21 April 2018, Leeds
Young Athletes Development League Lower Premier Division 1
Preston Harriers under 15 and under 13 team sits top of the Premier League after a brilliant display to beat Sale and many other top clubs from the North. Harriers dominated the match from the start and finished 21 points ahead of Sale at the end. The field event athletes were outstanding, collecting 251 points to their nearest rivals Sale with 192. Sale were also second best to Harriers in the relays with Harriers scoring 47 to Sale’s 43 points. Harriers recorded 31 wins in a sun-baked Beckett Park at Carnegie Leeds University Athletics Track.
Harry Burrow had a brilliant afternoon, winning 3 events in the under 15 boys’ age group. They were pole vault, 80m hurdles and javelin and he set 3 new personal bests of 3.00m, 12.1s and 36.07 respectively. Under 13 boy James Ince, who is an outstanding athlete, also won 3 events. They were 200m, 75m hurdles and long jump recording 27.0s, 12.9s and 5.01m respectively.
Double wins were recorded by Will Whiteside in the under 15 boys, Harrison Kiley and Jay Whiteside in the under 13 boys and Evie Noblett and Emily Rankin in the under 13 girls. Relay wins were also achieved by the under 15 boys’ 4 x100 team, under 13 girls and the under 13 boys.
Harriers have never won this league and they are looking forward to the next match in 3 weeks’ time which is in Leeds again but at the John Charles Stadium.