EAST ANGLIAN LEAGUE: Harriers end the season on a high note
Nene Valley Harriers were in top form at the East Anglian League finals held at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday (September 18).
Qualifying for the finals in all the age groups bar the Under 15 girls, they celebrated the end of a hugely successful season with many top quality performances.
The senior men’s and women’s teams both finished runners-up on the day in the eight-team tournament, as did the Under 17 and Under 15 boys.
Ronan Rawlins had a great day winning the Under 17 100m, 200m and long jump.
Abraham Jones is also showing great sprinting promise. He easily won the 400m in an eye-catching 51.8 along with the B 200m.
Mapesho Mutukuma was first in the B 200m as Nene Valley dominated the sprints at Under 17 level.
Kai Harrison won the discus with a 31.84m throw.
Jack Rolfe was the star performer for the Under 15 boys squad with a win in the shot putt and second place finishes in both the hammer and discus.
Callum Robertson took the B shot putt honours and finished runner-up in the B discus.
Lydia Church threw the hammer 41.95m to win the senior ladies contest. Church also won the 3kg hammer.
On the track, Emily Maltby and Rosie Jacobs won the A and B 100m hurdles respectively, with Megan Pusey first in the B 400m.
Martin Tinkler was in a class of his own as he won the senior men’s shot and discus, while Simon Achurch achieved the same double in the B throws.
Sean Reidy leapt 11.28m for first place in the B triple jump and Adam Fidgett won the B 110m hurdles.
Club decathlon record holder Dave Bush took part in an exhausting six events and James McCrae and Oliver Bowling both won their 800m races.
Flo Brill destroyed the field in the Under 13 girls 1500m with an impressive time of 4:50.0.
Lottie Hemmings provided fine support with first place in the B race.
Josie Downer out jumped all her long jump opponents.
For the Under 13 boys Freddie Fraser achieved a 100m and 75m hurdles double, with Adam Squires winning the B shot.