THERE were medals aplenty for Bolton United Harriers at the Northern Athletics U17/U20/Senior Indoor Championships in Sheffield last weekend.

The first Harrier to win a medal was under-17 long jump star Lydia Hodgson, who leapt to a new personal best of 5.42m to take silver.

This was quickly followed by Olivia Kimbowa, who was competing in the u17 300m final after winning her semi-final. With 100m to go she was in fifth, however a storming finish saw her move through the field to take bronze.

Georgia Lever decided to compete in the triple jump rather than her usual long jump and she added to Bolton’s medal haul with another silver, taking second with her last jump of 11.38m.

The final medal of the Saturday was won by sprint sensation Hannah Kelly.

Renowned for her 200m running, she lined up against the best 60m runners in the north of England and stormed to second place in a season’s best time of 7.66secs to gain another silver.

There were three other male Bolton sprinters competing in the 60m – u20 Josh Povey ran a PB in his semi-final to finish fifth, while Kehinde Taiwo also ran 7.60 for a new PB in the u17s' race for sixth place in his heat.

Ben To also competed in the u17 60m but could not repeat his PB of 7.40 set the week before at Sportcity but still finished fourth in his semi-final, recording a time of 7.45.

The following day Katie Oakley lined up in the senior women’s 3,000m and came an agonising fourth, narrowly missing out on a medal but she ran more than a minute quicker than her previous fastest time.

Jonny Kay competed in the equivalent men’s event and reeled in the leading athletes in the closing laps.

With 100m to go, he was fourth but put in a big sprint finish to take another silver medal.

Fresh from silver the day before, Kelly competed in the u20 women’s 200m, racing against Georgina Adam – her fellow England international and winner of the previous day's 60m.

Coming off the last bend the pair were side by side but the Blue Vest was not able to take the title.

However, she ran yet another season’s best and won the club's fifth silver medal of the weekend in a time of 24.60.