Athletics

Erme Valley’s Harris impresses at England Under-15 Champs in Bedford

Sammie Harris

ERME Valley Harriers’ Sammie Harris claimed two fourth placed finishes and a personal best at the England Under-15 Championships in Bedford at the weekend.

Harris, who had finished fifth the previous week at the national combined events championships, opened the competition with the long jump. She leaped 5.30m to finish behind Herne Hill’s Ore Adamson (5.66m), Bristol & West’s Tia Jackson (5.44m) and York’s Amy Lauren Rolfe (5.34m) in an event which attracted 22 finalists.

The following day, Harris took part in the 75m hurdles. She won both her heat and semi-final before setting a new personal best of 11.19 seconds to finish fourth in a quick final behind Croydon’s Marcia Sey (10.93), Charnwood’s Victoria Johnson (11.08) and Windsor’s Orla Brennan (11.10).

The top four were well ahead of the rest of the field.

Harris’ time has moved up into the top five of the UK under-15 rankings for that event.

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