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YOUNG ATHLETES TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE. 24/5/2001
Oswestry Olympians junior athletes
competed in the second meeting of the Shropshire Young Athletes track
and field league, held recently at Shrewsbury. Once again there were
mixed fortunes for the club with some strong opposition from the
other teams. Both Olympians Under 17 teams - Men and Women finished
in first place on the night and the Under 11 team recorded their
second successive victory. The Under 13 Girls were third, Under 13
Boys fourth, Under 15 Girls second and Under 15 Boys third overall.
Oswestry have maintained second place overall after two league
meetings, 4.5 points behind leading club Telford.
Leading results at Shrewsbury were:-
11 Girls and Boys: Jessie Ellis - 1st
Rounders Ball Throw (B) 28m 80 and 2nd 50m (A) - 8.5secs. Rachael
Whale - 1st 50m (B) - 8.5secs. Siobhan Smith - 2nd Rounders Ball
Throw (A) - 32m 93.
Ogden - 1st 600m (B) - 2m .02.2, Gareth Horton - 2nd 600m (A) - 1m
59.8secs, 2nd 50m (A) - 8.4secs. The Relay team also won.
15 Girls: Jenny Corbett - 1st 100m (A)
- 14.4secs and 1st 200m (A) - 29.3secs.
Griffiths - 1st 200m (B) - 31.6secs and 2nd 100m (B) -15.1secs.
17 Women: Karen Tinsley - 1st 100m (A)
- 14.0secs, 1st Long Jump (B) - 4m 48.
Brooke - 2nd 100m (B) - 14.5secs. Ellen Greaves - 2nd Shot(A) - 7m
53. Susan Edwards - 1st Long Jump (A) - 4m 67, 2nd Shot B) - 6m 81.
15 Boys: Jamie Horne - 2nd Triple Jump
(A) - 10m 45, Richard Eccleston - 1st 1500m (B) - 5m 33.3secs. Tim
Ledden - 1st Triple Jump (B) - 9m 56cms.
17 Men: Rob Blake - 1st Discus (A) -
28m 80, 2nd 1500m (A) - 4m 35.4secs.
Morris - 1st 400m (B) - 64.3secs. Oliver Chilcott - 2nd 400m (A) -
57.9secs Steve Drury - 2nd 100m (B) - 13.3secs. Andrew Fenn - 1st
Triple Jump (A) - 11m 52cms.
Conde - 1st Discus (B) - 21m 80. D. Ellis - 1st Triple Jump (B) -
10m 95cms, 2nd 200m (B) - 28.2secs.
COMBINED EVENTS FINALS.
Oswestry Olympian Gemma Weetman has been selected to represent
Shropshire Schools in the North West Regional Combined Events Finals
to be held in Preston on 23rd/24th June.
Thirteen year old Gemma will be part of the Shropshire Junior Girls
team of four, competing in the Pentathlon - Hurdles, Shot, Long Jump,
High Jump and 800m against teams from Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater
Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Staffordshire.
The winning county team and the three highest placed individuals
will qualify for the prestigious English Schools Combined Events
Championships to be held in Hull in September.
Olympians Junior athletes have had a busy time recently, competing
in various league meetings. Leading results are listed below.
Track and Field League: 27/5/2001
small contingent of Oswestry Olympians took part in the first
Cheshire League meeting of the season at Sutton St. Helens. The
Womens team put in some good performances to finish in first place
overall, while the Mens team was 6th on the day. Leading results were
13 Girls: Ceri West - 15.5secs and
Long Jump - 3m48cms. Charlotte Roberts - 2nd Discus (A) - 15m 39cms.
Under 15 Girls: Gemma Weetman - 100m -
14.2secs. 1st High Jump (A) - 1m 30cms. Katie Griffiths - 100m
14.7secs. Nicki Wray - 2nd Shot (A) - 6m99. Emma Thomas - 2nd Shot
(B) - 5m 03cms.
Ladies: 100m - Karen Tinsley
13.7secs, Jo Brooke - 14.2secs, Jemma Connell - 14.7secs.
Tinsley - 1st Long Jump (A) - 4m 53cms. Ashling Harrison made her
track debut in the 3000m, achieving a time of 12m 49.0secs and coach
Emily Vaughan won the Javelin (A) competition with a throw of 34m 50cms.
