Harriers take second in junior meeting

IPSWICH Harriers Athletics Club took second place in the third round of the Eastern Young Athletes League at Chelmsford's Springfield Stadium.

Stuart Watson

IPSWICH Harriers Athletics Club took second place in the third round of the Eastern Young Athletes League at Chelmsford's Springfield Stadium.

Emily Lambert and Enya Moore again dominated the Under-13 sprints, Moore winning the 200m A and 100m B races, with Lambert winning the 100m A and 200m B events. Moore then showed her versatility by winning the B shot putt.

Rosemary Payne overpowered some strong opposition in the 800m, winning by nearly seven seconds in 2:41.6, while Amalia Serriatello swapped her spikes for trainers to record a personal best time of 1.25m in the high jump.

Ipswich's sprint relay team soon recorded a comfortable victory before Jess Crissell improved her personal best in the U15 girls' long jump to 4.87m.

Abby Hadley performed well in the 100m, 200m and long jump to obtain some very good points for the team, while Charlotte Shelley achieved a PB of 1.62m on her way to winning the high jump.

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Rachel Hall won the javelin and the B high jump, Claire Caiger won the 800m by a comfortable margin, while Charlotte Cattermole produced another good display for the U17 girls' team by winning the hurdles (12.7s) and obtaining second in the shot.

Claire Welbourne won the 200m B race and claimed second in the javelin, while Latiyfa Ellis won the B string shot.

Sian Jones won the B string 100m and then came second in the 200m, while Alex Leigh Pearson claimed second in the 100m.

Errol Thompson had a good day for the U13 boys, his terrific personal best of 1.50m in the high jump securing him the win and moving him into the top tier of the national rankings. Thompson also finished second in the hurdles A and third in the long jump.

Kasey Hagan won the B string hurdles and B string long jump, while Ben Hutchinson, fresh from promotion from the B string, won the 100m before anchoring the relay team to second place.

Josh Hutchinson upstaged his brother though by winning the U15 boys' 100m and 200m, while Matt Constable won the B 100m and the B 200m to give his manager some nice selection problems.

The performance of the day came from Caine Sobers who won the B high jump with a massive 6.13m in the long jump, with James Mann completing a Harriers double.

Frank Bloomfield kept the medals coming for Ipswich, the youngster claiming second place in the three throwing events of discus, shot and hammer.

Adam Rawling and Tom Creasey won the U17 boys' 200m A and B respectively, with Rawling also winning the B 100m earlier in the day.

Anthony Kitterman had his first outing at 800m and finished a respectable second with 2:12.5 before a tremendous finish to an exciting 400m race saw Elliot Doe hold off a strong challenge to win in 54.6s.

Rawling, Creasey, Kitterman and Doe then combined to produce an outstanding victory in the 4x100m relay.

Results: 1st Chelmsford 739, 2nd Ipswich 536, 3rd Hertfordshire Phoenix 436, 4th Colchester 318, 5th Thurrock 286, 6th Huntingdon 212, 7th Braintree 211.

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