Harriers swoop to win medals at Hertfordshire championships

Medal winners Matt Simpson, Hannah Morton, Jonty Wager-Leigh, Sophie Morton and Scarlett Wager-Leigh
Medal winners Matt Simpson, Hannah Morton, Jonty Wager-Leigh, Sophie Morton and Scarlett Wager-Leigh

Chiltern Harriers won plenty of medals in the first round of the Herts Track and Field Championships.

In the U13 events, two new Chiltern athletes marked their county sprint debuts with excellent results.

Mia Henson ran a PB of 13.85s in the 100m heat and clocked 13.88s to win a silver medal in the final.

Matthew Patterson was also a silver medallist in the 100m with a time of 13.99s, and he added to that with a win in the long jump with an impressive leap of 4.67m.

Bronze medals in the U13 events came from Meadow Thomas and Emily Alderson.

Thomas ran 13.99s in the hurdles, while Alderson ran just outside her best with 2:42.22 in the 800m.

In the 1,500m races there were medals galore for the Chiltern runners. Matt Simpson won silver in the U20 men’s race with 4:21.83, while three Chiltern athletes ran the U17 men’s race.

Jonty Wager-Leigh won gold with a PB run of 4:15.01. In fifth was Toby Smith with a PB of 4:36.74, and Sam Howell was 10th in 4:48.96.

Jake Alderson ran well in the U15 boys’ race to finish fifth in 4:48.89.

Hannah Morton was U17 silver medallist in 4:59.73, while there was a Chiltern 1-2 in the U15 girls’ race.

Sophie Morton won in 4:57.98 and Scarlett Wager-Leigh was second with 5:01.73. Also having a fine run was Charlotte Munn, fourth in a new PB of 5:17.77.