‘Home­less’ Har­ri­ers en­joy re­mark­able finale

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers U13s and U15s had a fine finale to the sea­son as they fin­ished third at the Youth Devel­op­ment League meet in Ac­ton.

In a closely-fought con­test, Chiltern ac­crued 523 points, fin­ish­ing just be­hind win­ners Thames Val­ley (533 points) and Bed­ford (532) at the fourth match of the sea­son.

They amassed 1,948 points to fin­ish sec­ond over­all be­hind Bed­ford on 2,163 – quite a re­mark­able ac­com­plish­ment from a team with no home track.

David Odita was among Chiltern’s many ex­cel­lent per­form­ers, win­ning all three of his U15 A string events, with per­sonal bests in­clud­ing a sen­sa­tional 100m run in 12 secs flat.

Huey Chad­wick man­aged his own triple PB, fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the B string 100m and the A string 200m, be­fore win­ning the B string long jump with 5.19m, while Siddhant Dey also achieved a PB, win­ning the dis­cus with a huge 31.60m throw.

Abi Jones proved to be just as ca­pa­ble in the girls’ sec­tion, win­ning both of her A string javelin and shot events, while Ella Mer­ton-Mancer gained a PB of her own by fin­ish­ing the 100m in 13.20s.

In the U13 boys divi­sion, Matthew Pat­ter­son (long jump), Kris­tian Everiss (high jump), Cameron Reid (800m) and An­gus Wil­liams (1,500m) racked up the points for Che­sham with four first­place A string fin­ishes.

Mia Henson was the only A string win­ner for the U13 girls, tak­ing first place in the 75m, but Holly Martin (75m), Lau­ren Arm­strong (150m), Beth Wel­ham and Olivia Cameron (both 800m) all ran well and achieved PBs.

Emily Bax­ter also took gold in an A string event, win­ning the U15 pole vault, while Becca Jones made it a dou­ble by win­ning the B string. Am­ber Hitch­cock (75m hur­dles) and debu­tante Pippa Matthews (javelin) were also tri­umphant in their B string events.

Harry Ket­tle also per­formed ad­mirably in his U15 B string events, win­ning the 200m and fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the shot put as team-mate Seb Mills won the B string 300m and 800m.

Tom Hunter man­aged a B string 800m win of his own, emerg­ing tri­umphant for the U13 boys along­side team-mate Harry Bran­don, who won the B string high jump.

GREAT FIN­ISH: and U15 Har­ri­ers

Some of the U13

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