Mansfield Harriers’ Archie Rayner impresses at BMC Grand Prix

Archie Rayner in action for Mansfiield Harriers
Archie Rayner in action for Mansfiield Harriers

Mansfield Harriers’ U17 star Archie Rayner put in another stunning performance in the 1500 metres at the BMC Grand Prix at Solihull.

Running in a very strong field, Archie put in laps of 61, 64, 61 and a last 300 of 46.8 to record a finishing time of 3.52.88 - a time that ranks him 33rd all time in the UK for the event.

Next week Archie will be running at the National Championships at Bedford and will be hoping his current form is good enough to come away with a national medal.

Several athletes competed at the Charnwood open meeting last week in wet and windy conditions.

Sophia Stewart, back in competition after an injury hit season, had some excellent performances as she ran the 100m in 13.17, the 200m in 27.54 and in doing so was the fastest U15 on the night and also leaped to 4.23m in the long jump.

Tania Smith put in two personal best performances, recording 14.3 in the 100m and 4.08 metres in the long jump.

Georgia Graham recorded 3.82 metre in the long jump and competed in the Javelin as well, and Kelsey Pearce launched the shot to 8.44 metre, ran 30.11 for the 200m and also competed in the Javelin.

Junior coach and masters athlete Chris Ashmore had a great run into a headwind, recording a season’s best 12.57 in the 100m and 4.98 metres in the long jump.

Cameron Walker bounced back from his recent disappointment at the Midland Championships to front run to a huge four second best to record 2.03.

Bethany Williams ran a superb tactical race to run 2.20 and May Roberts ran a real positive race pushing hard with 400m to go to record 2.21.

Paige Vick competed in the long jump and recorded 3.85m.