Wray re-writes the record books in Premier tie

GEORGIA Wray set a new Cheltenham Harriers club record as the Under-15 and Under-13 team finished fifth in their Midland Premier League Division Two fixture.

Wray added 30 centimetres to her personal best to win the Under-15 girls’ pole vault and move up to 24th in the national rankings for her age group.

In the same age group Beck Phillips won three events for the third consecutive league match with a PB of 11.80m in the shot, 34.53m in his specialist discus and a 29.34m PB in the hammer.

Further throwing success came through Melissa Bird, who claimed wins in the shot and discus with distances of 9.75m and 31.91m respectively. Bird also placed second in the hammer with a PB of 35.48m to move up to 15th in the national rankings.

In the javelin Lewis Carter took third with 30.32m and Jamie Worman won the B long jump competition with 4.58m.

On the track Ben Roberts finished second in the 800m A race in 2:25.2, while there were third places for Freya Chapman in the 200m A race in 27.3 and Ben Williams in the 1500m with 4:43.2 (PB).

For the Under-13 team George Williamson impressed with victory in the 100m in 13.2 seconds, third in the 200m with a 27.9 PB and third in the long jump with 4.19m. There were middle distance wins for Bethan Samuel in the girls 800m in 2:38.7 and for Oliver Powell in the boys 1500m with a PB of 4:48.0.

Powell also showed his versatility by winning the 75m hurdles B race with a 14.7 PB after Rob Worman had placed second in the A race with a 13.1 PB. Worman finished third in the shot with 6.54m while Alex Eaglestone won the B 100m race in 13.4 and finished second in the high jump with a PB 1.38m.

The highlight for the Under-13 team came in their final race of the day when the boys 4x100m relay team of Powell, Eaglestone, Alex Hards and Williamson took victory in 54.9 seconds, just a tenth of a second outside the club record that dates back to 1983.

After finishing fifth in the match the Harriers lie third in the overall standings, two points behind Solihull who occupy the second promotion place

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