Reid Triple Win Helps Birchfield to Premiership Title

09 August 2016

A large number of NI athletes travelled to Hendon on Saturday for round four of the BAL / UKWL Premiership.

Leon Reid (James Hillier) had impressive victories in the 100m 10.62 (-0.7), 200m 20.81 (2.1) and 4x100m and looks to be carrying this form into the Manchester International where he will contest all three events.

Also showing great form going into the Manchester International is NI & Ulster senior champion Adam Kirk-Smith (Jacob Howe / London Heathside who won the 3000m Steeplechase in a new PB of 9.02.73.

A whole host of NI Athletes were competing for Liverpool Harriers with Adam McMullen (Alan Kennedy / Crusaders AC) winning the Long Jump in 7.60m and John Kelly (John Kelly Snr / Finn Valley AC) throwing a PB of 16.19m in the Shot for 5th place. Garbhan McKenna (Tom Reynolds / Shercock AC) was 4th in the 110m Hurdles 15.14 (-2.6) and Peter Glass (Phill Snoddy / City of Lisburn AC) ran a seasons best in 110m Hurdles 15.30 (0.5) as well as putting the shot 13.55m and throwing 41.80m in the Discus. In the Womens Match Kathy Hetherington (Jackie McKernan / North Down AC) was 5th in the Discus with 41.10m.

Patterson smashes 400m PB to win Celtic Games

Davicia Patterson (Paul Magee / Beechmount Harriers) took over 6 tenths of a second off her 400m PB set last month to win the U18 400m in 55.51. This time now ranks her top of the U17 Power of 10 rankings and in the top 8 for U20s.

There were also victories for Youth Academy Athletes Anna McCauley (Jo Savage / City of Lisburn) in the U16 100m 12.60 (-1.0), Lauren Roy (John McAdorey / Ballymena & Antrim) in the invitational 100m 12.41 (-1.5) and Aaron Sexton (Roger Sexton / North Down AC) in the U18 200m 22.21 (-1.9). Fintan Stewart (Sean Laverty / City of Derry) also took victory in the 3000m in 9.07.96. James Kelly (John Kelly Snr / Finn Valley AC) won the shot with an impressive 16.82m and Gareth Crawford (Damien Crawford / Lifford Strabane) threw the javelin a PB distance of 62.39m for the gold.

Special mention has to go to the Men’s and Women’s Antrim Combined teams who won the Irish League Division 1 titles in Tullamore yesterday.