Many of the area’s finest young athletes were on county duty at the weekend.
Some were competing for Cambs in the South Of England Under 15 and Under 20 Inter-Counties Championships at Hendon and others for Lincs in the Northern equivalent in Blackburn.
The best performances came at Blackburn as Nene Valley Harriers Charles Hughes and Megan Ellison gained silver medals.
Hughes was runner-up in the Under 15 boys shot with 12.66m and Ellison second in the Under 17 girls 800m in 2.15.40.
Best effort by a local at Hendon was by Harriers’ Kai Harrison, who was third in the Under 15 boys shot putt with a lifetime best throw of 12.41m.
Nene Valley hammer throwers Isaac Huskisson and Tierney Augustine both made the top six in the Under 20 age group. Huskisson threw 54.16m for fifth while 15 year-old Tierney managed a PB of 10.26m for sixth.
South of England Inter-Counties at Hendon:
U nder 20 Women: 200m heats - 2nd Megan Sims (PAC) 26.61, 6th Kelsi Ellis (NVH) 28.42; 200m final - 6th Megan Sims (PAC) 26.51; 800m heat - 4th Casey Hilliam (NVH) 2.21.57; 800m final - 7th Casey Hilliam (NVH) 2.23.14; Shot final - 6th Tierney Augustine (NVH) 10.26 (PB); Discus final - 13th Tierney Augustine (NVH) 21.19.
Under 20 Men: 400m heats - 7th Max Butler (NVH) 52.34; 800m final - 7th Daniel Mees (PAC) 1:58:63; Discus final - 10th Isaac Huskisson (NVH) 32.80; Hammer final - 5th Isaac Huskisson 54.16; Javelin final - 11th Isaac Huskisson (NVH) 18.44.
Under 15 Girls: 800m heat - 6th Amber Park (NVH) 2.31.85; 1500m final - 5th Amelia Monaghan (NVH) 4.49.25 (PB); 75m hurdles heat - 6th Ellie Forrest (PAC) 12.68; High Jump final - 5th Georgia Price (PAC) 1.50; Pole Vault final - 7th Elysia Costanzo (NVH) 2.20; Long Jump final - 14th Ellie Forrest (PAC) 4.49.
Under 15 Boys: Shot final - 3 Kai Harrison (NVH) 12.41 (PB); Discus final - 11th Kai Harrison (NVH) 30.04.
North of England Inter-Counties at Blackburn:
Under 17 Boys: 1500m A race - 5th Austin Herbert (NVH) 4.14.39.
Under 17 Girls: Long Jump final - 6th Bethany Denial (NVH) 4.80; Pole vault final - 5th Rosie Fresen (NVH) 2.50; 800m final - 2nd Megan Ellison (NVH) 2.15.40.
Under 15 Boys: 100m A race - 4th Charles Hughes (NVH) 12.11; Shot final - 2nd Charles Hughes (NVH) 12.66; Discus final - 10th Charles Hughes (NVH) 25.92.