South Yorks stars in county win

Tilly Simpson had a fine 800m win

Tilly Simpson had a fine 800m win

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South Yorkshire athletes made a big contribution to Yorkshire’s easy victory in the Northern Inter Counties (Under 17 and Under 15) Championship at Derby on Saturday.

Doncaster sprinter Joe McGrath had an emphatic win in the under 17 100 metres in 10.82.

And in the same age group James Gormley (City of Sheffield) won the 1500 metres clocking 4:05.80.In the Under-17 women’s section Toni Buckingham (Barnsley AC) had one of the most emphatic wins of the day in the shot, well clear of the opposition with 14.23.

At under 15 level Joshua Lindley-Harris (Dearne ALC) won the pole vault with 3.80 and Tilly Simpson (Hallamshire) continued her excellent run of form with an 800 metre win in 2:13.89.

Match score: 1 Yorkshire 589; 2 Lancashire 532; 3 North East 481; 4 Drbyshire 371; 5 Humberside 366; 6 Greater Manchester 262; 7 Cumbria 209; 8 Merseyside 181.