British Athletic League – National 2 – Round 4 Glasgow Saturday 3rd August 2019

1

Glasgow City

400

2

Havering

299

3

Chelmsford

274

4

Kingston & Polytechnic H

272

5

Herne Hill Harriers

234

6

Bristol & West

228

7

Notts AC

225

8

Crawley

222

Havering’s British League men’s squad will be competing in Division 1 next season after a fine second place finish at Glasgow ensured promotion ahead of fellow contenders Kingston.

The squad were boosted by the return of Joseph Ramie who contributed a win and two second places. Ramie came through for victory in the B 100m and added second place points in the 200m B race and the long jump B string as Shandell Taylor scored full points in the long jump A event. Tom Pitkin's late charge brought victory in the 400m with Akeem Akintokun runner up in the B.

The middle distance events provided good points. Alex Friend was fraction outside his best in the 800m A on his league debut as Finn Hutton's season's best placed third in the B. Grant Twist dipped inside four minutes again in the 1500m for fifth place as Jamie Buckley-Stanton was third in the B string, as were both Ben Davis & Rob Warner in the 5000m. Warner had earlier placed fourth in the 'chase as skipper Jason Lendon was third in the B while also over the barriers . Adam McCarthy improved his season's best in the 400m hurdles in sixth place while Fraser Boston's debut at the event in the B earned fifth.

Duane Jibunoh headlined the field performances with victory in the discus and B javelin runners up spot, with Baddar Echakhch adding fourth places in the A javelin, B vault and scoring in the hammer, as Graham Holder was third in the A hammer. Laurence Goodacre was fourth in the shot, despite taking a tumble and injuring his ankle and had earlier picked up discus B points. Other field events points were earned by vaulter Luke Williams, who was also fourth in the B sprint hurdles, with Karl Tucker scoring in the hurdles A race, and by Under 17 jumper Sam Sanusi on his league debut.

The meeting ended on a high as both relay squads finished second with their fastest times for many years. The sprint relay squad of Shandell Taylor' Ayo Akingbehin, Lewis Bailey and Joseph Ramie's clocking was the fastest by a club quartet for well over 10 years, while Matthew Agnimel, Fraser Boston, Akeem Akintokun and Tom Pitkin recorded the best by a club team since 2012 - both teams finishing second. 

The club's promotion, along with host Glasgow, sees the young and improving squad climb into the top 16 men's clubs nationally - the highest ever by a club team in the British Athletics League - having risen from Division 4 in 2015.  

  

Final league table

1

Glasgow City

22

1013

2

Havering

20

905.3

3

Kingston & Polytechnic H

18

883.3

4

Crawley

13

801.3

5

Notts AC

9

757.0

6

Bristol & West

9

744.0

7

Chelmsford

9

719.0

8

Herne Hill Harriers

8

663.0

Individual results

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