Javelin thrower Lukas Wieland re-wrote Herne Hill Harriers’ history at the weekend by smashing a club record. The 18-year-old Swiss-based athlete threw a personal best of 69.14m at the 13th European Cup Winter Throwing in Castellon, Spain, breaking the club’s U20 men’s record in the process. Wieland is coached by Harriers’ senior javelin record holder and Irish record holder Terry McHugh and is expected to compete for Herne Hill in the British Athletics League in the summer.
Closer to home but also in track and field, Catriona McSorley won the U15 girl’s 60m hurdles at the Kent indoor championships with a personal best of 9.41 seconds.
Away from track and field, Katy Ann McDonald’s remarkable run of success continued with a second place finish in the U15 girl’s race at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire. This is a paragraph.
Saskia Millard finished 15th in the same race. Both girls are in Year 8 and were racing girls from the year above. Harriers’ Kate Brown was 47th and third scorer in a London team that excelled to place sixth.
On the road, Ben Paviour was third M40 and 38th overall in the Reading Half Marathon in 70:55. Second claim Harriers’ athlete Ross McDonald was 57th in 72:31. Rupert Mainwaring was 394th in 86:32.