Sun 27 May 2018

Preston Harriers under 20 and under 17 team continued where they left off from their last fixture by crushing their opposition to record a second league win, from 2 fixtures, by a 72 points margin over second placed Wirral AC, 754 points to 682. Promotion back to the Premier Division now looks certain.

Despite a cloudburst, Harrier athletes recorded 30 lifetime best performances. Star of the meeting was sixteen-year-old Jasmine Jolly, ranked number one under 17 in Britain for the 400 metre hurdles, who stepped up and ran the under 20 race, recording a qualifying time to represent GB in the under 18 European Athletics Youth Championships in Hungary in July with a lifetime best of 60.1 seconds, an improvement of 0.7 seconds in winning the race. Selection will be made on 25th June. Sixteen-year-old Jo Hargreaves also moved up to under 20 and knocked 0.6 sec off her previous best time to win her 100m race in 13.2. Other lifetime bests in the under 20 age group were Hannah Mulholland (200m and 400m), Emily Wiggins (100m hurdles & triple jump), Hollie Suffolk (200m) and Sophie Rotherham (800m). Declan Taylor (under 20) ran 54.1s in his first competitive 400m.

Will Lancaster (under 17), returning after a year away from Athletics, recorded 3 lifetime bests in the shot, discus and hammer with 11.50m, 36.26m and 23.26m respectively. Wayne Freeder (under 17) improved his personal best by 1.13m in the shot and equalled his 100m pb. 15-year-old Arran Baldwin made a winning d├ębut in the 1500m steeplechase. Further personal bests (under 17) were registered for Ethan Hallas (100m), Ben Preddy (400m), Matthew Fazakerley (800m & 1500m) Harry Everett (1500m) and Jack Campy (3000m).

In the under 17 women’s age group, there were lifetime best performances for Megan Jackson (100m & 80m hurdles), Lela Bendris (300m Hurdles), Rhiannon Lowe (shot) and Abbey Codarin (hammer). This season Harriers have recorded an amazing 9 victories and 2 second places in their 11 matches across all age groups.
Match Result

  1. PRESTON HARRIERS 754 pts
  2. Wirral A C 682 pts
  3. Stockport Harriers 620 pts
  4. West Cheshire 588 pts
  5. Lancaster & Morecambe 460 pts
  6. Leigh Harriers 457 pts
  7. Crewe & Nantwich A C 366 pts
  8. Bolton 307 pts