69th NAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW
The 69th Northamptonshire Track & Field Championships will take place on the weekend of May 14th/15th 2016 at Corby’s Rockingham Triangle.
Once again complimentary tickets are being provided for all U20 Champions to watch the British Championships on Saturday June 25th at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Two tickets per athlete will be issued.
Also, there will be a gift for all athletes that take part over the weekend.
Heading the entry list is the newly crowned English Schools Junior Girls Cross Country Champion Emily Williams from Kettering Town Harriers who went on to represent England in the Schools International Cross Country race. The 14 year old will be defending her titles in the U15 Girls 800m & 1500m.
Cleo Martin-Evans of Daventry AC won four events last year in the U13 Girls category and was ranked no.1 in the UK over 100m and the Long Jump. She goes again in those two events along with the 75m hurdles and 200m in the U15 Girls competition this year.
Rugby & Northampton’s Eleanor Broome was the no.2 UK ranked in the U17W Long Jump in 2015 and she now competes in the U20 event, in which she is already ranked No.2 nationally. Broome also won the 100m last year and will have competition in that event this time with reigning champion Simone Ager (R&N) and Bedford’s Mia Chapman on the start list.
Archie Parkinson of Corby AC won the U13 Boys Midland Cross Country Champs this year with Kettering’s Dylan Bowley in second and their rivalry is set to resume in the U15 Boys 800m & 1500m when in last years younger age group Parkinson won the double defeating Bowley on both occasions.
Another four time winner from 2015 Oliver Lambert has now moved up an age group into the U17 men’s category and will aim for the 100m & 200m on this occasion, but he will have a battle with R&N team mate Franklin Fenning.
Clinton Osoba-George of Rugby & Northampton will be trying to add the Senior Mens 100m title to his U20 crown from 2015, which means his club mate Rico Ewer will be hoping to turn last years U20 silver into gold.
The Senior Mens County Cross Country Champion Jonathan Goringe is hoping to be fit enough to defend his 800m and 1500m titles. The Birchfield athlete recently pulled out of a race with back problems.
A good competition is expected in the U15 Girls Javelin with last years U13 champion Abigail Ward moving up to face the current champion Abigail Pearce with less than a metre separating the R&N pair this season and last years U17W champion and English Schools fourth placer Evie Harris-Jenkins competes in the U20 event.
Kiona McLennon (R&N ) will be a big favourite in the U20W’s Shot.
One of the best races of the Championships though is likely to be the U17 Mens 800m.
Adam Searle of Rugby & Northampton won a close race last year against team mate Joe Musgrove in the U15 category. Both athletes now move up to face last years U17 Champion Jake Trent of Kettering along with the runner-up Joshua Lay (R&N).
The first field event on the Saturday will start at 11.00am with the track races beginning at 11.10am.
On the Sunday track events begin at 10.55 am with the field starting at 11.00am.
Admission is £1 per person for all over 12. Programmes are also £1.
Corby A.C. will be hosting the event at Rockingham Triangle for the 28th time.