HEREFORD and Worcester pupils enjoyed success with 20 Inter County Schools’ Track and Field Athletics' Mason Trophy medals.

Athletes represented the two counties at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium based on recent displays, particularly at the Hereford and Worcester equivalent the previous weekend.

Against the likes of overall winners Greater Manchester on 403 points, Cheshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire, the team finished a position higher than in 2018 in fourth with 366.

Some competitors were chasing the entry standard for next month's English Schools’ Championships in Birmingham.

They secured three gold medals, 10 silvers and seven bronzes with five fourth places.

The intermediate boys in school years 10 and 11 were the most successful age group with 102 points.

Josh Leonisio from Bromsgrove School won silvers in the discus and hammer.

School-mate Matt Burke claimed bronze in the hammer to add to his silver from last year.

Luke Richardson set a personal best for second in the 800 metres and Matt Griffin came third in the 100m hurdles with both attending RSA Academy Arrow Vale, Redditch.

Another bronze with a national qualifying time went to Ben Brinsdon from Heathfield Knoll School, Wolverley, in the 400m.

Brinsdon and Griffin joined Pershore High's Callum Brassington-Meehan and North Bromsgrove High's Sam Jones to finish third in the 4x100m relay with another English time.

George Harrhy from John Kyrle High, Ross-on-Wye, was fourth in the 400m hurdles and sixth in the high jump.

The intermediate girls' team gained 93 points with Lily Saxon (South Bromsgrove High) contributing 10 by winning the 800m title with a PB.

Lily Fennessy from St Mary’s High, Hereford, achieved silver in the javelin.

Nikita Gotthard-Mills (St Augustine’s High, Redditch) took bronze in the 200m with Jorja Hope (King Charles I, Kidderminster) sixth.

Another bronze went to Amber Dunkley-Darby from Woodrush High, Wythall.

Gotthard-Mills was joined in the relay team by Hope, Dunkley-Darby and Millie Clemson (Prince Henry’s High, Evesham) to place fourth.

A national distance was achieved by Felicitas Zahlbruckner, from Bromsgrove School, of 5.43m for fifth in the long jump.

The junior boys' hammer competition was dominated by Dylan Menhennet (John Kyrle High) and Adam Rutter (King’s, Worcester) who claimed the gold and silver respectively with English standard throws of 54.33m and 45.11m.

In the triple jump, Dan Vassell from Bromsgrove School finished second and school-mate Zach Armstrong got third in the shot.

Oliver Blunt (Royal Grammar, Worcester) placed sixth in the shot.

The 80m hurdles saw a fourth and sixth for Bromsgrove School's Louis Upton and Billy McDonough.

Another fourth went to Karnell Nunes-Smith from Hagley High.

For the junior girls' team, Charlotte Colbert from St Mary's, Hereford, gained two English standards and two medals in winning the javelin and placing second in the hammer.

A national time was achieved by Poppy Elton (Malvern St James) who was second in the 800m.

The relay team of Abigail Rickard, Erin Lomax (both Hagley High), Izzy Thompson (Royal Grammar, Worcester) and Eva Tyler (Hereford Whitecross) capped off a fine day with another English standard for fifth.

Tyler was also fourth in the 200m.