Ma­jor suc­cess for Mor­gan

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

LAST week­end Mor­gan Frith who com­petes for Macclesfield Har­ri­ers Un­der-13 boys, took part in the North­ern Ath­let­ics Un­der 13/15 In­door Cham­pi­onships at the English In­sti­tute of Sports in Sh­effield.

The com­pe­ti­tion at­tracts ath­letes from across the north of Eng­land and Mor­gan, a Year Seven pupil at Fal­li­b­roome High School and a Har­rier since the age of nine, spe­cialises in jumps and sprints.

He en­tered the 60m and long jump com­pe­ti­tions.

Win­ning his 60m qual­i­fy­ing heat in a new per­sonal best of 8.20sec saw him take the fastest qual­i­fy­ing time in to the fi­nal.

A per­fect start to the fi­nal re­sulted in him win­ning gold with an­other PB of 8.04sec, beat­ing the sil­ver medal­list by al­most half a sec­ond.

This win also set a new cham­pi­onship record and has also seen Mor­gan take an Un­der-13 boys 60m in­door, UK num­ber one rank­ing.

Buoyed by his suc­cess on the track he then trans­ferred to his pri­mary event, the long jump.

With his first two jumps both mea­sur­ing 5.04m the com­pe­ti­tion – and a sec­ond gold medal – was ef­fec­tively sealed and this dis­tance was also a new per­sonal best, Cham­pi­onship record and re­sulted in a UK num­ber one rank­ing.

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