Sat 25 August 2018, Blackpool
The final fixture of the Mid Lancs Track and Field season, which is always a medal meeting, ended with Harriers winning 65 medals of which 31 were gold, 14 silver and 20 bronze. Harriers athletes set 37 new lifetime bests to cap the winning of the league.
There was a clean sweep of the medals in both the senior men’s 100m and 200m with Josh Leatherd, Declan Taylor, and Tunde Buraimo finishing first, second and third respectively, and veteran coach Tunde posting personal bests of 12.2s (100m) and 24.5s (200m). Senior distance runner Ben Read was a triple gold medal winner, setting a personal best in the 800m and then following it with wins in the 1500m and the 3000m. Chris Brown won the senior men’s javelin with a throw of 49.05m and then won a bronze with a lifetime best of 10.36m in the triple jump. Sixteen-year-old Harvey Noble set three personal bests in the 100m, shot and discus with 11.7s, 10.60m and 30.92m. Ethan Tibbs won 2 golds in the under 17 long jump and triple jump with 6.07m and 11.55m respectively. A throw of 56.11m secured Alex Bernstein the under 17 men’s hammer gold.
There were three lifetime bests by Isaac Delaney in the under 15 boys 100m, shot (11.33m for gold) and discus (30.40m for silver). Harry Booth won 2 silvers and a gold, in the 100m (12.0s PB) 200m and 400m respectively in the under 15 boys age group. Also in the under 15 boys, Taylor Jacob won 2 golds setting 2 personal bests in the 80m hurdles (11.5s) and long jump (5.82m). Rugby player Theo Bishop threw a lifetime best of 13.82m to win the shot.
In the under 13 boys age group James Ince won 2 golds and a bronze in the 75m hurdles (12.8s), long jump (5.07m) and 100m (13.1s) respectively. Alissa Darbyshire took gold in the under 17 girls 100m (12.9s) and the 200m (27.1s). Also in the same age group Hollie Suffolk took gold in the 300m (46.7s) and silver in the 100m (13.4s). There was also gold for both Megan Mahoney in 3000m (13.22.3) and Emma Vickers in the hammer (41.87m).
The gold medal winners in the under 15 girls age group were Kianna Proctor (200m 26.6s), Lois Carroll (75m hurdles 12.1s) and Macy Noblett (shot 9.89m). Silvers were won by Lois Carroll (long jump, 4.75m PB) and Emma Harrison (hammer, 32.18m PB). Bronze winners were Macy Noblett (300m, 45.5s) and Isabel Caven (75m hurdles, 13.0s). In the under 13 girls Evie Noblett won 3 medals, a gold in the 100m (13.3s), and silver in both the 200m (27.6s PB) and shot (9.43m). Emily Rankin won gold (70m hurdles, 11.6s), bronze in both 100m (13.4s) and high jump (1.35m PB). Cerys Allen won gold in the long jump with 4.30m. Isabella Buraimo won silver in the javelin with 23.14m and bronze in the shot with 7.72m. Emma Tunstall won a bronze with a throw of 21.73m in the javelin.
Harriers won 4 golds in the 4 x 100m relay; they were under 13 girls (53.8s), under 15 girls (52.0s), under 15 boys (49.2s) and senior men (45.9s).