Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Thurrock Sunday 19th April 2015

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Basildon

772

122

119

132

108

122

154

Havering

714

106

134

117

117

126

99

Barnet/Shaftesbury

618

82

98

105

87

105

121

Thurrock

602

106

108

124

98

93

53

Watford

360

33

82

34

81

83

27

Herts & Ware

178

0

5

6

25

97

30

Benfleet

49

0

0

13

6

8

17

 

 Link to Havering AC Results (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes League team started their league season with a fine runners-up spot behind Basildon at Thurrock on Sunday and although coming out on top in three of the six age groups the squad lost out on aggregate scores.

The Under 13 Girls led the way with six victories, all in the field events. Adelaide Thatcher-Gray notched up a win double, with victories in both javelin and discus, the latter in a new PB, and her B string partners Sydney Foley (discus) & Ayesha Anderson (javelin) also scored top points. Another win double came from the long jump pairing of Grace Griffiths & Jessie Gower and the U13 squad beat Basildon by nine points.

The Under 15 Girls also got the better of Basildon by just four points. Mayi Hughes smashed her high jump best to win the event and jump into the club U15 all-time top 10. Isobel McDonach's shot PB won the A string and Philippa Gill was not far behind in taking B string honours, while Yinka Shokunbi won the B discus.

The Under 15 Boys were comfortable winners and recorded six individual wins. Jairzinho Morris carried on from last season with a trio of wins in his first competition as an U15, taking full points in both sprints & the long jump, while Max Law also doubled up with a discus win & also won the javelin with an English Schools qualifying standard, as former javelin legend Fatima Whitbread looked on. Jack Rice's huge 800m PB brought 800m success.

The Under 13 Boys were runners up and showed their strength in depth with one A string & five B string victories. Peter Brinton-Quinn was in excellent form with wins in the B hurdles and javelin, with the fourth furthest throw ever by a club U13 and one of the top 10 longest so far this year in this age group. Luke Chester made it a winning javelin double with B victory, Hal Hutton (discus) & Alfie Kelly (long jump) also added B string wins, while Alex Ford won the B 800m.

Both Under 17 teams were third. There were four wins for the Men as Jack Noons' pole vault PB took full points while Paul Okesola won both discus & shot, with Kieran Riddell making it a shot double with B victory.   The women also recorded four victories as Rebecca Brown stepped up from the Under 15s to win the 1500m comfortably and Shannon Dooley was well clear for hurdles victory. Abi Shipton won the B high jump and Freya Gutteridge came out on top in the discus.

With almost 50 athletes taking part in non scoring events trying to stake their claim for places in the scoring team, the team managers have plenty of talent to choose from for the remaining fixtures, starting from the next round at Peterborough on 10th May.

 Link to Havering AC Results (PDF)

Pics - Jo Law

 

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