Eastern Young Athletes League, Top 6 Trophy, Stevenage, 16th Sept 2012






































Stevenage & N Herts









Havering Mayesbrook









City of Norwich








Link to HMAC Results (PDF)  

The Eastern Young Athletes squad ended their season with a fifth place finish in the League Top 6 final at Stevenage on Sunday as the good quality opposition brought out a glut of personal bests. The squad had challenged for the lead until half-way but defending champions Chelmsford pipped Basildon to win for the sixth successive year.  The Under 17 men’s squad won their section and the Under 13 girls came close to victory in second.

The U17 Men won by five points with a fine all-round display. Robbie Clarricoats was the only A string track winner cruising to sprint hurdles victory and placing third in both 100m & triple jump.  Ed Thompson won the pole vault but injured his leg attempting the next height & had to withdraw from his other events. George Hadler tackled the 800m for the first time and came through late for victory in the B string and added second place points in the 400m and third in the 200m A strings. Karl Tucker showed great team spirit, placing second in his hurdles speciality and filling gaps in 400m B for second & jogging round for 1500m points.  Lee Jarrold jumped higher than before for second in the high jump and was also second in the B triple jump and fourth in the long jump.  Adam Hill earned another runners-up spot with his fine 1500m finish and was also third in the 800m A string.  Tobi Adeyemi was third in both B sprints and Dan Bristow was also third in hammer & shot, and fifth in the javelin.  Lewis Middleton was third in both javelin and discus and Harry Gibbons was another top win third in the B shot and A discus to complete the winning line up.  The relay quartet of Hadler, Clarricoats, Tucker and Adeyemi were just edged into second.

The U13 Girls’ team finished just three points shy of section winners Ipswich. Emily Marshall was second in the 800m and Rebecca Brown won the B race.  Holly Nash equalled her high jump PB to place second and was third in the B hurdles and fourth in the 100m B. Katie Mitchell & Jessica Mitchell battled it out down the straight to finish fourth A and first B respectively in the joint A & B 1500m race. Shannon Dooley showed promise when finishing second in the A hurdles on her debut, and Josie Waddams was also second in the B high jump and added sprints points.  Mayi Hughes found her discs PB good enough only for third as Sophie Taylor won the B and Sophie was also second in the B shot. Riva Siggins (200m B & shot), Hollie King and Isabella Purdie (both long jump PB) completed the strong line-up.

There were five winning performances in an improved U17 women’s team who were equal fourth. Georgie Taylor and Rachel Forder provided four of these victories with doubles in the discus and shot and Georgie’s powerful finish won her second in the 300m B race in a new PB. Mercy Gutteridge provided the fifth win in the pole vault. Lydia Hallam was in a quality 800m race but was held off by Basildon’s national medallist Kaylee Dodd. Tomi Akingbade and Aisha Kamara were both second in the 100m but Aisha strained a hamstring in the process. Tomi was also third in the 200m and second in the B high jump. Bella Woods was third in the 1500m and Ella Rudgley and Zoe Mabo added precious middle distance points. The relay quartet of Georgie, Tomi, Mercy and Tayla Humm were a fine second.

The U15 Girls were also equal fourth.  Modupe Shokunbi won both 100m & 200m and Chioma Abazie won the shot and was second in the B 100m.  Freya Gutteridge added over four metres to her best to win the discus and Amy Baggs was second in the B, after improving her 800m best for second in the B race. Tolu Akingbade was second in the B shot and set a high jump PB and Katie Dawson was second in the B high jump and third in both B string 200m & 300m, with Abi Spink also third in the 300m A event.  Heidi Surman-Wells was third in the 800m and fifth in the hurdles. Sophia Sharpe (hurdles & long jump), Annie Maguire (long jump), Robbie Nunn (1500m) and Zoe Rudgley (javelin) provided more points to the club cause.

The U13 Boys’ team were fifth after late withdrawals.  Harvey Addison smashed his PB to place second in the discus and Joe Hill won the B event.  Harvey was also third in the hurdles and fifth in the 100m. Kieran Riddell was third in the B hurdles and equalled his high jump PB, as did B string Oliver Morter who was third, and was also fourth in the 1500m. Bailey Hearne was third in the 800m and Solomon Okwar ‘s 200m PB placed him fourth and he was also fourth in the B shot.

The U15 Boys found the going tough but notched up several PBs.  Matthew Owers was the highest placed with his B hurdles runners up spot and also equalled his high jump best and filled a gap in the 800m.  Tom Pitkin was third in the hurdles and a 300m PB only earned fourth. Newcomer Ebrahim Marenah was third in the 100m in a new PB and added another best in the 200m. Will Hart was third in the 800m B. Discus throwers Michael Duncan and John Nelson were both fourth and also added points in other events. The 1500m pairing of Elliott Nunn and Sam Dell were earned PBs and Alex Hewitt (100m, shot & javelin), Morgan Seaman (200m, long jump & high jump) completed the hard working squad.

Link to HMAC Results (PDF)  

Photos: Tony Benton

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