Sun 3 Dec 2017, Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre
Young Harriers showed by their performances that the club has a great pool of developing talent. 70 club members competed for awards at the club’s annual Sportshall Athletics meeting held for the first time at Sir Tom Finney Sport Centre. The indoor event saw youngsters from 8 to 14 years old select 3 events from the 8 event programme, which saw 210 performances recorded.

Isabella Chiarella won her 3 events to win the girls’ school year 3 competition. Sisters Olivia and Emily Rankin won their 3 events to take the girls’ school year 4 and 7 top awards respectively. Madeleine Guy pushed Emily hard when she had two wins and a second to be placed second in the school year 7. In the girls’ school year 5 both Natasha Cooke and Elizabeth Buraimo scored maximum points both winning their 3 events to be joint winners. Cerys Allen and Chloe Kurjan were also joint winners in the girls’ school year 6 both winning their 3 events. 3 wins saw Eleanor Noblet pick up the first place award for the girls’ school year 8.

In the boys’ events only year 8 competitors Vladimir Wiggins and George Lowe won 3 events each to be joint winners. The closest competition was in the boys’ school year 7 when Mark Jozsa and Harrison Kiley finished joint second with 2 wins and a third place each with Sebastian Chiarella just securing first place with 2 wins and a second place in his 3 events. Jay Whiteside beat Luke Atkinson in the boys’ school year 6, with 2 wins and a second against 2 wins and a third respectively. Logan Campbell, Ethan Chadwick and Josh Perry finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the boys’ school year 5 competition. The school year 4 competition was the closest of all with Benjamin Roberts (20 points) first, Aaron Connell (19 points) second and a further point behind with 18 was Issac Allen. Nate Wilson missed out on a podium place by a point, scoring 17.