Harriers help Notts to victory in regionals

Emily Race and Nathan Langley of Worksop Harriers
Emily Race and Nathan Langley of Worksop Harriers

A trio of Worksop Harriers represented the county’s schools in the Regional Combined Events at Nuneaton.

Emily Race, Nathan Langley and William Hickton helped Notts to take first place.

Race won the junior girls pentathlon and Hickton was ninth in the junior boys pentathlon, while Langley finished fourth in the intermediate boys octathlon.

Impressing in a competition that counts Daley Thompson, Dean Macey and Katarina Johnson Thompson as past champions, the Harriers will go on to the English Schools National Combined Events final in September.

Race set a personal best (11.2) in the 7m hurdles to take the lead, and stayed in front with 9.8m in the shot, 1.6m (PB) in the high jump, a 4.86m long jump and another PB in the 800m (2:38:1).

Hickton recorded four personal bests out of the five events making up the junior boys pentathlon: 80m hurdles (13.2, PB), shot put (7.65m, PB), long jump (4.95m), high jump (1.72m, PB) and 800m (2:34.4, PB) to finish ninth overall.

The intermediate boys octathlon is made up of the long jump, discus, javelin, 400m, 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and finishes off with the 1500m.

Langley was among the top three for much of the competition, finishing fourth individually only just beaten by his team mate, Joss Moffat in the last event for third.

The Notts team won easily, with Adam Ward making up the third scoring member, and they should have a very good chance at the National Finals.

Langley had two very good days, with personal bests in the javelin (40.11m), high jump (1.58m), 100mH (15.3) and the 1500m (4:54.7).

He also finished second (32.94m) in the discus, third in the shot and won both his heats in the 400m and the 100m hurdles.