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Track & field

Aviva English Schools 81st Track and Field Championships


From  left to right: Luke Craven, Jordan Toth, Jacob Henton, Max KayeFour athletes from Holmfirth Harriers Ac represented West Yorkshire Schools in the Aviva English Schools Track & Field Championships held at Gateshead International Stadium on the 1st and 2nd of July. The English Schools has over 2000 athletes competing in an event where many of the greats of British Athletics had their first taste of high class competition.

Jordan Toth was amongst the favourites for the Senior Boys 100m title. He won his heat on Friday morning in 10.89secs and qualified for the final by clocking 10.83secs in the semi final later in the day.

The final was held at 1600hours on Saturday afternoon and Jordan led from start to finish taking the title in 10.71secs from Ben Shields of South Yorkshire in 10.84secs. This was an excellent effort and is a reward for all the hard work he has put in this last year.

Max Kaye was in action in the Senior Boys 1500m and qualified for the final by placing 3rd in his heat in 3mins 57.16secs. In the final Max faced a group of very talented athletes who between them have recorded the best times seen at 1500m for this age group for the last ten years.

The first two laps were very slow with the race only taking off over the last 700m. Max just missed the leading four breaking away at the bell, but ran a 56sec last lap to take an excellent 5th place in 3mins 57.09secs. The race was won by Charlie Grice of Sussex in 3mins 53.70secs from Cameron Boyek of Durham in 3mins 54.32secs and Richard Charles of Middlesex in 3mins 54.53secs.

Jacob Henton and Luke Craven, both mainstays of the Harriers Northern Track & Field team were in action in the Intermediate Boys age group. Jacob placed 7th in the 400m in 52.5secs with Luke finishing 17th in the final of the Triple jump recording 12.17m. Both boys did well competing at this high level which is often seen as the ‘School Olympics’ and will benefit from the experience when they reach the Senior Boys age group next year.





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Track & Field Review 2009:


40 new Club Records set.
15 County Track & Field medals won
71 athletes competed in Track & Field League matches.
21 club officials and parents officiated at Track & Field League matches.

Track and Field Honours

Yorkshire Track & Field Championships

Gold: Junior George in U/20 Mens 400m
Jordan Toth in U/17 Men 100m
Aaron Kettlewell in U/13 Boys Long Jump
Silver: Lauren Tyrell in U/20 High Jump
Jacob Henton in U/15 Boys 400m
Aaron Kettlewell in U/13 Boys 100m
Bronze: Max Kaye in U/17 Men 1500m

Yorkshire Veterans Track & Field Championships

Gold: Tim Cock in O/65 5000m
Gold:Jacqueline France in O/45 5000m
Gold:Jenny Ibbitson in: Hammer Shot Discus Javelin Triple Jump
Bronze: Robert Ellis in O/45 5000m


West Yorkshire Schools T & F Championships

1st place honours: Junior George in Senior Boys 400m
Jordan Toth in Intermediate Boys 100m
Thomas Traviss-Pollard in Intermediate boys 3000m
2nd place Honours: Jacob Henton in Junior Boys 400m
3rd place Honours: Max Kaye in Intermediate Boys 1500m

Northern Indoors T & F Championships

Gold: Max Kaye in U/17 1500m


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