COLCHESTER Harriers will head to Stevenage for their final Eastern Young Athletes League meeting of the year in good heart following a third-place finish as host club.

Sprinter Graig Anya Joseph up against top European under-15 sprint hurdler Joseph Harding from Basildon in the 100m race, at the Garrison.

Both sprinters clocked 11.1 seconds but it was the green vest who gained top marks and yet another personal best (PB), breaking his own club record he set at the English Schools Championships.

His training partner Henry Lawes won the B string 100m in a PB of 11.8s, clinching a place at the U15 National championships.

Both boys also secured top points and PBs in the under-15 boys' 200m races, with Joseph clocking 23.5s in a comfortable win and Lawes winning in 24.7s.

In just her third Harriers meet, Kasaura Ayoola achieved a brilliant new 100m PB of 12.96s and a well-earned second place.

She followed that up with another PB of 27.7s in the 200m.

Eliza Betts equalled her PB of 13.5s to finish fourth in a tightly-fought B string 100m and was also fourth in her 200m.

In the men’s under-17 sprints, it was up to Mufaro Shava and Thierry Ajala to bring home the points.

In a blistering A string race, Shava was fourth in 11.6s while Ajala claimed a good second in the B race in a new PB of 12.0s.

He then went on to finish second in the 400m in a respectable time of 52.6s.

Megan Stevens claimed a new PB in her under-17 100m in 13.0s and earned second-place points and was third in her 200m (27.8s).

Lauren Strutt gained a second-place finish in the B string 100m race (13.6s) while Katie Rice won the 80m hurdles (13.7s).

In the middle-distance races, under-13 Charlie Parmenter was second in the 800m (two minutes 43.5s), while Milly Presland was second in the under-15 girls' A string 800m (2.29.4s) and Grace Rothwell earned a PB in the B string.

U17 woman Daisy Hilson made her club debut finishing in third place in the A string in 2:47.8s with Lily Waterson third in the B string (2:52.2s).

Matthew Wisdom claimed two amazing PBs in the high jump where he increased his height by 11 centimetres to clear 1.45m and then throwing a heavier-weighted javelin where he registered 26.69m in the under-15 boys 600g javelin.

Micah Shaljean showed potential as a non-scorer in the under-15 boys' high jump and would have claimed a B string second place.

Graig Anya Joseph was second in the discus which produced his third PB of the day and another club record with a throw of 36.26m.

Training buddy Kayleigh Hale also gained success in the under-15 girls javelin, winning a new PB of 27.48m and second place.

Lauren Strutt produced a good leap in the long jump to finish second in the A string and Savannah Harrison won the B string.

Harriers' women’s sprint relay team made up of under-17 first years Katie Rice, Lauren Strutt, Megan Stevens and Savannah Harrison ran a smooth race to win in a time of 53.4s.

Special mention must go to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help make the day such a success for all the young athletes.

Harriers PBs gained: Under 13 Girls: Zion Ateba HJ 1.40m, 100m 14.4s; Chloe Goddard 100m 16.9s; Rebecca Collins 800m 3.064s, Shot Putt 4.29m; Lois Gore Long Jump 3.66m; Anna Ritchie HJ 1.20m; Olivia Simon Hurdles 15.0s, Javelin 18.08m; Lily Upton Discus 11.80m; Jennifer Woods 200m, 35.0s; Jess Longford 1500m 6.40 s. U13 boys: Noah Papley 100m 15:9s, LJ 3.48m; Charlie Parmenter 800m 2:43.5s.

Under 15 Girls: Rhianne Boatswain 200m 29.7s, Shot 5.15m; Jessica Elmer 100m 15.0s; Mia Farrell 300m 48.2s, Shot Putt 5.83m; Kausara Ayoola 100m 12.9s, 200m 27.7s; Kayleigh Hale, Javelin 27.48m; Molly Whiteford 75m Hurdles 17.2s. Aliyah Soames Discus 13.88m;. U15 Boys: Harvey Daniels 300m 46:2s, PV 2.10m; Matthew Wisdom 800m 2:33.1s, HJ 1.45m & Javelin 26.69m; Micah Shaljean 300m 49:4s, Shot 6.41m & HJ 1.40m; Charlie Walder 2:44.7s Discus 10.97m, 200m 30:7s; Sebastian Jacobs Javelin 11.24m & 200m 29:2s.

Under 17 Girls: Savanna Harrison TJ 9.47m, LJ 4.15m; Ammaarah Parker Discus 22.3m, Hammer 17.91m; Megan Stevens 100m 13.0s; Tito Sogeke 100m 15.1s; Lauren Strutt HJ 1.40m. U17 Men: Thierry Ajala100m 12:0s; Archie French 400m 56:9s; Joseph Boden LJ 3.62m; Callum McKay Discus 22.34m; Bailey Hunt 200m 26:9, LJ 3.73m and Javelin 15.09m.