Girls League: 20/5/2001
strong Olympians girls squad travelled to Macclesfield to compete in
the first meeting of the McDonalds Girls League. There were many good
performances and personal bests and the team finished in equal first
place on the day, along with Crewe and Nantwich. Particularly
impressive were the performances in the Hurdles events.
the Under 13
age group, Charlotte Roberts and Cherida Lauriello stormed to victory
in the 70m Hurdles A and B races with times of 13.9secs and 14.3secs
respectively. Katie Griffiths was third in the Under
15 Girls 80m Hurdles (A) in an
excellent time of 13.8secs while Gemma Weetman took the B race in
14.5secs. Oswestry dominated the Under 17
Hurdles races too. Susan Edwards had two fine first places - in the
80m Hurdles (A) 12.6secs and the 300m Hurdles (A) 49.2secs. Teammate
Jo Brooke was first in the 300m Hurdles (B) 52.9secs and Karen
Tinsley was first in the 80m Hurdles (B) race 14.3secs.
leading results: Under 13 Girls:
Ceri West - 1st 75m (A) 11.2secs and 3rd 150m (A) - 22.2secs. Cherida
Lauriello - 2nd 75m (B) 11.8secs. Under
15 Girls: Nicki Wray - 1st 800m (A) - 2m
40.6secs, 1st Discus (B) and 3rd Shot (A) - 7m01. Gemma Weetman - 1st
1500m (A) - 5m 32.0secs. Emma Thomas - 1st 800m (B) - 2m 53.5secs.
Jenny Corbett - 1st Long Jump (A) - 4m 48cms.2nd 100m (A) - 13.8secs.
Robyn Tuerena - 1st Discus (A), 1st Long Jump (B) - 4m 28cms, 3rd
High Jump (A) - 1m 46cms (PB). Abbie James - 1st High Jump (B) - 1m
35cms. Katy Humphreys - 1st 1500m (B) - 6m 23.7secs. Under
17 Girls:Susan Edwards - 2nd High Jump
(A) - 1m 40cms.
Brooke - 2nd 200m (A) - 28.0secs and 3rd 100m (B) - 13.8secs. Karen
Tinsley - 2nd 100m (A) - 13.7secs.
team are now looking forward to the next league meeting at Horwich
on 1st July.
Boys League: 20/5/2001
small team of Oswestry Olympians competed in the second meeting of
the McDonalds Boys league, held recently at Salford. The club
finished in third place on the day and after two meetings are lying
in third place out of the seven teams in the league. Leading
performances at Salford: Under 13 Boys:
Chris Ellis - 2nd 1500m (A) - 5m 20.2secs. jack Roberts - 1st 1500m
(B) - 5m 46.7secs. Under 15
Boys: James Henderson - 1st Hammer (A) - 20m 76, 1st Javelin (A) -
27m 59 and 2nd Shot (A) - 8m 18cms. Jamie Horne - 1st Hammer (B) -
11m 90, 1st Javelin (B) - 20m 05 and 1st Discus (A) - 21m 88cms.
Oliver Blake - 3rd 400m (A) - 63.2 secs and 2nd Shot (B) - 6m 25cms. Under
17 Boys: Gareth Morris - 1st Javelin
(A) - 37m 66cms, 1st 200m (B) - 27.1secs. Oliver Chilcott - 1st 100m
(B) - 12.9secs, 2nd 200m (A) - 25.9secs and 1st High Jump (B) - 1m
50cms. Andrew Fenn - 1st Triple Jump (A) - 11m 64 and 1st High Jump
(A) - 1m 55cms.
next league meeting is on 1st July at Preston.
12 & 17/5/2001
athletes won three medals each.
West - Under 13 Girls. 1st Shot - 5m 56cms, 2nd 200m - 30.3secs and
3rd 100m - 14.4secs.
Tinsley - Under 17 Girls. 1st 80m Hurdles - 13.4secs, 1st 100m -
13.7secs and 2nd Long Jump - 4m 74cms.
Wray - Junior Women. 1st Shot - 11m 05cms -( English Schools entry
standard), 1st High Jump - 1m 45cms and 2nd Discus - 31m 84cms.
13 Girls. Cherida Lauriello - 3rd Long Jump - 3m 89cms.
15 Girls: Robyn Tuerena - 2nd High Jump - 1m 40cms and 2nd Discus -
18m 37cms.- Katie Griffiths - 3rd 100m - 13.8secs. - Nicki Wray - 2nd
200m - 30.2secs. - Gemma Weetman - 3rd 800m - 2:41.7.
17 Women: Jo Brooke - 3rd 200m - 29.6secs. Louise Thust - 2nd High
Jump - 1m 55cms.
15 Boys: Oliver Blake - 2nd 1500m - 4m 44.1secs and 2nd 400m - 61.3secs.
and Field Champs. Held at Deeside 12/5/2001.
young Olympian athletes were competing - Susan Edwards and Jenny
Corbett and both achieved tremendous results, setting new
championship best performances. Susan won the under 17 Girls 80m
Hurdles in a Grade Two time of 12.1 secs - smashing the old record
(12.96secs). This time is also an English Schools entry standard.
