Nathaniel Hatherley was Cheltenham Harriers star performer as the club’s under 15 and under 13 team finished third in the final fixture of the Midland Premier League 2 of the Youth Development League in Coventry. Hatherley had an excellent afternoon as he won the under 15 pole vault with a personal best clearance of 2.76m to move up to twentieth in the UK rankings. He also showed his versatility by winning the 80m hurdles in 12.4 seconds before combining with Jamie Worman, Dominic Biss and Simon Fraser as the quartet won the 4×100m relay with a 49.2 clocking. In the same age group there were also two individual wins for Melissa Bird with 9.85m in the shot and 31.77m in the discus, as well as a second place in the hammer with a throw of 33.28m. Georgia Wray ensured a pole vault double for the club as she won the girl’s event with a height of 2.20m whilst Beck Phillips took three second places in the boys throwing events with 25.98m in the discus, 10.34m in the shot and 27.16 in the hammer. There were also third place finishes for Biss with 12.4 in the 100m, Lewis Carter with 30.21m in the javelin and for Freya Chapman in both the 100m and 200m in times of 13.2 and 26.9 respectively.
In the under 13 events George Williamson impressed with a 100m victory in a personal best of 13.1 seconds, as well as setting two further pbs with a 27.1 clocking for second in the 200m and a throw of 23.02m for third in the javelin. There was also a win for Bethan Samuel with 2:31.8 in the 800m whilst Abigail Williams set a pb of 10.6 for second place in the 75m. Williams also took third in the 150m with a 20.8 pb, a position matched by Rob Worman who recorded a pb of 13.0 seconds in the 75m hurdles. As well as finishing third on the day the team also finished third in the overall league standings, just one place short of earning promotion to the top division.
For further Harriers performances see the full results