Pip wins Yorkshire title

12 Sep 2019 09:33
Published by: Daniel Almond

HORWICH'S Pip Nuttall, competing at under-13, added the Yorkshire title to the Lancashire Combined Events Open she won earlier this year when she was victorious at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium in Barnsley.

She started off with a personal best of 7.18m in the shot put, consolidated her position in the long jump before winning the 800m in another PB of 2:42.18 to give her a total points score of 1,306.

Coaches Trevor Williams and Paul Wibberley joined her family in applauding her success this year built on hard work and talent.

In a successful week for the club's juniors, a sunny Bedford Stadium held the English National Championships where two young athletes reached finals and performed exceptionally well.

Niall Maloney qualified for the final eight and then got in all six jumps to finish seventh in England at u17s for the long jump, including a PB of 6.49m. Sophie Walton, also competing at u17s, doubled up running in both sprint distances and qualified for the finals.

In the 100m, despite a poor start, she fought back to take second place – achieving a PB of 11.96 along the way.

On Sunday, in the 200m, she stormed away from the start line and was increasing her lead as she crossed the line in gold medal position, making it a fourth national title in 2019.

Building on her Yorkshire success, Nuttall went to the Southport and Waterloo Open meeting and picked up gold, silver and bronze medals in the high jump, long jump and 70m hurdles.

Also at this event, Isaac Parker was a winner of two gold medals at u20s in the 200m and 400m races.

Emma Bradley ran the Burnsall fell race in the BOFRA series of tough short fell races and was third girl at u14s which, with two races remaining, puts her in a good position of achieving third overall.

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