Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Basildon Sunday 7th July  2013

REVISED

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Basildon

749

95

153

129

92

149

131

Havering Mayesbrook

714

118

131

120

127

128

90

Colchester Harriers

430

71

98

82

42

85

52

Southend

414

58

37

23

103

90

103

Braintree

339

57

42

121

81

22

16

Colchester & Tendring

328

88

103

14

26

22

75

Benfleet

118

19

5

16

41

23

14

An under-strength Eastern Young Athletes squad had to concede victory to the hosts at Basildon on Sunday but remain on track for a place in the end of season Top 6 Final.

Both Under 13 squads notched up sizeable wins. For the Under 13 Boys a hat-trick of Max Law wins in the hurdles, javelin & discus led the way and newcomer Torin Nicholls marked his debut with a shot win.  B string victories went to Aaron Freshwater (hurdles) Sam Mezoori (long jump and 2nd 200m B), Oliver Swift (discus plus 2nd places B shot & discus).  Jairzinho Morris had to settle for a trio of runners up spots in 100m, 200m & Long jump- the latter in a new PB – and Oliver Wood was also 2nd in the B 1500m.

The Under 13 girls delivered another convincing performance.  There were middle distance wins doubles for Jessica Mitchell & Sophie rand (800m) and Katie Mitchell 7 Kate O’Neill (1500m) while high jumpers Mayi Hughes & Elizabeth Adams both produced PBs to win A & B strings, with Mayi also setting a new hurdles PB to win the B race and placing second in the discus.  Sophie Taylor won both B shot & discus and Isabella Purdie won the B 200m and bagged two second places in the hurdles & long jump while Kerys Middleton was second in the javelin.

The Under 15 teams were both second.  For the Under 15 Boys had just four wins but scored consistently.  Benji Ellis was the only A string track victor in the 800m and Sonny Nash celebrated his first appearance in club colours with javelin victory & B shot second place.  Harvey Addison won the B discus and his A string partner Edward Johnson placed second on his debut, and was also second in the B 200m. Flynn Astbury & Kieran Riddell were both second in the A & B hurdles and another runners up double went to the long jump pair of Olla Obaye & Ben Murphy.

For the Under 15 Girls recorded one A & four B wins. Georgia Woodburn opened her account by winning the A javelin with Elysha Thatcher-Grey second in the B. Elysha was also second in the A shot, with Tolu Akingbade second in the B. Tolu also won the B 200m in a new PB. Holly Nash & Shannon Dooley scored well in hurdles & high jump. Shannon was second in the hurdles with Holly winning the B, while in the high jump it was Holly second in the A with Shannon winning the B.  Lily Swift won the B discus, and was second in the hammer. Rebecca Brown stepped up an age group to set a new 1500m PB in placing second, with Gemma Archer-Haley returning from injury for second in the B.

The Under 17 Men were third.  Abdul Mohamed & Elliott Nunn scored an 800m double, as did Michael Duncan & Alex Law in the discus, with Alex also winning the A shot and placing second in the javelin. Tom Pitkin was second in both the hurdles & 400m, both in PBs and more runners up spots went to Lewis Middleton (high jump & hammer, James George (B long jump) and Matthew Braybrook (b 1500m).

Just five Under 17 women were available but produced a fine series of results.  Heidi Surman-Wells set a new 800m PB for victory and also won the hurdles.  Louise Lear won both the B 100m & 300m and Chenice Constable won the B 200m and was second in the long & high jumps.  Tomi Akingbade returned to action with second places in the 100m & triple jump and Robbie Nunn (800m & long jump) completed the five-string quad.

The team are fourth in the table with two league matches to go.

Top of table (about 3 of 5 matches):

1  Stevenage & NH  20 (2197); 2  Bedford 20 (2093.5); 3  Basildon 20   (2027); 4  Havering M  19 (2158.5); 5  Nene Valley H  19  (1889.5); 6  Ipswich 18  (2062)

 

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