ATHLETICS: Red-hot Jasmine shines for Harriers in the sun

Jasmine Allen

Jasmine Allen

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Jasmine Allen was in scorching form as Nene Valley Harriers finished second at last Sunday’s Eastern Young Athletes League match.

In red hot conditions, Allen scorched to victory in the under-13 girls’ 200m ‘A’ race in 28.0 seconds – which was a new club record time.

Allen’s super sprint was one of several outstanding performances by the team of young guns, who won the under-13 boys and under-17 boys’ age groups.

And it was another sprinter in the shape of William Hughes who made a significant contribution to the winning under-13 tally.

He stormed to a B string double, taking the 100m in 13.1secs and the 200m in 27.4secs.

His twin brother Charles also did his bit with a double, taking the ‘B’ discus and javelin honours and was also runner-up in the ‘A’ shot.

Elsewhere in this age group there were A string successes for Keilin Spurdens (1,500m) and Kai Harrison (discus).

There was no doubt about the main man behind the under-17s’ team victory as English Schools hammer thrower Isaac Huskisson powered his way to a treble.

He won the ‘B’ shot and discus and also the ‘A’ hammer – and received good support in the throwing events from Matt Rodrigues.

He was first in the ‘A’ discus and ‘B’ javelin, while Nathan Jasper took top spot in the ‘A’ javelin.

Nene Valley also did well in the jumps in this age group with Matt Hudson and Jonathan Woodcock securing maximum points in the long jump and triple jump.

On the track there were wins for Kane Wright (100m A), Cameron Marshall (400m B and 800m A), Sam Smith (800m B) and Alex Hampson (1500m A).

Chloe Prentice (shot A and discus B) and Bethany Denial (long jump A and high jump B) were double winners for the under-15 girls, and Leigh Ann Rose hit a winning note twice (800m B and shot B) for the under-17 girls.

Result: 1st Bedford & County 812pts; 2nd Nene Valley Harriers 683pts; 3rd Chelmsford 638pts.