In cool, damp conditions many of Herne Hill Harrier’s youngsters made their first track and field appearances of the summer in the Hercules Wimbledon Young Athletes meeting at Wimbledon Park
Alex Brown was one the clubs two meeting record breakers in winning the U20 womens Dave Clarke mile in 5.03.40 just eclipsing the time of 5.04.65 set in 2012 by club mate Katie Snowden who reached the Commonwealth Games 1500m final this week. Jemima Hayward-Bhikha was fifth in 6.02.60. Mollie O’Sullivan won the U20 womens 400m in 59.02 to smash the 63.08 meeting record set in 2016. Annabel Hobday completed a club 1-2 in 62.40
The club enjoyed many winners and promising performances throughout the age groups.
In the U13 girls Sapphire Haley won the 100m in 13.30 and finished third in 200m in 28.15. Katie Guest had a busy afternoon running 16.18 / 100m 2.46.83 / 800m & 3.11m in the long jump. U11 Sophia Sahai set a new PB running in the U13 girls 800m with 2.46.83
In the U13 boys Dwayne Francis was second in the 200m in 29.05 Alex Spaul was fourth in the 1500m running 5.18.87 amd Evan Cowell-New ran 5.40.39. Under 11s Sebastian Fox and Dylan O’Callaghan ran 15.10 & 15.55 in the 100m and 31.47 and 31.74 in the 200m. Robin Bebbington made his track debut in the 800m with 2.42.60 & 34.26 in the 200m.
In the U17 women Ore Adamson had an excellent first jump of the outdoor season with 5.66m in which Micheala Pottinger was fourth with 4.26m. On the track Isobel Penniceard won the 1500m in 5.00.99 with Susannah Hirst second in 5.08.17 whilst Micheala ran 13.48 for 100m
Our U15 boys age group was a strong one with wins for Noah Ojumu in the 200m in 24.17 Kai Broadbent in the shot putt with a new PB of 11.66m and Ignatius Abresese winning the long jump with 5.51m. Ignatius ran 12.85 in the 100m just ahead of clubmate Malachi Butt in 12.90 & Ashton Martin 14,58
In the U15 girls Farrah Martin set a new personal best when third with 4.73m and Emily Callaghan was second in the javelin with 29.73m just a centimetre behind the winner. Sophie Williams returning from injury was third with 1.30m, on the track Farrah was fourth fastest in the 100m with 13.63 (28.31 200m) and Poppy Craig McFeely was second in the 800m with a PB of 2.23.88 with Stella Thomas winning her race in a PB of 2.31.50 & Sophie Williams 2.38.62. Zoe Cruywagen set a new PB in the 1500m with 5.28.98
In the U17 mens age group Thomas Hawkins won the javelin with 35.20m whilst Te-sing Burley ran 12.32 / 100m & Jacob Alley 2.32.34 in the 800m
In the U20 mens event Micah Goode ran 12.01 / 100m and 24.36 in the 200m
In the U11 boys Joshua Chapman was third in the 1000m in 3.23.53 & Freddie Hake fifth in 3.28.59