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

 

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

1

Bedford

548

75.5

90

83

92

101.5

106

2

Nene Valley Harrier

532

103

71

125

58

83

92

3

Stevenage & N Herts

527

85

89

119

64

70

112

4

Havering Mayesbrook

504.5

88

82

74

96

84.5

103

5

Basildon

446

82

104

83

50

82

74

6

Ipswich

421.5

91

72

54

76

93

59

Link to HMAC Results (PDF)  

The Club’s young athletes’ team completed a successful season with a fourth place finish against strong opposition at Stevenage on Sunday despite rain showers & breezy conditions often taking a shine off performances.

The powerful Under 13 Girls squad starred as they edged out overall winners Bedford for victory in their category with seven individual wins & also taking relay honours. Katie Mitchell & Kate O’Neill won A & B 1500m events and Jessica Mitchell won the B 800m, while Rebecca Brown came home first but was disqualified for breaking lane early on the first lap; Rebecca returned to the track later place second in the B 200m. Mayi Hughes won the B hurdles and also won the discus and was second in the high jump. Her partners scored well with Isabella Purdie runner up in the A hurdles, Sophie Taylor winning the B discus and Elizabeth Adams second in the B high jump.  Isobel McDonach added another win in the B shot with Philippa Gill runner up in the A. Isabella, Isobel, Hollie King and Katie Mitchell sprinted to relay success.  Kerys Middleton completed the squad in the javelin.

The Under 17 women were third, nine points shy of victory.  Sarah Wilson missed the whole of the 2012 season due to a serious injury and capped a fine comeback season with a win in the 1500m, ducking under 5 minutes for the first time, and was also second in the B triple jump.  Georgie Taylor easily won both shot & discus in her final club competition as an U17 and ends her season next weekend at the UK Schools Games in Sheffield.  Heidi Surman-Wells won the B 300m and was second in the 800m, while Lucy Bailey similarly won the B hurdles and was runner up in the B long jump.  Michelle Hughes won the B high jump and was second in both 200m & hurdles and further second places came from Chenice Constable (long jump) and Mercy Gutteridge (pole vault). Michelle & Mercy joined with Louise Lear and Tomi Akingbade in the second placed relay team.

The Under 15 women were also third, thanks to a solid team display.  National medallist Modupe Shokunbi was untroubled in comfortably winning both sprints and Freya Gutteridge and Riva Siggins won both A & B discus competitions.  Emma Sharp won second in the javelin and Alyshah De Vos marked her pole vault debut with second place while third places went to Katie Dawson & Riva Siggins in the 300m A & B strings and Sophie Rand who stepped up from the Under 13 category to place third.  The relay quartet of Tolu Akingbade, Annie Maguire, Holly Nash & Modupe Shokunbi came home second.

The boys’ teams struggled to make much impression on the opposition with the Under 15 Men highest placed in fourth.  Ben Ellis starred with a win double in both 300m, going close to his club record, and 800m, while John Nelson added another win double in the B string discus & javelin and was also second in the B shot.  Olla Obaye won the B long jump, with Aiden Morrissey third in the A and Sonny Nash was second in the A javelin. Billy Lecomber-Fletcher was third in both the shot & discus, both in new PBs, and Matt Owers was also third in the hurdles. Matt joined Olla, Morgan Seaman & Ben to place third in the relay.

The Under 17 Men were back in fifth place.  Fast-improving Tom Pitkin was the only individual winner winning the 400m in a new personal best and also taking the B string hurdles honours and placing second in the B long jump.  All-rounder Alex Law was second in the high jump and added third places in both hurdles & javelin, while Michael Duncan (discus) & Lewis Middleton (B high jump) also contributed second places as did distance runner Abdul Mohamed in the B discus, after improving his 1500m best.

The inexperienced Under 13 boys’ team, many of whom will also be competing in this age category next summer, were placed fifth place.  Impressive Jairzinho Morris  one of those still an U13 next year, smashed his previous bests in winning both the 200m and long jump, both marks ranking him seventh in the club all-time Under 13 top 10.  Sam Mezoori took the honours in the B long jump while Harvey Jolliffe and Max Law were both second in the hurdles, with Max also third in the discus.  Kieran Davies was second in the B 800m and Joseph Hogan-O’Neill third in the B high jump.  Bailey Hearne, Aaron Freshwater, Sam Mezoori and Jairzinho Morris were third in the relay.

Link to HMAC Results (PDF) 

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