Eastern Young Athletes League,  Round 2, Watford, 12th June 2011

 

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

1

Havering Mayes

538

106

122

69

73

114

54

2

Ipswich

528.5

50

107

132.5

80

69

90

3

Dacorum & Tring

448.5

75

68

95.5

62

96

52

4

Watford

299

29

86

15

65

55

49

5

Harlow

64

23

9

0

2

13

17

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Havering Mayesbrook young athletes overcome the elements as well as the opposition when they claimed a narrow victory in monsoon-like conditions at Watford on Sunday.

The U13 Girls were runaway winners with six A string & 6 B string victories. Modupe Shokunbi & Tolu Akingbade won both strings of the 100 & 200m as did Gemma Archer-Hayley & Jessica Ward in the 1500m. Freya Gutteridge & Kiera Law doubled up for full points in the U13 shot & discus while Annie Maguire & newcomer Charlotte Welch won both long jump competitions.

The U15 Girls also came out on top. Tomi Akingbade claimed a sprint A string double, and Sarah Wilson & Heidi Surman-Wells both set new PBs in winning the A & B 800m.  Georgie Taylor and Rachel Forder won the discus A & B strings and more B string successes came through wins from Michelle Hughes (hurdles), Louise Lear (high jump) and Chenice Constable (long jump).

The U15 Boys also won their section. Alex Law again obliged with a hat-trick, taking the 100m & discus in new PBs after winning the hurdles. There was a strong showing from the B strings as maximum points were gained by Alex Hewitt (200m), Sean Wilson (800m), William Hart (1500m), Josh Norman (high jump and javelin) and Edward Thompson (discus).

The day after winning the Essex Schools 200m title Benjamin Ellis won both 200m & 800m for the U13 Boys.  George Hart & Morgan Seaman added a 1500m double win and John Nelson won the discus.

Both the U17 Girls and U17 Men suffered badly from exam absentees. Dale Marks-Swain was the only A string winner for the depleted men while Harry Phillips (100m), Finbar Smyth (high jump) and Tom Brennan (shot_ won their B events. Deborah Knight won both shot & javelin for the girls.

After victories in the first two fixture the squad hold a points lead over unbeaten Stevenage.

Top six (after two rounds)

1. Havering M 12 (1077);

2. Stevenage & NH 12 (1030);

3. Ipswich 11 (1072);

4. Chelmsford  11 (989); 

5. West Suffolk 11 (967); 

6. St Albans  10 (955.5)

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