Herne Hill Harriers' track and field teams were out and about on a busy weekend of action.

First of all, the senior combined men’s and women’s team secured a hard-fought second place at Eastbourne in Division Three SE of the Southern Athletics League.

It was followed on Sunday when the younger generation competed in the Youth Development League at Hornchurch stadium, coming second.

The stand-out performance at Hornchurch came from Ore Adamson in the long jump.

Adamson, who heads the UK rankings in the U15s age group, set a league record with a leap of 5.53m.

Among the U13 boys, the best performance came from Jaden Kennedy, whose storming two minutes 9.5 seconds over 800m broke his personal best (PB) and his own Harriers club record.

Kennedy’s time is also a UK lead for his age group, re-establishing him at the top of this event.

Not to be outdone, his U13 girls' counterpart and training partner, Maisie Collis ran superbly to record a huge victory in the 1,200m, clocking 3:46.9 - a club record. 

In the U15 boys' group, Tiarnan Matthews secured good points in the discus, hammer and shot with PBs in the first two of these three events.

He was well backed by Andre Parker, who won the B string discus with a PB throw. 

Not for the first time, the U15 boys' middle distance runners returned good points, with the highlight being Oscar Millard’s PB of 2:06.8 in the 800m. 

Their overall performance and provisional results indicate a close second finish on 508 points, just 0.5 points ahead of Croydon Harriers and seven behind the host club Hornchurch. 

In the senior show at Eastbourne, the stand-out performances of the match were contributed by Harriers athletes.

In the women’s events, Australian runner Chloe Tighe demonstrated what an asset she is likely to be in winning the 3,000m in 9:31.2.

On the men’s side, their was a welcome return for Jonathan Grant from competing in US collegiate athletics, and he won both the 100m (10.7secs) and long jump (7.06m).

Grant will be among Harriers athletes who will compete at this coming weekend’s British Championship Olympic Trials meeting in Birmingham.

The next meeting is in Tooting on July 9.

Finally, but most certainly not least, competing at the England U20 Championship at Bedford on Saturday Michella Obijiaku placed a good fourth in the women’s shot with a throw of 13.69m - adding 10cm to her PB.