BRITISH LEAGUE: Harriers jump up to second place

Nene Valley Harriers made a solid start to their British League Division Four campaign at Crawley (May 6), finishing as runners up behind Trafford AC.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 2:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 4:58 pm
Sean Reidy won the 400m hurdles for Nene Valley Harriers in the British League.

Several athletes achieved early season PB’s with Gideon Okoh running 10.70 for fourth place in a high grade 100m race. Sixteen year old hot prospect Ronan Rawlings was making his British League debut, and finished second in the B 200m with a time of 22.70.

Nene Valley pulled of a memorable double in the shot, with Martin Tinkler and Ben Stephens winning the A and B event, both with PB’s. Tinkler threw a distance of 14:79, while Stephens was the second best performer across all the participants with a 13.53 putt. Tinkler also won the discus.

Back on the track Sean Reidy ran 57.10 to win the 400m hurdles. B string hurdler Philip Wilson also finished first with a 57.10 clocking.

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In addition to Rawlings, several young athletes were making their league debuts, and all performed well as back up to the A string athletes.

Lewis Cunningham leapt 11.55 in the triple jump for third place, while Lee Addison won the B high jump and finished second in the B long jump with a 6.03 effort.

Fellow teenage debutant Grigorij Kondratovic won the B pole vault clearing 3.60m

The next meeting is at Trafford on 3 June, and with the steady flow of young athletes making their way from the junior to senior teams, manager Tim Needham has high hopes for the season ahead.