Wakefield Harriers in points haul at West Yorkshire League meet

Wakefield Harriers host the latest round of the West Yorkshire Track & Field League Athletics meet.'Thornes Park stadium, Thornes, Wakefield.'w315q325
Wakefield Harriers host the latest round of the West Yorkshire Track & Field League Athletics meet.'Thornes Park stadium, Thornes, Wakefield.'w315q325

Junior athletes from Wakefield District Harriers racked up the points at the fourth round of the West Yorkshire Track and Field League.

Hosting the event on Wednesday, June 12, a total of 40 Wakefield juniors took part in a range of events, achieving impressive results across the board.

The under-17s girls pair of Jessica Eyles and Alyce McCurdie were the stars of the show, raking in 26 points between them as Eyles closed the gap on league leader Keavey Ward to just three points.

Eyles came second in the 200m, 80m hurdles and shot put to take an individual haul of 15 points on the day.

McCurdie was sixth in the 200m and fourth in the 800m, but stormed to victory in the shot as the Wakefield pair finished more than a metre clear of third-place.

Olivia Roe grabbed a brilliant second in the U11s girls’ 75m with a time of 11.54secs, and followed that up with fifth place in the shot put.

Roe’s success at the event sees her jump into third place in the overall standings with a total of 24 points.

Molly Dunbavin took fourth in the under-13s girls’ 80m with a time of 11.93secs, teammate Emmie Beaver finishing close behind in sixth place.

Bailey Mann stays second in the U11s boys’ league after taking second place in the long jump and third in the 600m.

Mann produced a jump of 3.92m as he finished ahead of Wakefield trio Sam Curley, Oliver Birkhead and Zachary Frankish.

Third-place Sam Akerman of Skyrac AC closed the gap to just a point, with runaway leader Ethan Hussey still ahead on 42 points.

Matthew Hill enjoyed a strong showing with two podium finishes in the under-13s boys’ contest.

Hill was second in the high jump with 1.2m and also took an excellent third in the 800m.

Teammate Max Rose pipped him to second in the 800m, and also finished ninth in the high jump.

Cameron Dye was the final winner of the day for Wakefield with victory in the under-17s boys’ 800m.

Dye romped home in 2mins 10.52secs to take the win, with fellow Wakefield athlete Harry Mallinson coming in fourth.

Under-17s sprinter Patrick Thackray impressed with second place in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the 200m, before also taking a respectable sixth in the discus.

Thackray’s performance at the event grabbed him nine points, and means he closes the gap on league leader Harry Maslen (Ilkley Harriers) to three points.