British Athletics League Division
Senior Men’s team continued their season at Rugby on Saturday. The match was
another closely contested affair but the outcome wasn’t as good for the
Havering athletes who were only able to finish in seventh place.
a number of injuries, and a number of athletes returning from injuries the team
performance was like a Beckham haircut – basically bad with a few highlights.
Barker started the day with a season’s best in the Long Jump, finishing in 3rd
place with a leap of 6.91, before going on to compete in another 6 events, the
best of which a 2nd in the “B” shot.
Sam Harrison was only just off his pb with a season’s best of 50.98 for
4th place in the javelin. And Steve Prady Long jumped to 3rd
in the “B” event with 5.98, then equalled his best High Jump of the season
with a 1.90 metre leap to claim another 3rd place, but this one in
the “A” string event.
A fine run by Trevor Keys in 15:38.4 earned him 7th place in a
very good 5000m field.
Bishop, busy as usual competing in 5 events, his best place coming when he
grabbed 2nd in the Pole Vault “A” competition jumping 3.80m.
Fellow vaulter Kevin Tufton won the “B” event with 3.60m. Sprinter Matt
Russell, grabbed a 3rd in the 100m and went one better in the 200m
despite missing training with a nagging Achilles injury.
Jason Lendon defied injury to pick up valuable points, in his last event of the
season before getting married next week. Fellow ‘chaser Rob Warner had fought
his way through the “Knebworth” traffic to run the 400m hurdles, before
taking on 3000m steeplechase under the blazing sun.
Danny Gamester is getting back to fitness throwing the hammer out to 42.98 to
claim 3rd place in the “A” string. Fellow Hammer thrower Kevin
Deacon had an off day only reaching 40.89, but still good enough to claim a 3rd
in the “B” string.
the effort put in by all the team points were hard to come by all day and the
team could only muster enough to finish in 7th place. Although in a
much better position than for the last few seasons the threat of relegation is
still there, albeit in the distance. The Club must go in to the final match of
the season, at Norwich, at the end of the month, prepared to ensure that
relegation doesn’t become a reality.
|1||Rugby & Northants||350|
|2||Medway & Maidstone||311|
|3||Kingston & Poly||291|
|4||City of Norwich||278|
League positions after two meetings
|1||Rugby & Northants||22||975|
|2||Medway & Maidstone||21||959|
|4||Kingston & Poly||14||811|
|6||City of Norwich||10||761|
|A STRINGS||Pos.||Time/Dist||B STRINGS||Pos.||Time/Dist|
|100||Matt Russell||3||11.4||100||Andrew Bartlett||7||11.7|
|200||Matt Russell||2||22.5||200||Scott Spencer||5||23.3|
|400||Scott Spencer||7||51.6||400||Andrew Bartlett||8||52.1|
|800||Matt Bland||8||2:09.2||800||Chris Coates||8||2:06.9|
|1500||Rob Dickenson||6||4:14.2||1500||Matt Bland||5||4:22.4|
|5000||Trevor Keys||7||15:38.4||5000||Ryan Prout||6||16:29.0|
|3000 s/c||Jason Lendon||5||10:16.1||3000 s/c||Rob Warner||3||10:34.4|
|L.J.||Leo Barker||9||6.91||L.J.||Steve Prady||3||5.98|
|H.J.||Steve Prady||3||1.90||H.J.||Mark Bishop||6||1.65|
|T.J.||Mark Bishop||8||10.87||T.J.||Steve Prady||8||9.82|
|P.V.||Mark Bishop||2||3.80||P.V.||Kevin Tufton||1||3.60|
|S.P.||Mark Bishop||6||11.38||S.P.||Leo Barker||2||11.11|
|D.T.||Mark Bishop||5||34.14||D.T.||Leo Barker||5||31.55|
|J.T.||Sam Harrison||4||50.98||J.T||Leo Barker||4||39.80|
|H.T.||Danny Gamester||5||42.98||H.T.||Kevin Deacon||3||40.89|
|4x100||Matt Russell; Scott Spencer, Andrew Bartlett; Leo Barker||4||44.1|
|4x400||Andrew Bartlett, Matt Russell, Leo Barker, Scott Spencer||6||3:30.3|
Additional photos courtesy of Ted Sepple whose copyright they remain. Taken on behalf of Romford Recorder