With the Exeter Harriers Ladies’ and Men’s teams competing in their respective National League matches the Club was represented well by its Juniors at the second Div 1 South West League match of the season at Yeovil. The U13 girls dominated their competition with Isobel Pinsky the star performer, claiming two first places in the 200 with a new lifetime best of 29.39 and the high jump with an equal best of 1.40. Lynn Robertson did well in the sprints with times of 14.29 and 30.30 for second and third place in the 100 and 200 respectively, and Eleanor Brandon claimed third place in the 800 in 2:38.95. Amy-Beth Curtis won the shot putt with a new best distance of 8.07, and India Leetham claimed second in the high jump with an outstanding new lifetime best of 1.35.
Josh Tyler won the U13 boys shot with a new lifetime best of 7.96 and Craig Moncur claimed third place in the long jump also with a new best of 4.12.
Olivia Dobson was impressive in the U15 girls’ shot putt with a new lifetime best of 10.71. Abe Dellamuro claimed the runner up spot in both U15 sprints with new lifetime bests of 12.17 and 24.79 for the 100 and 200 respectively. Owen Coldwell won the 3000 in a new best by an impressive 25secs of 10:05.85, with Kyle Hartnell showing a welcome return to form in second with a new best by over a minute of 10:09.73, and claiming second in the high jump with 1.55.
Jess Dobson claimed the runner up spot in the sprints with 12.93 and 27.09 for the 100 and 200 and Madeleine Roche also claimed two second places in the 800 and 3000 with respective times of 2:34.00 and a new best time of 11:21.90. Freya Allery did well to finish third in her first run at 300 hurdles in 51.90 and Georgia Fewlass was second in the discus with 21.19.
Jack Churchill came close the achieving the U17 sprint double, just beaten into second in the 100 in 11.57, but going one better in the 200 with a new lifetime best of 22.65 for first in the 200. Sam Dove claimed second in the 400 hurdles in 65.90, Cameron Tapp won the 800 in a new best time of 2:08.00 and Matt Penney claimed third in the 3000 in 9:48.90.
Harriers finished in fifth place overall, understandably hampered by other clubs having a higher senior attendance.