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Harriers consolidate place
BLACKHEATH & Bromley Harriers consolidated their position in the UK women's league Premier Division by finishing third in the second match of the season at Eton.
This was Harriers' best ever position in the league and leaves them third overall in the table on 10 points with one match to go.
Significantly they are three points clear of the fourth and fifth placed clubs, with the teams in sixth to eighth place all on six points.
Highlight of the day came in the javelin where Izzy Jeffs threw a new Divisional record of 55.79m to win the competition by over eight metres.
This is the second furthest in the country this year.
More throwing success came as Shaunagh Brown was third in the shot and discus and fourth in the hammer, while Samantha Milner set a new best of 46.16m to win the B discus.
Mariette Terrisse-Hilborne made a big impression on her debut for the team.
She finished second in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.90m, while Rachel Arnheim won the B string with a leap of 3.50m.
More impressive performances came in the hurdles events.
In the 400m hurdles Megan Southwart and Katrina Cosby came second in the A and B strings in times of 61.24s and 61.83s.
Serita Solomon was runner-up in the 100m hurdles in 13.52s, while Megan returned to record a new wind assisted best of 13.91s to win the B string.
Grace Sheppard also ran quicker than ever before in the 200m with 24.73s and she linked up with Anike Shand Whittingham, Katrina Cosby and Rachel Dickens to secure third place in the 4x100m.
Another personal best came from Elaine Murty who timed 10m23.95s in the 3,000m just 50 minutes after running 2m13.14s in the 800m.
B&B Harriers' men did not fare so well in their latest British athletics league division two match at Grangemouth in Scotland.
In another close match, they finished sixth and are now fifth overall with two fixtures to go.
They will need to be at their best for the last two matches and hope the other team positions shift around if they are to lay claim to one of the two promotion places.
Ed Harrison was the only individual winner, taking the 400m hurdles in 52.76s in challenging conditions.
Debutant Kieran Daly and Oweka Wanogho scored a lot of good points in the sprints.
Daly was fourth in the A 100m, Wanogho won the B string.
They reversed strings for the 200m with Wanogho second in the A string and Daly securing maximum points in the B.
Then, together with Duayne Bovell and Javari Cameron, they were second in the 4x100m.
Alex Bruce Littlewood returned from university in America to finish second in the 3,000m steeplechase.
Littlewood, Andy Rayner and Peter Tucker all doubled up in the middle distance to score important points for the team.
Best event in the field was the pole vault where Mark Longhurst set a seasons best of 4.80m to finish in second place and Sam Brown cleared 4.40 to win the B string.
Steve Timmins was second in the shot with 13.18m and Mike Van Den Dobbelsteen was third in the javelin with 50.79m.
As ever Alex Pope made a massive contribution to the team, on this occasion he competed in seven events.
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