The Barrow and Furness Striders juniors helped the club claim second place in the Cumbria Athletics League fixture that was held at Furness Academy last month.

The league is for male and female athletes aged from under-11 to under-20 is competed between eight teams from across Cumbria, with this being the third meeting of the season.

Contributing valuable points was the only Barrow under-11s boy Dylan Murphy, who competed in the long jump and cricket ball throw in what was only his second event for the club.

For the girls, there was a Barrow one-two in the 600m, with Mahaya Mohan finishing ahead of Esme Doyle, who also finished fourth in the 70m and third in the long jump.

Kenzie Jefferson had a hectic day as she danced in the Barrow Carnival before competing in the athletics. However, she managed to finish sixth in the 600m fourth in the cricket ball throw, while helping the 4x100m relay team finish fourth.

In the under-13 boys, Finlay Strain and Myles Farren both had excellent days, with Strain just pipping Farren to third in the 150m, although the latter bettered his performance in the long jump by finishing second.

Hannah Busby came up with three second-place finishes in the under-13 girls, doing so on the track in the 75m and the 150m and in the field in the long jump, in which clubmate Gretta Mortan came fourth.

Honor Morton also had a good day, as she finished third in the javelin and fourth in the 800m, while the 4x100m relay team ran in fourth.

Lucas Farren was superb in the under-15 boys, as he won the 200m as well as finishing second in the long jump and third in the 100m, while Lucas Seal impressed by coming in third in the 200m.

Things also went well in the girls under-15s, as Rebecca O’Donovan finished second in both the 200m and the long jump, while Laura Brown did likewise in the 800m and shot put.

Lucy Swarbrick gave an excellent all-round display by coming second in the discus while also finishing just behind Brown in the 800m and shot put in third.

To complete an very good showing from that age group, their 4x100m team finished second in the relay.

In the under-17 boys, Ryan Wilson gave the club’s best individual performance of the day, as he claimed the sprint double by winning both the 100m and 200m, with Nathan Ormandy also taking the 400m.

There were second-place finishes for Toby Wilson in the discus and shot and Mima McKinstry, the one under-17 girl, was third in the 100m.