Nathan a national star for Worksop Harriers

Emily Race, Nathan Langley and Sophie Mills of Worksop Harriers
Emily Race, Nathan Langley and Sophie Mills of Worksop Harriers

Nathan Langley was crowned National Sportshall champion, after a podium-topping performance at Sportscity in Manchester.

His throw of 14.2m was enough to take the title, but he wasn’t done there, competing in the standing triple jump (7.39m) and four lap relay.

Those performances help the Nottinghamshire Under 15 boys team to third place on the podium.

Fellow Worksop Harriers prospect Sophie Mills took part in the four lap relay (45.2), speed bounce (75) and standing long jump (2.16m).

And a third local athlete, Emily Race, was also in action in the county colours.

She took part in the two lap relay, finishing in 21.6, the shot put in which she threw 8.87m and the standing long jump (2.32m).

The Nottinghamshire Under 15 girls finished the day in ninth place.

This weekend was a busy one for Race, who also recorded a personal best in both the high jump (1.57m) and the 100m race (13.09s) at the Commsport Open in Sheffield on Saturday. As if that wasn’t enough, the teenager recorded 11.68 and 11.74 in the 75m hurdles on Sunday at the Spring Spruce Open at Derby on Sunday.

Both her high jump and hurdles performances were above the qualifying requirements to go on to compete in the English School National Championships.

Proud mum Carol said:“Emily had a great weekend, getting two ESAA qualifying standards, and the new 100m personal best shows that she is getting faster as well as stronger.

“She is in great shape at the moment”.