YDL 2nd Round 24th May 2014

Wed 28 May 2014--admin

City of Lisburn acquitted themselves creditably again in the second YDL competition meeting at Antrim on 24th May
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Click on link for the different agegroups
U13 athletes…………… U15 athletes…………. U17 athletes…………… Seniors

U13 Boys
Our young sprinters got us off to a steady start with Jack and Lewis taking 4th and 5th respectively in their races to get the CoLAC points going. They followed up with 4th and 3rd respectively in the Long Jump too. The Joshs (P and R) tackled the 1500m once again notching up some very valuable points for their team.
In the throws JoshR took 4th in the Shot Putt before flinging the Discus out to an excellent 16.40m for second in the A stream in his first time tackling the event. Lewis took 3rd in the B Shot and Jack 4th in the B Discus in his first competitive outing at this event.
The relay team of Jack, JoshP, JoshR and Lewis finished 2nd.
Athlete of the match: JoshR
U13 Girls
Once again the sprinters Holly and Cara got things underway with great finishes of 3rd and 6th in their respective streams with that lovely tail wind blowing them along to great times of 11.53s and 11.61s in the 75m.
Over the 150m Erin and AnnaH both took 5th in their streams in 23.11s and 22.42s respectively. AnnaH was then joined by Alex in the 1200m with AnnaH taking 3rd in the A race in 4.21.02 and Alex 2nd in the B in 4.22.64.
In the throws HollieG excelled with her fantastic 7.15m Shot for 2nd in the A event followed by a huge 18.55m Discus throw for first place more than 5m ahead of the next best throw. Hollie was backed up in the Shot by Rebecca who took 4th in the B stream. Cara was our other debutant Discus thrower managing 3rd in the B stream.
Rebecca then threw the Javelin backed up by yet another debutant thrower Erin with the girls taking 6th and 5th in their respective events.
Gosh there were a lot of throws for the U13 girls!
The relay team of Cara, Erin, AnnaH and Holly finished 2nd.
Athlete of the match: HollieG
U15 Boys
Chris and JoshA ran in the 100m taking 6th and 3rd in their respective streams before Bradley and Simon tackled the 300m for 3rd and 4th.
In the 1500m Callum ran a great 4.42.84 for 2nd in the A with Sean winning the B race in 4.50.98 taking 20s off his PB in the process.
JoshA and Ethan took full points in the High Jump, both clearing 1.60m. Simon took 2nd in the A Long Jump with Chris winning the B stream.
In the Shot Bradley’s 8.05m was good enough for 3rd in the A with BenR taking 2nd in the B with 7.56m. Bradley was back in action in the Javelin with another 3rd place throw of 23.85m backed up again by BenR who threw 20.09m for 3rd in the B event.
The Relay team also finished 3rd.
Athletes of the match: Callum and Simon
U15 Girls
AnnaM won the 100m in an excellent 12.96s, her first time under 13s, with Eve making it full points with her win in the B race. Grace and Emilia combined in the 200m finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In the 1500m we had one of the performances of the day from young OliviaN who was the only girl of any age to run under 5 mins. Her time of 4.57.60 is an amazing feat for a girl who will still be eligible for this age group next year. Sprinter Grace bravely tackled this unfamiliar distance too in order to pick up some very valuable points for the team.
Our jumpers also earned us a lot of points with AnnaM and KatieO taking double firsts in High Jump before Eve(4.95m) and Shannon(4.48m) finished 1st and 2nd in their respective Long jumps streams
In the throws OliviaS took 2nd in the A Discus(16.50m) and B Javelin(14.76m) with team mate Tyla !st in the B Discus and 3rd in the A Javelin (17.31m).
The relay team ended the day with a win!
Athletes of the match: Grace and OliviaN
U17 Boys
I’m not sure if it was the One Direction concert or taking the wrong direction to the event but our U17 boys were a bit short on numbers. Still, those who made it did a great job.
TomM got things off to a good start in the 100m where relative new comer Conor suffered the harsh false start rules in place for this age group. In the 400m Ciaran managed 2nd in the A stream (despite the lack of hurdles) with Ryan backing him up with a fine win in the B race.
MattJ took 3rd in the LJ.
Mark made up for missing the LJ by leaping to a new YDLNI record of 13.43m in the Triple Jump with Ryan again taking a superb 1st in the B event in his first TJ competition.
Andrew added the NIYDL record to his rapidly increasing collection in the Discus with his 48.86m throw to win the A stream with Leon making it full points for CoLAC with his B stream win. The 2 boys combined again in the Javelin with Leon 5th and Andrew 3rd in their respective streams.
The boys combined for 2nd in the relay
Athletes of the match: Mark and Andrew.
U17 Girls
Kate and Therese are also more accustomed to running over barriers but both managed great flat races to finish 2nd and 1st in their streams. Sophie and Jess tackled the 200m for 5th and 1st with Jess’s 27.16s the fastest overall.
SarahF was our only 1500m entrant where her 3rd place added much needed points for the team. Catriona took 2nd as our sole 3000m runner in 10.48.16.
SarahW and Jess combined in the HJ where their dual clearances of 1.45m were enough for 2nd in the A and 1st in the B with Triple jumpers Jess and Kate also taking 2nd and 1st.
Our Shot putters Alix(10.42m) and SarahW (7.99m) lifted maximum points with their double wins.
The relay team also won their event.
Athlete of the match: Jess
Gareth had a stormer on Saturday equalling his 100m PB of 11.16s before smashing his 200m PB with his 22.65s in a legal +1.8 wind.
Adam also set new figures with his 11.63s 100m and 23.21s 200m before high jumping 1.90m.
Conor ran in the Senior 200m also setting himself a PB of 25.92s.
Robbie and AnnaMcI also High jumped for 2nd and 1st in their respective events.

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