Five athletes from Morpeth Harriers and Athletics Club competed
in the NECAA Open Pentathlon Championships,
held at Jarrow’s Monkton Stadium on Saturday 19th September 2015.
Kirsty Lang was an unopposed winner of the Under 20 Women’s competition;
however after completing her required five events,
the 100m Hurdles, 800m, Shot, Long Jump, and High Jump,
she had accumulated a total of 1,916 ponts.
She clocked 17.9s for the 100m Hurdles,
3m04.5s for the 800m,
achieved a best of 6.16m in the Shot,
a best of 3.98m in the Long Jump,
and cleared 1.42m in the High Jump.
In the Under 15 Girls Pentathlon, athletes covered
75m Hurdles, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot.
Morpeth’s four competitors Jessica Young-Rogers,
Harriet Priest, Hannah Brown, and Ellie Burt
finished fourth, eighth, seventeenth,
and twenty first respectively,
accumulating point’s scores of 2,405, 2,267, 1,782, and 1,025.
Hannah Brown was second fastest in the 75m Hurdles in 12.5s,
finishing marginally faster than her club mate Young –Rogers (12.6s).
Harriet Priest clocked 12.7s.
Priest was the best of the Morpeth contingent in the 800m,
clocking 2m45.9s, which saw her place tenth out of the twenty on track.
Meanwhile Young-Rogers finished third in the Long Jump with a best of 4.65m.
Ellie Burt completed three of the five events required.
She clocked 15.4s in the 75m Hurdles,
achieved a best of 3.77m in the Long Jump,
and cleared 1.29m in the High Jump
Incorporated into the NECAA Open Pentathlon,
the North East Masters Athletics Association
held their annual 5,000m and 10,000m Track Championships.
Archie Jenkins of Morpeth Harriers competed in the 10,000m,
finishing 18th overall, and was second in the Over 60 age group,
clocking a time of 47m20.7s on a very warm afternoon.