Harriers’ H squad on the right track as club records tumble

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Local aces Lily Hughes, Maria Hollingsworth and Becki Hall were among the Nene Valley Harriers who broke club rcords when the club hosted the opening Southern League match at Peterborough.

Hughes broke her own Under 20 record when winning the B-string 200m in 25.5 and also won the A-string 100m in 12.4, where Emily Maltby was just a tenth of a second slower in taking the B-string.

Hollingsworth and Hall also broke records on a day when it seemed if your surname began with an H you were going to enjoy a successful afternoon.

Hollingsworth reduced the Under 20 club record to 15.4 when winning the 100m hurdles, where Hornsby was runner-up in the B-string in 17.1, while Hall improved the senior shot putt mark to 12.48m which was also good enough to wi n.

Ellie Mae Stokes recorded a personal best of 4.27m to take third in the B-string long jump, giving good support to Emma Hornsby who won the A-string with 5.19m.

Stokes was in winning form in the B-string triple jump with 9.9m, giving good support to Emily Maltby who was runner-up in the A-string with 10.60m.

Leigh-Ann Rose set PBs in the 400m hurdles (fourth in 81.8) and 1500m steeplechase (third with 6.50.1) while Emma Penniston impoved her 3000m time to 11.26.8 when fourth in the B-string. Kane Wright improved his 100m time to 11.0, finishing third as Nene Valley took second place behind Bedford and County.

Ashley Sandall, who enjoyed a stunning winter competing indoors, performed solidly to finish second in the A-string 400m while fellow youngster Bradley Spurdens was runner-up in the B-string 800m in 2.03.3, despite only being an Under 17.

Jake Richardson was another Under 17 to run well, finishing second in the B-string 1500m while multi-eventer David Bush took part in four events and won the B-string discus with 31.45m.

He was also runner-up in the B-string shot (10.24m), fourth in the B-string javelin (35.69m) and took the same position in the A-string long jump (5.66m).

Natasha Segal was runner-up in the B-string 400m in 564.7 while Rosie Marshall (third in 2.29.5) and Jasmine Oldfield (fourth in 2.58.1) teamed up in the 800m.

Kelly Lawrence scored solidly in the B-string throws, finishing second in the hammer (38.65m) and third in the discus (38.65) while Stokes added more points when third in the B-string javelin with 25.31m).

Hornsby was third in the A-string high jump with 1.5m while Alice Gibbons gave support with second in he B-string with 1.45m.