HAT-TRICK: Sean Reidy won the 100m hurdles, long jump and pole vault events.

Triple triumph for Reidy as Nene Valley Harriers master Corby meet

Nene Valley Harriers’ senior athletes were in fantastic form last Wednesday as their men enjoyed a runaway win in their Eastern Masters League match at Corby.

Leading the charge was the versatile Sean Reidy, who won all three of his events.

He clocked 16.7secs in the 100m hurdles and jumped 5.49m during his long jump victory.

Reidy’s third first place was in the pole vault, in which he cleared 2.70m.

Also impressing were Dave Brown and Julian Smith, who enjoyed a win double in the 200m.

Brown, who also finished as runner-up in the 800m, won the over-35 200m in 23.7secs, while Smith clocked 25.2secs for his over-50 victory over the same distance.

Elsewhere, Richard Phelan won the over-50 pole vault with a 2.90m clearance and clocked 20.90secs for his 100m hurdles win.

Simon Achurch threw 35.47m to win the over-35 discus and 11.43m for his shot first place.

Nene Valley’s ladies finished third out of six teams and, with two fixtures to go, have their work cut out to qualify for the end-of-season finals.

The Nene Valley athletes enjoyed some fine individual successes, though, with Lindsay Lister pulling off an over-50 200m and 800m double.

She clocked 33.4secs over 200m and managed 2.47.5mins in the 800m.

Team captain Claire Smith won the over-35 200m in a time of 27.8secs, while Gemma Skells cleared 1.90m for her over-35 pole vault triumph.

Also in winning form was Andrea Jenkins, who was victorious in boy the over-35 shot with a throw of 9.51m and the discus with a distance of 35.41m.

Match result: Men – 1st NVH 136pts; 2nd Corby 124pts; 3rd Ryston 113pts; 4th West Norfolk 110pts; 5th= Huntingdon 52pts; Peterborough 52pts; 7th Stamford 21pts.

Women – 1st Ryston 126pts; 2 Corby 121pts; 3rd NVH 88pts; 4th Peterborough 47pts; 5th West Norfolk 36pts; 6th Stamford 24pts; 7th Huntingdon 22pts.

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