DARTFORD Harriers were well represented in both the U15 and U17 age groups at the London indoor contest at Lee Valley.
Several personal bests were set on the track, and many athletes used the competition as a warm-up for the upcoming Kent indoor championships.
Isio Orogun continued her impressive start to the 2014 season with a win in the U17 girls’ 60m sprint with a new personal best of 7.89s.
She also ran well in the 200m where she finished second in 25.70s.
Tia Murray also competed in the U17 girls’ 60m, winning her heat in a time of 8.61s.
In the U17 men’s category, Lloyd Riggall ran a new personal best of 7.31s in the 60m, and backed it up with a solid performance in the 200m, finishing third in 23.79s.
Dereck Aguma also recorded a personal best in the 60m of 7.30s to win his heat.
Harry Starling also competed in the 60m, running a personal best of 7.92s.
In the U17 men’s shot putt, Oliver Hussey finished third with his throw of 11.36m.
Immanuela Aliu took centre stage for Dartford in the U15 girls’ sprints, finishing third in her 60m heat in 8.09s, a new personal best, and winning the 200m in 26.68s.
The Scottish national indoor championships also took place at the weekend in the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, where Dartford’s Jodie Leslie finished third in the first heat of the 200m, narrowly missing out on a place in the final despite a new personal best time of 26.46s.
Also north of the border in Stirling, Rebecca Wilby competed in the BUCS cross country championships where she represented Brunel University and finished 160th in the women’s race out of a field of 342 athletes.
Closer to home, highlights from the latest Kent Fitness League meeting at Canterbury included 13-year-old Holly Page continuing her impressive season with victory in the women’s race.
Her time of 34m38s not only put her first in the women’s categoryacross all age groups, but placed her 36th overall out of a field of more than 300, beating many of the male athletes in the process. Alex Cameron led home the Dartford runners in the men’s race, finishing second in 31m27s, with Craig Sharp hot on his heels in third (31m33s).
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