A total of 42 athletes took part in Morpeth Harriers Annual Sprints Trials meeting,
held at the Morpeth Athletics Track at KEVI School, on the evening of Monday 26th March 2018.
Organised by Club Coach Dave Thomas, also the Female Young Athletes Team Manager,
and aided by the presence of some of the regions UK Officials, some competitors enjoyed
their first taste of track and field competition, with proper Starting, Timing and Measuring in operation.
Thankfully it was an excellent night in terms of weather, evening sunshine,
although a definite chill had descended as proceedings ended shortly before 8pm,
having gotten underway at 6.45pm.
First events on track were for 100m, where a total of 39 took part, (25 Girls and 14 Boys).
Tackling the 100m for the first time was Under 11 Girl Saveena Mullin, who posted a time of 17.1s.
Another tackling the distance for the first time was Under 11 Boy Ethan Campbell,
who clocked 20.6s, he also posted a time of 43.9s in the 200m.
Amongst the older age group performances there were a few personal bests,
which hopefully will reflect in forthcoming league action, which gets underway in a few weeks’ time.
Fastest Under 13 Girl was Olivia Gent, who clocked 15.3s in the 100m, and 32.5s in the 200m.
William Owen proved to be fastest Under 13 Boy in the 100m (15.0s),
and fastest Under 13 Boy in the 200m was Harry Jackson (31.1s).
In the Under 15 Girls events, Ellie Longstaff posted the fastest times in the 100m (13.5s)
and 200m (28.7s), just outsprinting Alice Geoghegan (28.8s).
Mia Belton produced what was judged to be the best performance of the night,
setting new figures of 45.6s in the Under 15 Girls 300m.
In the Under 15 Boys events, Jack Lackenby proved to be the best performer,
clocking 13.5s in the 100m, and 27.6s in the 200m.
Nadine Arkle was the fastest Under 17 Woman, posting times of 13.6s and 28.1s
respectively in the 100m and 200m, and Lily Heaton posted a time of 47.2s in the 300m.
Ethan Stephenson produced the fastest time of 12.5s in the Under 17 Men’s 100m,
and Matthew E Davison was the fastest Under 17 Man in the 200m with 28.2s.
Two Under 17 Men lined up in the 400m, which Matthew Heslop won in 56.5s,
from Nat Boyden, who ran the distance for the first time, producing an excellent 57.4s.
One Senior Man was in action, where Mitchell Cryer clocked 12.7s,
and 26.4s respectively in the 100m and 200m events.
Twelve athletes took part in a Long Jump competition.
Saveena Mullin (3.01m), and Ethan Campbell (1.88m) were in the Under 11 Girls and Boys section.
Lottie Belton, younger sister of Mia, won the Under 13 Girls competition with a best of 2.61m,
and Elliot Mavir (3.23m) won the Under 13 Boys section.