Results: 2017 Midlands Indoor Championships

Barclaycard Arena Birmingham, 11-12 February 2017.

Senior Women:
1. Sophie Worrall (Wolverhampton & Bilston) 11.33m
2. Beth Mortiboy (Notts) 11.22m
3. Lydia Rogers (Swindon) 10.84m (PB)
4. Freya See (Windsor Slouth Eton & Hounslow) 10.72m

Sophie Worrall completed a Long Jump (5.28m) and Triple Jump double at the Midland Championships just 13cm down on her TJ PB and pipping Beth Mortoboy by 11cm. In the battle for bronze Lydia Rogers added 38cm to her PB to take the podium spot by just 12cm ahead of Freya See.

U20 Women:
1. Abazz Shayam-Smith (Birchfield Harriers) 11.56m
2. Emily Madden Forman (Stratford-upon-Avon) 11.23m
3. Samantha Barrett (Bristol & West) 10.99m (PB)

Abazz Shayam-Smith also completed a Long Jump (5.40m) and Triple Jump double, just down on her 11.64m PB from last summer’s Results: England Athletics U15/U17 Championships. Emily Madden Forman took silver with 11.23m ahead of Samantha Barrett who added 19cm to her PB with 10.99m.

U17 Women:
1. Iris Oliarnyk (Halesowen) 10.77m (PB)
2. Jasmine Lovell (Birchfield Harriers) 10.17m
3. Natasha Futter (City of Stoke) 9.82m (PB)

Multi-athlete Iris Oliarnyk also completed a Long Jump (5.23m) and Triple Jump double, as well as taking silver in the Shot Putt (12.31m). Her TJ was a new PB by 13cm with 10.77m, clear of Jasmine Lovell’s 10.17m and Natasha Futter taking bronze with a new lieftime best of 9.82m

Senior Men:
1. Mitchell Kirby (Leicester) 14.16m
2. Jake Parmenter (North Devon) 13.15m

Leicester’s Mitchell Kirby took gold by over a metre with 14.16m, less than a foot under his PB of 14.16m, ahead of Jake Parmenter’s 13.15m.

U20 Men:
1. Ed Barbour (Amber Valley) 13.37m
2. Joseph Gilkes (Coventry) 13.37m
3. James Milburn (Kidderminster & Stourport) 13.00m
4. Jack Joynson (Yate) 12.88m
5. David Allcock (Sutton-in-Ashfield) 12.49m
6. Matthew Yates (Bridgnorth) 12.35m
7. Tyler Bunsie (Wolverhampton & Bilston) 11.76m
8. Dexter Deaville (Amber Valley) 11.18m
9. Brendan Connolly (Amber Valley) 11.07m

Gold was decided on countback as reigning outdoor champion, Ed Barbour, and Joseph Gilkes each reached out to 13.37m with their best jumps of the day. James Milburn won the battle for bronze just 12cm ahead of Jack Joynson.

U15 Boys:
1. Nabhi Odeh (Leicester) 11.79m (PB)
2. Ethan Court (Wolverhampton & Bilston) 10.77m (PB)
3. Jacob Booth (City of Stoke) 10.74m (PB)

There were PBs aplenty in the Boys U15 competition with Nabhi Odeh dominating to win by over a metre with 11.79m. Just 3cm separated silver and bronze with Ethan Court adding 17cm to his lifetime best with 10.77m ahead of Jacob Booth’s 10.74m, a 26cm improvement on 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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