Double delight for Forrest in county champs

Daniel Mees won the 800m by a big margin.
Daniel Mees won the 800m by a big margin.
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Ellie Forrest and Alison Church led the way for Peterborough in Saturday’s Cambridgeshire Schools Championships in Cambridge.

Both picked up two county titles as Peterborough finished second to Cambridge in the final standings.

Peterborough Athletic Club all-rounder Forrest took the honours in the Under 15 75mhurdles in 11.9 and the high jump with a season’s best 1.45m, while Nene Valley Harrier Church won the Under 20 long jump with 4.69m and the triple jump with 10.05m.

Whittlesey schoolgirl Megan Sims, who has qualified for the prestigious English Schools Championships in three events, was a convincing winner of the Under 17 300m in 43.7.

PAC middle distance runner Daniel Mees won by a whopping 11-second margin when taking the Under 17 800m crown in 2.03.6 and Casey Hilliam of Nene Valley Harriers took the Under 17 girls 800m title in 2.25.5.

Joshua Akinwumi (Nene Valley) won the Under 17 100m hurdles in 14.1 but had to settle for second place in the 100m despite running a personal best of 11.8.

Other Peterborough champions were Amelia Monaghan (Under 15 1500m 5.03.8); Ollie Bowling (Under 17 1500m 4.25.5); Megan Porter (Under 17 high jump 1.62); Dior Harrison (Under 13 long jump 4.00); Priscilla Dadzie (Under 17 shot 11.27); Kai Harrison (Under 15 discus 26.74).

Strong winds hampered those looking for qualifying times for the English Schools Championships and those who did well on Saturday will have another chance this weekend when competing for Cambs at the Anglian Schools Championships at the Embankment.

Final points: Cambridge 514; Peterborough 419; Huntingdon 263; Ely 254.