Month to remember for Dearne

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What a month it has been for athletes from Dearne ALC.

At three events throughout February, young athletes smashed personal bests, won medals - and one, Luke Cutts, qualified for the European Indoor Championships.

Pole vaulter Cutts had already earned a silver medal at the British Championships earlier this month, with a 5.35 metre clearance at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport.

Nine Dearne athletes travelled to a Sale Harriers open entry indoor meeting, and two of the club’s youngest members achieved personal bests.

Dahni Murray, a nine-year-old Thurnscoe girl, pole vaulted 1.65 metres on her debut, and ten-year-old Geogie Woodhead cleared 1.80.

The girls sealed first and second place in the U11 category.

Georgia Oldfield cleared two metres in the pole vault and then high jumped 1.40 metres, and rising star Joshua Hendley pole vaulted 2.50 metres.

In the seniors, Patricja Krawczik earned her new season best with her 3.20 clearance and Brenden Birkinshaw followed suit with a 3.55 clearance.

Nicolas Cole won the under 20s pole vault category after clearing 4.35 metres, while Adam Hague earned a new personal best in the U17s with a clearance of 4.73 metres.

At the Midlands Open Entry Indoors, helt in Birmingham last Sunday, Mathew Miller long jumped 6.35 metres for first place.

Adam Hague went twice higher than his personal best in the pole vault, finishing with a massive 4.85 metre clearance to rank him third in the all-time British height clearance for the U17 category.

Being still only 15, he has a further year to achieve the all time UK best.