U15G, and Multi-eventer, Katie Chapman surprised even herself when she recorded a 12.36m putt in the shot, her previous best 10.94. The throw was a new South West League meeting record and places her 3rd on the UKA National Rankings. Katie also gained a PB in the 200m (26.83)
The meeting, for U13 athletes and above, saw a number of Exeter Harriers gain PBs in a variety of events. Indeed, Many of the U13 athletes may have only competed, at club level, once before so the league is a great learning experience for them.
On the Track PBs were achieved in the 100m by; Darren Thomas V45M 13.15, Jake Goode-Gray U17M 12.10, Daniel Hamilton-Strong U15B 11.86, Charlie Hague U13B 15.17, Samidi Nanayakkara U17W 13.52, Jamie-Leigh Bexter U15G 13.96, Ella Parry 15.82 and Taylor Saltmarsh 15.27 both in the U13G age group.
200m PBs were recorded by 13Bs & U13Gs; Charlie Hague 30.07, Evan Murray 29.83, Peter Howe 30.68, Henry Birchall 33.79, Imogen Bond 28.46, Taylor Saltmarsh 31.90, Harriet Wragg 31.26, Ella Parry 32.86, Jamie-Leigh Bexter U15G 29.10 and U17W Freya Rose 26.95
In the 800m the boys prevailed with PBs from; U15Bs Louis Welch 2:28.32 and Thomas Mason 2:11.35 and U13Bs; Alastair Smith 2:31.86, Charlie Hague 2:24.56 and Toby Capps 2:35.71. U13Gs Georgina Withey 2:56.41 and Lucie Broomby 2:48.68 also gained PBs.
Cameron Bryson U15B ran 10:35.5 PB in the 3000m and Thomas Piskac 11:00.04. Ben Stone V35M ran 18:17.1 in the 5000m.
Kester Welch, U17m, produced a PB clearing the 400m Hurdles in a time of 67.00 and Sarah Kearsey SW 62.63, achieved the qualifying standard for the British Athletics Championships, in Birmingham, at the end of June.
On the Field the High Jump resulted in further PBs for; Sam Gooding U20M 1.80m, Louis Wright 15B 1.50m, U13Gs Isabella Peyton-Jones 1.40m and Sacha Denny 1.25m, in the Long Jump Jake Goode-Gray U17M 5.71m, U13Bs Alastair Smith 3.54m, Thomas Bennett 4.14m, Peter Howe 3.85m. The Triple Jump PB success for Darren Thomas V45M 11.89m, U15Bs Daniel Hamilton-Strong 11.18m and Gus Tiernan 9.02m.
The Throws included shot putt PBs for U13s Alastair Smith 4.70m, Georgia Withey 5.75m, Isabella Peyton-Jones 8.73m and Sacha Denny 7.22m as well as U15Bs Leon Biaggi 9.08m and William Saltmarsh 11.55m. In the discus Lily Harper, U17W, achieved a throw of 24.79m, U15G Chloe Harris 15.00m and Alice Clark, U13G, 10.76m. Finally, U15Bs William Saltmarsh and Thomas Mason threw 36.44m and 24.63m respectively in the Javelin.