Sophie Yorke made use of favourable wind conditions to move up to fourth in the under 15 girls UK rankings as she clocked a personal best of 12.4 seconds to win the 100m at the Gloucestershire Schools Athletics Championships in Cheltenham. Similarly, there was a big pb for Ben Clarke in the under 15 boys 100m as he moved up to twelfth in the national rankings with an 11.6 second victory. Clarke also won the 200m in 23.7 whilst there was a double gold for Imran Quereshi with a 32.59m pb in the discus and 5.59m in the long jump. Further throws success in the age group came with county titles for Scott Jones with 11.55m in the shot, Ryan Ellis with 37.19m in the javelin and Melissa Bird with 28.93m in the discus.
In the under 20 age group Emily Pascoe impressed as she broke the 15 second barrier for the first time to claim the 100m hurdles title with a 14.9 clocking that places her fifteenth in the national rankings. In the same age group on the track Adam Peachey won the 200m with a pb of 22.7 and Hannah Foward won the 400m in 61.0. In the field Rob Wallace took gold with a season’s best of 55.79m in the hammer and Kira Cooper won the javelin with a distance of 28.19m.
In the under 17 age group Mollie Courtney lowered her personal best to 12.1 seconds with victory in the 80m hurdles as she equalled the English Schools qualifying standard. Anna Martin also set a new pb with a 1.59m winning clearance in the high jump whilst there were also titles and pbs for Rhys Lloyd with 2:03.8 in the 800m and Shannon Caroll with a 5:06.3 in the 1500m. Annabel Sherry won both the shot with 13.18m and discus with 32.71m whilst Adam Dove won the boy’s discus with 32.47m and Louis Mernagh took the javelin with 40.81m. Ian Moore was another athlete to win two golds as he took the triple jump with 11.98m and the 100m hurdles in 15.1 seconds. Further hurdles success came as Katy Townsend won the 300m hurdles with a 46.9 clocking.
For further Harriers performances see the full results.