Wakefield Indoor Open Meeting – 28 February 2019 –

Will Carter set a senior men's club record of exactly 6 metres in the Long Jump.

Pontefract Indoor Open Meeting - 17 March 2019 - We had 91 entries. Leading performances from our own athletes were:- Will Carter - club records in senior men's Long Jump (6.10 metres) and senior men's Shot Putt (10.67 metres), Francesca Ward - club record in U11 Girls 50m Hurdles (10.9 seconds) and Sophia Yates - equalled club record in U15 Girls 50 metres (7.4 seconds). Full results are on the Open Page.

Yorkshire and District Athletics League - Match 1 - Cudworth - 28 April 2019 - We came 1st out of the 4 clubs in Division 2

The result was 1st Pontefract - 368 points, 2nd Skyrac - 226, 3rd Holmfirth - 104, 4th Wombwell - 51.

York Summer League - 6 May 2019 - Niamh Atkinson won the U15 Girls 300 metres, setting a club record of 44.16 secs

Yorkshire Championships - Cudworth - 11 & 12 May 2019 - Cameron Howes won the gold medal in the U20 Men's High Jump with 1.90 metres. Jack Holmes won the silver medal in the U13 Boys High Jump with 1.30 metres and Elizabeth Teece won the bronze medal in the U13 Girls High Jump with 1.25 metres. Will Carter won 3 bronze medals in the senior men's age group to give us a total of 6 medals at the championships. His medals came in the Pole Vault (3.30 metres), Long Jump (5.77 metres) and Shot Putt (10.26 metres).

North of England Track and Field League - Match 1 - Grantham - 19 May 2019 - We came 5th out of the 8 clubs in Division 4EC. The result was 1st equal Penistone and Longwood - 416 points, 3rd Rushcliffe - 404, 4th Barnsley - 380, 5th Pontefract - 348, 6th Newark - 329, 7th Worksop - 278, 8th Cleethorpes - 198. Tracy Anaman set 2 U20 and Senior Ladies club records with 4.84 metres in the Long Jump and 10.36 metres in the Triple Jump. Will Carter set a Senior Men's club record in the Discus with 32.49 metres. Dan Tonkinson set a Senior Men's club record in the Hammer with 21.47 metres. Cameron Howes set a club record for U20 Men and Senior Men in the 110m Hurdles with 19.1 seconds.

England Athletics Combined Events Championships - Bedford - 25 & 26 May 2019 - Will Carter set a club record in the Senior Mens Decathlon with 4318 points.

Yorkshire and District Athletics League - Match 2 - Grimsby - 26 May 2019 - We came 1st out of the 4 clubs in Division 2 again. The result was - 1st Pontefract - 336 points, 2nd Skyrac - 268, 3rd Holmfirth - 147. Wombwell failed to attend

North of England Track and Field League - Match 2 - Cleckheaton - 16 June 2019 - We finished 5th again out of the 8 clubs in Division 4EC. Faye Lightowler set club records for Senior Women and Women over 35 in the 3000 Metres with 10 minutes 45.4 seconds. She also set a Women's 0ver 35 club record in the 1500 Metres with 5 minutes 8.2 seconds. Christine McCarthy set a club record for Women over 50 in the 800 Metres with 3 minutes 0.4 seconds.

Yorkshire and District Athletics League - Match 3 - Cleckheaton - 23 June 2019 - We finished 1st again out of the 4 clubs in Division 2. Having won all 3 of the matches so far, we are virtually assured of promotion back into Division 1 for next year. The match result was - 1st Pontefract - 384 points, 2nd Skyrac - 257, 3rd Holmfirth - 161, 4th Wombwell - 50.

North of England Track and Field League - Match 3 - Cudworth - 14 July 2019 - This match was successfully hosted by Pontefract AC and we did well to finish 3rd out of the 8 clubs in our division, which is our best finishing position in the 4 years that we have been in the league. Jasmine Bate finished 3rd in the Hammer, setting a club record for senior women and women U20 with 22.63 metres. Tracy Anaman won the Triple Jump with 10.17 metres. Steve Lowe set a club record for men over 40 when finishing 4th in the 5000 metres in 17:13.5. Cameron Howes won the High Jump with 1.85 metres. Will Carter had 3 victories in the Pole Vault (3.25 metres), Shot Putt (10.36 metres) and Discus (31.30 metres).

Yorkshire and District Athletics League - Match 4 - Cudworth - 21 July 2019 - We finished 1st again out of the 4 clubs in Division 2 and have now secured promotion back into Division 1 for 2020. Jack Holmes was the stand out performer in this match with 1st place in the U13 Boys High Jump with 1.47 metres.

North of England Track and Field League - Match 4 - Cudworth - 10 August 2019 - We finished 5th in this match out of the 8 clubs, which means that we ended the season in 5th place overall, one place higher than last year. Jasmine Bate won the Hammer, improving her club records for senior women and women U20 with 25.59 metres. Ruth Simmons finished 3rd in the 800 metres, setting a club record for women over 35 with 2:46.7. Christine McCarthy also set a club record for women over 50 when finishing 2nd in the 1500 metres B race with 6:09.8. Alice Smith was in excellent form and she won the 3000 metres in 11:19.7 and also the 1500 metres in 5:24.9. Will Carter won the Pole Vault in 3.10 metres.

 

YADAL v North East Inter League Match - 1 Sept 2019 -

Jack Holmes won the U13 Boys High Jump with 1.47 metres

 

York Summer League - 1 Sept 2019 - Richard Howes set a club record for men over 55 and over 50 in the Discus with 27.78 metres.

 

Wakefield Open Meeting - 14 Sept 2019 - Jack Holmes won the U13 Boys High Jump, equalling the club record with 1.48 metres. Elizabeth Teece won the U13 Girls High Jump with 1.30 metres. Harrison Carter won the U13 Boys Discus with 17.56 metres. Niamh Atkinson won the U15 Girls 300 metres in 44.23 seconds.

 

Spenborough Open Meeting - 22 September 2019 - Jack Holmes was 2nd in the U13 Boys High Jump, setting a club record with an outstanding clearance of 1.55 metres, which placed him 11th on the UK Power of 10 rankings. Elizabeth Teece was 2nd in the U13 Girls High Jump with a PB of 1.33 metres. 

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