Seven Chiltern Harriers athletes have been invited to take part for Buckinghamshire Schools in the prestigious English Schools Track and Field Championships to be held in Manchester on 9th, 10th, 11th July.
This year because of covid restrictions the normal two-day event where county schools teams travel together and spend a two-night stay near the stadium is not happening. Instead athletes travel up on the day and the event is much closer to a normal track meeting.
Also the number of athletes involved is restricted to the top 16 ranked in each event in the national rankings with a maximum of three per event per county. Normally Bucks would send 40 athletes to the championships; this year 36 have made the cut.
Seniors compete on Friday 9th, Intermediates on Saturday 10th and Juniors on Sunday 11th.
Lily Holt is running 100m hurdles, her third championships after competing in high jump in previous years.
Holly Henderson takes part in 1500m steeplechase. Holly is ranked fourth going into the championships, having run 800m two years ago. Chisom Nwafor gained the entry standard in 200m, long jump and shot, and is selected for long jump where she is ranked top 16. Abbie Henderson narrowly misses out despite being ranked top ten, with three other Bucks girls ahead of her in the list.
Alden Collier is top ranked in the UK at 800m and 1500m and is choosing 1500m along with other debutants Euan Pinder and Archie Pinder who are also in the top twelve. Isaac Jessop-Tranter goes into 800m ranked sixth nationally.
Well done to all those selected and good luck.