Harriers secure a fine win In HofE match!

The Harriers showed they are ready and able to battle for top honours in the Heart of England league by powering to an impressive overall win in the 2nd round held at local rivals Corby AC. The Harries scored wins in the U13B AG, U13 & U17W AG and secured an overall win from Bromsgrove & Redditch, with Corby AC finishing a lowly joint 4th.

There were some terrific performances in the U17W AG with pride of place going to the much improved Sheena Britten who secured and impressive double victory in the 100m & 200m, setting another PB in the 100m in the process, with wins also for Ella Palmer who destroyed the competition with dominant display of 300m running with a fine front running time of 42.2, and Chloe Hearne who completed the 300m Double in the B race. There were also fine wins for Freya Marlow in the A high jump and she also secured a 2nd place in the B Discus. Niamh Ruffles secured a win in the B 200m, and Esther Owewsa won the A long jump with Chloe Hearne picking a second place in the B long jump. For the U17M Tim Hale secured a fine 2nd place in his debut 200m in the B race, with Sam Bott third in the 100m A race. Both the U17M & W also finished with fine second places in the 4x100m relays.

In the Middle distance events Jake Trent fresh from joining the sub 2 club on Sat looked in majestic form to win the U17M 400 in style and then went on to smash his modest and unofficial 1500m PB by 20 seconds with superb 2nd place with 4:18.5, and finally helped the 4x100m relay team to a superb 2nd place with the anchor leg.

There were wins for Dylan Bowley in the U13B 800m, who was perhaps expecting an easier race after seeing his Corby rivals were running the 1500m found himself under pressure in the home straight and trailing by 3m but Dylan made a great late effort and the two were locked together on the line with Dylan given the nod as he was finishing the faster of the two, to record a very respectable 2:18.7, Ethan nellis also secured a fine second in the B race.

Emily Williams was debuting with a 300m and ran a superb race to finish second and record a very respectable 44.5, and there were good performances from U17 Hannah Winstone who set an official 1500m PB of 5.20.2 for 4th with U17 Sophie Moss 2nd in the B race also setting a two second PB of 5.24.6 which was impressive as both had run hard 800m the evening before! Chloe Hearne fresh from her new 1500m PB ran an impressive 800m in the U17W race to smash her PB by over 20 seconds with 2:35.8 for 4th.

There were some further impressive performances from some of the younger members with Natalie Short with a 10+ second PB with 2:39.0 for second place in the B race, and the consistent Skye-Lilly Kay recording an almost identical time from the previous evening with 2:43.2 for 4th in the A race.
Josh Cannell again smashed his 1500m PB by 6 seconds and also go sub 5 for the first time with a fine 5th place and 4:58.

There were some terrific performance in sprints/ Throws & Jumps with U11’s Alfie Frayne winning the howler, Ben Brooker 3rd in the 600m, Daniel Short secured a second place in the 75m & 3rd in the shot & Emma Robinson secured third place in the long jump.

In the U13’s Brandon Raulia secured a fine win in the high jump, Cole Sinnott had a busy day & did well to finish 2nd in the B 100 and 200m & 3rd in the A Long jump, with Max Mowforth also 3rd in the B long jump. Ryan Raulia was a fine 2nd in the 75m, and there was a double 2nd place in the Discus A&B for Ethan Nellis & Dylan Bowley. For the U13G there were A&B victories in the shot for Harriet Drake-Lee & Millie Toseland, with fine second places for Matilda Braithwaite (70m hurdles) & Discus, Berny Kwei-Tagoe & Ellen Smith (100m A&B), Blainne Conway (long jump), Millie Webb (200m B), and third places for Mia Brockway (1500m), Millie Toseland (Discus A), & Ellen Smith 200m A. The U13G fine win was capped with a fine relay win in the 4x100m with Berny Kwei-Tagoe, Ellen Smith, Millie Webb & Matilda Braithwaite.

The U15B found the going tough with the only wins coming in the A&B shot, with Tapuwa Chitiga & Henri Colding both doing well, with a fine 2nd place for debutant Oliva Winstone in the 300m, & a third place for Tapuwa Chitiga in the 100m.

The U15 G faired a little better with a single win for Poppy Jones in the B long jump & 2nd places for Erin Healy (100m), Alex Beale (B 200m & long jump), Maurell Forbes (high jump & 75m hurdles) and the 4x100m.

 There were numerous other fine performances, so well done to the whole KTH club for a fantastic weekend of quality athletics, the final round is 5th July at Redditch and KTH will be looking to secure another win to perhaps secure promotion?