High Peak AC once again pulled out some fabulous performances at the second of the Derbyshire Mini Leagues meetings on Saturday 27th at Moorways Stadium.
The rain just held off allowing the sun to shine as the HPAC athletes worked hard to gain some excellent finishing positions in their events.
Alice Tolley showed yet another outstanding performance for the U11 girls in 600m race, setting a new competition record of 1.53.33m she also took 3rd place in long jump. Bessie Morris in her debut performance for High Peak ran two amazing races, taking second in the 80m in a massive field of 19 competitors and 4th in 150m. Courtney Limer worked hard and took 2nd in Howler Javelin and 3rd in 150m. Also competing well, adding valuable points to the tally were Hannah Duncan, Amelie Graham, Plum Kidd, Martha Harris-Wood and Thalia Parker-Heath.
U11 boys also had an excellent performance from newcomer Tom Boam who raced ahead to win the 80m, he then threw a great Howler Javelin to take 2nd. Samuel McGill showed his talent winning the 150m. Xavier Morgan ran a hard fought 600m and finished 3rd while his team mates Jed Burton and Dylan Taylor both performed hard for the club.
U13 girls saw Freya Hatcher dominate in a wide array of events, she won the 70m hurdles clearing the hurdles with impressive style, she then threw the shot 6.92m equalling the distance of 1st place, finally she came a close 3rd in High Jump. Marissa Jackson and Eva-Jane Berry both ran good races in 200m, 100m and Javelin, they worked hard and showed perfect team spirit trying events they haven’t done before.
U13 boys team was a little thin of athletes with only Gregor McGill and Will Stanway available on the day but this didn’t stop them producing strong athletic performances, Gregor in the Long Jump, 200m and his strongest races 1500m where he finished 5th. Will also ran 1500m and came in a very strong 3rd place.
U15 girls had the strongest turn out for the club and their performances didn’t disappoint. Katie Taylor showed her strength in the throws, taking 2nd in Javelin, her first time to compete at this event and 4th in Shot, she also ran the 75m hurdle race where she finished 5th. Megan Harris-Wood pulled out some fabulous PB’s firstly in 100m, running it in 13.71s then jumping an impressive 4.70m in Long Jump, she also came 5th in 300m. Sosseh Badjie ran an absolutely outstanding 1500m, battling right to the line to finish a very close 2nd in PB time of 5.01.87m. Lastly the U15 boys, again only the 2 boys available to compete, Eddie Fenton showed a strong sprinting display finishing 2nd & 3rd in 300m & 100m respectively, he then took 5th in Javelin. Byron Masterson showed his strengths in throwing events, taking 3rd in Shot and 4th in Javelin.
HPAC continue to be very proud of all the amazing efforts all athletes put in and the excellent team spirit they display. The next Derbyshire Mini League will be held on 24th June.
The Derbyshire Athletics Championships were held over the weekend of 13th & 14th May, at Moorways Stadium, Derby.
High Peak AC was not only well represented across both track and field events, with many PB’s gained by the talented young athletes, but HPAC also came away with a total of nine individual medals.
The speedy boys brought home five of the medals. U15 boys Eddie Fenton and Frankie Heathcote dominated in the sprint races with them winning both gold (Eddie) and silver (Frankie) in the 200m, Eddie also took silver in a closely fought 100m race while Frankie ran an amazing 300m race to win the gold medal. Fraser Masterson U17 won a silver medal in shot with a PB throw of 8.09m, he also competed strongly in the 100m gaining yet another PB time.
U15 girls, always a well represented age category, saw Katie Taylor, Megan Harris-Wood, Nell Tolley and Sosseh Badjie run a super 4×100 relay race to win the bronze medal.
The very talented Sosseh also won a further two medals, she fought hard in the 1500m to take silver, then in the 800m race she gained a bronze medal. Megan had a busy weekend competing in the 100m & 200m races where she gained PB’s in both, making it into the final of the 200m. Finally she displayed her talent and athleticism by winning a bronze medal in Long Jump with a new PB jump of 4.63m.
Nell showed how she’s improving every time she competes with two new PB’s in 100m & 200m. Katie displayed her amazing variety of athletic talents by throwing a new PB of 7.39m in the shot, she went on to run a new PB time in 100m. Also competing for the U15 girls were Sasha Scragg and Aimee Sweetmore, both girls showed tremendous effort and determination in their events. Sasha ran the 100m & 200m races, gaining a PB in 200m, she also bravely competed in 75m hurdles. Whilst Aimee competed in 100m & shot taking a PB in both.
Charlotte Sweetmore U17 who is fairly new to athletics showed a strong display of her talents in the 1500m, this being only the second time she has competed at this distance and giving her a new PB.
Also held during the Derbyshire Championships weekend was the U11’s QUADKIDS Championship. QUADKIDS consists of athletes scoring points across 4 athletic events: 75m, howler javelin, long jump and 600m.
In an exciting boys competition, Xavier Morgan carried the flag for HPAC coming a credible 6th out of 10 athletes, with his star performance being a 1st place in the 600m race where he showed great pace and speed to lead from the start and win with a PB of 2.05m.
