Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Cambridge Sunday 27th May 2012

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

Havering Mayesbrook

700.5

114

141

111.5

65

123

146

Cambridge & Col

682.5

103

146

115

75

127

116.5

St Albans

441

52

131

99

95

14

50

Peterborough

404

100

61

64

81

34

64

Ryston & West Norfolk

401

57

52

52

65

68

107

Braintree

154

38

0

46

14

44

12

Colchester & Tendring

132

23

33

0

26

50

0

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The Eastern Young Athletes team beat the hosts Cambridge with an 18 point victory in a tight contest in the second round of the Eastern Young Athletes League on Sunday.

There were wins for the U13 girls & U17 men as the hosts took the honours in U15 girls, U17 women & U15 boys and St Albans came up trumps in the U13 boys.

Josie Waddams claimed two A string wins for the Under 13 girls winning the 200m & shot and placing third in the 100m.  Holly Nash won the high jump and was third in 100m & hurdles and Katie Mitchell’s massive 1500m PB produced A string victory. Mayo Hughes and Sophie Taylor won the discus and Sophie also took the B shot.  Other B string wins came from Isabella Purdie in the high jump and Jessica Mitchell in the 800m.

An improved turn-out from the Under 17 Men brought them a big victory which helped tip the match in the club’s favour, although this was achieved through good team work rather than picking up regular wins.  Only Robbie Clarricoats & Ben Thompson won A string events, in the hurdles & discus respectively, with Robbie also winning B 100m & second in the 400m. Ed Thompson won B string high jump and triple jump and was second in the vault and Karl Tucker won the B hurdles and was runner up in high and triple jumps.  George Dixon won the B 800m and important second place points came from George Hadler 200m, Nick Duffey 800m and U15 Sam Parle who stepped up an age group and earned two second places.

The Under 15 girls won 12 events but lost out to the hosts in the team stakes. Modupe Shokunbi produced a sprint double and Chenice Constable was in fine form with winning PBs in both 300m & long jump and added a B high jump victory for good measure. Amy Baggs (1500m), Michelle Hughes (hurdles) and Freya Gutteridge (discus) also had A string wins and B string successes Katie Dawson (200m), Annie Maguire (long jump) and Tolu Akingbade (shot) added to the victory roll while was complete when Michelle, Chenice, Tolu & Modupe combined for relay victory.

The Under 15 boys also suffered a narrow defeat from Cambridge in a good all-round team display with only five first places.  Michael Duncan improved his best for300m victory and Alex Hewitt’s PB in the B made it a double win. Matthew Owers’ hurdles PB won him the race in a close finish and JJ Nelson won the discus and Elliott Nunn produced the good with a 800m B win.  Second places from Ben Ellis (200m & 800m), Ryan Green (B 200m) , Sean Wilson (1500m) and the relay team of Alex, Ben, Michael &Morgan Seaman were backed up by thirds and fourths to take the team close to a win.

The Under 17 Women also had a much stronger team with A string wins from Mercy Gutteridge (pole vault) and Georgie Taylor (discus) and Tomi Akingbade (high jump) and Isabella Woods (long jump) scored B string maximum points. Tomi was also second in the 200m, with Aisha Kamara second in the B, Zoe Mabo was second in the 800m B & Long jump A and Lindsay McLachlan (1500m) and Thiziri Dendani (shot) completed the line up.

The Under 13 boys were again short-handed.  Harvey Addison produced the only victory win the B shot and was also second in the hurdles and second places came from Joseph Hill in the discus and Dominic Lewis in the high jump.

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Photos: Courtesy of Ian Law