Harriers do themselves proud

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Trafford Open Medal Meeting

The track and field season is now underway and athletes from Leigh Harriers & Athletic Club took part in the Trafford Open Medal Meeting on Sunday.

It was a perfect day for personal best performances and the young athletes certainly did not disappoint.

In the U13 boys 1500m, Ben McLaughlin, in his first race this season at this distance, ran a well-judged race to hit gold for 1st place and record 4:52.5, slicing 14 seconds off his previous best time and at the same time ranking him 1st in the UK at this moment in time.

Shea Mellor, in his first race as an U13 and also in the same race, recorded 5:17.1 pb to finish in 3rd place for a bronze medal. Shea also recorded 16.8 for the 75m hurdles for 4th place, javelin 19.15 pb.

Billy Blain opted for the 200m and finished in 1st place with yet another pb clocking 28.5, ranking him 2nd in the North West and 17th in the UK. Blain also ran in the 100m 14.1secs pb and in the javelin threw 23.08 for another pb.

Sanna McLean, also in her first year as U15 won her heat with a time of 28.2 pb to take joint 3rd place; she also recorded 4.28m for the long jump.

Kristian Wade ran in his first track race of the season and clocked 4:57.0, knocking over 2 seconds of his previous best time and taking home the silver medal.

In the U15 800m, Jacob Briscoe ran 2:21.1 for a pb and Joseph Wane 2:28.3 seasons best. The boys also ran the 300m in 46.6 and 48.6 respectively and both pb’s.

Coel Mellor took home a silver medal in the U11 600m, clocking 1.56.5 and 25.2secs for the 150m.

Faye Bayman, in her U11 150m clocked 24.0 pb for silver medal and 75m ran 11.9 secs for joint 3rd place and 3.26m for the long jump.