Athletics: Clee Open meeting a big success story
THERE was a cracking turn-out of athletes from across the region – and some from as far afield as Australia – when Cleethorpes AC held its annual track and field open meeting at King George V Stadium.
More than 280 athletes took part, primarily from across the north of England, representing clubs from Peterborough (Nene Valley), Gateshead, Sale, Leeds, Derby and Sheffield among others, as well as the local clubs.
The large timetable of events kicked off with the 3,000m. There had been 39 entries for the race – so the track referee changed it to two races.
Rotherham's Richard Harris led from the gun and was the clear winner in 9.16.2. Kingston upon Hull's Gregan Clarkson registered 9.38.3 for second spot, while Wolds Veteran Gary Thomas was third in 10.06.1. The host club's Kevin Green was fourth in 10.23.6.
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Rotherham also took the honours in the ladies' race, courtesy of Charlotte Dodds' 11.19.6. Wolds Vets Mary Craig (11.56.0) and Jane Morley (12.31.1) were also among those in action and acquitted themselves well.
Host club Clee AC enjoyed a successful day, with a string of medal-winning performances.
Gold medals were won by Jordon Barber, Olivia Evans, Rachel Bell, Emily Skelhorn and Charlotte Robinson in field events, and by Bell, in both the 100m and 200m, on the track.
Silver medal performances came on the track from Ed Huxford, Casey Barber, Bradley Mortlock, Beth Barley, Matthew Church, Kyle Catmull and Lisa Foster, and in the field from Darby Fytche, Patrick Jowett, Ben Frary, Chelsey Ammari and Barber, gaining her second medal.
Bronze medals were won by Rebecca Jex, Jordon Barber, Cameron Gibbs, Casey Barber and Beth Barley.
Australian club Melbourne Victoria, who are annual visitors to the event, also impressed.
Their stand-out performer – and one of the displays of the day – came from Ned Weatherley. As an Under-15 boy he took gold in the Under-17 men's discus with a throw of 45m 75cm, and in the shot putt gained another gold with a superb 17m 47cm.