Harriers fight opposition and heat to take third place
CHILTERN Harriers’ U13s and U15s put in another great effort in the final match of the Youth Development Lower Age Group League at Hemel Hempstead on Saturday.
The team fought hard in very warm conditions against seven other clubs to finish narrowly third on the day and confirm overall second in the final league table, behind Bedford & County AC.
The strength in depth of the U15 boys counted again as they churned out points throughout the afternoon, starting with Cameron Reid’s A-string win in the 800m and second place in the 300m, plus B-string wins for Thomas Job in the 1500m and Phoenix Everiss in the javelin.
Angus Williams was second in the A-string 1500m, as was Alex Aldred in the B-string 800m, while Reid, Aldred, Alex Burn and Felix Hale ran a scorching 2.47.5 in the 4x300m relay, only to be narrowly pipped to the line by a fast Bedford quartet.
The U15 girls have worked hard this season and there was an enjoyable double win in the high jump for Lily Holt (1.43m) and Sorya Lockwood (1.30m), while Emily Alderson won the B-string 800m in a personal best (PB) of 2.30.0.
Nathan Hackley ran a superb PB to win the U13 boys 800m in 2.16.9, while Gabriel Baker won the B string 800m, and for the U13 girls, Laura Williams and Jinaan Lockwood gained a double win in the 1200m, with Laura winning the A-string in a personal best of 4.11.6. Orla Willams and Katie Repper were also in PB form in the 800m, both girls coming second, in 2.29.0 and 2.42.9 respectively, while Rachel Burn made an impressive debut, winning the A-string shot with 7.55m.
Chiltern also received the maximum points available in each match for having a full complement of officials, thanks to field judge Martyn Cartwright, track judge Anne Underwood and timekeeper Doug Smith.