Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Round 3 St Albans, 3rd July 2011

 

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

1

St Albans

623

99

124

99

65

97

139

2

Basildon

553

80

70

117

77

117

92

3

Havering Mayes

551

99

110

56

80

89

117

4

Luton

270

13

62

14

56

76

49

5

Vale of Aylesbury

198

34

38

62

29

35

-

6

Colchester Harriers

185

10

59

16

56

20

24

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The league leading young athletes squad came unstuck when they could finish only third in their Eastern Young Athletes League match at St Albans on Sunday. 

Only the Under 13s came out on top in their age groups.  The U13 Boys looked to the impressive Benjamin Ellis for inspiration as he won a hat-trick of events, taking the 100m and 800m in new PBs and also winning the 200m for good measure; Morgan Seaman won the B 100m. It was Modupe Shokunbi who starred for the winning U13 Girls with victories in both 100m & 200m sprints in PB times and second place in the high jump.  Tolu Akingbade made it a 100m double with B string win while Freya Gutteridge also had a win double in the shot & discus, as did Annie Maguire (A long jump & B high jump). Kiera Law added another win in the B discus.

The U15 Girls put up a strong performance with nine wins but lost out to the hosts. Mercy Gutteridge maintained her unbeaten pole vault league winning streak and also won the long jump. Newly crowned English Schools’ Champion Georgie Taylor returned from Gateshead for wins in both discus and hammer, and there was a high jump double for Michelle Hughes and Louise Lear, while Tomi Akingbade set a new career best in winning the 100m.

A depleted U15 Boys team finished third and notched up just two wins, both in B string events. Liam Norman won the 200m and Ryan Crane the B discus.

The U17 Men were also short-staffed but produced some quality performances. George Hadler set a new PB to win the 400m, with Dale Marks-Swain winning the B string, and Dale added long jump victory breaking the 6m barrier for the first time. Reliable Hoseah Gikungu won the 1500m and Pedro Malungo was close to 13m with his winning triple jump effort. Throws victories came from Ben Thompson in the discus and javelin thrower Patrick Lear.

The U17 Women have struggled all season but despite the end of the exam season managed to field only three athletes – the poorest total this summer. The trio did their best for the cause with five victories – Debbie Knight setting new career bests in short, discus and javelin, collecting two wins and a second place, Rylie Trott winning the hurdles and B long jump and placing second in the triple jump, while Beth Chambers won the triple jump and was third in both long & high jumps.

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