Eastern Youth Athletes League, Round 5, Luton, Sun 2nd August 2015

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

748

121

133

154

84

129

127

Chelmsford

669

83

80

127

116

116

147

Colchester Harriers

578

79

112

129

102

62

94

Watford

389

90

56

19

95

72

57

St Albans

371

85

40

69

72

72

33

Luton

266

21

60

50

28

97

10

HAWCS

66

0

0

14

6

46

0

Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

The young athletes’ squad ended their league campaign on a high with victory at Luton on Sunday to confirm their place in the end of season Top 6 Trophy Final. Victories for the Havering youngsters in four of the six age groups, made light of numerous holiday absences, & left rivals Chelmsford well adrift. 

Kareem Jerome was again in record breaking form in the Under 13 Boys competition. His 11.7 secs 100m clocking shattered his own club record by 3-10ths and took him to the top of the national rankings, while his new 200m best of 24.2s was a full second improvement, breaking JJ Morris’s club best and ranking him second nationally. Kimathi Christie and Dominic Jarvis won both 800m strings and Peter Brinton-Quinn took the A javelin honours while Henry Lay (high jump) & Todd Riddell (discus) took B string full points. Runners up points were won by Brinton-Quinn (1500m & discus), Christie (high jump), Luke Chester (discus), Ashton Thatcher-Gray & Victor Hughes (long jump A & B). Victor, Kimathi, Ashton & Kareem relay win confirmed victory in style.

The Under 15 Boys also ran out winners. Joseph Hogan-O’Neill won shot & hammer and was second in the discus and there were five B string wins from Success Ariyibi (300m), Aaron Freshwater (high jump), Tobi Idowu (long jump), AJ Jordan (shot) & Ben Hamberger (javelin). Second place points went to JJ Morris (100m), Jack Rice (800m) & Oliver Woods (javelin) in the A strings and in the B events Edward Laughlin (1500m), John Fennessey (hurdles) & Freshwater (discus). The relay quartet of Tobi, AJ, Sucess & JJ also took runners up spot.

Victory for the Under 17 Men completed a clean sweep for the males. Matt Owers smashed his 200m best for victory and was second in the 400m while Ben Davis celebrated his debut with a fine 1500m win. Jack Noons took the pole vault honours as did Paul Okesola in the discus, with the pair also placing second in the 100m & hammer respectively. Darren Kwateng won the B triple jump and was second in the A long jump and partner Michael Olaniyan was second in both while Shandell Taylor won the B javelin. Richard Peel was second in both sprints and more second places were added by Elliott Addison (400m), Oliver Morter (800m), James Stewart (1500), Kieran Riddell (hurdles & shot).

The Under 15 girls were also victorious. Mayi Hughes won both high jump & shot and was second in the discus and the 800m duo of Jessica Mitchell & Kate O’Neill took full points. Isabella Purdie & Grace Newson dominated the hurdles and B string victories were gained by Rochelle Constable (high jump) & Philippa Gill (shot) with runners up placings for Caitlin Saggers (300m) & Millie Hodges (discus).

The Under 17 women worked hard to cover gaps to add to the points tally. Elysha Thatcher-Gray won the shot & was discus runner up and jogged round for good 1500m points, as did Amelia Owers & Georgia Woodburn in the 800m. Holly Nash won the 300m B string and was high jump B runner up and Annie Maguire was second in both long & triple jumps, with Samantha Saunders second in the B long jump. Josie Waddams won the B shot, Shannon Dooley was second in the hurdles and U15 Amy Nash was second in the B javelin.

The Under 13 girls were most affected by holiday absences which allowed some recent recruits to score. Adelaide Thatcher-Gray, fresh from her club U13 javelin record, again exceeded the old mark for victory, Sydney Foley was second in the 1500m and debutant Eloise McAuliffe was runner up in the B discus.  Emily Davies scored well with a trio of third places and other third place points also went to Jessie Gower (hurdles & 100m), Misimi Israel-Oludiya (200m) and Alice Atkins (high jump).

The squad now travel to league champions Bedford, who host the Top 6 Trophy Final on Sunday 6th September, with Basildon, Stevenage, Nene Valley and Ipswich also competing.

 Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

LEAGUE  TABLE  TOP 6 - 2015  after 5 rounds

1    BEDFORD                 35     4090

2    BASILDON                 33     3853

3    STEVENAGE & NH     33     3716.5

4    NENE VALLEY            31     3577.5

5    HAVERING                 31    3558.5

6    IPSWICH                    30     3460.5