June 2001

World Youth Call-up For Faye
Faye Fullerton has been picked to compete for Great Britain in the World Youth (U18) Championships at Debrecen, Hungary between 12 & 15 July.  The Upminster 17-year-old partners Zoe Jelbert from Newquay & Par in the 1500m event. added 24/06/01

Weekend Round-Up
Lesley Felton returned to form with a superb silver medal in the British Veterans Champs at Eton on Sunday.  After a slow tactical start to
the race Lesley ran a season's best of 2 min 20.6 finishing to take second spot in the  W40
800 category. Steve Archer also claimed silver in the M45 Discus with a 34.20m effort, and placed 4th in the shot. 

Competing for Essex Schools, Caroline Smith recorded a new club U15 girls Pentathlon best score of 2673 points when placing third in the English Schools Regional Combined Events Final at Rugby on Sunday. added 24/06/01

Steve Archer

Junior Ladies third in second round
A good all-round effort secured third place in the second NJAL Ladies Premier match. Lydia Comley (pictured) was the only individual winner with a B 400m victory but there was an unexpected 4x100m relay win for the quartet of Fran Rigby, Hannah Gamester, Gemma Tyler and Laura Jones. added 24/06/01

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Men & Women's Southern League - both second
Both Men's & Women's Southern League squads had to settle for second in a joint fixture at Sutton today. Hannah Gamester (pictured in long jump action) gained a share in the club pole vault record with a 2.20m clearance. added 23/06/01

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Southern Silver for Gavin Maley
Gavin Maley claimed his best result since entering the senior ranks when he finished in the silver medal position in the South of England championships at Haringey on Sunday. Debbie Sullivan placed 4th in the 1500m final, in which sister Jo was 10th. Kate Brewington placed 6th in the100m hurdles and 8th in the long jump, while Laurie Cossey was also 8th in the 800m, Claire Brennan tackled both 100m and 400m hurdles added 17/06/01

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Gavin Maley 

Junior Men fourth at Thurrock 
A 10-strong junior men's squad had to settle for fourth in a closely fought National Junior League match at Thurrock today. In a solid team performance there were no wins but second place doubles for Tom Melrose (A Discus - PB, & B Hammer), Andrew Tierney (B shot and discus), and Trevor Walton (High Jump and 400m hurdles), with Dave Allen (B 400m) and debutant Jon Kisney (B 100m), and the 4x100m relay squad also placing second .  added 17/06/01

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Andrew Tierney 

Gav, Debbie looking good in SEAA Champs 
Running in the South of England AA senior championships at Haringey yesterday Gavin Maley and Debbie Sullivan qualified in style for their respective 800m and 1500m finals today (Sunday), both placing second in their semi-finals. And to make it a family affair Jo Sullivan also made it through to the1500m final as fastest loser, as did Laurie Cossey in the 800m.  Claire Brennan failed to make it past the 400m hurdles heats.  added 17/06/01

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Debbie Sullivan 

Faye, Laurie shine at Watford
Faye Fullerton took over two seconds off her 1500m PB at Watford last night, while Laurie Cossey ran her best this year, just outside her PB. Fullerton placed fourth in the B race in the Watford Grand Prix, which also hosted the UK Trials for 10,000m, with a superb new best of 4m 22.76 secs. Cossey triumphed in the 800m C race, coming home in front in 2m 13.71 secs.   added 10/06/01

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Faye Fullerton (centre) in PB action at Watford 

Photo: Thanks to Tim Grose (BMC)

Schools' Gold Rush at Basildon
HMAC athletes had a successful day at the  Essex Schools Championships at Basildon today, claiming an impressive eleven gold medal tally.

Star performance went to talented Sacred Heart student Helen McDonnell produced a stunning  clearance to clear 1.53 to win the Year 7 (U13) high jump, in the process adding a massive 10 cms to the club record. Ten other club members struck gold and several awaiting the call up for the English Schools Champs in July.

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Helen McDonnell  smashes her club U13 High Jump record

(Photo: Keiran Galvin/Essex Courier)

McDonalds Boys Last at Deangate Hoo

The under 17 boys team finished in a disappointing fourth place at the latest McDonalds League meeting at Deangate Hoo on Sunday.  The team finished behind winners Harrow in first, Blackheath, second and hosts Medway in third respectively. 

Despite the poor overall team placing there were some good individual performances, notably Terry O'Leary who gained a Man of the Match Award with a win in the Javelin with a new PB and throw of 44.87m for an English Schools qualifying distance.

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Terry O'Leary - Javelin PB & Man of Match


British League Men battle but still last at Blackpool

A severely depleted British League squad, hit by a spate of late withdrawals, placed last in their Division 4 fixture despite a superb captain's display from Mark Bishop, which included a B javelin win.

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Southern League Men struggle at Norwich

Despite fielding a much stronger team than in their first round fixture Havering Mayesbrook AC senior menís team struggled against top of the table opposition  in their second Southern Menís Division 3 match at Norwich on Saturday.  

On a cold & windy afternoon when points where hard to come by, the only winners were Kevin Benton, with hurdles double, well supported by Rob Warner's B 400m Hurdles success and High Jumper Steve Prady's winning leap. 

  added 2/06/01

Meanwhile at Blackpool a severely depleted British League squad placed last in their Division 4 fixture. Report to follow asap

Kevin Benton (right) Hurdles Double


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