British Athletic League – National 3 – Round 2

Chelmsford Saturday 3rd June 2017

1

Havering

341

2

Notts AC

292

3=

Southend

284.33

3=

Rugby & Northants

284.33

5

Chelmsford

283

6

Bedford & County

240

7

Yeovil Olympiades

235.33

8

Derby/Mansfield

203

 

Havering’s senior men’s British League squad bounced back from their disappointing first round result to score a superb runaway victory in their National 3 Division match at Chelmsford on Saturday.

 

The squad were boosted by the return of Joseph Ramie who won the long jump in a new career best, and added runners up spots in the 200m and triple jump and a 100m PB for fourth. His 200m partner Lewis Bailey won the B race in a season’s best and fellow long jumper Shandell Taylor won the B string in a PB which bagged an English Schools National qualifier.  The pair were joined John Adekoya, who scored high jump points, in the sprint relay team which Ramie anchored to second place.

 

Tom Pitkin repeated his first round victory in the 400m, Karl Tucker pulled off a surprise 110m hurdles win in a new career best and Jason Lendon took the B chase honours to add to the track events victory roll.   Rob Warner’s season’s best earned A string chase runners up placing and more track second spots went to Nathan Steele (100m B) and Finn Hutton (800m B – PB).  Ben Davis smashed his 1500m PB in a competitive race, with Paul Grange doubling in both 800m & 1500m for more track points and Alfie Waithaka and Jamie Buckley-Stanton scoring in the longest track race, the 5000m.  Karl Tucker, Fraser Boston, Lewis Bailey and Tom Pitkin ended the track proceedings with fourth in the 4x400m

 

Laurence Goodacre opened his summer season after injury with a welcome shot win and Emmanuel Quarshie made it a shot double in taking the B.  Duane Jibunoh added another field win in the discus with Graham Holder second in the B string and fifth in the hammer. More good field points were earned by vaulters Luke Williams and Arron Bonning, fourth & third respectively, and Sam Harrison fourth in the javelin.

 

Team manager Peter Estcourt was delighted by the squad’s efforts and the result which lifts Havering to fourth in the table at the halfway stage – saying “We just need to win the last two fixtures now for promotion!”

 

 Individual results

 Full results

League After 2 of 4

1

Notts AC

13 573

2

Rugby & Northants

12.5 592.33

3

Chelmsford

12 595

4

Havering

11 593

5

Southend

9.5 561.33

6

Yeovil Olympiades

7 514.33

7

Bedford & County

5 490

8

Derby/Mansfield

2 408