Colchester Harriers arrived to a breezy Braintree for the second league meeting of the season with U13 boys 100m opening the account with Graig Anya Joseph, 1st in 12.8 (pb) followed by Pb in long jump 4m73 and 200m 26.4, with Finlay McBrayne gaining 200m and 800m pb too. Ziggy Lambton smashed his pb in Javelin and 1500m coming in first, whilst Jacob Saunders made his debut for the club at this distance gaining points for the club. Matthew Wisdom set a Pb in Javelin and James Setford in Long jump and hurdles.
U15 Callum McKay began his outdoor season winning 100m and Pb 23.6 in 200m, Jed Asemota joined the pb tally in 200m and 300m winning both his heats also, Daniel Jones 300m pb and Mufaro Sharva 1st in his 100m heat. Danny Milward and Joseph Boden both had pbs in 1500m with Max Caulfield adding to them in the 800m. Not to be out done after a trip just to do throws Marcus Holmes threw pbs in shot and Javelin.
For U17men Charlie Dobson had Pbs in 100m and long jump along with James Hoddell adding to long jump, 200m and triple jump, Oscar Dawson in 400m and triple jump and Jake Young in 200m. Jordan Fester threw a new pb in shot and Javelin while Charlie Everest had pb in 1500m with Ben Halls gaining points in this event and ran his first 400m.
Rebecca Jeggo took to the track at 100m 1st place and new event 300m where she won and equalled the club record of 41.5 and 2nd in long jump. Millie Belbin won her 100m heat, long jump with a pb 4.75 and 2nd in triple jump A, Courtney Bland won her triple jump B. Yasmin Ottoman didn’t quite achieve her club record throw she recorded at Ipswich of 29.21 in the windy conditions but gained points in Javelin and making up a relay team.
The U15 girls Savanna Harrison, Jasmine Marley, Leena Mandray, Rachel Hoddell Jasmine West and Pippa Garbutt all achieved pbs in their track events, most of them trying new events and gaining wins as well as experience.
Harriers again had a high turn out of younger girls and the u13 girls were not to be out done in the pb stake. Mary Robinson, Eliza Betts, Isabelle Minder, Rhianne Boatswain, Amelia Dean, Jessica Walker, Jessica Elmer, Nuala Brosnan, all competed as non scoring and are fighting to gain a place on the scoring team. Aliyah Soames threw a new pb in shot.
The day finished with the relays and as ever an exciting culmination to another great day on the track for the young Harriers.