Har­ri­ers lose their ti­tle but still fin­ish on a high

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Bob French bob.french@jpress.co.uk

Although not quite able to hang on to their South­ern League Di­vi­sion One ti­tle, Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers at least fin­ished their sea­son on a high at Nor­wich.

They won the last match by seven points and that earned them a third-place fin­ish in the fi­nal ta­ble be­hind new cham­pi­ons Dart ford and run­ner s-up Southamp­ton.

Nene Val­ley’s strength in the men’s throw­ing events once again shone through as they dropped just two points in the four dis­ci­plines.

Martin Tinker won the A string shot and dis­cus with Ken Baker and Si­mon Achurch claim­ing the re­spec­tive B string events.

There was also an A string j avelin suc­cess for To­mas Sauno­ri­ous and a B string ham­mer win for Sam Wil­son, and com­plet­ing the im­pres­sive points haul were Isaac Huskisson and Achurch with sec­ond places in the A string ham­mer and B string javelin re­spec­tively.

On the track, the best­men’s per­for­mance came from James McCrae as he raced home first in the 800 mA race.

There were five wins on the track for Nene Val­ley’s ladies.

They cleaned up in the 100 m hur­dles as trainee nurse Maria Hollingsworth, who trav­elled from her job in Manch­ester for the match, won the A race and all-rounder Emily Maltby the B race.

Lily Hughes (100 mB and 200 mA) en­joyed as print dou­ble and Devon Spencer was first in the 400m hur­dles B race in 76.6.

Maltby also went on to record wins in the long jump and triple jump and a sec­ond place in the 100m while Spencer also picked up an­other vic­tory in the triple jump.

Becki Hall a nd Ly­dia Church gained max­i­mum points in the shot and also recorded sec­onds in the dis­cus and ham­mer re­spec­tively.

Emma Hornsby won the long jump with 5.86m and, for the sec­ond meet­ing in a row, that earned her the ladies match award.

Emma Hornsby picked up a sec­ond suc­ces­sive match award for her win in the long jump.

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