Track and Field

Sports Hall Athletics
Blyth Sports Athletics Series
A new competition for some of our juniors to compete in over the winter months. Five of our younger juniors took part and did themselves proud with some excellent performances and they all had a lot of fun in the process.
Well done to Sadie Stewart, Isobel Cherry, Grace Pither, Oscar Burton and Noah Williamson. Throughout the three event series Isobel, Oscar and Noah all set age group records in various events.
In the Individual series Oscar took a very well deserved 1st place overall in the Year 3 boys competition and Noah finished in 2nd place in the same category.
In the Team competition our juniors finished in 4th place competing against teams with year 5, 6, 7 and 8 children in them.
Well done to all five hopefully we will have more juniors taking part next year.

CDAN U11 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
Our juniors had another excellent competition at Sedgefield in the U11 Sports Hall Athletics event. 14 juniors took part and all had a great day. In the team competition our juniors won the competition for the third time in 4 years an excellent record. Individually 7 of our juniors finished in qualifying position for the regional fun in athletics final. Sadly Oscar Burton was too young to take part ad Leoni Howie was not available to take part.

Jack Armstrong qualified to take part in the U11 Boys team.

In the U11 girls four of our junior girls qualified in the top 4 spots. Abby finished in 1st place followed by Isla Fishwick in 2nd and Emily McVittie and Isla Wilkie finished equal third a fantastic achievement.
A huge well done to all 14 juniors as all your results counted towards an excellent win for Derwentside AC.

CDAN U13 and U15 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
This event took place on Sunday 25th February at NDA. This is a competition that our club had yet to win. Derwentside AC had 17 juniors taking part.

In the U15 Boys competition Callum Drummond finished in 1st place and Jacob Davinson finished in 4th place. In the U15 girls competition Olivia Bell finished in 2nd place and Lucy McVittie finished in 3rd place. All four of our U15’s qualified to compete in the Regional Sports Hall Athletics Final.

In the U13 Boys Competition all 3 of our junior boys qualified to compete in the Regional Final Brandon Pye finished in 4th, with Jack Bell in 5th place and Josh Lindoe in 12th Place unfortunately Josh could not compete at the regional final.

In the U13 girls competition Derwentside had an amazing 10 athletes taking part. & all of the girls qualified for the Durham Team at the regional final.
Their position were as follows;-

  • 3rd Aimee Palmer
  • 5th Kara Drummond
  • 8th Lily Cassidy
  • 9th Ellen Taylor
  • 10th Rebecca Hart
  • 11th Emily Williamson
  • 12th Lucy Pither

Others that took part were Lucy Dews 14th, Emma McMahon 15th and Jessica
Davinson17th.

All our juniors athletes counted towards the Team score and for the first time ever Derwentside won the U13’s and U15’s CDAN Sports Hall Athletics Competition.

A huge well done to all the junior athletes on an excellent win.

Regional Sports Hall athletics final and Fun in Athletics Final
In all 19 of Derwentside AC’s juniors took part in the Regional Sports Hall finals across all age groups with both Boys and Girls enjoying their sports at Temple Park South Shields.

Unfortunately despite some great performances from the Derwentside Athletes, County Durham, the team in purple finished as runners up in all the team competitions. Derwentside juniors can be very proud of their efforts in this competition especially as we made up nearly a third of the entire Durham Team.
Well done to all who took part.

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