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Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers claim double victory at Southern Road Relays
9:00am Friday 28th September 2012 in Sport
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’ successful season continued as their Under-17 men and women sides claimed victory at the Southern Road Relays event in Aldershot.
First in action was the women’s team who tackled a 2.9km course.
Natalie Connor took on the first leg and ran well. She crossed the line in 10.57 before handing over to Eleanor Hunt with the team in sixth position.
On her leg, Hunt moved up four places to get Shaftesbury Barnet into second. She came home in 10.51 and Sophia Parvizi-Wayne had seven seconds to make up on the third and final leg.
Parvizi-Wayne set the fastest time of all the competitors and she stormed past the Tonbridge athlete to clock 10.18 and secure top spot for the team.
Shaftesbury Barnet’s final overall time was 32.06, nine seconds ahead of second-placed Tonbridge.
Not to be undone, the men’s side, who had taken third spot the previous year, also finished first to be crowned southern champions.
Adam Thorpe ran the first leg and claimed a solid time of 12.18 to put the quartet in tenth place overall.
Sam Wilson started 29 seconds behind the leader on the second leg but he produced a fine performance to move through the field into first place.
His time of 12.04 allowed Liam Dee to begin his leg out in front and he extended the lead, running 11.52, which was the second fastest leg of the race.
Rory Mudd brought the team home as he crossed the line in 12.27, clocking an overall time for Shaftesbury Barnet of 48.41.
Shaftesbury Barnet’s Senior Women’s side narrowly missed out on the medal position as they finished fourth in 54.21.
Under-20 athlete Melissa Courtney led the team and she ran a solid opening leg of 14.26.
Beth Potter took on the second stage and she moved the team up 30 places to put them sixth, with a time on 12.31.
Running the penultimate leg was Amy Campbell.
She gained a further two positions with a time of 13.18 and Shaftesbury Barnet began the final leg in second.
Victoria Walker was handed the responsibility of getting the team home.
She performed well and crossed the line in 14.06, with the quartet claiming fourth place. Meanwhile, the club’s younger members were also in action and performed well.
The Under-13 boys’ team finished fifth in their competition, stopping the clock on 44.07.
Nathan Fernandes led the side off and he came home in 10.42 before passing on to Eliot Dee (11.30).
The third leg saw Jamie Harper (10.35) make up six places to get the foursome up to fourth before Tom Fulton (11.20) crossed the line for fifth place.
The Under-15 boys claimed ninth position, with Nathan Davies (10.59), Ashvin Kuri (11.09), Jamie Dee (9.21) and James Brennan (10.21) taking on the course.
The Under-15 girls finished 16th in 35.23 – Lianne Langford (11.11), Chloe Goodson (12.21), Emma Dwan (11.51) were the club’s representatives.