SEVEN Chiltern Harriers athletes represented their counties at the Southern Inter-Counties Track and Field Championships for U15s and U20s.
Dan Cady and Sophie East both turned out for Bucks at Abingdon for the U20 age group 100m and 200m races and both made the 100m final. Cady finished seventh, and East sixth, in times well below their best due to a headwind.
East just missed out on the 200m final by two hundredths of a second and Cady set a PB in his 200m heat of 23.72.
In the U15 age group, Jamie Lloyd (300m), Jonty Wager-Leigh (800m) and Hannah Morton (150m) were representing Hertfordshire, while Sam Henning (1500m) and Hannah Thear (1500m) were running for Bucks.
In the 800m, Wager-Leigh was in the faster of two heats and, although missing out on a place in the final, obtained a new PB of 2.17.05.
Lloyd made the final of the 300m and finished a creditable fifth, despite being fairly new to the event.
In the 1,500m races, a strong wind took its toll and although some of the country’s best runners were taking part, fast times were difficult to come by. Henning was sixth in the boys’ race, a few seconds outside his recently set record, and Morton (10th) and Thear (12th) found conditions tough, both finishing well outside their best times.