SEAA Championships

Some of Nene Valley Harriers finest young athletes represented Cambridgeshire in the South of England Athletics Association Championship, at the Copthall Stadium in Hendon on Sunday.

The best finishing position was recorded by 14 year old Kai Harrison who gained an excellent third place in the under 15's shot put with a lifetimes best throw of 12.41. Harrison also competed in the discus finishing 11th.

Another multi eventer, Isaac Huskisson, finished 5th in the under 20 Hammer with a fine effort of 54.16. Huskisson also threw for his county in the discus and javelin in which he finished 10th and 11th respectively. Another thrower, Tierney Augustine finished sixth in the under 20 hammer with a fine throw of 10.26 metres.

Seventeen year old Max Butler ran well in the under 20's 400 metres heats, but his time of 52.34 was not quite good enough for him to make the final.

Under 15 pole vaulter Elysia Costanzo finished seventh and her team-mate Amber Park ran well in her 800 metres heat, but just failed to reach the final. Teammate, Amelia Monaghan, impressed in the 1500 metres final finishing fifth in 4:49.25, less than a second behind the third placed athlete.

Kelsi Ellis recorded a time of 28.42 in her 200 metres Heat, whilst Casey Hilliam impressed when reaching the under 20 800 metres final where she was not outclassed despite being two years younger than many of the finalists. The race that was won by the brilliant young Kentish runner Bobby Clay. Rosie Jacobs has enjoyed a good season on the track, but failed to reach the finals of the under 20 400 metres hurdles.

Barry Warne