Dearne vaulters reach new heights

THE Dearne ALC pole vaulters swept the board to deliver maximum poins on a weekend in competition for the City of Sheffield team.

All nine Dearne vaulters won their sections at the North of England Athletics League and National Young Athletes Premier League fixtures.

Four personal bests were also secured over the 72 jumps.

The brother and sister duo of Chris and Vicky Price both earned personal bests at the North of England meeting at Rotherham’s Herringthorpe Stadium.

Chris, competing in the senior men section, cleared 3.90m while Vicky bested 3.0m.

Vicky also cleared 2.93m at the National Young Athletes event.

Patricja Krawkzic won the senior women’s event at Herringthorpe with a clearance of 3.0m while Lewis Billam cleared 3.20m to win his section.

Under 15s duo Adam Hague and Marcus Scott secured first places in the A and B string competitions in the National Young Athletes tie at Don Valley Stadium.

Hague cleared 3.70m with Scott leaping 3.0m.

The success was matched in the under 17s through Nicolas Cole and Lee Lloyd who cleared 4.20m and 3.20m respectively.

Both made further strong attempts with Cole coming close to the Youth Olympics qualifying standard.

Caitlin Baker rounded things off with a 2.40m clearance to win the under 15s girls event.

The Dearne team covered themselves in gold at the Yorkshire County AA Track and Field Championship.

Nine medals were won at the event at Cudworth’s Dorothy Hyman Stadium.

Steven and Danny Bowkett earned silver medals in the under 17s and under 20s hammer events respectively with both producing similar distances around 40m.

Caitlin Baker claimed gold and a new personal best in the under 15s pole vault by clearing 2.60m.

Baker made every clearance first time on her way to the winning height.

Lewis Billam cleared 4.0m to become county champion while under 15s training partners Marcuss Scott and Jack Hollingsworth earned silver and bronze respectively.

Sean Power made a successful return from a rugby injury before clearing 3.80 for a bronze medal in the senior men category.