Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Stevenage Sunday 19th May 2013

Provisional

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Stevenage & North Herts

734

67

142

153

107

121

144

Havering Mayesbrook

730

103

98.5

134.5

131

121

142

Nene Valley Harriers

620

115

105.5

142.5

47

103

107

Herts Phoenix

503

83

88

67

75

98

92

Chelmsford

366

36

107

5

50

124

44

Watford

303

74

62

13

77

62

15

Biggleswade

165

48

42

17

3

8

47

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The Eastern Young Athletes squad await the final scrutiny of Sunday's results after the provisional release showed they had narrowly lost by four points to hosts Stevenage, following a narrow loss to Ipswich in round one. Whatever the results, the team took advantage of some good conditions to post a glut of personals bests

The impressive Under 13 Girls once again were dominant, winning by 24 points. There was again a clean sweep in the middle distance events as Katie & Jessica Mitchell took A&B 800m races in new PBs, and Rebecca Brown & Kate O'Neill did the same in the 1500m. Katie & Rebecca added second place points in both 100m & 200m respectively.  The hurdles duo of Isabella Purdie & Rochelle Constable also scored maximum points and Isabella (B high jump) and Rochelle (B long jump and A javelin) added more second places. Isobel McDonach smashed her 100m & 200m PBs, losing the shorter sprint by a fraction but getting the judges verdict in the 200m, as well as wining the B shot. Isabella, Isobel, Rebecca & Katie ran away with the relay. Sophie Taylor added second places in shot & discus, as did Yinka Shokunbi in the B discus and Kerys Middleton B javelin while Elizabeth Adams's high jump third place completed the rout.

The the Under 17 women were just two points behind Stevenage. Michelle Hughes had a hat-trick of wins in the hurdles, triple jump & 200m, the latter in a new PB. Georgie Taylor was untroubled in the discus & shot and was second in the A 300m. Heidi Surman-Wells front ran to 800m victory before placing second in the B 300m, and Sarah Wilson was an impressive 1500m and returned to win the B triple jump. Mercy Gutteridge won the vault while Louise Lear won the B shot.  Lucy Bailey had a trio of second places in the B string hurdles, long & high hump while Chenice Constable was second the the high jump as was Ella Rudgley in the hammer and Josie Lane in the B 800m. Georgie, Heidi, Louise & Michelle combined for relay runners up spot.

There was a three-way team contest in the Under 15 Girls section as the club squad finished equal second, three points behind. Modupe Shokunbi won her customary 100m & 200m double and her 100m PB of 12.6 took her to equal fifth on the club all-time U15 list. Freya Gutteridge won the discus and Lily Swift made it a double win, taking the B string. Tolu Akingbade won both the B strings 100m and was second in the B shot. Katie Dawson came through strongly to win the 300m and second places were earned by Josie Waddams (200m B), Shannon Dooley (hurdles) and Annie Maguire (long jump). Tolu, Annie, Holly Nash and Modupe comfortably won the sprint relay.

The Under 13 boys did well to place second. Max Law won both the hurdles and javelin, and was second in the discus, and his partners all did well: Harvey Jolliffe won the B hurdles, and Oliver Swift was second in both discus & javelin as well as adding a third runners up placing in the A shot. Jairzinho Morris was pipped in the 100m but took the 200m honours, both in new PBs, and Bailey Hearne smashed his best for 1500m victory. Max, Bailey, Sam Mezoori and Jairzinho were a close second in the relay.

The Under 17 men were third with three wins as Ed Thompson won the vault and Alex Law won the A shot and B discus with PBs. Runners-up positions went to 800m pairing of Abdul Mohamed & Elliot Nunn, Robert Woodgate (1500m B), Michael Duncan (discus) and Alex Hewitt (B shot), Lewis Middleton (hammer), Tom Pitkin (hurdles) and James George (B high jump).

For the Under 15 boys Ben Ellis powered to wins in both 800m & 200m, both with big PBs, but the only individual second places were from John Nelson in the javelin and Kieran Riddell high jump B. The relay quartet of Matthew Owers, Morgan Seaman, Harvey Addison & Ben Ellis were also second

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