Armstrong impresses with double as Harriers hit form

Tegan Armstrong on her way to winning the high jump
Tegan Armstrong on her way to winning the high jump

Tegan Armstrong was one of several Banbury Harriers athletes who impressed at Sunday’s Midlands Youth Development League meeting.

In Sunday’s third round at Tamworth, Armstrong continued her excellent form to take first place in the under-13 girls’ high jump with 1.31m and 70m hurdles in 12 seconds.

Maddy Dowden took second place in the under-13 girls’ 70m hurdles B-string in 12.8 seconds followed by an impressive first place in the shot putt with 6.67m, smashing her personal best by 57cm.

Reagan Sellers took second place in the under-13 girls’ 150m with a new pb of 22.1 seconds.

There were more pb’s in the under-13 girls for Sophie Howie in the 800m, Shannon Gilkes in the 75m and 1200m, and Lucy Thompson in the javelin.

Christopher Charles continued his impressive form with first place in the under-13 boys’ long jump with 4.62m, 0.6m clear of his nearest rival. He also produced a great throw of 25.01m to take second spot in the javelin.

Archie Jones produced a fine pb in the 100m, finishing third, followed by another third place in the 800m B-string. Charlie Evans achieved pb’s in the javelin B-string and shot putt.

In the under-15 girls’ category, there were personal best’s for Lizzie Eskender with 20.89m in the hammer, and Maia Cook in both the 200m and 300m.

Kit Duggan produced some impressive performances, taking first place in the boys’ under-15 800m B-string, followed by second places in the 300m B-string and high jump.

Alex England made his debut for the club with a strong third place in the 200m B-string. Kody Johnson produced a great throw to take first place in the javelin and Oskar Moyaert took second in the javelin B-string.

Skip Nelson took second place in the 1500m while Stanley Bull set a new pb of 6.35m when winning the shot putt B-string.

The squad of Maddy Dowden, Tegan Armstrong, Inka Moyaert and Sophie Howie took second place in the under-13 B girls’ 4x100m relay.

Jack Lines, Christopher Charles, Charlie Evans and Archie did likewise in the under-13 B boys’ 4x100m relay.

Kit Duggan, Skip Nelson, Stanley Bull and Oskar Moyaert produced a fine run to storm home and win the under-15 boys’ 4x300m relay well clear of their rivals.