• Gill Barber

Cambridge Harriers Young Athletes Club Trials/Open Comp

Sunday 14th April saw Cambridge Harriers open its doors to welcome both established and new athletes to compete at our open club trials.  A pre-season must for athletes wishing to try out different events and who wish to try and get new PB times/distances etc. down for the forthcoming YDL and KYAL league match selections as these will be based upon the results of this competition together with the Power of 10 rankings.  A better than usual attendance meant the depth of competition was that much better, and even though it was a rather chilly and breezy day, some fantastic results were achieved and some UK ranking PBs were earned.

Cambridge Harrier highlights of the day include a fantastic javelin throw by Katie Marsh (U15) of 32.23m which now ranks her 8th on the Power of 10, and in pretty breezy conditions, and Cleo’s magnificent shot put of 12.93m which now sees her climb the UK’s U15s rankings to 2nd place, (she was really unlucky as a shot that measured well into 14m unfortunately went out of bounds and would have placed her 1st overall in the UK), but it’s still early days yet and we have a whole outdoors season ahead of us, and I’m sure, as evidenced above, much more to look forward to from both girls and the rest of the team in both the field and on track events.

In the sprints, outstanding performances of the day were Dante Legister’s 100m in the U15s of 11.81 (which now sees him ranked 6th in the UK’s Power of 10) and a hard fought battle in the 200m sprints between Shaquire Fernandez-Folkes and Dante saw Dante just miss out on the double with 24.82 to Shaquire’s 24.73, but great runs by both.  Outstanding runs in the U15s girls division by both Chichi Cooper and Shawanna Williams saw them both put the gauntlet down in the U15s girls and set the standards to beat in both the 100m and 200m sprints.

Well done to all who took part, full results for the event can be found on the Power of 10 shortly.