Medals for Morpeth Harriers Griffiths and Thomas

Bobbie Griffiths and David Thomas, Morpeth Harriers & AC medallists at the Northern Athletics Under 13/15/17 Track and Field Championships at Middlesbrough. Picture by Hudson Stoker
Bobbie Griffiths and David Thomas, Morpeth Harriers & AC medallists at the Northern Athletics Under 13/15/17 Track and Field Championships at Middlesbrough. Picture by Hudson Stoker
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The first day of the combined Northern Athletics Under 13/15/17 Track and Field Championships saw two Morpeth Harriers achieve respective medals.

Bobbie Griffiths won a superb Silver in the Under 15 Girls’ Javelin, throwing a best of 35.69m, which although was a little short of her lifetime best, still earned her a well deserved podium place.

Another podium place well earned was by Under 17 David Thomas, who produced a lifetime best of 12.02m in the Triple Jump, to take a Bronze medal.

The second day of the championships at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Saturday, brought three more medals to the table for the club.

Bobbie Griffiths, fresh from her medal winning efforts on the first day, returned to the venue to take the Bronze in the Under 15 Girls’ Discus.

She fought a tight battle for third place with Amber Valley’s Lily Naylor to take the medal winning slot by a mere 14cm with her best throw of 26.88m.

Griffiths also threw a lifetime best of 23.66m in the Hammer, however, in a tough front line competition she could only finish tenth of 12.

Scott Beattie won a Bronze in the Under 17 Men’s 1500m, finishing behind Hallamshire’s Cameron Bell and Skyrac’s Alex Pagdin in a time of 4m07.80s.

Morpeth’s Under 15 Boy Ross Charlton won a Silver in the 3000m, finishing behind Middlesbrough Mandale’s year older Josh Cowperthwaite, who won in 10m18.5s. Charlton posted a time of 10m24.9s.

Morpeth’s only other athlete competing at the championships was Ailsa Jones, who unfortunately went out in the heats of the Under 15 Girls’ 800m.