Mansfield Harriers enter Aviva English Schools Championships in big numbers

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Mansfield’s youngsters turned out in force for Nottinghamshire at last weekend’s Aviva English Schools Championships with no fewer than ten Harriers gaining their county vests.

Top spot went to Rachel Norris who, in her first year as an Inter Girl, took the bronze medal in the 200m. Having run a wind assisted 24.51 in her heat Norris ran an electronically timed PB of 24.79 in the final to move up to sixth spot on the UK rankings.

David Lagerberg just missed out on the medals, finishing fourth in the Senior Boys 400m, running a season’s best of 48.12, just 0.24 of a second outside of his lifetime best.

Tom Wallett smashed his personal best twice demonstrating the form that his training deserves - taking half of a second of his PB in running 15.10 in his heat and then dipping under 15 seconds to clock 14.97 in the final.

Beth Mortiboy was another athlete to record a PB – adding 15cms to her previous best to fall just short of 11 metres in the Triple Jump, producing a best leap of 10.97m. There was also a new electronically timed PB over 300m for Robyn Foster who ran 42.58 and for Jon Brannan who clocked 23.02 over 200m.

Harriers were also represented by Caelidh Ross (IG 800m), Becky Woolley (SG Shot), Connor McHale (SB Pole Vault) and Alex Rieley (JB 800m).

In the second fixture of the British League Harriers men travelled to Bristol, finishing fourth in the match. There were victories for both Relay teams along with Anthony Ransford who took the individual points in the 100m running 10.8.

Sam Cordin and Adam Sansom took valuable points over 200m, both taking second spot with Sansom also finishing second in the 400m Hurdles. Seb Wilson Dyer Gough leaped 6.72m and 13.03m to finish runner up in the Long and Triple Jump whilst Nathan Pentin also took second place in the Pole Vault with a clearance of 3.80m.

Away from the track Andy Wilson continued his strong form in taking fifth place at the Booth Decorators race at Carsington Water. Bryan Borrill was 45th and Sam Dobb 53rd with Ian Dobb (168th) and Denise Winfield (195th) the other Mansfield runners.