Young Athletes League June 26th

A number of the Harriers’ Under 13 Girls competed well this past weekend with our partner Club Yeovil Olympiads in the National Young Athletes League. Mazeie Phillips continues to get better as the season goes on and improved at the Long Jump - this time going out to 4.03m. She also ran competitively over 150m for a time of 22.4 seconds.

Not too far behind in the 150m race was Meghan Skeates, who is a year younger than Mazeie, but just as competitive, as she recorded 23.8. Meghan also had a go at the High Jump. Meghan’s classmate from Shepton’s St Pauls School, Kimberley Bartlett, also made her debut in this League match and recorded a good first mark of 3.14.5 for the 800m race, before also recording a useful 3.18m in her first competitive attempt at the shot.

Junior Competition Evening Monday June 27th

On Monday the Harrier juniors again held their regular monthly competition night at Millfield track, with almost 40 taking part. In the sprints Sophie Clarke ran a nippy 13.90 for 100m, just ahead of Justine Bowers, 14.26, and Mazeie Phillips, 14.66. Whilst in the first Year 6 race, Peter Key ran away from the rest with his 16.38, and in the second race Lewis Lynham recorded a speedy 15.26 ahead of Archie Churchill-Moss, 16.33, and Hattie Ffooks, 16.57.

In the 75m races Will Norris continues to dominate, this time recording 12.14 ahead of Reece Williams, 12.54 and Ross Bowers, 12.89. For the girls, Ashleigh Chinnock’s 12.67 led the rest home, with Emily Smith, 12.91 and Gabby Hillman, 13.15, not far behind.

In the 400m races, the junior race was again won by Will Norris with 74.9, ahead of Tristan Goldsmid, 80.7, and Reece Williams, 82.8. In the Year 6 race, Liam Black dominated and came home in 73.1, ahead of Lewis Lynham, 77.8, whilst in the older age groups Joe Mullins ran a zippy 72.0, well clear this time of Lewis Curtis with 80.5.

In the Girls’ 800m race Kimberley Bartlett ran a good 3.12.4 just ahead of Hattie Ffooks 3.15.3, whilst in the Boys’ 1500m race, Louis Curtis was first home in 6.14.5 ahead of Hamish Malone with his 6.28.8. In an additional 800m race for Boys, Joe Mullins ran a 2.56, ahead of Tristan Goldsmid’s 2.59.

In the Field events, best performances were recorded in the Long Jump, where Justine Bowers went out to 4.06m for the older girls and Jordan Robins to 3.88m for the older boys. In the junior event, Will Norris jumped 3.23m for the boys and Emily Smith 3.07m for the girls. In the High Jump, Sophie Clarke went to 1.18m and Jordan Hughes to 1.15m in a competitive tussle.

Many thanks to all the coaches, senior Harriers and parents that assisted ensure the competition evening went smoothly. Juniors are reminded that as of July 4th the training session on a Monday, start 6.00pm, switches to Millfield Prep School at Edgarley whilst the track at the main school is being renewed.