Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Peterborough, Sun 5th June 2016

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Nene Valley Harriers

771

133

126

127

114

102

149

Havering AC

757

104

152

90

127

120

149

Thurrock Harriers

618

76

96

133

69

114

115

Woodford Green & EL

576

102

112

129

45

82

86

Peterborough

358

47

20

59

71

86

55

Luton

227

36

12

14

43

72

35

Biggleswade

115

0

11

30

25

30

4

Link to Havering AC Results   (PDF)

A second place finish at Peterborough, behind hosts Nene Valley, lifted the Eastern Young Athletes squad to second in the table, after the third of the five league fixtures and there is a close battle for the placings behind unbeaten leaders Ipswich to book places in the end of season Top 6 Final.

Havering won three of the six age groups and were joint first in another but at the end of the day were edged into second by 14 points.

The Under 15 Boys dominated their age group with first or second places in 21 of the 25 events. Max Law as usual contributed a javelin and discus double, with Peter Brinton-Quinn making it a javelin double and Robert Moore second in the B discus, and adding another second in the hammer.  JJ Morris won the 200m in a new PB and was second in both 100m & long jump, while his B string partner in the same events Tobi Idowu also had a win & two seconds. Morris & Idowu were joined by Somto Okpalauko and AJ Jordan in the winning sprint relay quartet.

Harry Jones improved his PB in winning the 800m and placing second in the B 300m, with AJ Jordan second in the A 300m and B shot. Emmanuel Lawal won the hurdles in a new PB with Ben Hamberger second in the B, and more second placings went to Alex Friend (1500m) & Kimathi Christie (800m B).

There was also a strong performance by the Under 15 Girls. Rosie Brown and Robyn Moody made it a discus double, with Moody also second in the shot where Grace Griffiths taking full points in the shot B. Molly Sweetman dipped under five minutes to win the 1500m, with Grace Dukelow second in the B. Millie Hodges’ hurdles PB won the B race with Grace Newson second in the A and Grace added a B long jump victory, with Ayesha Anderson completing the second place tally in the 100m B. Adelaide Thatcher-Gray made a successful come back from a broken arm to win the javelin.

Five winning doubles saw the Under 13 Girls home in front.  There was a hat-trick of wins from the impressive Ruby Mace in the hurdles, high jump and javelin as her B string partners – Alice Atkins (hurdles), Nike Esho (high jump) and Jessie Collier (javelin) – made it maximum points. Collier also won the B shot with Lola Kuponiyi winning the A, and Alice Brown & Hannah Yexley took the discus points. Brown was also second in the 800m as Sydney Foley won the B, with Chloe Rand also placing second in the 1500m. Sprinters Bella Smith & Lilly Hadrava were both second in the 100m and the pair were joined by Mace & Paige Robinson in the victorious sprint relay squad.

The Under 17 Women shared the age group spoils with the hosts. Mayi Hughes won the high & triple jumps and was second in the hurdles in a new PB, with Izzy Purdie winning B hurdles & triple jump and Holly Nash the B high jump. Philippa Gill’s javelin PB took the honours and she added B string shot second place, with Elysha Thatcher-Gray also second in the A. Kate O’Neill won the 1500m with Sophie Rand second in the B, and more second place points were earned by Izzy McDonach’s 300m run and Pelumi Oloko’s discus throw. McDonach, Hughes and Nash combined with Millie Redgrave to win the relay.

The Under 13 Boys had an improved turn out to place second. Ashton Thatcher-Gray’s long jump win proved to be the only A string victory, supported by his 100m runners up spot and newcomer Alex Kerr added a 1500m B string win on his debut, as Alex Ford was second in the A. Daragh Thomas added second places in the 100m & high jump and Mason Smith was second in the discus.

Jack Rice’s 800m win was the only Under 17 Men’s full-pointer and second place points were added by Kieran Riddell (B 400m), James Davis (B hurdles) and Lewis Debenham (javelin).   

 

Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

LEAGUE  TABLE  (Top 7) 2016  after 3 rounds  (to follow)

1  IPSWICH     21     2320 ;

2  HAVERING     19     2196  ;

3  NENE VALLEY     19    2194;

4  BARNET/SHAFTESBURY     19     2141  ;

5  BEDFORD     19     2166.5 ;

6  STEVENAGE & NH     18     2171.5;

7  THURROCK     18     1966