Top times for Megan and Emily

TWO Dyke House athletes have starred on the track again and one success even included setting the quickest time in the UK this year.

 

TOP MARKS: Megan is pictured second from left in the Harriers relay team

TWO Dyke House athletes have starred on the track again and one success even included setting the quickest time in the UK this year.

Megan Costello and Emily Parrott are both impressing coaches at Gateshead Harriers and making their Hartlepool school proud.

The pair recently ran at the Youth Development League meeting in Liverpool and followed that up with an appearance in the NEYDL Series the following day.

Despite receiving physio for a problem with the a muscle in her right shin and less training than normal, Megan still notched up a comfortable win in the 100m, easing up over the line in 12.7 seconds.

Injury meant she competed in the long jump rather than 200m and considering she hasn’t seen a sand pit in nearly a year she jumped a credible 4.66m.

The best was still to come in the 4x100m relay.

The quartet hoped to beat their Under-15s club record of 50.3 seconds at the end of last season and are all first year Under-17s.

Many felt the Under-17s club record of 49.6seconds was going to be out of reach but four fantastic runs, and some pretty slick changeovers, saw them finish in 49.1 seconds – to put the girls at the top of the UK rankings.

Emily had a very busy weekend too.

She finished fifth in the Under-15s girls long jump after recording 4.28m.

In the Under-15s girls’ 100m she was fourth in a time of 14.11 seconds.

And in the 4x100m she ran the final leg to help the team to third, where they were just beaten in the last few steps with a time of 53.50secs.

In the second round of the North-East Youth Development League at Monkton, she finished second in the Under-15s girls’ 100m to equal her personal best of 13.40secs.

In the Under-15s girls’ long jump she finished fifth in 4.06m.

Emily then finished off the day in the 4x100m and in style. She ran the last leg to secure first in a time of 56.00secs.

Emily is still fighting injury but she hopes that more rest and light training will see her ready for the upcoming events.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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