EAST ANGLIAN LEAGUE: Nene Valley Harriers enjoy a field day
Nene Valley Harriers had a field day at the Cambridge University Athletics Arena last Sunday (July 17).
The City club finished runners up to hosts Cambridge and Coleridge in their East Anglian League fixture.
The Harriers recorded win after win, and may well have won the match but for traffic delays which meant team manager Gary Huskisson had to shuffle his pack as some athletes missed their start times.
The senior ladies enjoyed a resounding victory, with event wins coming thick and fast. Kelsi Ellis was first in the B string 200m, and Chloe Squires achieved the same in the B 300m.
Ellie Mae Stokes produced a fine treble, with firsts in the triple jump, long jump and discus while the Church sisters Lydia and Alison were successful in the shot, 4k, hammer and javelin.
Nene Valley dominated the jumps with Rosie Jacobs and Devon Spencer achieving a high jump double and Emily Maltby taking the A triple jump. Priscilla Dadziea won the 3k shot and Alex Stubley the B discus.
Veteran thrower Simon Achurch continued his fine season winning the javelin along with the B Shot and discus.
The senior men were imperious in the throws. Martin Tinkler was first in the A discus and shot. Isaac Huskisson threw the hammer furthest and David Bush took the B Javelin.
On the track Ashley Sandall ran 1:58.72 to secure maximum points in the 800m, while there were B wins for Nathaniel Taylor over 400m and veteran sprinters Julian Smith (100m) and Ricky Huskisson (200m).
Throwing star Charles Hughes won the B discus, but also surprised the team by making a rare track outing, winning the B 100m in a more than respectable 11.6.
Kai Harrison won the B Shot and there were firsts for Abraham Jones at 400m and Tom Lavender in the 100m hurdles and B Javelin.
The under 15 boys were category victors with James Marsh leading the way with an impressive 100m and 200m double. His 100m time of 11.7 was matched by B teammate Jordan Ford.
Lee Addison impressed with long and high jump firsts, while Jack Rolfe and Callum Robertson pulled off an A and B double in the shot.
Middle distance men Joe Prince and Ethan Ellison were also winners.
Under 13 Freddie Fraser took the honours over 100m and the 75m hurdles.
The under 15 girls were the only age group not in contention for victory, but despite this Amber Park pulled off her now customary 300 and 800m double.
Park was particularly impressive over 800m with a speedy 2.27.15. Hana Ray wasn’t far behind crossing the line first in the B event with 2.31.88. Olivia Mead took the B 300m while Ella Robinson and Eden Oldfield dominated over 1500m.
Flo Brill won the under 13 800m in 2.24.95.