ATHLETICS: Nene Valley aces setting the Standard

Talented team: Nene Valley Harriers' young athletes show off their AAA Standard badges and certifcates. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG281111-68MD (to order call 01775 765433)
Talented team: Nene Valley Harriers' young athletes show off their AAA Standard badges and certifcates. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG281111-68MD (to order call 01775 765433)
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YOUNG guns from Nene Valley Harriers have been rewarded for their sensational displays during the 2011 track and field season.

A clutch of the club’s top talents have been handed AAA Standard badges and certificates, which were presented to them at the Castle Sports Complex.

At under-20 level, Spalding ace Charlotte Taylor earned Grade One awards for her performances in the 3,000m, 1,500m and 800m, while Katy Robinson was honoured at Grade Three for a fine high jump performance.

Under-17 sprinter Helen Chapman took Grade Four honours for her 100m exploits, while Luke Pallister (U/15) also earned Grade Four acknowledgement in the 400m and Long Jump.

The final Grade Four commendation went to Under-13 starlet Rosie Fresen, who starred in the 800m and shot.

There was also a special certificate for David Bush (U/20), who set a new Nene Valley decathlon club record of 5466 points during the season.

Others who competed for the Harriers in the National Young Athlete and East Anglian League are: Melanie Chapman, Eve Cooke, Tom Fresen, Rebecca Grant-Wright, Emily Maltby, Nathaniel Martin, Lauren North, Aimee Renton, Nikita Robinson, Natasha Segal, Jenny Smith. Bradley Spurdens, Keilin Spurdens, Ellie-May Stokes and Holly Wise.

• NENE Valley are still training throughout the winter.

On Monday they meet at the Castle Sports Complex (6pm) and at Crowland (7pm).

They also get together at PRSA in Boston on Tuesday night (7pm) and the Castle again on Wednesday (6pm).

On a Thursday it’s back to PRSA Boston (7pm), with a session also taking place in Peterborough on the same night (7pm).

Contact Arthur Simmonds on 01406 380671 or Russ Prosser on 01733 210609 for more details on winter training.