UK Young Athletes League Match 2
In the beautiful setting of Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill our young athletes gave another fantastic team performance agonizingly finishing in second place just 4.5 points behind the strong team from Preston Harriers. The lead changed many times between these two clubs with Sheffield in the lead coming into the final few events.
City of Sheffield AC Athletes Compete in Olympic Stadium
Last week 5 club athletes took part in the 2012 School Games in the Olympic Stadium, an event which brought together athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Brazil. This was the final test event at the venue prior to the Olympic Games in July/August and provided a fantastic experience for all of them. The games are designed to replicate the experience of athletes at the Olympics and began with a welcome to all the teams at an opening ceremony on Sunday 6th May at Excel London.
Good Start for Young Athletes
Our Young Athletes team made a good start to the 2012 track & field season in the new look Northern Premier Division on Sunday 6 May. The team produced some fine performances to finish in second place to home side Preston Harriers in the six team match, beating Leeds City who finished third. Four of our athletes achived a AAA Grade 1 standard in their events.
North East Counties Open Pentathlon
On Sunday 18th March 4 of our club athletes were in action in Gateshead and came home with several trophies.
Silver for Jess at World Indoor Championships
Jessica Ennis won silver in the pentathlon at the World Indoor championships in Istanbul today, despite leading going into the forth event. Jess had begun the day in Istanbul with a brilliant run in the hurdles, dominating the field to win in 7.91s, but in the high jump only cleared 1.87m at her third and final attempt. She responded with a shot put of 14.79m - the furthest she has ever thrown, indoors or out - to lead by 10 points overall heading into the long jump.But after an opening leap of 6.19m, she followed up with 6.18m before being red-flagged for overstepping the board on her final effort. This left her in fourth place and needing to beat leader Nataliya Dobrynska by 6.5 seconds in the final event, the 800m, to win. It proved too much for Jess and she had to settle for the silver medal