Harriers impress at Harvey Hadden Stadium

Mansfield Harriers Juniors competed in the last of the Nottinghamshire Mini League fixtures at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham.

Once again huge numbers turned out for the club with 40 on the day making it 63 different athletes throughout the season.

In near perfect conditions, the Mansfield athletes went about the competition with vigour and determination to score every point possible for the team and achieve new personal bests.

Leading the way for Mansfield was Alex Foster in the Under 13 Girls 800 metres who put in a stunning run to lead from gun to tape and win by a huge margin in a new five second best time of 2.39.4.

The Under 15 girls had a very depleted squad. However, they put in a phenomenal team effort and came away winning the section on the day. Bryony Evans put in another big throw in the Javelin winning the event with 28.72 metres and raced to 14.40 in the 100.

Kelly Seaman is currently going from strength to strength and improving with every competition and put in three new best performances coming third in both the long jump (4.50 metres), 200m (28.80) and racing the 800 metres, an event she has only taken up this season, in 2.44.5.

Holly Spencer continues to be a fantastic all-rounder for the team scoring fifth in the 800m with 2.40.8 and leaping to 4.24 metres in the long jump and throwing 12.72 in the Javelin.

Ellie Sheppard continues to salvage a season wrecked by injury placing fourth at 100m in a new best of 13.90 in the 100m and went on to record 18.44m in the discus.

The four girls teamed up to put in a magnificent 4 x 200 metres relay to win in a time of 1.55, only one second outside the league record.

Also competing at Under 15 Megan Dillon placed third in the hurdles with 17.90m, leapt to 3.37 metres in the long jump and ran 17.30 in the 100m.

Sophie Brown travelled for one event and was rewarded with a second in the discus with 19.97 metres and Lucy Johnson crossed the line in 42.70 at 200m and threw the javelin to 4.92 metres.

The Under 11 girls had another great day with a fantastic turnout and performances. Serenity Joynt continues to impress, winning both the howler javelin with 28.65m and the long jump in 3.45m.

Martha Yanney impresses in the sprints placing fifth in the 80m with 13.40, fourth in the 150m in 25.4 and went on to record 2.18.3 in the 600m.

Jemina Waller had a breakthrough run in the 600m racing to a massive new best time of 2.03.2 to place second and running the sprint double in 14.5 and 27.4.

Zoe Spencer performed well in the 150m where she raced to 25.9, recorded 3.23m in the long jump and 15.72 in the and howler 15.72.

Jessica Dillion and Ellie Jones also raced the sprint double and the long jump with Dillon recording 13.90, 26.2 and 3.00 metres and Jones 13.80, 26.0 and 2.60 metres. Spencer, Yanney, Dillon and Jones teamed up for the relay to place third.

Also at Under 11 Freya Longmead recorded 14.4, 29.1 and 2.22.4 for the 80, 150 and 600m respectively, and Isabel Westwood 15.2, 29.4 and 2.23.2 for the same events. Ella Kennedy ran a strong 600m in 2.14.7, 26.3 for the 150m and 16.25m for the howler.

Mathilda Evans ran 27.8 for the 150m, 2.58m for the long jump and 11.27m for the howler. Mathilda Bullough raced the 600m in 2.08.3 and Summer Reeves recorded 15.7 for the 100m, 14.61m the howler and 2.18m for the long jump.

Tammy Smith continues to lead the Under 13s by example, running 15.10 in the 100m, throwing 12.19m in the javelin and coming third in the shot with 6.25m. Maddie Boffin scored in the 200m with 33.50 and raced the 100m in 15.50. Tia Jones cleared 1.15 metres in the high jump for fifth, ran 15.60 for the 100m and then 2.40.3 in the 800m

The relay team of Jones, Milnes, Hamilton and Smith placed sixth.

Amelia Shackleford raced the sprint double recording 17.20 and 35.40, as did Hannah Brereton with 17.20 and 35.60. Sophie Ashton competed in the high jump as well as the sprint double clearing 1.05m in the jump and running 17.4 and 37.5 in the sprints. Lucy Sissons ran 17.90 in the 100m and cleared one metre in the jump and Amelia Brown clocked 15.70 in the 100 metres.

Four Under 11 boys raced with Edward Sankey having a fantastic day scoring in the 80, 150 and 600 metres with times of 13.20, 24.90 and 2.03.7.

Conor Shackleford raced to 13.6 and 27.2 in the sprints and was fifth in the howler with 26.46m. Joel Brereton and Willian Sankey also completed the same treble as Shackleton with Brereton recording 13.90, 26.4 and 18.82m and Sankey 13.9, 28.0 and 17.81m. The four later placed fourth in the relay.

A small but spirited Under 13 boys team scored well throughout with Jake Orr leading the way scoring with a PB in the 800m of 2.40.5 and the 200m of 32.60. Harley Martin scored in the high jump with 1.05m also recorded 15.70 for the 100m and 7.44m for the javelin.

Harry Bolam scored in both the 100m (15.5) and javelin, also with 15.50. Cole Beck recorded an impressive 1.36m in the high jump and 2.56.1 in the 800m. The four teamed for fourth place in the relay.

At Under 15 the club had only two competitors, both racing the 100m with Josh Housley crossing the line in 12.60 and Mikey Hopkins 13.20.

Meanwhile, three Mansfield Harriers made the trip to Grimsby to race the Great Grimsby 10K with over 2300 others.

On a deceptively tough and windy course all three put in superb runs with Garry Hodgkins first back in a time of 41.30 for 129th place, Alan Kemp 43.38 for 231st and Shaun Middleton 47.15 for 408th.