South Yorkshire athletes go medal hunting in Derbyshire

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South Yorkshire athletes are expected to play a big part in the Yorkshire quest for honours in the Northern Inter Counties Championship (Under 17 and under 15) at Derby tomorrow.

Doncaster duo Joe McGrath and Steven Bellamy double up in the under 17 sprints and should produce useful points whilst in the same age group Matthew Miller (City of Sheffield) will be hard to beat in the long jump.

In the under 15 boys section Hallamshire’s Jacques Eitia is listed for both the 100 and 200 metres.

In the under 17 girls section Barnsley’s Toni Buckingham should do well in the shot whilst in the under 15 girls the 800 metres should be a good event for Yorkshire with two Simpsons, Tilly from Hallamshire and Emily from City of Sheffield both in good form.

Yorkshire team includes:

Under 17 Men:

100: Joe McGrath, Steven Bellamy (Doncaster) 800: Cameron Bell (Hallamshire) 1500: James Gormley (City of Sheffield) 3000: Jonathan Shields (City of Sheffield) 100 Hurdles: Joe Hobson (City of Sheffield) High Jump: Thomas Hughes, James Lee (Hallamshire) Long Jump: Matthew Miller (City of Sheffield)

Shot: Oscar Bryce (Hallamshire), Leo Rowley (Rotherham) Under 15 Boys 100/200: Jacques Eitia (Hallamshire) 800: Alfie Manthorpe (City of Sheffield)

PoleVault: Joshua Lindley-Harris (Dearne ALC) Shot/Javelin: Daniel Goodwin (Barnsley AC)

Under 17 Women:

300: Georgia Hollis-Lawrence (City of Sheffield) 800: Taylor Hammond (Barnsley AC), Caitlin Tevendale (Hallamshire) 3000: Emily Barker (Doncaster)

Long Jump: Ellena Freeman (Rotherham) Shot: Toni Buckingham (Barnsley AC) Javelin: Chloe Bewley (Doncaster)

Under 15 Girls:

200: Brodie Jones (City of Sheffield) 800: Tilly Simpson (Hallamshire), Emily Simpson (City of Sheffield) Long Jump: Megan Colbeck (Doncaster)