Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)


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Teesside track star Rabah Yusuf switched to the long jump to make a massive impact in a British League event when competing for Newham and Essex Beagles. The Sudanese-born athlete won the long jump with an amazing leap of 7.61 metres.

Coach Carol Williams said: "Rabah is essentially a 400 metres runner and he's started well because he won the race in 46.80 seconds, which was two seconds faster than his opening time last year. He went into the long jump purely for the sake of the team, and obviously this leap has astounded a lot of people. It has put him right up there in the lists, so it gives us something to think about. But he will continue to concentrate on his 400 metres because this can be a big season for him."

Fellow Teessider Suote Nyananyo, also representing Newham and Essex Beagles, was second in the B long jump with a leap of 6.82. He was also second in the 110m hurdles B race in 14.93sec.


LOCAL results:


North Eastern Tyres and Exhausts Ltd sponsored day, overall winner: D Smelt 44pts.

Div 1 (0-10): 1, D Lewis 40; 2, M Money 39 (back 3); 3, G Pears 39 (back 9). Div 2 (11-17): 1, J Tebble 40 (back 9); 2, K Parks 40; 3, G Myers 39. Div 3 (18-28): 1, S Hay 41 (back 9); 2, S Leng 41.

Ladies: 1, R Wardman 42; 2, M Darcy 39 (back 9). Juniors: 1, K Macdonald 28; 2, B Strickley 28. Nearest the pin (18th). A Weatherill (hole in one). Longest drive (9th): K Bell. Hole in one: A Weatherill.


Hinton Qualifier Medal, Cat 1-6 S Wilson 72-4=68 bb9; Cat 7-12 J Waters 78-12=66, R N Kerruish 81-12=69; Cat 13-28 S Henderson 84-18=66, M Stevenson 84-16=68, D Whitehouse 87-19=68.

Marjory Fleischmann Qualifier Ladies Medal, Silver Division, 1 E Robinson net 69;

2 L Slack net 75. Bronze Division, 1 J Benson net 70; 2 S Hosie net 72.


Midweek Stableford: 1, MM Williams 41pts. …

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