Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Lee Valley Sunday 10th June 2012

 

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

Chelmsford

680.5

101

144

120.5

107

89

119

Stevenage

633.5

78.5

118

133

86

124

94

Havering Mayesbrook

599

82.5

107

89.5

77

102

141

Enfield & Haringey

567.5

70

96

86.5

74

120

121

Herts Phoenix

447

105

83

53

59

88

59

Vale of Aylesbury

235.5

37

45

44.5

30

50

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The table-topping Eastern Young Athletes team lost their unbeaten record when they were outgunned by Chelmsford and Stevenage in their third round fixture at Lee Valley on Sunday.

The strong Under 17 Men were the only club squad to win their section thanks to a good all-round display but found victories hard to come by. Ed Thompson’s pole vault personal best sealed victory and he added two second places, in the 1500m and triple jump, with Lee Jarrold adding the only other A string win in the Triple jump A competition.  Jarrold was also runner up in the long jump and third in the high jump.  Hard-working Nick Duffey won the B 1500m after placing second in the 800m.  George Hadler had a quiet day after Saturday’s Southern League exertions but won the B hurdles and Robbie Clarricoats had to settle for a trio of second places in the A hurdles and both sprints, with Patrick Chimhini also second in both B string 100m & 200m. Harry Gibbons was second in the hammer and improved his discus best and industrious Adam Hill ran faster than before in the 800m for third.

A win double in the 800m for Benji Ellis and Elliott Nunn proved to be the highlight for the Under 15 Boys.  JJ Nelson’s B string discus victory was the only other win – his javelin PB only placed third. Tom Pitkin was second in the 300m and set a new career hurdles best in third with Matthew Owers also improving his best for second in the B hurdles while Michael Duncan was second in the 300m B string.

The Under 13 Boys had an improved turn out and were third in the team stakes, but struggled to make an impact on individual placings. Joseph Hill was second in the discus with Michael Vanderhook third in the B and also the B 800m. George Hart’s 1500m PB placed him second in the B competition and hurdlers Harvey Addison and Joseph Raison were both third, as was Bailey Hearne (800m A) and Oliver Morter (long jump B).

The Under 17 women were still short-handed but did enough to place third. Modupe Shokunbi again stepped up an age group with ease to win the 100m and place third in the 200m, and Tayla Humm’s first appearance in a club vest this summer resulted in a B 100m win and second place in the 300m in a time that took her into the club all-time top 10. Tomi Akingbade equalled her 200m best in winning the B race and was second in the B long jump, while Mercy Gutteridge cleared new outdoor marks to win the pole vault competition. Rachel Forder won the shot but failed to record a valid discus throw, a day after her new best at Walton. The relay squad of Tomi, Tayla, Emma Whitby and Modupe were also second.

Michelle Hughes starred for the Under 15 Girls winning the hurdles, placing second in the high jump and improving her 300m best to move to third on the all-time list.  Katie Dawson won the B high jump in a new PB and Kiera Law took full points in the B discus. Other runners up positions went to Gemma Archer-Haley in the 1500m – and Gemma also tackled the pole vault for the first time – and Tolu Akingbade in the long jump.

The Under 13 Girls gave a good all-round display in third without producing any winners. Katie Mitchell and Sophie Rand were both second in the 1500m, as was Rebecca Brown in the 800m and Josie Waddams (high jump). Katie was third in the 100m as was Josie in the 200m and Isabella Purdie was third in both 100m B & high jump and Yinka Shokunbi third in the B shot. Isabella & Josie teamed up with Hollie King & Holly Nash for third in the relay.

Photos: Mike Swift