THERE were some fine individual performances at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Requiring 140 points to avoid relegation, Tynedale Harriers clocked up a superb 363 to win the fixture against teams from across the region in the North of England League Division 3A.

They finished fourth overall, avoiding the dreaded relegation places of fifth and six.

Lea Stephenson and Darren Towart won their respective 400m and 400m hurdles events, while Charlie Daley ran an impressive time of (04:17.3) to win his 1,500m race. Tynedale stalwart Richard Hunter was successful in his pole vault contest, while Jonah Schroeder was second in his.

It was an impressive return to the team for Hunter, who also earned valuable points with second places in both shot put and discuss respectively. Harrison Cutler won the men’s 800m.

Tynedale’s Kate Salthouse was the winner in both 400m and 1,500m women’s races, while Jemima Hawkins was also a 1,500m women’s race, and high jump winner.

Louise Griffin won the 3,000m women’s race, while Megan Lamb won her women’s shot put contest.

Catherine Colmer was victorious in the women’s discus, while Louise Smith threw her way to success in the women’s javelin.

Tynedale’s women were the only competitors in the 4x400m relay, but the efforts of Steph Scott, Carol Marshall, Megan Lamb, and Helen Westlake, with a time of 05:34.1, put vital points on the board.

The Tynedale men won two 4x100 relays. The first went to Towart, Stephenson, Gary Fenwick, and Ethan Hill, while the second was won by Fenwick, Towart, Stephenson, and Cameron Grey.

There were also some notable high place finishes for Tynedale. Fenwick was second in the 100m and third in the 200m. Magnus Hextall was runner-up in the 800m, and also in the long jump. Teenager Joseph Green also impressed.

Part of the team alongside his father Andy Green, the youngster impressed in the 5,000m with a time of 19:10.4, and in doing so, beat his dad’s best time of the season so far.