Swindon Harriers are now tantalisingly close to winning the Wessex Young Athletes League title for the first time this century.

The club will go into the fourth and final match on the Isle of Wight on July 7 in pole position for a first overall win in 34 years after making it three wins out of three on their home County Ground track last weekend.

Joint manager Martin Smith said: “We’re not getting ahead of ourselves. We just need one more good performance and another win should do it but we will be up against some strong clubs and can’t take anything for granted.”

Sunday’s penultimate match saw two Wessex League records and a total of 58 victories. Lucy Bull was undoubtedly one of the stars as she broke the league record in the under-15 girls javelin with a throw of 42.12 to go number one in the UK.

Also celebrating were the under-13 boys 4x100-metre relay squad of Evan Western, Kurtis Osei-Ofosu, Lewis Belgrave and Jayden Messiah as they scorched to victory in a time of 53.2 to take half a second off the existing record.

Jacob Pender was on course for an individual record as he threw 11.02 metres in the under-13s shot to beat the record of 10.95 metres but Tobi Adeniran of Basingstoke trumped that with a massive throw of 12.43 to go fourth in the UK Rankings.

Josh Steward and David Kowalski claimed maximum points in the under-17s 1500 metres and Chris James and Arthur Pearson did the double in the high jump.

In the under-15 boys, Elliot Cox and Oakley Hogan did the double in the 80-metre hurdles with Hogan also winning the javelin and discus.

Jayden Messian, Kurtis Osei-Ofosu, Lewis Belgrave, and Alastair Haehnel all took wins in the under-13 track events as Arthur Manton-Haskell and Archie Hogan dominated the javelin.

Pippa Wall and Amy Harris won both 800-metre races as Tamiah Roswell and Lowri Prosser won valuable points across various events.

Bull teamed up with Evie Wilkins for maximum points in the shot with Bull also winning the discus. Jessica Tanner and Holly Scott won the under-17 women’s 100 metre races and Laila-Jae Belgrave and Meredith Prosser swept the board in the 200m.

Kalina Karacheva and Khaya Swaine claimed maximum points in the 300 metres as Aurelie Kemp and Scott dominated the sprint hurdles, Belgrave won the long jump with Tanner the B winner and in the high jump Karacheva and Prosser soared to victory.