Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Bedford Sunday 8th July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

GU13

GU15

WU17

BU13

BU15

MU17

Bedford

683

102

107

86

106

139

143

City of Norwich

591

70

93

80

92

139

117

Havering Mayesbrook

568

113

113

73

79

99

91

Dacorum & Tring

469

54

130

46

109

92

38

Braintree

283

50

6

37

8

67

34

Colchester & Tendring

202

60

84

44

16

70

9

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The Eastern Young Athletes squad need an improved performance in their final fixture at  Luton on 16th August in order to guarantee their place in the end of season Top 6 Final, after finishing third at Bedford on Sunday.

The Under 13 girls turned in a strong team performance to win their section.  Sophie Taylor won both discus A and shot B and Mayi Hughes won the B discus. Riva Siggins won the B hurdles and was second in the A shot while Holly Nash set a season’s best for high jump victory. Rebecca Brown was second in both the 1500m and 200m B and Josie Waddams also bagged a pair of seconds in the 200m and B high jump. Isabella Purdie & Hollie King were both second in their respective long jump competitions as were Emily Marshall (B 1500m) and Jessica Mitchell (800m A). Isabella, Holly, Josie and Hollie King added relay full points.

The Under 15 girls were short-handed but still did enough for second place. Modupe Shokunbi cruised to another sprint double, and Heidi Surman-Wells and Abi Spink took A & B string 800m honours.  Abi also set a new PB for second in the 300m and Katie Dawson won the B and also improved her high jump best in second. More second places were gained by Chioma Abazie (shot & B 100m), Sophia Sharpe (hurdles) and Freya Gutteridge (discus & hammer). Tolu Akingbade won the B discus and was second in both B 200m & shot. The winning relay team of Tolu, Katie, Chioma & Modupe added to the points tally.

There were just six in the Under 17 women’s squad who earned third place. Georgie Taylor turned out despite a late night return from the English Schools Championships and won both shot & discus and Mercy Gutteridge won the pole vault. Tomi Akingbade was second in both the 200m &300m and Thiziri Dendani was second in the B 200m.  Under 15 Amy Baggs stepped up an age group to place second in the 800m and another U15 Emma Whitby joined Thiziri, Tomi & Georgie for second place in the relay.

The Under 17 Men’s squad were affected by late withdrawals which left their track team bare. Ed Thompson won the vault and was second in the B 1500m and versatile Nick Duffey won the discus and was second in the B 800m. Lewis Middleton won the B discus and added valuable second place points in both high jump and shot. Adam Hill earned a hat –trick of runners up spots in the 800m, 1500m & high jump and Daniel Bristow completed the line up with second in the hammer & shot.

The Under 15 boys were also third. Thomas Pitkin & Matthew Owers won both strings of the hurdles and Thomas was also second in the 300m and Matthew second in the B shot. Benji Ellis won the 800m and Michael Duncan was second in the B 200m and A discus. Michael, Thomas & Benji were joined by Alex Hewitt in the relay quartet which finished second. 

The Under 13 boys welcomed some new faces and had their best turn out of the season placing fourth.  Newcomer Jowayne James was second in the A discus – with Harvey Addison winning the B – Jowayne and scored well in both shot & 100m. Second place points went to debutant Ben Walledge in the B 800m and Aaron Westwood (1500m) and third places points were scored by first-timer Kieran Riddell (B hurdles & high jump) and Oliver Morter ( 1500m & B high jump). Bailey Hearne (200m & 800m) completed the lien up.

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