TALENTED athletes from across the county came away with a host of medals from the annual Inter-Counties T&F Athletics “Mason Trophy” Championships.

Taking place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham the Hereford and Worcester team finished a position higher than last year, taking fourth overall with 366 points; Greater Manchester being overall winners gaining 403 points.

For some athletes, it was a chance to achieve/re-achieve an English Schools’ Entry Standard (ES) ahead of the forthcoming selection for who will represent H&W at the National Schools’ Championships, taking place in Birmingham in July.

In total H&W athletes gained 20 medals consisting of three gold, 10 silver and seven bronze, with another five close to a podium finish in fourth place.

St Mary’s High School pupil Charlotte Colbert came away with two qualifying distances and two medals firstly winning the javelin and then taking second place in the hammer.

Also in the junior girls category Eva Tyler (Hereford Whitecross) capped off a fine day with another qualifying time, placing fifth as part of the relay team.

Individually Tyler was also placed fourth in the 200 metres.

The intermediate girls team gained 93 points, with Lily Fennessy from St Mary’s High School achieving silver in the javelin & also threw the discus.

The Junior Boys Hammer competition was dominated by the two Hereford & Worcester athletes: Dylan Menhennet (John Kyrle HS, Ross-on-Wye)

and Adam Rutter (Worcester) who claimed the gold and silver, with qualifying throws (54.33m & 45.11m respectively) way ahead of the rest of the field.

Matthew Brunnock, of Whitecross High School took fourth in the 800 metres in a personal best time of two minutes and five seconds.

Finally George Harrhy, from John Kyrle HS, finished fourth in the 400-metre hurdles and sixth in the high jump.