Several of our Junior section travelled to Kingston-Upon-Hull recently to compete at the Northern Athletics Championships. The Costello Stadium was the venue where the best of Northern England’s U13, U15 and U17 athletes gathered for a fierce day of competition. Here’s how our Harrier Heroes got on…..
Under 13, Hugo Douglas-Reeves was in the medals after some fabulous sprinting. He took 3rd place in the 100m, crossing the line in 13.99s, and did one better in the 200m taking 2nd place in 27.77s (only beaten by two hundredths of a second!!)
Under 13, Lottie Graves, cruised through to the final of the 200m after an impressive 2nd place in Heat 1. She finished 7th in the final, dipping over the line in an excellent 29.56s.
Harry Lyons put in his usual strong performance in the Under 15 boys race. He was just outside his PB with a time of 4:31.12, taking 5th place.
Under 15s, Zara Jones and Savannah Tarn were the two youngest athletes in their 1500m race; everyone else was in Year 2 of the age group. That didn’t put them off though as they produced two excellent performances. Zara shaved a few more 10th’s off her PB, taking 3rd place with a new best of 4:48.45, and Savannah crossed the line in 6th place in an excellent time of 5:24.01.
Frustratingly, Lottie Graves was just 1cm off being in the medals in the Long Jump. She finished in an excellent 4th place with a jump of 4.37m.
Hugo Douglas-Reeves took his third medal of the day in the Shot Put. He finished in 2nd place with a huge PB, smashing his previous best by 37cm with a fantastic throw of 8.13m.
Lottie Graves was back again in the Shot Put. Some excellent throwing as usual with her best on the day being 6.90m, putting her in 10th place out of 18 competitors.
A fabulous overall performance from our young athletes, all of them ‘holding their own’ up against some really tough competition….and some of them even in the medals which is outstanding. Well done everyone, you have done yourselves proud once again!