The Harriers young athletes team opened their league season with a six team fixture at Yate. In the under 17 boys events there were double victories and personal best performances from both Linton Gardiner and Adam Wheeler. Gardiner cleared 3.65m in the pole vault and clocked 15.1 in the 100m hurdles whilst Wheeler set new personal best marks of 12.12 in the triple jump and 6.77m in the long jump. Further victories in the age group came from Rhys Lloyd who lowered his 800m pb to 2:04.7 and Matt Parr with 5:17.9 in 1500m steeplechase. The under 17 girls team also impressed with Megan Barrett claiming a 200m and 300m sprint double in times of 26.6 and 42.0 seconds respectively. Harriet Sawle ensured it was a sprint treble for the Harriers as she won the 100m in 13.2 and Mollie Courtney lowered her personal best to 12.3 seconds to win the 80m hurdles. In the field Kira Cooper won the javelin with 30.25m and Katy Townsend won the long jump with 5.06m. In the under 15 age group Imran Quereshi claimed two victories with a personal best clearance of 2.75m in the pole vault and a distance of 5.87m in the long jump. There was also a sprint double for Ben Clarke as he won the 100m in 12.2 and 200m in 24.4 seconds. Chris Bell-Hartley won the 80m hurdles with a 11.7 clocking whilst Charlie Vanhoa set a personal best of 39.25m to win the javelin. In the under 15 girls events Melissa Bird won the discus with 28.65m whilst the only Harriers victory in the under 13 age group went to Jamie Worman who cleared 1.36m in the boy’s high jump.
For further Harriers performances see the full results.