Wakefield Harriers sprinter Eyles climbs rankings

Grace Eyles
Grace Eyles

TWO personal bests in as many weeks has propelled Wakefield Harriers’ sprinter Grace Eyles into the top seven 200m U20s runners in the UK.

Eyles was one of the five Harriers to win individual titles at the Northern Track and Field Championships for U15s, U17s and U20s athletes in Hull.

And a personal best of 24.67s moved her up to 11th in the UK U20s rankings.

However, there was more to come from the Harrier in the third meeting of the National Junior League, in Wakefield, when Eyles delighted the home crowd by improving her best even further.

A time of 24.43s secured victory in the 200m, moved Eyles up to seventh in the national U20s rankings and secured the accolade of female athlete of the match.

The time is not far off Emily Freeman’s U20s club record and the young Harrier was also in fine form in the 100m, clocking a grade one time of 12.26s to finish third.

Bethany Sharp was also triumphant in Wakefield, winning the 400m hurdles in 66.52s and Abigail Roberts cleared 3.40m to claim victory in the pole vault.

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