U13 Harrier Matilda Hall was the first competitor of the day. She was one of a number of indoor debutants but didn’t disappoint with a huge PB in the long jump of 4m 31. She followed this up equalling her PB in the high jump with a clearance of 1m 35.
Next up were the speed merchants in the 60m. Senior Ben To equalled his PB coming 3rd in the fastest heat in a time of 7.16 seconds, setting him up nicely for the Northern championships in January. U17 Vincent Worthington also making his debut, finished 2nd in his heat in a fantastic time of 7.84 seconds. Also in the U17 age group it was a first time competition for Kennedy Lawson. Despite nerves about using starting blocks for the first time she powered through in 8.47 seconds.
In the U15’s there were four Bolton female athletes – Cherie Ufuoma, Summer Eden and two U13’s stepped up an age group. First up was Cherie who competed at the English Schools in the summer. Competing over 60m for the first time she ran 8.17 seconds which qualifies her for the EA national championships in February. Next up was Summer who powered to second place in her heat in a time of 8.40 seconds. The two U13 competitors Allyssia May and Matilda Hall lined up in the same race. Both ran fantastic races with Allyssia finishing first in 8.43 seconds with Matilda second in 8.63.
Jonny Kay opened up his indoor campaign hoping to emulate his bronze medal at the British championships in 2020. Today he was racing over 600m and finished strongly in a time of 1 min 20 setting himself up nicely for the rest of the indoor season.
Last up were the 300’s. Hannah Kelly and Olivia Kimbowa competed in the senior women’s event. Hannah who has hopes of competing at the Commonwealth games in 2022 ran the quickest female time of the day by nearly a second in 39.86. Olivia ran close to her indoor PB with a time of 42.18. In the U15’s Isobel Oxley also making her debut ran a controlled race and smashed her PB coming home in 46.13.