Nene Valley Harriers’ throws coaching team came up trumps again on Sunday (July 20) when Isaac Huskisson threw a personal best in the hammer at the invitational UK Athletics Jumps and Throws Festival in Birmingham to place fourth U20.
Huskisson, who has only just turned 17, threw a huge 50.93m with the 6kg hammer, proving all the hard work he has been putting in in training with his dad and coach, Gary, and veteran international, Andrea Jenkins, is paying off.
Huskisson’s success builds on that already achieved by club mate, Robbie Shaw, who won a bronze medal in the shot put at the recent English Schools competition, and is set to compete at the UK Schools Championships in September against the best in the country.
The young hammer thrower is keen to continue improving on his current 21st national ranking.
He said: It’s been my first season as an U20, and I am pleased with what I did at Birmingham, but I will strive to do even better, starting with the Eastern Athletics Championships on Sunday. (July 27)’
His dad added: ‘Isaac is constantly setting himself new targets, and with the help of Andrea he has adapted to the new age group well.’