Ella Wilson had a fantastic start in her first ever pentathlon winning her pool in her high jump
debut with an excellent jump of 1.43m, following this with pbs in 60m hurdles (12.51s) and shot (7.44m) along with a 4.08m long jump for a score of 1840 points.
And she insists the high jump
will remain a bonus event, with her focus on finally cracking the heptathlon, where she has often struggled to put seven quality events together.
Shahbaz Tariq was first in the 300m and high jump
while Tiger Steel showed his versatility by getting a close third in the 100m and then leading from start to finish in the 800m - others in this age group were Jack White and Kemar Kilbourne.
"One of the things we found with her is that it benefits her high jump
," Johnson said.
Chester-le-Street duo Adam Jefferson and Ryan Arthur came out on top in the high jump
and shot putt respectively in the under-13 age group.
"It means a lot to equal a record set by another Harrier so long ago and I was also really pleased with my high jump
Under-15s boys: 100m 2 Hassan Hassan 11.5, (B) 1 Nathan Petch 12.1; 200m 2 Hassan 24.3; 400m 4 Jack Peglar 64.3, (B) 3 Jack Villette 68.4; 800m 4 Peglar 2-24.0, (B) 2 Ben Prosser 2-33.3; 1500m 1 Matt Rose 4-32.6, (B) 2 Jack Villette 5-08.1; 80m hurdles 3 Prosser 17.5; 4 x 100m 2 (Villette, Rose, Petch, Hassan) 53.0; 4 x 400m 1 (Rose, Prosser, Peglar, Hassan) 4-14.2; high jump
1 Petch 1.65; long jump 1 Petch 5.33; shot 3 Rose 5.77, (B) 2 Peglar 5.38; discus 3 Prosser 13.29; javelin 2 Villette 16.65.
In working with beginners, we recommend running on the high jump
apron without the distraction of the landing pit and with good mechanics and posture.
Under 15 - Louise Carroll (triple jump, 4th, 9.88m); Katherine Fowler (high jump
, 5th, 1.48m); Jack Campbell (60m hurdles, 7th, 10.39; long jump, 7th, 4.64m); Finlay Marchant (60m, 8.33; Amy Cully (200m, 29.22); Ella Wilson (60m, 9.05 and 200m, 30.46); Erin Millar (300m, 48.54); Shannon Glen (shot, 5.99m and 300m, 55.03); Brogan MacMillan (60m, 9.42); Ellen Montgomery (60m hurdles, 11.07 and 300m, 50.10) and Hannah Tams (long jump, 3.67m and 200m, 29.91).
In other words, he wants to be considered high jump
royalty in the state of Illinois.
The 23-year-old cleared 1.98m - a British high jump
record - for the first time in her career after an epic battle with Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam, who also went clear at that height, to give her a massive 1211 points.