WINNING FORM: South Holland thrower Donovan Capes won the discus and shot.

Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies lead a top team showing in Eastern Young Athletes League

Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies’ under-17 squad dominated the Eastern Young Athletes League fixture at Ware last Sunday – winning more than half of the 27 individual events.

One of the stars of the show was Elizabeth Moorhouse, who moved up to fourth in the national under-17 shot rankings after a winning throw of 13.12m as well as finishing first in the discus.

Alicja Gawronski was also on winning form in the 100m in a time of 13.3secs and took the 200m crown.

Fellow sprinter Katie Calcutt clocked 13.3secs for first place in the 100m B race on top of wins in the 80m hurdles and the ‘B’ string long jump.

Elsewhere, Danielle Pusey threw 36.11m to take top place in the hammer and also collected maximum points in the ‘B’ string discus.

Francesca Fenwick leapt 1.55m to win the high jump and doubled up with a first place in the long jump, too.

Another athlete victorious was Olivia Mead, who ran 5.18.2mins for 1,500m glory.

There were first places for 800m ‘B’ race runner Ella Robinson and 200m ‘B’ race sprinter Kiera Gilman, too.

Nene Valley finished third overall across the six categories – and there were a number of outstanding performances in the other age groups.

Under-17 George Harrison smashed his hammer PB with a winning throw of 46.45m and was also first in the discus.

Freddie Fraser clocked 13.8secs for a win in the 100m hurdles and Angus Bowling won the under-17 pole vault.

Daneeko Shepherd, with times of 12.7secs and 25.7secs, achieved an under- 15 100m and 200m double, while Donovan Capes enjoyed a throwing double with 37.22m in the discus and 14.23m in the shot.

Robert Aylmore scored maximum points in the ‘B’ discus too, while Felix Bowling ran 5.23.3mins for his under-13 1,500m first.

Lola Fletcher had a good day winning the girls’ under-13 800m in a time of 2.39.6mins and the 1,500m in 5.35.2mins.

  • Talented Nene Valley thrower Lydia Church finished fourth in the shot at the Northern Athletics Senior Championship in Sheffield with 11.79m.

Church also competed in the discus finishing seventh with a distance of 26.58m.

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