New girl Hannah goes to the top of the class

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New recruit Hannah Molnyneaux was the star turn for Nene Valley Harriers at the England Athletics National Indoor Championships in Sheffield over the weekend.

The 14 year-old thrower, whose family recently moved to the area from Bournemouth after Geoff Capes agreed to coach their daughter, won the Under 15 girls shot putt title with 12.69m.

Elsewhere Harriers had four athletes make semi-finals and four indoor club records were broken.

In the Under 20 men’s 400m Ashley Sandall and Ollie Dilloway both qualified for the semi-finals with respective times of 49.38 and 51.63. Dilloway’s time was a personal best (PB).

They just missed out on a lane in the final - Sandall by just one place.

In the Under 20 men’s 1500m final James McCrae dipped under the four-minute mark for the first time in his career and his time of 3:59.91 was a new club record.

There was also a club record of 7.71 for Nathan Pickering in the Under 15 boys 60m heats and for Kane Wright (6.94) in the Under 20 men’s 60m heats. Both went out at the semi-final stage.

Jasmine Allen was the fourth record breaker with 27.25 in the Under 15 girls 200m heats.

Emma Hornsby finished 11th in the Under 20 ladies long jump with 5.32m.

Peterborough Athletic Club had four members in action at the championships.

Ellie Forrest set a new PB of 9.90 in her Under 15 girls 60m hurdles heat, Harriet Fenton was ninth in the Under 15 girls high jump with 1.45m, Megan Porter was 15th in the Under 17 girls high jump with 1.55m, and Jamie Horne was 12th in the Under 20 men’s high jump, with 1.85m.