Also finished 2nd in 300m Hurdles - 50.2secs. Jenny (Under 15 Girls)
was 2nd in 100m - 13.1secs - given the same time as the winner - both
breaking previous record. Also 2nd in 200m - 27.3 secs and jumped 4m
70 in Long Jump position unconfirmed.
as a result of these performances both girls will have further
opportunities to represent North Wales in the future.
YOUNG ATHLETES TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE.
Olympians travelled to Telford for the opening meeting of the
Shropshire Young Athletes Track and Field league. There was a good
turn out of young athletes from all the Shropshire clubs and some
excellent early season performances. Olympians had mixed fortunes
with two of the age group teams winning on the night - Under 11 Girls
and Boys and Under 17 Women, Under 15 Girls and Boys and Under 13
Girls in second place, Under 13 Boys in third place and Under 17 men
in fourth place.
the club finished in second place, six points behind Telford.
results were as follows:
11 Girls and Boys: Siobhan Smith - 1st Long Jump(A) 3m 42cms,
3rd 600m (A)-
Jessie Ellis - 1st Long Jump (B) - 3m 28cms. Georgina Roberts - 2nd
600m (B) - 2m 16.6secs. Rachael Whale - 2nd 60m (B) - 10.3 secs.
Ogden and Gareth Horton gained valuable points for the team with
impressive performances in the 60m and 600m.
- 2nd 600(A) - 1m 57.3secs, 2nd 60m (B) - 10.1secs and Gareth - 1st
600m (B) 2m.02.0secs and 2nd 60m(A) - 10.0secs.
4x50m Relay team were also victorious.
13 Girls: Ceri West continued her good early season form in the
sprints. She finished 1st in the 100m (A) - 14.5secs and 2nd in the
200m (A) 31.4secs.
Lauriello moved up an age group to take two second places - 2nd 100m
(B) -15.4secs and Long Jump (B) - 3m 63cms.Georgina Harris - 2nd Long
Jump (A) -3m 64cms and 2nd Shot(A) - 5m63cms. Charlotte Roberts - 2nd
Discus (A) - 14m 17cms.Claire Parry - 2nd Shot(B) - 4m75cms.
15 Girls: Robyn Tuerena_ 1st Discus (A) - 21m 10cms and 2nd Long Jump(A)
43cms. Jenny Corbett - 1st 200m (A) - 28.6 secs and 2nd Long Jump
(B) - 3m 89cms. Katie Griffiths - 1st 200m (B) - 31.0secs
team also won the 4x100m relay.
17 Women: Olympians had a double in the High Jump with Louise
Thust 1st (A)
55cms and Susan Edwards 1st (B) - 1m 45cms.
also had two second places - 300m Hurdles (A) - 53.1.secs and Shot
(B) -7m03 cms. Joanne Brooke - 1st 300m Hurdles (B) - 53.3secs, 2nd
100m (B) - 14.2 secs. Ashling Donohoe-Harrison - 1st 1500m (B) -
5mins 32.8secs. Ellen Greaves - 2nd Shot (A) - 7m06cms.
13 Boys: Ashley Martin - 1st 80m Hurdles (A) - 18.2 secs and 1st
High Jump (B) - 1m 15cms. Joseph Croxon - 2nd High Jump (A) - 1m 30cms.
15 Boys: Jamie Horne ran a very fast time of 13.1 secs to win
the 80m Hurdles (A) race. He also finished 2nd in the High Jump (B) -
1m 30 cms. Oliver Blake moved up an age group to record an impressive
2m 22.2 secs in the 800m A race (2nd). Tim Ledden - 1st 80m Hurdles
(B) - 16.4 secs.
17 Men: Andrew Fenn - 2nd 100m (B) - 13.0 secs and 3rd Long Jump
(A) - 4m 97cms. Steve Drury - 3rd Long Jump (B) - 4m 31 cms. Oliver
Chilcott - 3rd 1500m (A) 5min 50.7 secs.
are now looking forward to the next league meting at Shrewsbury on
Olympians take the honours at the Shropshire Sports Hall League
had their best success ever in the final meeting of the Shropshire
Sports Hall League. Olympians ended up taking every one of the 9
Trophies on offer, winning every age group in both the boys and the
girls competition. This was yet another example of our team effort.
These competitions are won by the commitment of all those taking part
not just the stars. Whilst we greatfull to the stars in the teams,
they can not win these trophies without the support of all those who
supported them. Photo's will appear in these pages as soon as we have
them. Once again thank you ALL