11 & 12 August 2018, Wavertree, Liverpool
Preston Harriers won 9 medals at the North of England under 13, under 15 & under 17 Track and Field Championships on the newly laid track at Wavertree, Liverpool. James Lupton increased his lifetime best by 3 metres and recorded 41.72m to win the gold medal in the under 15 boys discus. Under 15 boys hurdling duo of Taylor Jacob and Harry Burrow continued their rivalry with Taylor winning the gold medal in the 80 metres event in 11.81 and Harry, just 0.18 seconds behind, collecting silver. 12-year-old James Ince stuck gold in the under 13 boys long jump leaping 5.03 metres. Will Lancaster won a silver in the under 17 boys discus in a personal best of 39.42m and then picked up bronze in the shot with a put of 12.16m. Hammer thrower Alex Bernstein continues to set new personal bests, this time an increase of 3 metres saw him closing in on 60 metres with a mark of 59.63 metres to take silver in the under 17 boys’ event. George Lowe (under 15) is making great progress with the javelin and threw a lifetime best of 35.66m to win a silver medal. George also set a personal best in the high jump, clearing 1.50m to finish sixth. Taylor Jacob jumped 5.98m, a personal best in the under 15 boys long jump to finish 4th. The following athletes finished fourth to just miss a medal: Darcey Lonsdale (under 17 girls 800m, 2.18.95), Ethan Tibbs (under 17 triple jump, 12.67m), and the most unlucky was Harvey Noble who finished 4th twice (under 17 shot, 10.40m, and javelin, 45.68m).