Imran Quereshi set a new Cheltenham Harriers under 15 long jump record as he broke the six meter barrier for the first time as the club hosted the Brewer Games at the Prince of Wales Stadium. Quereshi’s 6.04m jump also moved him up to sixth place in the UK rankings for his age group whilst he completed a successful afternoon with further victories in the pole vault with 2.70m and shot with 11.02m.
In the senior events Jamie Courtenay showed good form as he was just four hundredths of a second outside his 110m hurdles personal best with a 16.3 second clocking. Under 20 athlete Liam Downer impressed with a personal best of 55.69m to win the men’s javelin whilst there was also a 1500m victory in a pb of 4:09.3 for Andrew van Kints. Under 17 athlete Annabel Sherry beat her senior rivals to win the shot with 12.21m and discus with 33.33m. In the under 20 age group there were victories for Emily Pascoe with a 15.5 clocking in the 100m hurdles, Hannah Foward with a 61.1 400m and Adam Peachey with a time of 23.4 in the 200m.
There were double wins for both Megan Bishop and Linton Gardiner in the under 17 age group. Bishop’s wins came with personal bests of 26.3 in the 200m and 46.5 in the 300m hurdles, whilst Gardiner set a long jump pb of 6.05m and also cleared 3.40m for victory in the pole vault. There were also personal bests and victories for Harry Mahoney with a 4:14.9 in the 1500m and Ian Moore with a 14.7 in the 100m hurdles. Further wins in the age group came through Mollie Courtney with a 12.4 clocking in the 80m hurdles and from Kira Cooper with a 31.80m throw in the javelin.
In the under 15 events Ben Clarke impressed with victories in the 100m with 12.4 and the 400m with a pb of 54.4. There was also a double win for Sophie Yorke who took the 100m in 13.0 and cleared a personal best of 1.54m for victory in the high jump. The javelin honours in the age group went to Charlie Vanhoa with 42.92m and Ellie Wanklyn with a personal best of 21.87m. Ben Roberts also showed good form to take the 1500m honours with a pb of 5:05.2 whilst the under 11 quadrathlon also produced home victories through Brittany Sutton-Page and George Williamson.