Eastern Young Athletes League,  Round 1, Cambridge, 2 May 2011

 

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

1

Havering Mayes

539

88

112

72

52

101

114

2

Bedford & County

528

77

98

90

64

98

101

3

Cambridge & Coleridge

462

72

70

60

45

124

91

4

Herts Phoenix

458

51

97

22

80

56

14

5

Braintree

358

22

41

62

39

35

0

6

Biggleswade

107

7

6

4

35

11

4

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The Eastern Young Athletes team’s league campaign got off to a winning start against strong opposition at Cambridge on Sunday, coming home 11 points ahead of Bedford.

There were wins in three of the six age groups as the U13 and U15 Girls and U17 Men came out on top.

Modupe Shokunbi led the way for the Under 13 girls with a hat trick of victories, taking both sprints and adding high jump victory for good measure.  Her sprint partners Tolu Akingbade (100m) and Annie Maguire (200m) made it a sprints clean sweep and Annie also won the B high jump. Not surprisingly the trio added relay success, with Sophia Sharpe completing the winning quartet. Freya Gutteridge added a win in the A shot, backed up by second in the discus & third in the hurdles, and Kiera Law added a pair of B string wins in the shot & discus.

The Under 15 girls also came up trumps thanks to eight victories, three A strings and five B.  Heidi Surman-Wells provided a double with wins in the 800m & B long jump, and Michelle Hughes followed suit with an A 300m win & B hurdles victory. There throws provided strong points as Georgie Taylor won the A discus & B shot, and was second in the hammer in a new club record of 26.44m, while Rachel Forder won the B discus and was second in the javelin & shot. Chenice Constable also added full points in the B 200m.

A good all round performance saw the Under 17 men come home in front of the other teams. George Hadler & Karl Tucker doubled up for hurdles A B wins, and Karl also won the B triple jump. Dale Marks-Swain & Matthew Sturgess won long jump A & B.

The short-handed Under 17 women placed second with three wins coming from debutant Megan Poultney came up trumps  in the A high jump, and B wins from Becky Stanley (triple jump) and Laura Drew (hammer).

Alex Law provided star billing for the Under 15 boys despite keeping away from his key events ahead of Monday’s county champs (see other report) taking the high jump, discus & shot. Lewis Middleton made it a winning debut in his first pole vault competition.

The Under 13 boys were low in numbers but produced some fine individual performances. Ryan Green & Ben Ellis won A&B 800m events, and later returned to the track to do the same in A&B 200m. There was a shot double, as John Nelson took the A honours and James Traylen was the best of the B strings.

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