There was high drama in the girls competition as Alice Tolley was lying in 5th place after 3 events. Needing a clear win inthe final 600m race she achieved thiswith a time of 1.55m, which was just enoughto capture a share of overall goldin a three way tie for first place with two other girls from Amber Valley and Erewash AC. Plum Kidd and Thalia Parker-Heathwere competing in their first QUADKIDScompetition, and came 13th and 14threspectively. The girls showed great potential with Thalia throwing an impressive 15.4m in the howler javelin, and Plum showing fast legs in the 75m, with a time of 13 seconds.
High Peak AC took a large team of 27young athletes to the first of the season’s Derbyshire mini-league track and field meetings atDerby Moorways stadium on Saturday 29th April 2017.
On a fresh and breezy day, the High Peak team competed against athletes from four other Derbyshire clubs – Derby AC, Amber Valley and Erewash AC, Chesterfield AC and Buxton AC. In the U11 girls there werewins in the 80m and 600m races for Alice Tolley, with Alice just missing out on the Derbyshire mini-league 600m record by 0.08 of a second! There was also a strong debut from Plum Kidd in the 80and 150m races. Thalia Parker-Heath and Sienna Jackson scored team points in the howler javelin, and there was a committed performance from Martha Harris-Wood in the 80m. Plum, Thalia, Martha & Alice also formed a 4 x 100m relay team, they came a very credible 4th place behind some strong AVAEC teams.
In the U11 boys competition there was a fantastic performance from Samuel McGill by winning the Long Jump with a jump of 3.23m. The HPAC U11 team also consisted of Jed Burton, Dylan Taylor, Robert Wilsonand Xavier Morgan, with all competing strongly and scoring points for the team in the 80m (Dylan and Jed), 150m (Xavier and Jed), 600m (Xavier and Samuel), High Jump (Dylan) and Howler Javelin (Robert).
The U13 girls team consisted of Freyer Hatcher, Eva-Jane Berry, Marissa Jackson, Amy Witts, Olivia Heywood, and Jamie-Lee Taylor. Freya starred in the Shot coming a fantastic first, with a throw of 6.73 meters. Other highlights for the girls included a 6th place out of 19 for Jamie-Lee in a very competitive 800m, and 11th in the same race for Olivia who was enjoying her first meeting.
For the under 13 boys, the team of David Lavers, Gregor McGill, and Morgan Barker all put in 100% effort. Gregor ran strongly in the 800m, whilst there were fabulous high scoring performances from David and Morgan in the discus.
The very strong under 15 girls team consisted of Katie Taylor, Cheyenne Wright, Megan Harris-Wood, Ruby Burton, Aimee Sweetmore, Elspeth Morgan, Nell Tolley, Nichole Johnston, Sasha Scragg and SossehBadjie. There were stellar performances across the events from all girls, Sosseh’s 800m win stands out, where she achieved a personal best of 2.24.87. A number of other personal bests on the day, including Megan in the 100m & 200m, Nell in the 100m. Cheyenne also ran a very pleasing 800m, Katie Taylor was 4th in the shot put and Sasha put in a good time in the 75m hurdles.
The two HPAC 4 x100m girls relay teams ran excellent races with Team A consisting ofSosseh, Aimee, Katie & Megan finishing 2nd. Team B, Nell, Nicole, Ruby and Sasha coming in 7th place.
In the Boys U15 HPAC team Eddie Fenton ran a lighteningfast 26.45 coming 3rd in the 200m. Freddie Hatcher was the centre of attention when winning the 80m hurdles race, and Gabriel Parker-Heath gained valuable points for the team in the 800m race.
All in all it was a very satisfying start for the HPAC team. Currently in 4th place after the first meeting, with AVEAC in first place. The next meeting in the league will be on 27th May, with lots of points to play for!
Finally, a mention for outstanding performances from a couple of HPAC athletes: Alice Tolley who competed for HPAC at the Trafford AC open T&F medal meeting on Monday 29thApril, she won the 600m gold medal against a strong field, in doing so recorded the third best 600m time in the UK this year for U11 girls with a time of 1.53.74. Also Sosseh Badjie who ran the Junior Marple 2k Park run on Sunday 7th May, she knocked an amazing 22 seconds off her own PB and 8 seconds off the course record, running it in a time of 7.16mins, this making her the overall fastest junior at Marple! Girl Power!
High Peak AC athletes were amongst the Derbyshire teams that went to compete at the Sportshall UK Finals held at Manchesters National Arena, Sportcity.
With some excellent performances by all who were selected to represent their county, Frankie Heathcote particularly displayed superb running talent by becoming a UK gold medalist in the 6 lap race with an amazing winning time of 1min 09sec. He also competed in Standing Triple Jump, finishing 6th and along with his HPAC team mate Eddie Fenton competed in the 8 Lap Paarlauf, where the pair finished a very respectable 4th. Eddie also had a great 7th place result in the 2 Lap Race and came 20th in Standing Triple Jump. Also representing Derbyshire on the day for the Under 13 boys was David Laver, in Vertical High Jump and Gregor McGill in the 4 lap race both showing outstanding effort and personal performance, helping their team by gaining valuable points.
