British Athletic League – National 2 – Round 2 Chelmsford Sunday 9th June 2019

1

Havering

324.5

2

Glasgow City

316

3

Crawley

289.5

4

Kingston & Polytechnic H

289

5

Bristol & West

278

6

Notts AC

270

7

Chelmsford

221

8

Herne Hill Harriers

177

Havering’s British League men’s squad made the most of Essex advantage to get their league campaign off to a winning start, after the cancellation of the first round fixture, at Chelmsford on Sunday.

Tom Pitkin’s powerful finish brought him a new career best and 400m victory with Akeem Akintokun placing third in the B. Grant Twist provided the other track with, with victory in the 1500m B as A string Max Jones took runners up spot. Rob Warner’s good record in the league saw him bag another second place in the ‘chase and Sam Atkins was second in the B on his fine debut at the event.

Reece Harriott came through for third in the B 800m as Ben Davis and distance expert James Connor were both fourth in the 3000m and Jamie Buckley-Stanton stepped down in distance to fill an 800m gap to complete the middle distance line up. Also in track action were Karl Tucker (sprint hurdles) and Adam McCarthy and Steve Rand (400m hurdles).

Max Law was a comfortable javelin winner and Craig Lacy made it full points in the B, also adding victory in the shot B and placing third in the B hammer, as Lawrence Goodacre took second in the A shot and Graham Holder fourth in the hammer and B discus..

Shandell Taylor won the long jump, with Tobi Idowu was third in the B, and equalled his high jump best in third, and was fourth in the triple jump, with Adam McCarthy third in the triple jump B. Peter Brinton-Quinn was equal second in the B vault with Luke Williams fourth in the A.

Shandell was joined in the third placed sprint relay squad by Michael Shonibare, Richard Akinyebo and Ayo Akingbehin and Tom Pitkin’s blistering 46.6s anchor brought the 4x 400m quartet into third after legs from Reece Harriott, Fraser Boston and Max Jones.

The next fixture sees the club travel across London to Kingston, where they will hope to build on their Chelmsford victory and mount a promotion challenge.

 Individual results

Pics: Tony Benton & Kevin White (sorry we ere busy most of the afternoon!