COLCHESTER Harriers youngsters recorded one of the highest points hauls in the club's history, at their latest Eastern Young Athletes League meet.

More than 60 of the club's athletes competed in their second match of the season in sweltering temperatures at St Albans, with provisional results placing the Green Vests in third place.

Milly Presland produced one of the outstanding performances of the day to win the under-15 1,500 metres in a club record time of four minutes 56.1 seconds.

Olivia Simon claimed first position in the pole vault and equalled her indoor personal best (PB) of 2.60m to secure a new outdoor club record.

In the under-15 high jump, Zion Ateba won with clearance of 1.54m while in the under-13 sprints, Hollie Martin-Whymark smashed her 70m hurdles PB,

She knocked a stunning 1.5 seconds off her previous best to finish second in 13.5s, while Ateba reduced her under-15 75m hurdles time to 12.9s in finishing fourth.

Harriers' under-13 sprinters Talia Wynter and Olivia Gillon (B string) each won their respective 100m races with PBs of 14.1s and 14.2s, respectively.

In the under-17 age category, Maya Rattray claimed a PB of 13.0s in the 100m and then recorded 4.52m (PB) in the long jump, before following that up with second in the 200m.

Georgina Smith clocked a PB to finish fourth in the under-15 100m (13.5s) and was third with a PB of 28.5s, in the 200m.

Thomas Ashley clocked a new PB of 14.1s while under-17 sprinter Daniel Jones equalled his PB of 11.4s, with Henry Lawes just one tenth behind in a new PB of 11.5s.

Under-15 runner George Lavender ran a PB of 12.3s to claim third while in the under-17 men’s 200m, Jones bagged an easy A string win (22.95s).

In the second race, Jimi Sijuwola (23.7s) won ahead of second-placed Lawes, with relative newcomer Joe Clarke a confident third.

Thomas Palmer dominated both his under-17 men’s 800m and 400m races.

He gained an outdoor season's best time in the 800m and equalled his 400m PB of 54.3s, while his sister Jennifer won the under-17 women’s 300m (46.3s).

Under-13 Harrison Leek took an 800m PB while club debutant Alex Walder finished in 3m 18.0s.

Eliza Betts gained a PB of 4.98m to win the under-17 women’s long jump while in the under-15s, debutante Emily Swann cleared 1.35m in the high jump.

Jimi Sijuwola recorded 5.52m in the under-17 men’s long jump to finish third and registered 1.55m for second in the high jump.

Both under-17 girls Savannah Harrison and Eleanor Hopgood won their triple jump strings, with Hopgood earning a PB of 9.13m.

In the men’s equivalent, Joe Clarke claimed a PB of 10.20m, to finish third.

Valuable points were earned by under-17 Bradley Hicks in discus and hammer, whilst George Lavender bagged a PB in the under-15 javelin (36.02m).

In the under-15 girls', Kayleigh Hale was second in the javelin while Charlie Palmer increased both his shot and discus PBs.

Ziggy Lambton was second in the under-17 1,500m and under-13 Alexandra Bell-Cobbold was third in her 1,500m.

In the relays, Harriers' under-15 girls (Anna Ritchie, Katherine Harvey, Zion Ateba and Georgina Smith), under-15 boys (Charlie Walder, Harvey Daniels, George Lavender and George Mann) and under-13 girls (Chloe Prosser, Hollie Martin-Whymark, Olivia Gillon and Talia Wynter) all finished second in their races.

Harriers' under-17 women (Katie Rice, Savannah Harrison, Eleanor Hopgood and Megan Stevens) were also second while their under-17 men (Henry Lawes, Joe Clarke, Jimi Sijuwola and Daniel Jones), stormed to a stunning victory in 47.0s.