For the Under 13 girls Katie Taylor & Megan Harris-Wood showed amazing athletic determination in a closely fought heat in the 8 Lap Paarlauf, both girls giving everything they had in the race. Katie also put in an very strong performance in the Speed Bounce and finished 7th, whilst Megan went on to come a fantastic 6th place in Standing Long Jump, she ran a super strong 4 Lap Race finishing 8th overall.
Two HPAC boys were called into the Under 15 boys team at fairly short notice. Isaac Quinn competed in the 4 Lap Race, Shot & Standing Long Jump. Freddie Hatcher in the 2 Lap Race, Speed Bounce and Standing Triple Jump. Both boys put in great personal performances and were very proud to be there on the day adding valuable points to their Derbyshire team total.
This year the Derbyshire Track & Field Championship will be held over the weekend of 13th/14th May. Please see the attached form for schedule of events as this will tell you which day your chosen events are on, you will need to print of the entry form, these then need to be posted to Trevor Jolly – address is on the form. Note the closing date for entries is 26th April,
Also held over the same weekend is the Derbyshire Athletics U11’s QuadKids Competition, all information and the entry form is attached below. Entries to Julie Brown, address is on the form. Closing date 26th April.
Sunday 12th February saw our club finishing the last of the winter Sportshall mini League, held at Chesterfield, in a very respectable 2nd place overall, a position we have worked hard to maintained since the first competition.
U13 boys and U15 boys have performed tirelessly throughout the whole competition and consequently
came away with the winners shields for their age categories. The U13 boys team; Eddie Fenton, Byron Masterson, David Laver, Frankie Heathcote, Gregor McGill & Alex Needham beat Amber Valley & Erewash AC by a convincing 160 points. While the U15 boys; Elliott Archibald, Fraser Masterson, Isaac Quinn & Freddie Hatcher had a closer fought battle, winning by only 47 points.
Individual medals were also awarded to athletes who had set event records during the season. Our team won a fantastic 9 medals, going to, Elliott Archibald for 2 lap & 8 lap Parlauf which he ran with Fraser Masterson. Megan Harris-Wood got 2 medals for her records set in 4lap & 6 lap, Eddie Fenton was awarded 3 medals for records in 4 lap, 6 lap & 8 Lap Parlauf with Byron Masterson.
On the day all athletes competed in their events with the same strength and determination they have shown in every competition. U11 Girls saw Freyer Hatcher win the 1 lap with Eva-Jane Berry 3rd in 3 lap and Courtney Limer, took 3rd in Speed Bounce. In other events, including High Stepper & Standing Long Jump (S.L.J) Marrisa Jackson, Thalia Parker-Heath, Sienna Jackson & Martha Harris-Wood all performed to their best ability in an effort to win points for their team. U11 boys where a little thin on the ground with only Morgan Barker competing hard in 1 lap, High Stepper & Speed Bounce.
U13 boys have shown their strong athletic abilities at every stage of this competition and today was to be no different, Byron Masterson and Eddie Fenton took 1st and 2nd in 2 lap and then set a new record in the 8 lap Parlauf, Eddie also took 3rd in S.L.J & Byron 2nd in Shot. David Laver showed great athletic ability and worked hard for the club, he came 3rd in Shot, 5th in 2 lap & 7th S.L.J. Alex Needham experienced his first competitive race today and ran exceptionally well in front of a crowd that cheered him in as he crossed the line.
U13 girls continued to be at the top of their game with Megan Harris-Wood, Katie Taylor, Ruby Burton, Jaime-lee Taylor, all competing hard to gain high points for the club across all events, with Katie Taylor winning 1st in Shot and teaming up with Megan to come 2nd in 8 Lap Parlauf. Nicole Johnson & Millie Prior competing for the first time and gained valuable experience to prepare them for the upcoming competitions.
Finally the U15 teams, for the boys the formidable Elliot Archibald took 1st in 2 lap, 4 lap & Standing Long Jump. Fraser Masterson performed strongly, taking 2nd in Shot, 4th in 2 lap & 4th in S.L.J. Toby Stupples Newton, also a new comer to the competition showed great promise as he was 2nd in 4 lap, 2nd in Speed bounce and 5th in 2 lap. The girls, Sosseh Badje, Charlotte & Aimee Sweetmore & Sasha Scragg all preformed to their usual high performance in every event they entered, Sosseh was 2nd in 4 lap & Speed Bounce & 3rd in 2 lap, Charlotte took 3rd in 4 lap, Sasha 4th Speed Bounce and Aimee 3rd in 2 lap, all gaining high points for the club and taking 2nd place in the relay race.
After seeing such an amazing amount of effort and athletic ability throughout this whole competition we congratulate each and everyone of you who have entered any of the 6 meetings. We are now looking forward to the Derbyshire Track and Field Mini League which starts in April.