Records tumbled at the Embankment last Saturday (May 21) as athletes from Nene Valley Harriers and Peterborough AC made hay while the sun shone on the Cambridgeshire Track and Field Championships.
Nene Valley’s Flo Brill is an exciting prospect, and the county cross country champion shattered both the club under 13 record and her own PB, which was set the previous weekend, when winning the 1500m in a time of 4:58.02. This fine run moved Brill up to sixth in the current UK rankings.
Peterborough AC’s 17 year old Daniel Mees was another local to shine, comfortably winning the under 20 800m in 1:52.88 and following it up with a stunning victory in the 1500m.
Mees bided his time running just adrift of the lead group, before exploding at the bell and carving out a winning margin of seven seconds with a 4:01.63 clocking.
The Paul Larkin’s coached ace’s 800m time was an all-time Championship best. Astonishingly Mee has two more years in his age group.
Nene Valley collected a huge medal haul and Georgie Ivens and Dave Brown both took gold in the senior 200 and 400m.
Under 13 all-rounder Josie Downer won gold in the 100m and long jump as well as 1500m silver.
Freddie Fraser claimed a pair of golds in the under 13 100m and long jump. His 100m time of 12.93 moved Fraser up to seventh in the national rankings.
Elizabeth Taylor of Peterborough AC won the under 13 200 and 800m, and at under 17 level her teammate Megan Sims won 300 sprint and 300m hurdles gold along with 200m silver.
The Nene Valley throwers were in fine form and Simon Achurch bagged four medals, producing a gold medal winning javelin throw of 43.57m.
Achurch collected silver in the discus, shot and hammer.
Martin Tinkler won the senior men’s discus and hammer.
The Harrison brothers were amongst the medals wirh 12-year-old George winning gold in both the javelin and shot with older brother Kai winning discus gold and shot silver.
The ladies fared just as well, and Nene Valley made it a clean sweep in a closely fought Under 17 shot with Tierney Augustine, Priscilla Dadziea and Lydia Church making it a club 1-2-3. Augustine also won discus gold.
Harriet Fenton proved her adaptability when winning the under 15 shot and high jump for Peterborough AC.
Nene Valley Medalists
Under 13B 800m Freddie House Silver, Under 17G 100m Alexandre Pullen Silver, Under 15G 800m Amber Park Gold, Under 15G 800m Ella Robinson Silver, Under 17B 800m CaseyHilliam Silver, Under 20B 800 m Jevan Robertson Bronze, Under 13 G100m Josie Downer Gold, Under 13B 100m Freddie Fraser Gold, Under 15G 300m Ella Robinson Silver, Under 17G 300m Kelsi Ellis Silver, Under 17B 400m Abraham Jones Gold, Senior Men’s 400m Dave Brown Gold, Senior Ladies 400m George Ivens Gold,Under 17 200m Alexandre Pullen Bronze, Senior Ladies 200m George Ivens Gold, Senior Men’s 200m Dave Brown Gold, Under 13G1500m Flo Brill Gold, Under 15G1500m Katie Tasker Bronze, Under 17G 1500m Josie Fortune Gold, Under 17G1500m Ellie Piccaver Bronze, Senior Ladies 1500m Nicky Morgan Silver, Under 20B1500m Oliver Bowling NVH Bronze, Under 13G 200m Josie Downer Silver, Under 13B 200m Dylan Tomaselli Silver, Under 13B 200m Freddie House Bronze, Under 20B Hammer Isaac Huskisson Gold, Senior Men’s Hammer Sam Wilson Gold, Senior Men’s Hammer Simon Achurch Silver, Under 15B Long Jump Harry Smith Silver, Senior Men High Jump Astley Barker Gold, Under 17G Hammer Lydia Church Gold, Under 13G Long Jump Josie Downer Gold, Senior Men Pole Vault Carl Titman Gold, Under 15G Pole Vault Elysia Constanzo Gold, Under 15B Triple Jump Harry Smith Gold, Under 20B Javelin Isaac Huskisson Bronze, Senior Men Javelin Simon Achurch Gold, Under 17B Shot Kai Harrison Silver, Senior Men Shot Martin Tinkler Gold, Senior Men’s Shot Simon Achurch Silver, Under 13GJavelin George Harrison Gold, Under 17G Discus Tierney Augustine Gold, Under13b Long Jump Freddie Fraser Gold, Under 13B shot George Harrison Gold, Under 15B Shot Callum Robertson Silver, Kai Harrison Under 17 Discus Gold, Isaac Huskisson Under 20 Discus Bronze, Senior Men’s discus Martin Tinkler Gold, Senior Men’s discus Simon Achurch Silver, Under 15G Long Jump Megan Williams Bronze, Under 15 Discus Callum Robertson Bronze, Under 17G Shot Tierney Augustine Gold, Under 17 G Shot Priscilla Dadziea Silver, Under 17G Lydia Church Bronze