County Schools Championships

Harriers were in action at the County Schools Championships which saw some terrific performances to secure places for the Northants County Team in the prestigious Mason Trophy in a weeks’ time.

Tom Jawad was first to qualify with a fine win in the Inter Boys 400m continuing his fine 2016 improvement in track & earning his first taste of track at this level.

Thomas Jaward a fine win in the Inter Boys 400m

In the 200m Erin Healy ran well in a close race to narrowly miss the win against her main R&N rival, but she qualified comfortably in 2nd place and will try reverse the result in a weeks time.

Elsewhere in the sprints, Achim Loibl lowered his PB in the U17M 100m to 12.0 when finishing 5th, while Niamh Monaghan powered to a 300m win in a time of 46.4 in the U17G age group, to leave her opponents trailing behind

The 800m produced two great qualification performances, with a third won on appeal (Jake Trent) showing the strength of the Harriers at this event, with Emily Williams winning comfortably in the Junior Girls race and hardly out of breath with a comfortable victory in 2:30.9 impressing with a kick finish with 200m to go.

Harriet Jolley showed her much improved form in 2016 running a positive race to finish in second place in the Inter Girls 800m, and will also experience her first race at the impressive Birmingham Alexander stadium in a weeks’ time, Amy Robinson finished in a fine third place just out of the qualification places.

Last to qualify on the day from the squad was Dylan Bowley who ran a fine race to defeat his 2015 nemesis Archie Parkinson for the first time on track, finishing in second place in the Junior Boys 1500m with 4:25.7.

Bethan Lewis ran well in the Inter Girls 1500m to finish in a fine third place.

In the Inter Boys 3k Josh Cannell ran well for third place setting a good PB, Fynn Batkin, unable to run due to his Triathlon commitments (finishing 9th in the British Aquathlon Championships!) will race over 3k after a successful appeal.

Well done to all the Harriers