, 5th Triple Jump 7.77m, 6th 100m 15.3
Charlotte Edge: 3rd 3000m 11.33.0
Mandy Edge: 6th Long Jump 1.76m
Abbie Johnson: 4th 400m 71.1, 5th 800m 2.43.1, 5th Shot 6.86m, 6th Long Jump 3.55m
Becky Mills: 3rd 400m 60.5, 5th 200m 28.3
Louise Taylor: 2nd 800m 2.29.7, 4th 1500m
Kawsar Ahmed: 4th Long Jump 6.02m, 4th Discus 20.91
Dave Baldwin: 4th 1500m 5.04.0, 4th 5000m, 6th 400bm 89.7
Conor Buckle: 6th 200m 25.9
Graham Herrington: 3rd 800m 2.55.4, 4th 1500m 6.29.4, 5th Javelin 16.53
Karl Herrington: 4th Hammer 13.56m, 6th Javelin 19.19m
Ben Millson: 2nd Shot 9.42m, 4th Triple Jump 10.53m, 4th 100m 11.6
Jack Robertson: 1st 800 metres 1.55.6
Rob Russell: 1st Discus 42.24m, 1st Shot 12.45m, 2nd Hammer 40.20m
George Swiers: 2nd 400m H 68.4, 2nd Long Jump 5.34m, 5th Triple Jump 11.14m
Mick Thompson: 5th 200m 44.8, 6th 100m 20.9, 6th 400m 104.5
Relay Races 4 x 100 metres, 3rd 48.2. Buckle, Swiers, Ahmed and Millson
4 x 400 metres, 5th 5.50.5 Baldwin, Millson, Northedge and Thompson