Blackpool Wyre and Fylde juniors’ final meeting

Pole vault medalists Amelia Shearman, Jasmine Carey and Minnie Rogers
Pole vault medalists Amelia Shearman, Jasmine Carey and Minnie Rogers

The final track and field meeting of the year at Stanley Park attracted hundreds of athletes from across the North of England and the Isle of Man.

They ranged in age from under-9 to senior and there were many excellent performances.

Watching the action was retired Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC athlete Alf Meakin, who represented Great Britain in the men’s 100metres at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Alf was also part of the 1962 bronze-winning 4x100m relay team at the European Championships, held in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, and also part of the 4x110 yards relay gold-winning team at the Empire Games in Perth, Australia, also in 1962.

Alf kindly agreed to present some of the medals with BWF’s current England sprinter Katy Wyper.

There were many BWF competitors and these are a few of the best achievements.

In the youngest category (Under-9), Giovanni Caputo and Marcia Rutter competed in the long jump and won their respective boys’ and girls’ competitions. Imogen Lilley was second in the 80m.

The outstanding performance among the Under-11 boys was by Connor Norman, who won gold in the 100metres with 12.2 and in the long jump with 3.82m, both personal bests. Alex Maude won silver in the 600m with 2:00.5.

Under-13 athlete Lewis Weaver has made good progress. Lewis demonstrated this by winning the 800metres and won silver in the long jump with 4.23m. There was good sprinting by Nicholas Christodoulou and Scott Sinclair, who finished second and third overall in the 100m. Scott was also third in the high jump.

After finishing third overall in the U13 100m, Ellie Owen won gold in the 200m and Georgia Norman won bronze. Georgia was also fourth in the 70m hurdles.

Imogen Reader had a long jump pb of 4.06m for fourth place and Natalia Luczak was fifth with 3.91. Natalia also won the high jump with 1.33m.

Charlotte Jones won silver in the shot with 7.02 and was fifth in the hammer.

Bradley Parsons won gold in both the U15 100m (11.9) and shot as well as silver in the discus.

James Nicolas won silver in the 300m and Riley Nagle bronze.

Jasmine Carey celebrated her 14th birthday by winning gold in both the 75m hurdles and the pole vault, in which her pb of 3.10m pushes her up to sixth in the UK U15 rankings. Amelia Shearman was second and Minnie Rogers third. Hollie Winstanley won the 800m.

Declan Taylor completed a golden sprint double at U17 by winning the 100m and 200m, in which Victor Emefi took silver.

Olivia Hanbury also won double gold in the 100m and 300m. The 200m was won by Jessica Aziz, who also took 100m silver.

Chloe Norman took 800m gold and 300m bronze.

Mollie Mason celebrated javelin gold and silvers in the hammer and discus.

Finally, Kay Laycock won the pole vault and Taylor Holland took high jump silver.