CITY of York Athletics Club shot-putter Scott Lincoln has brought home a bronze medal from the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Poland.

In Chorzow, Poland, over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Lincoln maintained his recent run of consistent form to pitch a distance of 20 metres.

It fell just short of his 20.25m attempt in Croatia early last month but represents an improvement on the 19.61m from May 23's Loughborough International.

Lincoln remains hopeful of Olympics qualification, for which he would need a distance of 21.1m.

Also in action at the Silesian Stadium was City of York's long-jump star Lucy Hadaway, who leapt 6.16m.

The pair's results add to the good feeling around the club, which has been steadily returning to action since restrictions eased.

A weekend prior, 24 of the club's athletes took part in the first match of the Northern Athletics Senior League at Herringthorpe Stadium in Rotherham.

Among the highlights was Maria Schofield winning the hammer competition, breaking her club record again with a throw of 54.78m while Hannah Ellam made the second-longest jump of the triple jump competition with a personal-best 10.53m.

Ryan Gorman came first in the 200m with a time of 21.65 seconds and finished second in the 100m with 10.95s.

Megan Loney won the women’s ‘B'-string 200m in 26.65s, as well as the triple jump with a personal-best 10.62m.

Under-17 sprinter Grace Gannon recorded a personal best in the 100m with a time of 13.89s.

Robert Shipley won the men’s 400m in 48.85s and Charlotte Stamp won the women’s 400m in 57.32s.

Gabi Burton won the women’s ‘B'-string 400m with a time of 60.81s, as well as the ‘A'-string 400m hurdles in 67.63s.

Isaac Henson (U17) earned a 400m hurdles personal best with 66.34s, and one in the high jump with a 1.55m achievement.

Tim Stratton won the men’s 3000m steeplechase in 10:21.96 minutes and also earned a personal best in the men’s 800m with a time of 2:11.58.

Megan Ledden claimed a personal best in the women’s 800m with a time of 2:17.79.

Frances Hogg (U17) won the women’s ‘B'-string 800m with a personal-best time of 2:27.81.

Chrissie Dover earned both 1500m and 3000m PBs, with 5:20.65 and 10:52.58, respectively.

In the relays, the women won both the 4x100m and 4x400m races while the men’s team came second in the 4x400 and third in the 4x100m.

City of York's next match is set for Saturday, June 19 at their University of York home track.

Meanwhile, under-15 stars Esme Pounder and Lottie Langan put themselves towards the top of the UK rankings with performances in Sheffield at the beginning of May.

Both Archbishop Holgate’s Students, Pounder ran 11.87s in the 75m hurdles and went fifth (behind three joint second-placed athletes) in the high jump with 1.58m, while Langan currently sits third in the 1500m with a time of 4:35.8.

Both are hoping to represent North Yorkshire at the English Schools Track & Field competition in Manchester in July.