Young Har­ri­ers battle on with de­pleted team

Teens make solid start to league de­spite miss­ing key ath­letes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Steve Parkin tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers U13s and U15s got their Youth Devel­op­ment League track and field sea­son off to a solid start at Ash­ford in Kent on Satur­day.

A young and in­ex­pe­ri­enced team, miss­ing sev­eral key ath­letes, bat­tled hard all day and were re­warded with sev­eral per­sonal bests (PBs), de­spite fin­ish­ing sev­enth out of seven on the day in a high qual­ity di­vi­sion.

The U13 boys were the most suc­cess­ful Chiltern age group, with a clean sweep of wins across the mid­dle dis­tance events, thanks to Tom Hunter (2.27) and Nathan Hack­ley (2.31) win­ning the 800m A and B string races, and An­gus Wil­liams (4.48) and Alex Al­dred (5.10) also win­ning the 1500m races con­vinc­ingly with PB times.

Thomas Job made an im­pres­sive de­but, com­ing sec­ond in both the 100m and 200m A string races in 14.0 and 28.2, while Hunter scored

IN THE POINTS: Chiltern Har­ri­ers U13s ath­letes Tom Hunter and Thomas Job fur­ther points by log­ging sec­ond in 800m PB of 2.39.9 to come third in the B string 100m and Wil­liams was the A string race, while Trinity third in the A string shot. Stevens made a good club de­but

A very in­ex­pe­ri­enced set of U13 with third in the A string shot girls gained some great ex­pe­ri­ence, (6.37m) and sec­ond in the B string with Orla Wil­liams run­ning an hur­dles.

A small U15 boys team worked hard all day to cover as many events as pos­si­ble, and Kris­tian Everiss was re­warded with third place in the 800m B with a PB of 2.33, and an­other PB of 27m for third in the A string javelin, while twin Phoenix won the B string with 19m.

Im­pres­sive run­ning in the 1500m saw an A/B string dou­ble win for U15 girls Robyn Watkins and Emily Alder­son, se­cur­ing PBs of 5.03 and 5.24 re­spec­tively, while Char­lotte Munn was sec­ond in the A string 800m and Beth Wel­ham sec­ond in the B string and Sandie Pohlman fin­ished third with a PB of 44.8 in the A string 300m.

Mean­while, a dis­crep­ancy be­tween ini­tial and con­firmed re­sults in the Lon­don Marathon meant some Chiltern Har­ri­ers ath­letes ran bet­ter times than those printed last week, and their re­vised times are as fol­lows:

2.36.34; 2.26.27; 2.51.27;

3.01.46;

2.59.47; 3.13.24; 3.20.07 and 3.40.48 (fourth in the W60-64 cat­e­gory).

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