Midland Young Athletes Final, 29/7/12

There were victories for Annabel Sherry and the under 13 girls 4×100m relay squad as Cheltenham Harriers finished seventh in the Midland Young Athletes Final in Stoke. Sherry won the under 17 hammer with a new personal best of 36.62m to go alongside her second places in the shot with 12.13m and discus with 33.38m. On the track it was the relay of team of Ellie Wanklyn, Georgia Wray, Lucy Martin and Brittany Sutton-Page that provided the only Harriers A string win of the day as they took the honours in the under 13 girls 4×100m in 55.8 seconds.

In the under 17 age group the girls 80m hurdles brought good points as Megan Bishop won the B race in a personal best of 12.1 seconds after Mollie Courtney has placed second in the A race with a 12.2 clocking. Bishop also ran 46.0 to take second in the 300m hurdles A race whilst Rhys Lloyd placed second in a tactical 800m A race in 2:04.6. In the field events there was a second place for Ian Moore with a 6.14m long jump and for Anna Martin with a 1.55m clearance in the high jump.

In the under 15 events the 80m hurdles again brought a good points haul as Chris Bell-Hartley finished second in the A race in 11.6 seconds and Nat Hatherley won the B race with a personal best of 13.2 to go alongside his second place in the pole vault where he jumped a pb of 2.30m. Similarly the javelin saw a B string win for Ryan Ellis with 39.88m and Charlie Vanhoa took second place in the A competition with 42.73m. The A race sprints produced three third places with Sophie Yorke running 12.3 in the 100m and a pb of 26.0 in the 200m whilst Ben Clarke clocked 24.1 in the boy’s 200m. Scott Jones placed third in the A shot put with 11.14m as well as winning the B discus competition with a throw of 29.57m whilst Imran Qureshi finished third in the long jump with 5.64m.

In the under 13 age Jamie Worman scored valuable points as he finished second in the high jump with a 1.40m clearance and won the 200m B race in a personal best of 28.4 seconds. As well as being part of the victorious sprint relay team Ellie Wanklyn set a 150m pb of21.5 for second place in the A race whilst Ben Roberts took third in the 1500m as he broke the five minute barrier for the first time with a time of 4:56.2.

For further Harriers performances see the full results.