Under 13 Girls
Mia Henson goes from strength to strength and won the sprint double in personal best times of 10.3 for 75m, and 20.7 for 150m. Mia also did well in the shot. Annabel Black made an impressive debut winning the 75m B string in 10.9 and Lauren Armstrong was third in the B string 150m.
Sophie Webb and Izzie Kidd tackled 800m and Alice Moffat and Meadow Thomas the 1200m. Meadow also put in good performances in the hurdles and high jump and Izzie did well in javelin. Olivia Scarles performed well in hurdles and high jump as did Ellie Perkin in javelin and shot. Wanessa Idec did A string long jump and the strength in depth of the U13 sprinters was revealed in the non-scoring 75m with Wanessa running 10.9 and Holly Martin 11.5.
Holly, Mia, Lauren and Annabel were third in the 4 x 100m relay
Under 13 boys
There were several wins for the U13 boys. Cameron Reid and Angus Williams won A string and B string 800m respectively and Ben Smith the A string 1500m. Harry Brandon won A string high jump and B string 200m with Kristian Everiss winning the A string javelin and B string high jump.
Calvin Stevens was second in both A string 100m and 200m, Alex Burn did well in B string 100m and long jump, and Phoenix Everiss competed strongly in shot, javelin and long jump. Edward Watson ran B string 1500m and Ben Smith and Harry Brandon took care of the hurdles. Joel James ran a storming second leg of the 4 x 100m relay to help Harry, Calvin and Alex reach second place.
Under 15 girls
Ella Merten-Mancer ran a PB of 13.3 to be third in the A string 100m with Becca Jones, Abi Jones and Amber Hitchcock looking after the other short sprints. Abi won the A string javelin with an impressive 34.08m and was second in B string hurdles. Amber tackled A string hurdles in a season’s best 13.90 and also did well in shot whilst Becca won the B string pole vault and was second in B string shot.
In the 300m there were PBs for Sandie Pohlman in 45.80 and Emily Baxter in 48.80 with Emily also second in the A string pole vault. The 800m saw an A string win for Sophie Morton in 2.21.9 with Charlotte Munn second in the B string with 2.30.0. Orla Fawcett (2.30.8) and Jemima Taswell-Fryer (2.42.3) ran well in the non-scoring 800m.
Scarlett Wager-Leigh won a high calibre A string 1500m in 4.55.9 with Jess Orr getting a PB of 5.07.4 in the B string. Newcomer Emily Davies made a strong contribution with good performances in A string discus and hammer. Hannah Dickens performed well in high jump and long jump, and Rosie Harris (javelin) and Ellen Courtney (high jump) also made useful contributions.
Under 15 boys
There was another double 800m win for the Chiltern boys with Harry Kettle comfortable in the A string with 2.08.5 and Seb Mills setting a PB of 2.14.9 in the B string. Harry was second in the A string 300m and won the B string shot. Seb was second in B string 100m and fifth in A string long jump. Siddhant Dey was an impressive winner of the discus in 31.37m and was second in A string shot.
David Odita was strong across 80m hurdles (a PB of 12.6), 200m and high jump and Ethan Kidd won B string hurdles and gained useful points in long jump and javelin (PB of 28.40m). Will Brown was fourth in A string 1500m and chipped in with a useful hammer throw, whilst brother George ran B string 1500m and threw B string discus. Theo Kontos helped with contributions in hammer and 300m and Alex Ahern covered sprints and long jump.
The relay teams all put in solid performances to keep the points ticking over and the match finished with Bedford and County winning with 562 points, Chiltern second on 506, Orion Harriers third on 457, Thames Valley Harriers fourth on 419, Basildon fifth on 370, and Herts Phoenix sixth on 336.
At the league’s halfway stage Chiltern are in second and hoping to consolidate a good position at the next match on Sunday June 22nd at Walthamstow.