COLCHESTER Harriers' juniors look set to compete in their first-ever Eastern Young Athletes League Plate final following a superb showing in Peterborough.

Provisional scores from their final league match of the season show the Green Vests in third spot with 541 points.

If confirmed, that will mean Harriers have finished above Nene Valley in 12th position, placing them within the Eastern region's top dozen clubs.

And that will give them a chance to compete in the Plate final in Watford, on September 2.

Olivia Simon, Harvey Daniels, Emily Swann and Jack D’Eath all soared to new heights in the pole vault.

Daniels claimed a massive new personal best (PB), adding half a metre to his previous best with a confident clearance of 2.60 metres to equal the under-15 boys' club record.

Emily Swan equalled her PB with 1.50m as a non scorer while under-17 athlete Jack D’eath cleared 2.30m, to finish second.

Under-15 athlete Olivia Simon cleared 2.65m, earning maximum points and yet another PB and club record.

And soon after, she claimed another PB and her second club record in the hammer, winning by a clear 6m with a best throw of 38.46m.

In the under-15 girls' high jump, first year Zion Ateba’s clearance of 1.55m gained her a new PB and second place.

Jack D’eath went on to finish third in the under-17 men’s high jump with 1.60m, while Chanel Mba was second in the girls' equivalent.

Hollie Martin-Whymark had a clear run in the under-13 girls' 70m hurdles and Lilly Sillett was inches behind third place in her under-15 75m hurdles.

Ateba had to settle for a good fourth place, in her under-15 girls' A string race.

Multi-talented Kai Chilvers claimed a very good third in the hurdles before running a superb 1,500m race, winning comfortably in a superb time of 4.32.8.

He then registered a massive throw of 32.46m to win the javelin with a PB.

Under-17 athlete Ziggy Lambton also comfortably won his 1,500m race.

In the girls' under-13 races, Alice Begg and Dasiy Rickwood claimed good third-place finishes in their respective races, with Daisy Hilson scoring vital points for the under-17 women.

Rachel Sale knocked 2.3 seconds off her PB in the under-13 A string while in the under-15 girls' A string, Jess Longstaff bagged herself a well-deserved PB (2m 47.4s) and Missy Buxton claimed valuable third-place B string points.

Thomas Palmer was second in his under-17 men’s 800m while Charlie Parmenter (under-13) and George Mann (under-15) were both third in their respective races.

Olivia Gillon enjoyed a fantastic win in her under-13 girls' 100m race and Talia Wynter was a good second.

Under-17 runner Ella Gray clocked 13.4s in the 100m and claimed a clear 200m victory in a PB of 27.2s.

Sam Shippey claimed a PB of 12.0s in the 100m and then clocked another best of 23.5s, in the 200m.

Oliver Mitchell won the B string 100m in 12.4s and 2018 Harriers signing Tanarka Maara claimed a superb second-place finish in the 200m (25.4s).

He had earlier run as a non-scorer in the 100m, where he lowered his PB to 12.6s.

Joe Clarke competed in the under-17 men's A string, finishing fourth in his 100m and third in his 200m.

He then claimed an excellent second place in the triple jump (11.07m).

In the under-17 women's 300m race, Ayra Anderson claimed victory with a PB of 45.6s, having earlier finished second in the B string 200m.

Keagan Berg clocked a PB of 61.8s, in his first under-17 men’s 400m run.

There were points earned by Alice Begg (B string under-13 girls' high jump), Olivia Gillon (second place and PB in the under-13 discus, 11.06m) and Talia Wynter and Alexandra Bell-Cobbold who were third in the under-13 long jump.

Kayleigh Hale claimed second in the under-15 girls' javelin (28.53m) and third in the shot putt (8.04m, PB).

In the under-17 women's competition, Aliyah Soames was first in the B string shot putt (8.22m, PB) second in the A string hammer (20.73m, PB) and second in the javelin (28.50m, PB).

Daisy Hilson was second in the B string javelin (20.44m, PB) as was Victoria Utti in the shot putt, while Savannah Harrison was fifth in the triple jump (9.22m).

In the boys' events, William Long was second in the under-13 boys' high jump, adding ten centimetres to his previous best.

Charlie Parmenter registered a PB of 3.35m to finish third in the long jump while Charlie Palmer added to his shot putt PB.

Harriers' under-15 boys' claimed a great relay victory, with Shippey bringing the baton safely home in a time of 48.7s.

The club's under-13 girls' team were set up well by Bell-Cobbold and held the lead until the final few metres as they finished in 58.1s.

Harriers' under-17 women's team were third (54.6s) while their under-17 men’s team finished fourth (50.7s).

Other vital points were earned by: Katherine Harvey (U15g 100m), Raine Taylor (U15g 200m), Missy Buxton (U15g 300m), Jennifer Palmer (U17w 300m & Discus ), Victori Utti (U17w High Jump ) Thomas Ashley (U13b 100m / 200m / Long Jump), Harrison Leek (U13b 800 & Shot), Bhramav Rajesh (U13b High Jump, Discus), Barney Balding (U15b 1500), Sebastian Jacobs (U15b 300m / Long Jump).

Others athletes to compete: Jenny Woods (200m) and Isabella Minder (U17 300m and Long Jump).