Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

1

Stevenage

567

84

115

77

69

108

114

2

Havering Mayes

533.5

96

96

115.5

86

66

74

2

Enfield & Haringey

411.5

55

94.5

78

50

79

55

4

Southend

390

8

85.5

69.5

89

86

52

5

Colchester Harriers

256

50

44

54

27

53

28

6

Colchester & Tendring

213

28

5

17

47

77

39

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Havering Mayesbrook’s hopes of retaining their Eastern Young Athletes League title slipped away after a 33-point defeat by the hosts at table-topping Stevenage on Sunday.

The Under 17 Men ran away with their section notching up eight victories. Dale Marks-Swain posted a double win in the 400m and long jump and Ben Thompson showed fine form with an impressive discus personal best, three metres more than before while Nick Duffey added victory in the discus B string. Karl Tucker was an easy winner in the 100m hurdles, Tyler Bennett won the B 400m and Lewis Walker-Dobson’s shot put effort took the B honours. A personal best from Reece Mathurin brought him 100m B string success.

The Under 13 Boys also saw of the hosts’ challenge thanks to their strength in depth, producing four A string wins and no fewer than six B string wins, plus relay glory.. Ben Ellis contributed a double in the 200m & 800m, with Ryan Green repeated the trick in both B string races. Newcomer Joseph Newson and James Traylen won both hurdles A & B strings, and John Nelson and Aaron Westwood also doubled up with wins in A & B discus. Michael Hollette won the 150m and another new recruit Matthew Owers won the B high jump before the relay squad crossed the line first.

Although not at their strongest, the Under 15 Boys placed second but it was thanks to a fine all-round performance as Tobi Adeyemi was the only winner in the long jump, as well as placing second in both 100m & 200m to Enfield & Haringey’s English Schools Champion Reuben Arthur.

There was a better showing from the Under 17 Women although still suffering from lack of numbers. Deborah Knight won both shot & javelin and was second in the discus with a PB and Laura Drew won the B discus. Becky Stanley & Isabella Woods won the 800m & 1500m A events, and Lindsay McLachlan won both B string competitions.

Modupe Shokunbi was in superb form for the Under 13 girls setting PBs in both 100m & 200m to take her into the UK top 10, and also into the club’s top 5 all-time U13 rankings.  Annie Maguire improved her best to take the long jump and Gemma Archer-Hayley won the B discus.

The Under 15 Girls had some good individual results but lacked key athletes and had gaps in six events. Tomi Akingbade equalled her best to win the 100m and there were also track wins for Lydia Hallam (1500m) and Michelle Hughes (hurdles). Louise Lear won the B high jump.

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Top of League table (Top 6) after match 4 of 5: 

1. Stevenage & North Herts 24 (2123.5);

2. Bedford  22 [2120];

3. Havering M  21 [2161.5];

4. St Albans 21 [2109]; 

5.Cambridge & Coleridge 21 [1956]; 

6.Chelmsford 20 [1912.5]