2021 Sportshall League Round-Up

04 January 2022

The 2021 Sportshall League concluded just before Christmas and over the 3 competitions 90 Harriers competed in either the U11, U13 or U15 events. Athletes needed to compete in all 3 rounds in order to place in the overall league. 

In the U15G competition Isobel Burfitt took 1st place after a brilliant season. Through the season Burfitt had secured 1st in the speed bounce (SB), standing triple jump (STJ) and standing long jump (SLJ). Abigail Thornley was consistent all season and was rewarded with 2nd place with her best performances coming from 2nd in the SB, STJ and 2 lap time trial. 

Oliver Belbeck won the U15B league with 1st places in the SB, STJ and shot put. Fred Fowler's 1st places in the time trial, chest push (CP) and standing vertical jump (SVJ) earned him 2nd overall. Joseph Abbey, Luke Johnson and Jackson James took 4th, 6th and 7th respectively. 

Charlotte Smith and Megan Amey took a 1-2 in the U13G league. On her way to victory Smith took 1st in the CP and SVJ, plus 2nd in the time trial and shot. Meanwhile Amey’s equal wins in the CP and SVJ were backed up by 3rd places in the time trial and SB. Izzy Cook took 4th place overall, with a win in the time trial. Amber Tandy, Frankie Robinson, Daisy Hopcraft and Evie Avery were just behind with 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th overall. Lulu Morton-Ellison, Olivia Avery, Daisy Fraine and Amber Flatman rounded off solid seasons by finishing in 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th respectively. 

Harriers filled the top 8 spots in the U13B competition led by Owen Boon. Boon had a brilliant season from start to finish with wins in the SLJ and time trial and 2nd places in the shot, CP, STJ and SB. Emeka Nkeme’s wins in the shot and STJ, plus 2nd in the time trial and 3rd in the CP, earnt him 2nd place. Fred Buckland completed the podium in 3rd with a 3rd place in the time trial on route. Benjamin Parker took 4th and Robin Nishimura was 5th. Johnnie Stanimeros took 6th overall, with a win the CP, Jacob Leigh was 7th and Josh Hill came 8th. 

Lottie Cook’s 1st place in the CP, 2nd in the SVJ and time trial and 3rd in the high stepper earnt her a fantastic 2nd place. 3rd place was won by Harmony Opene with her best performance coming with 3rd in the CP. Katie Whitfield had a consistent season with a 5th place and three 6th places to give her an overall finish of 4th. 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th were taken by Delilah Ford, Kimberley Hodgkinson, Zephie Turbard and Sophie Gaskell respectively. Myla Soakell and Eve Perkins performed well to finish in 12th and 14th. 

The U11B league was another Harriers clean sweep with just 2 points separating 1st and 2nd place. Bertie Brooks came out on top after an impressive season which included a time trial win and 3rd place in the STJ. 2nd in the SLJ, SVJ and time trial earnt Arty Roberts a brilliant 2nd place overall. Harry Jones won bronze with 2nd in the SLJ and STJ. George Phillimore and Rufus Buckland also had strong seasons with 4th and 5th place finishes. Scott Whitehouse won 7th and Austin Harris was 8th. Archie Read, Tobia Danahar, Jett Kelly and Ajay Trigg finished 11th, 13th, 14th and 17th respectively.