Monday, 7th July 2014
Six Bolton United Harriers are looking forward to the weekend after being selected to compete for Greater Manchester at the English Schools National Championships this weekend. All had to reach certain performance standards at the Greater Manchester County Championships or the Inter-Counties. They are:
U15 Junior girls – Georgia Lever jumped 5.07m to win gold at the Counties before eclipsing this with 5.26m at the Inter-Counties to not only smash the club record (again), but elevated her UK ranking to 11th.
U17 Intermediate girls – Anna Chadbond won 100m gold at the County Champs in 12.8s and stormed to a new club record of 11.6s to qualify for the finals when competing at the Mason Trophy Inter-County match.
U20 Senior boys – Chris Mann easily won gold at the County Champs, only needing 1.94m in the High Jump to qualify. Having leapt 2.08m this season and with a UK ranking of 5th, he has a serious chance of winning another national medal.
U20 Senior girls – Demi Scott won 100m gold at the Counties in a PB of 12.4s, which was just reward having missed out on National selection by just 0.1 seconds for the last four years. The fast starting U20 is now ranked 45th in the UK.
Special mentions must also go to Hannah Kelly and Hannah Stephenson. Both missed out on selection despite having previously reached the qualifying time in the Junior girls’ 200m, although they managed to bag silver and bronze medals respectively at the Counties with limited training due to injuries. Jack Dickinson was also very close, having won silver at the County Champs but was agonisingly 0.1s outside the required time. The three will now target the upcoming Northern Championships and the AAAs during August.
BUH&AC wish them all good luck…