Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Woodford Sunday 13th April 2014

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Basildon

630

82

102

128

114

74

130

Havering

588

128

65

85

83

101

111

Woodford Green & EL

516

74

126

75

68

106

47

Barnet & Shaftesbury

509

48

76

66

91

86

127

Colchester Harriers

355

38

64

68

96

38

41

Enfield & Haringey

331

54

71

33

32

99

22

Harlow

225

28

10

74

26

20

57

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The club’s strength in depth was tested to the limits as the Eastern Young Athletes League squad finished second at Woodford despite almost 40 of their middle distance athletes missing on mini marathon duties, with others on holiday.

The Under 13 boys dominated the opposition, winning by 46 points & recording victories in eight A string and six B string events plus the relay.  Max Law added over three metres to his club U13 javelin record, with a winning throw of 39.11m, the second longest in Britain this year. He also added maximum points in the discus & hurdles.  Jairzinho Morris also added a hat-trick of A string wins in the 100m, 200m & long jump and Aaron Freshwater (high jump) and Joseph Hogan-O’Neill (shot) also won A string events. James Adams had a B string win double in the shot & javelin, while Sam Mezoori won both the 200m & javelin B competitions. Zak Mackay – B hurdles – and Sonny Rossington (B high jump) added to the victory roll before Max, Aaron, Jairzinho & Sam rounded off a good day with a relay victory.

The Under 15 Girls were a close second, thanks to a good all-round team performance.  There were just three victories, all in B string events, as Isobel McDonach won the 300m, Yinka Shokunbi the discus & Elizabeth Adams the javelin. A string runners up spots were earned by Philippa Gill ( hammer & javelin), Abigail Shipton (high jump), Sophie Taylor (discus) while B string second places went to Adams (high jump), Elysha Thatcher-Gray (shot) & Hollie King (hurdles).

The short-handed Under 17 Men also did enough to place second, despite ten gaps.  Sonny Nash won the javelin, and B discus, and was second in the hammer, and newcomer Zak Mezoori opened with a B string double in the A discus & B long jump, and second in the shot.  Tom Pitkin’s sprint hurdles PB earned maximum points.

The Under 17 Women were third thanks to nine individual victories and a relay win.  Modupe Shokunbi won a comfortable sprint double and Freya Gutteridge added another A string double in the discus and shot.  Lucy Bailey (hurdles) & Chenice Constable (300m) also tasted A event victory, while B string full points were added by debutant Ella Lindsay (200m), who was also second in the triple jump, Alice Martin (shot & second A javelin), & Georgia Woodburn (javelin and B discus second).  Louise Lear was second in the triple jump.

A fairly inexperienced Under 13 girls’ will have benefitted from their league exposure.  Robyn Moody (B javelin) was the only winner on her team debut, also placing second in the B shot. Rosie Brown finished strongly to earn second in the 800m A race and Charlotte Wright was also second in the B 1500m.  There was a winning end to the U13s day as Robyn & Rosie teamed up with Ella King & Charlotte Fransham for relay victory.

The Under 15 boys worked hard with limited reward. Ewan Green marked his debut with a win in the B discus and Harvey Jolliffe was second in the B shot with debutant Paul Okesola gaining two thirds in shot & discus and Kieran Riddell and Sam Shrimpton third in the high jump & 800m B respectively.

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