YOUNG athletes from the district have enjoyed success at county level.

A team from Haydon Bridge High School excelled at the Northumberland Schools Year 7 Indoor Athletics Championships, which took place at Gateshead International Stadium.

The competition attracted pupils from 13 of the county’s schools, with the girls’ 60m spring requiring 11 heats to accommodate the 47-strong field.

Certificates were awarded to those finishing in the top six in their respective events, with five Haydon Bridge pupils among the honours.

Layton Murray continued his impressive all-round sporting form. Having already gained county honours in cross country and indoor rowing this year, he picked up three certificates on the night.

An excellent run in the 60m hurdles saw him gain second place, which he followed up with fifth in the high jump and sixth in the long jump.

Teammate Ryan Macneil also showed prowess in the 60m hurdles, finishing fifth, whilst Jasmine Richardson took sixth place in the girls’ shot putt with a throw of 5.50m.

Prudhoe’s Highfield Middle School was well represented, with Ben Reynolds finishing sixth in the shot putt and fourth in the B final of the 60m. Pheobe Cullen was sixth in the A final. Martha Daley was fifth in the shot putt.

Ovingham Middle School athlete Katherine Bell had an outstanding competition, winning the long jump with a championship best performance of 4.04m, finishing second in the 60m sprint and taking third place in the high jump.

Haydon Bridge High School has enjoyed a long list of sporting successes over the past year.

Last month, girl footballers from the school finished second at the Tyne and Wear Schoolgirls’ U16 Football Championships, where they were up against competitors from larger schools across the region.