Two throwing supremoes of Morpeth Harriers & AC, who are now no longer eligible to compete in their NEYDL squad, took full opportunity of grabbing their first chance of Upper Level Young Athlete competition,
when both competed in the same League competition at John Charles Stadium in Leeds on Sunday 29th April,
respectively for Gateshead Harriers and City of York, as second claim athletes.
For the third week in succession, Ruaridh Lang increased his 1.75k Discus personal best, when he finished
second to City of York’s Joe Martin, who is based on Tees-side in the Under 20 Men’s competition.
Lang’s new personal best on this occasion was 42.19m, which now sees him ranked
as eleventh in the UK, however, he is still well clear as No 1 regionally.
Bobbie Griffiths won her Under 20 Women’s Javelin event by just under a nine-metre margin,
when she threw an on the day best of 38.42m, which although was around two metres adrift
of her personal best, still sees her ranked as tenth in the UK, however still well out in front regionally.
Both athletes should figure prominently in the forthcoming regional, national,
and schools championships in terms of medal opportunities.