A small group of just 10 athletes from Bury AC travelled to Ashton on Sunday to compete in the third Youth Development League Upper fixture of the year. The team amassed a total of 188 points collectively, giving Bury 4th place out of the 8 teams in the league and an overall standing of 5th place after the three meetings.
For the under 20s men, Emmanuel Mufakazi took two second places in the A 100m and 200m in 11.5 and 23.0 respectively. Kamili Bell won the B 200m in 24.0 and took second in the A 400m with 52.3. Jack Smith won the A 3000m with a time of 11.41.1. In the under 20s women’s competition Jenna Allen-Cartwright took second in the A 200m (29.1) and third in the A 400m with 67.6.
For the under 17 men Jacob Stevens took 5th in the A 800m in 2:38.9 whilst Brandon Quinton and Stefan Kalambouka made it a double victory in the 3000m recording 9.48.0 and 10.01.3 respectively. For the women Charlotte Larkin took third in the A 100m (14.1) and Heledd Rimmer third in the A 800m (2.52.3). Amy Garroch ran well to take third in the 80m hurdles recording 13.1. Hattie Vaughan took 2nd in the pole vault with 2.90. Charlotte took fifth in the shot (5.80) and Amy third in the discus (16.21) with Heledd recording a respectable throw of 23.75 to take third in the A javelin with Amy’s 16.45 giving her second place in the B event.
Bury had a number of senior members competing in Radcliffe AC’s Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris memorial 5k trail run. Ed Hitchin took second place in the M70 age category and daughter Pam took 3rd in the Northern Masters F40 age group.
The day before saw several Bury AC athletes competing at the Parkrun event at Heaton Park. The best club performance came from Josh Birmingham, setting a new personal best for the 5k course of 18.10 and giving him fifth place.
The previous Tuesday 6 Bury athletes competed at the Trafford Grand Prix meeting. Luke Harreld took 2nd place in his 800m race in 2.01.56. Giles Bennett set a season’s best of 2.17.96 in winning his 800m heat with Christie Cook just missing her seasons best with a time of 2.21.11 to take 3rd place in her race. Brandon Quinton and Ben Jones competed in a very competitive 3000m B race with Brandon finishing 15th (9.34.50) and Ben 19th (9.57.75. Stefan Kalambouka took 6th place in the C 3000m recording 9.57.36.