Herne Hill Harriers round-up: Nkoso continues to dazzle as she tops UK age group ranking this year

Herne Hill Harriers claimed a good collection of Surrey County Championship medals over the weekend at Kingsmeadow Stadium, making the most of the first real track and field weather of this season so far.
A total of 38 medals were won by Harriers athletes across the age groups with 14 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze, writes Geoff Jerwood.
The biggest contributor to this impressive medal haul was multi-talented combined eventer Jasmine Nkoso. In the U15 girls events, Nkoso picked up three gold medals and one silver. Her win in the shot with a PB of 12.73m sees her top of the UK age group rankings for the year to date. She also won the high jump with 1.55m and the javelin with another PB of 29.23m.
On a busy weekend which saw Nkoso contest the heats, but not the final of the 75m hurdles, she also placed second in the long jump with 5.03m behind team mate Pyale Wifa, who leapt 5.34m for the win. Wifa also claimed the silver medal in the 100m in 12.41, while Esther Imohimi was second behind Nkoso in the shot with 10.14m and also the hammer silver medalist with 27.33m.
Sasha Nolan won the U13 girls 200m in an excellent championship best performance (CBP) time of 25.97. Nolan was also the winner of the long jump with 4.60m, while in the U17 men’s 400m Fred Hake also set a CBP with a clear victory in 49.54.
An exciting U17 women’s 300m final saw a Herne Hill one-two with Lily-Rose Brown the winner in 40.80 ahead of team-mate Lucy Wright, who ran 41.15. Also in this age group Ella Rennie won bronze in both 100m and 200m with 12.30 (PB) and 25.48 respectively. Orla Wright won bronze in the 800m with a PB 2:15.47 and India Blakey was third in the 300m hurdles in 49.15, also a PB.
In addition to Nolan, other successes in the U13G group came from Maliyah Boothe winning the 70m hurdles in a big PB of 11.65, which sees her close to the top of her age rankings and also a sliver medal in the high jump with 1.33m and a bronze in the long jump behind Nolan with 4.19m. Another silver medal was won by Alissa Jones-Aryeh with 13.32 in the 100m, while Isobel Mclennan was third in the 1,500m on a hot day with 5:24.31.
Mason Elwin-Davis won gold in the U13B high jump with 1.44m and silver in the 100m in 12.75. The U15B age group saw just one Herne Hill medal, a gold in the hammer, where Joshua Nkongolo’s 43.86m gave him a huge winning margin.
As well as Hake, two other U17M gold medalists were Solomon Thompson-Moodley with an outdoor high jump PB of 1.85m and Maalik Adamson won the long jump with a PB 6.42m. Joseph Johnson-Cole ran his first wind legal sub 11 seconds 100m as his 10.97 was good for a silver medal.
Alexander Abebrese won gold in the U20M shot with 12.04m, Oluwafikayomi Awolope silver in the high jump with 1.80m, Rikaion Smith silver in the 100m with 10.81 and Keeran Sriskadarajah silver in the 400m with a PB 49.32. Three bronze medals were won by senior women, two by Alexandra Marginean in the long jump 4.67m and javelin a PB 25.72m. Joyce Kalombo was third in the 200m in 25.76. Ignatius Abebrese was second in the senior men’s long jump in 6.51m.

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