Mansfield Harriers seal U13 and U15 league victories

Hannah Shaw in action for Mansfield Harriers
Hannah Shaw in action for Mansfield Harriers

It was another busy week for Mansfield Harriers with the club in league action on both track and field and the road.

They competed in the track during the final competition in the lower age group youth development league at Nuneaton and the road action in the fourth in a series of five in the Booths Decorators road race series at Carsington water.

At Nuneaton the club’s female athletes at U13 and U15 took the competition by storm winning on the day and being the highest point scoring team in the league over the season.

However the club continues to struggle for U13 and U15 boys and, on the day, again did not have any to compete, which meant the team finished fifth overall out of the seven in the league.

The club had many fine performances with Abigail Eardsley winning her first ever event competing in the hammer as she threw an impressive 20.78 metres, and close behind her was Caitlin Crutchley with a new PB of 20.36 metres.

The high jump saw Mansfield taking maximum points at U15 with Chloe Allcock equalling her best of 1.50 metre and debutant Ellie Sinfield recording 1.25 metre.

At U13 Tania Smith won in her first YDL event with a personal best of 1.30 metre and Paige Vick won the B string with 1.25 metre.

Paige also leaped to a massive best in the long jump, recording 4.24 metres, with Holly-May Spencer not far behind with a new best of 4.00 metre.

Libby Bell had a great competition and, in her three events, achieved three new personal bests the 100m in 13.8 seconds, the 200 in 29.3 and in her favoured Javelin event with 25.30 metres, adding 1.32 metre to her previous best.

Courtney Spencer turned out, although still not 100 per cent due to a recent illness, and ran another superb 1200 metre in equalling her best of 4.04.4 and getting a best in the 75 metre with 11.1secs.

Another debutant Mia Willams scored well in her two events, with the best being the Javelin with 13.85 metres.

Ellie Sheppard, fighting back from a bout of flu, was close to her best in the 150m running 22.9 seconds and also did well in the 75 metre.

Kelsey Pearce continues to impress as she took maximum points in the shot with 9 metre and javelin with 22.10 metres.

Sophia Stewart had success in the discus with a personal best of 18.81 metres and also came third in the 200 metre with a personal best of 27.7. 

Ella Hughes competed at the British Milers Club Grand Prix on Saturday at the legendary Iffley Road track at Oxford - the scene of the first ever sub 4 minute mile, as she confirmed her recent return to form by recording a new personal best in the 800 with a time of 2.15.46.

In the road race league the club had 10 athletes compete with the highlight of the night being Hannah Shaw winning the Junior Lady category for the third time in four races to confirms her overall win in the category with a race to go.