Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Round 1 Stevenage Sunday 17th April 2016

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

756

122

137.5

91

131

119.5

145

Barnet

747.5

105

123

146

83

131.5

139

Stevenage & North Herts

722

75

115

159

82

122

149

Herts Phoenix

420.5

88

87.5

36

70

74

45

Peterborough

370

42

14

60

74

100

60

Biggleswade

171

0

34

40

35

44

8

Team Norfolk

160

14

4

8

34

44

41

Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes squad started their season in impressive style with a narrow victory at Stevenage on Sunday. Wins in three of the six age groups saw the team, with many recent recruits making their first league appearance, come home 8.5 points ahead of Barnet, with the hosts third. 

The Under 13 Girls dominated their section, finishing almost 50 points clear. Ruby Mace excelled with wins in the hurdles & high jump A strings, adding maximum points in the javelin B. Isabella Smith won the 100m A & high jump B, while Lilly Hadrava won both B sprints. The trio combined with Paige Robinson for relay victory. Sydney Foley won the 1500m and added discus B string, as Alice Brown won the A, and was second in the 800m.  Erin Gibson was runner up in shot & javelin, as was Alice Atkins in long jump & shot. Claudia Attewell (800m) & Rebecca O’Rourke (1500m) to ensure that every team member scored either first or second place.

The Under 13 Boys also won thanks to some good teamwork as athletes covered gaps for valuable points. Daragh Thomas won the high jump, with Oliver Botham taking the B, and Daragh was also runner up in the B long jump & A hurdles. Ashton Thatcher-Gray won the long jump and these three, plus Joshua Grant, who was second in the B 100m, took the relay honours. Jacob Blanc won the B hurdles and was second in the shot, and there were full points in the discus as stand-in Timi McDaniel & Alex Ford added A & B string wins to their 800m & 1500 points, while Casey Fletcher was second in the B shot and scored in the 1500m.   

The Under 15 Boys made it a hat trick of team wins. Max Law launched the javelin beyond 60m again and was close to 40m for a discus PB, the fourth best ever by a club U15.  His B string partners also won, with Pater Brinton-Quinn winning the B javelin and Joseph Hogan-O’Neill adding the B discus to his hammer A string win. Jairzinho Morris & Tobi Idowu were second in both 100m & 200m A&B strings, as were the middle distance pairings of Kimathi Christie & Ben Naish (800m) and Oliver Woods & Alex Friend (1500m). Aaron Freshwater (high jump), Victor Hughes (long jump) and James Adams (shot) all added B string second places and the relay quartet of Tobi, Aaron, Kimathi & Jairzinho were also second.

The Under 17 Women had to settle for second. Elysha Thatcher-Gray and Philippa Gill won A & B shot, and both added second places in hammer & javelin (Philippa) & discus (Elysha) with Pelumi Oloko also second in the B discus. Jess Mitchell (800m) and Kate O’Neill (1500m) both improved their PBs to win, and Mayi Hughes & Abi Shipton too full points in the high jump, and Abi was 200m B runner up. More second places went to Catherine Barker (1500m B), the hurdles pair of Shannon Dooley & Isabella Purdie, Purdie again in the triple jump, and Tomiwa Sanwo (long jump) & Any Nash (javelin).

The Under 15 Girls were third. Rosie Brown & Robyn Moody took full points in the discus, and Robyn was second in the B javelin, as Adelaide Thatcher-Gray won the A, and was second in the hammer. Moly Sweetman won the 1500m with Chloe Morter second in the B, and Hannah Panchal won the 800m B. There were good hurdles points as Grace Newson was second in the A with Millie Hodges winning the B and Hannah Paton (High jump), Elize Bonning (long jump) and Chloe Ingram (shot) all earned B string second places.

The short-handed Under 17 Men also placed third: Shandell Taylor’s massive long jump PB took the honours and Paul Okesola’s hammer win providing the only other victory, backed up by Paul’s discus second. More second places came from Jack Rice & Sam Atkins (1500m), and Kieran Riddell (400m B). 

Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

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