EIS Sheffield, 16-17 January 2016.

Congratulations to all medallists at this weekend’s Northern Athletics Senior/U20/U17 Indoor Championships.

Senior Women:
1. Alexandra Russell (Wigan & District) 12.83m
2. Michelle Robbins-Hulse (Trafford) 12.07m
3. Hannah Pringle (Gateshead Harriers) 11.76m

Last year’s 7th-ranked British athlete, Alexandra, dominated the competition, winning by a clear 76 cm. Michelle took 2nd place despite jumping a foot shorter than her 12.36m at Loughborough last week.

U20 Women:
1. Naomi Ogbeta (Trafford) 12.65m
2. Emily Gargan (Gateshead Harriers) 12.08m
3. Zoe Hughes (Wigan & District) 11.55m (PB)

Naomi, last year’s leading British U20 jumper, dominated the contest with a mark just 33 cm down on her PB. Emily was just 18 cm off her PB in taking 2nd place, while Zoe added 7 cm to her previous PB.

U17 Women:
1. Katie Shingler (Wigan & District) 11.02m
2. Libby Wheeler (Kingston Upon Hull) 10.95m (PB)
3. Katie Waterworth (Stockport Harriers) 10.78m (PB)

Just 24 cm covered the medals with Katie Shingler taking the gold ahead of her 2 rivals, who both increased their PBs significantly. Katie Waterworth bettered her previous mark by 41 cm for bronze, while Libby increased her PB by an outstanding 90 cm to take silver!

Senior Men:
1. Nathan Roach (Sale Harriers) 14.24m
2. Joshua Bones (Scunthorpe & District) 14.08m
3. Seun Okome (Sale Harriers) 13.60m

Nathan improved on last year’s silver medal to take gold ahead of last summer’s outdoor champion, Joshua, by just 18 cm.

U20 Men:
1. Kevin Metzger (Sale Harriers) 14.01m
2. Benjamin Aspinall (Blackburn Harriers) 13.08m
3. Nick Barratt (Stockport Harriers) 12.80m

Kevin added the indoor Northern U20 title to the outdoor equivalent he won last season in a competition he dominated, winning by nearly a full metre. The battle for second place proved a much closer affair, with Benjamin winning the spoils despite Nick jumping just 13 cm below his PB.

 

Written by iTripleJump

A Triple Jumper for over 35 years - from an over-hopping junior to a county-level senior - I still enjoy jumping in national and international Masters competitions in the event that has gripped me since my first hop, step and jump onto a springless PE mat. Waiting for that perfect jump. That one perfect jump ...

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