COLCHESTER Harriers' Sam Shippey rewrote the record books after being crowned champion, at the Essex County Schools Championships.

The recent Green Vests transferee claimed a huge personal best (PB) of 0.70 seconds, in the Junior Boys' 300 metres.

His superb speed endurance was rewarded with a terrific winning time of 37.05s.

It was a new under-15 Harriers record and Championship Best Performance, knocking 0.15 seconds from the previous best.

As a result, Shippey has been selected to compete for Team Essex at next month's prestigious English Schools Championships.

Harriers junior Olivia Simon, competing for North East Essex District, claimed her second Championship title of the year in the hammer.

Her opening throw of 38.17m, which was 8m ahead of the silver-placed athlete, added an enormous 2m onto her previous best and smashed her Harriers record of a fortnight ago.

Thomas Palmer claimed bronze in the Intermediate Boys' 800m in a time of 1.59s while George Lavender claimed the same prize in the javelin with a throw of 38.28m.

In the Girls' equivalent, Kayleigh Hale finished just 25 centimetres outside of a medal after finishing fourth with a PB of 28.57m.

Eleanor Hopgood continued to show her potential with an excellent fourth place in the Intermediate Girls' triple jump with a PB of 10.06m.

After finishing third as fastest qualifier in her Intermediate Girls 200m heat, Ella Gray clinched fourth in the final with a PB of 26.9s.

In the under-15 Junior Boys' 100m, Oliver Mitchell clocked 12.32s in the final after a PB of 12.25s in the heats.

Daniel Jones was pipped into fourth in the Intermediate Boys 100m in a PB of 11.25s, just ahead of team-mate Jimi Sijuwola, who clocked a PB of 12.41s.

Under-17 sprinter Maya Rattray delivered two very consistent races, securing a PB of 12.97s in the heats and a good fifth-place finish in the final (12.98s).

Milly Presland produced another massive achievement, securing a new Harriers record and PB after clocking four minutes 51.71s in the Junior Girls' 1,500m, where she was fifth.

Emily Swan and Madeleine Claydon took part in the Junior Girls' high jump, while Ermeas Afewerki was fourth in his Intermediate Boys' 1,500m (4m 05.72s, PB).

In the Intermediate Girls', Niamh Higgens posted a PB of 5m 37s in her 1,500m and Daniella O’Leary was fifth in her 100m heat (13.4s), while Danny Milward competed in the Intermediate Boys' 3,000k.