The Exeter Harriers’ senior women’s team had their second match of the season at Kingston-upon-Thames and although a much better turn out enabled the Harriers to put out a more competitive team they finished fifth overall, but this was enough to lift them off the bottom of the table with one match remaining at Wigan in August.
Katie Olding made her debut for the team and ran a brilliant personal best of 2:13:17 and also chipped in with a very useful second in the triple jump B string.
Meghan Whittaker had a busy afternoon with the throws, coming 4th and 5th in the hammer and discus before capping it off with a personal best of 10.66 in the shot to finish 3rd. Tegan Whittaker came 5th in the discus B string with 17.36, another personal best.
Jessica Dobson competed in the two sprints and the javelin and came 4th in all three events.
The Brett sisters had a busy afternoon between them, Maria starting off the day with a win in the hammer, following up with 5th in both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Philippa, making her debut, won the shot B string with 9.61m and came 2nd and 4th in the javelin B string and high jump respectively.
Miranda Hardacre ran well to finish 4th in both the 400m A string with 59.75s and the 200m B string.
Kerry Angila came second in both the long jump B string and the triple jump A string with 10.44m.
Rebecca Brown, competing after a couple of years out with injury, did well to come second in the 400m hurdles B string and fourth in the 100m B string.
Both Catherine Harman and Anna Rust covered the longer races, Catherine coming 5th in the 800m B string and 4th in the 1500m B string. Anna came 5th in both the 400m B and 1500m A strings.
The relay teams finished 4th in the 4x100m and 5th in the 4x400m relays.
Match Result 1. Herne Hill Harriers 235 2. Herts Phoenix 216 3. Liverpool 203 4. Belgrave Harriers 187 5. Exeter 166 6. Newport Harriers 117