20.Aug.12 4th NOTAN QuadKids competition
The 4th NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletics Network) QuadKids competition once again brought about some great results which a drizzle of rain did not hinder. Some Gold standard scores were seen as well as many athletes beating their previous scores.
For the under 9 boys, in 3rd place came Finlay Scott with 166 points, an improvement from the last competition by 2 points. 2nd place saw Alfie Ward, a great score for his first competition and once again in first place, improving his score by 4 points from the first competition; Sammy Watson. For the under 9 girls, in 3rd place came Heidi Smith with 89 points, a great improvement from her score of 79 in the third QuadKids competition. In 2nd place, Keeley Llewellyn more than doubled her pervious score of 69, this time achieving 154 points. Out in front in first place however came Cissie Robson once again with another good score of 175 points.
It was a close competition in the under 10 category. For the boys Jared Flannery achieved 3rd place with 175 points, close to his last score. 2nd place once again saw Louis Spraggon also with a good score of 196 points. I n the lead with 225 points came Joshua Leslie, once again reaching Gold standard. For the girls in 3rd place with 94 points came Lexie Pettitt, 2nd with 125; Emma Jardine, a great score for her first QuadKids. And clinching the first place once again, Natasha Stephenson with 202 points, reaching the Gold standard in the UKA awards.
The under 11 category is always proven to be the toughest, which was shown with the top three all achieving Gold standard scores. In 3rd place, with exactly the same score as his last great score came Daniel Buffham. 2nd place not far in front was Ethan Renney with a big score of 228 points, 16 point improvement to his last score. Out in front once again though saw Felix Robson taking first place with 270 thrashing his best score of 263 points. For the under 11 girls, in 3rd place came Ellen Smith, a great first score of 82 points. In 2nd place saw Ellen Carter with 129 points. But storming to the lead with an impressive score of 202 points, achieving Gold standard; Caitlin Llewellyn.
In the final age category, Amonik Melaco clinched 3rd place for the boys with a score of 140 points, thrashing his last score of 106. 2nd place came Freddie Reid, also beating his last score by 5 points with a total of 182 points. Out in front with 239 points came James Cooper; a fantastic score for his first event of the series. For the girls Miranda Stephenson came a close 3rd with 140 points. In 2nd place, not much in front with 159 points saw Jessica Bailey but in 1st place came Sophie Grigg with 171 points. Another great score for her first competition.
After 4 weeks of trying, Charlotte Richardson from Gateshead Harriers managed to achieve the Gold standard for the 75m sprint managing to sprint 11.3 seconds, a very impressive time. For her efforts Charlotte was awarded the Gold standard badge.
The series is heating up now with a lot of great scores. There are only 2 competitions left now with medals and trophies being given out to the overall winners in the last competition.
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