In conjunction with their current year long sponsorship deal with Linden Homes,
Morpeth Harriers & Athletics Club are pleased to announce
that their Athlete of the Month award for June 2015,
has gone to prolific Under 15 Girl thrower Bobbie Griffiths.
This is the second award in the present link with the Property Developer,
and it is the second month in a row that the clubs award
has gone to one of their Field eventers.
Much talented Bobbie received her award after some superb
performances during the period covered, which included,
a double victory in the Javelin and Discus at the
Northumberland Schools Championships
with respective bests of 35.62m, and 22.04m,
the former being two and a half metres
inside the English Schools Standard.
Griffiths followed this up a week later at the
Schools Inter Counties Championships
with another double victory in the same events,
however in her clubs NEYDL fixture
at Middlesbrough another week later,
she completed a hat-trick of wins,
again in the Javelin with a best of 34.23m
and Discus with 21.96m, but this time adding
the Hammer to her successes, throwing a best of 23.01m.
Concluding, over the period of June,
her improvement in her main event the
Javelin has been just short of two metres,
with her best being the 36.63m,
which she achieved in the English Schools Cup in Hull.
Bobbie is pictured above receiving her much deserved
Certificate of Achievement from her very proud Coach
Dave Thomas at the KEVI Track on Monday 17th August 2015.
Griffiths is very indebted to Thomas, who has worked hard
with her to help her make her achievements, which have
since continued to blossom, and at the time of reporting,
she is ranked 15th in the country for the Under 15 Women’s Javelin event.
In the Discus she is ranked 31st, and more recent achievements
in the Hammer have seen her rise to 132nd.
On a regional basis she is ranked 1st in both the
Javelin and Discus, and is now second in the Hammer.
In the Shot Putt, by comparison which she very rarely does,
she has a current UK ranking of 182nd, and regionally she is ranked fifth.