Har­ri­ers re­lay teams get chance to shine

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

AS the Di­a­mond League made its stop in Birm­ing­ham last week­end, Chel­tenham Har­ri­ers’ young­sters got their chance to shine at the Alexan­dra Sta­dium.

As part of the Müller-spon­sored Club Con­nect Pro­gramme. Ithe top ranked 4x100m re­lay teams from the age groups Un­der-13 to Un­der-20 were in­vited to com­pete as a pre­lude to the main timetable.

These teams are in­vited on the strength of their po­si­tion in the UK rank­ings and Chel­tenham Har­ri­ers, fol­low­ing a very suc­cess­ful sea­son, had two age group teams el­i­gi­ble and in­vited to com­pete; Un­der 13 boys and Un­der 20 ladies.

The boys were the first on to the track and put in a great team per­for­mance with some smooth ba­ton changes, to come sixth in a time of 54.81.

Later it was the turn of the Un­der 20 ladies team and they are a well drilled and prac­tised squad, with three of the team ac­tu­ally from the un­der 17 age bracket. In a blis­ter­ing race, won by Cardiff who went un­der 50 sec­onds, Chel­tenham came in at a fan­tas­tic fourth place in a sea­son’s best time of 51.25.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing Chel­tenham and County Har­ri­ers can visit the web­site at chel­tenhamhar­ri­ers.com.

The Har­ri­ers’ Un­der-20 ladies, from left, He­lena Shan­non, Remi Shahthorn­ley, Grace Pit­man and Fliss Tow­nend

The Har­ri­ers Un­der-13 boys squad, from left, Ed Palmer, Bar­ney Heath-smith, Jack Tan­ski, William Doody, Tyler Wain­wright

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