Hughes family are unbeatable at County Championship

Philippa Taylor
Philippa Taylor
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Nene Valley Harriers’ track and field stars had a day to remember at Grantham on Sunday, winning medals galore in the Lincolnshire County Championship.

The Hughes siblings proved unbeatable with William winning the under-17 100m and 200m sprints – an achievement matched by sister Lily in the under-20 events.

Charles Hughes took golds in the discus and javelin with throws of 23.95 and 11.09m.

The Ellisons were another family to enjoy a golden day with Ethan winning the under-15 1500m in a personal best time of 4:47.3.

Megan Ellison took first place in the under-17 800m.

Theo Briston picked up medals of each colour after winning the under-13 100m, finishing as runner-up in the 200m and taking long jump bronze.

Again it was a family affair as Ryley Briston sprinted to gold in the under-15 100m.

Kate Wright enjoyed a golden sprint double with victories in the under-20 100m and 200m while Niam Payne won the 1500m in the same age group with a 4.20.3 clocking.

Luke Taylor took gold in the under-17 javelin with his mother Philippa winning the veterans 1500m. The under-15 100m bronze went to Luke Harrison.

Millie Weller and Niamh Rushton won gold and bronze respectively in the under-13 high jump.

Sprinter Emily Davis won under-15 200m silver and Hana Ray took the 800m bronze.

Roseanna Clark threw 7.75 for gold in the under-15 shot while Eleanor Smith won javelin silver.

At under-17 level Jasmine Allen collected long jump gold and 200m bronze.

Paula Naylor took bronze in the 800m and Rosie Fresen won pole vault gold.

Under-20 Jennifer Smith was a silver medal winner in the 200m and 400m and Bethany Denial won silvers in the high jump and long jump.

Emily Maltby had a day to remember with first place in the senior ladies 100m and long jump as Becki Hall achieved a notable discus and shot double.

Peterborough AC were also among the medals as Lewis Davey won under-17 100m and 400m gold while Wendy Perkins was awarded gold in the veteran ladies 200m and 400m.