Bronze medal and new club record for Emma

Emma Hornsby (right)
Emma Hornsby (right)
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Emma Hornsby set a club record for Nene Valley Harriers on her way to a bronze medal at the BUCS Championships at Bedford.

The former Bourne Grammar School student, now in her first year at Loughborough University, was in the second pool of qualifiers in the ladies long jump on Saturday.

After landing a no jump, she recorded 5.43m and 5.32m to qualify for the final in fifth place.

The improved weather conditions on Sunday led to a first-round jump of 5.50m which put her into second place.

Hornsby then followed this up with a personal best and club record of 5.61m in the second round, placing her third and she was able to 
retain this position through the final four rounds.

Her final jump of 5.60m looked longer but it gave her a clear third place.

She was joined in making the finals on day two of competition by Emily Maltby for Bedfordshire University in the triple jump.

Her qualifying jump of 11.05m was a season’s best and she recorded 11.06m in the final for 10th place.

Sean Garmory, running for Newcastle University in the 400m, was fifth in the heat.

Ellie Mae Stokes, a first-year student at Gloucester University, threw the javelin 32.85m.

Meanwhile, Harriers finished a creditable fourth in round one of The East Anglia League at Colchester despite taking a small squad.

They won all seven of the men’s shot putt competitions for an unprecedented clean sweep.

Several of the Nene Valley throwers are coached by legendary shot putter and strong man Geoff Capes.

Robbie Shaw won the senior men’s shot with 14.02m while club all-rounder Dave Bush won the B event.

Lincolnshire champion Charles Hughes had the best throw of the under-17s as Kai Morrison won both the B shot and discus.

Callum Robertson threw 11.91m to win the only under-15 shot event.

George Harrison won both the under-13 shot and javelin with Adam Squires successful in the B shot.