- Gill Barber
Under 15 Girls – 1st YDL League Match Report
Updated: Jan 12, 2021
Cambridge Harriers under 15s girls team certainly made their presence felt on a beautiful day at Battersea Park Arena on Saturday winning their first league match outing of the season. Fielding a larger team than the previous year due to a massive influx of last year’s U13s going up a year, the girls did the club proud, thank you for all your hard work throughout the whole day and also to those who helped officiate. (Photos taken by Kenny can be found on the following Dropbox link – apologies if anyone was missed as Kenny had his new under 13s competing too so took as many photos as he could:- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w7z2nkvm3akhxvf/AADFJ411mXC1WkwUMDBuJR-Aa?dl=0
Well done also to all of those in the team who took part in events they’ve never tried before just to earn points for the team, most notable moment being an announcement over the tannoy that the hammer competition (the first event of the day) was not going to go ahead because there were no participants. We, along with a few other clubs, decided to take full advantage of the situation and out of thin air and in a matter of seconds we produced both an A & B string for the event, so well done to Marian and Mirabel for stepping up and jumping in last minute. This was in fact the general consensus for the day and we managed to cover every single field event with an A & B string and gained many valuable points for the team, so a massive thank you for the extra efforts made by Marian, Mirabel, and Amirat.
There were many stand out performances of the day from individuals and from the team as a whole, the relays to mention but a few where we came away with a 1st place in the 4×300 with a 3 second lead on the competition and 2nd place in the 4×100 where we battled with Hercules Wimbledon right to the line just missing out on 1st place. Also Kacey with her clearance of 1.56m (new pb) saw her take not only 1st place in the High Jump, with her closest rival clearing 1.40, but now sees her ranked 16th in the UK so bodes well for her season ahead as a first year under 15.
The results in order of occurrence were as follows:-