Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Southend Sunday 11th May 2014

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering

700.5

125

108

109

96

119

128.5

City of Norwich

563.5

40

86

116

117

84

120.5

Southend

520

104

71

35

94

94

107

Woodford Green & EL

469

55

105

66

61

100

67

Herts Phoenix

463

61

51

34

97

87

113

Enfield & Haringey

382

57

63

37

48

120

47

Benfleet

135

27

25

14

13

21

25

The Eastern Young Athletes League squad dominated the proceedings in their second round fixture at Southend, winning three of the six age groups and a close second in two others to finish almost 150 points clear of Norwich.  Strong winds hampered track performances and caused the cancellation of several high jump events on safety grounds after the landing bed took flight!

The Under 13 boys were victorious once again, winning seven A string and four B string events plus the relay. Max Law had another hat-trick of wins, with victories in the javelin, discus & hurdles while Jairzinho Morris added wins in both sprints. A string wins went to Sam Mezoori (long jump) & Joseph Hogan-O'Neill (shot) jump) and Joseph Hogan-O’Neill (shot) also won A string events. In the B string events track wins went to Tobi Idowu (100m) & Ellie Osborne (1500m) and in the throws there were full points for Hal Hutton (discus) & James Adams (shot). Runners up spots were supplied by Oliver Woods (1500m) and Zak Mackay (B hurdles),  Max, Tobi, Sam & Jairzinho claimed a relay victory. 

A much-improved performance from the Under 15 boys brought a three point winning margin thanks to a clean sweep in the throwing events.  Paul Okesola & Harvey Addison won both shot &discus A & B strings and Addison added a win in the A javelin as Harvey Jolliffe doubled up with B success.  There was a strong middle distance showing as Oliver Morter was second in the 1500m with Thomas Sheldrick taking B honours, while Lewis Debenham

The Under 17 Women were missing several regulars due to exam commitments but still came home in front.  Modupe Shokunbi took her usual sprint double and Michelle Hughes won both 300m & shot, and was second in the hurdles. Freya Gutteridge was another double winner with maximum points in A discus &B shot and the javelin pairing of Alice Marti & Georgia Woodburn also came out on top. Annie Maguire won the B triple jump, with Louise Lear second in the A string, and Katie Dawson second in the 300m. Modupe, Michelle, Alice & Katie combined for relay victory.

Provisional results show the Under 15 Girls were edged out by a single point but it's likely that the final results will show a narrow Havering win. Rebecca Brown (1500m) & Elysha Thatcher-Gray (shot) provided the only A string victory, but this was backed up by four B string successes including Kate O'Neill (1500m B ) & Philippa Gill (shot B).  Jessica Mitchell won the B 800m as Katie Mitchell was runner up in the A and also in the 300m B, while on the field Yinka Shokunbi won the B discus and Elizabeth Adams the B javelin and Natasha Dowie was second in the high jump on her debut.. .

The Under 17 Men also suffered shortages due to exams and other commitments but were still a good second. Lewis Bailey won the 200m and was pipped for victory in the shorter sprint while the 400m pairing of Tom Pitkin & Michael Duncan won both A & B strings and a both also added A string victories in 100m hurdles (Tom) & discus (Michael). Bradley West stepped down toi the 800m for a B string win a Matt Braybrook was second in the A. Sonny Nash & Ed Johnson doubled up for javelin maximum points, and Nash added second in both shot & hammer as Sam Olofin was second in the B shot. The 4x100m relay team of Michael, Tom, Sam & Lewis were second.

The Under 13 girls’ team found victories hard to come by and Holly Nicholls' 800m B string was was the only maximum but there were [plenty of runners up placings with Molly Sweetman (1500m), Robyn Moody (shot) and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (discus & javelin) all claiming A string runners up spots as Rosie Brown (discus) & Amy Nash (javelin) also added second place points to the tally.

After two of the five fixtures Havering are fourth in the table - one of four teams on 13 points, all having won one & placed second - so it looks as if there will be a close contest at the top in the remaining matches..