Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Hemel Hempstead, Sun 3rd July 2016

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

716

116

121

63

126

127

155

Dacorum & Tring

690

90

147

101

101.5

138

103

Basildon

582

68

92

106

105

104

90

Watford

495

70

66

18

106

97

119.5

Colchester Harriers

415.5

29

85

128

47.5

80

31.5

Southend

355

86

57

77

17

36

62

HAWCS

157

45

11

0

32

41

19

Link to Havering AC Results   (PDF)

Victory for the Eastern Young Athletes League squad at Hemel Hempstead on Sunday ahead of the hosts Dacorum has virtually ensured that the club will again contest the end of season Top Six final.

With many club athletes tired after already having competed for their school teams at Bedford the previous day and others in London Youth Games action, victory was by no means certain but wins in three age groups helped achieve an overall 26 point cushion.

The strong Under 17 women had a comfortable win celebrating with 13 individual victories and relay success. Mayi Hughes had a hat-trick of wins in the hurdles, high & triple jumps, and her B string partners also adding full points thanks to Izzy Purdie (hurdles & triple jump) and Holly Nash (high jump). Elysha Thatcher-Gray and Philippa Gill both had throws doubles with Elysha wining the A shot & B javelin and Philippa the hammer & B shot. Jess Mitchell & Catherine Barker made it a double win in the 800m and Kate O’Neill’s 1500m win was backed up by Sophie Rand’s B string second.  Millie Redgrave (100m) & Isobel McDonach (300m) added B string runner up spots before the pair joined Holly & Mayi in the winning relay quartet.

Both Under 13 squads came out on top by big margins. The Under 13 boys were 26 points ahead with wins in six individual events and the relay. Daragh Thomas won a trio of events with full points in the 100m & High jump A strings and hurdles B, while Ashton Thatcher-Gray won the long jump A and was second in the 200m & javelin, while Oliver Botham took B high jump honours. Matthew Blacklock won the 200m B on his debut and the relay quartet of Ashton, Daragh, Jacob Blanc and Patrick McLean-Tattan won well. Second places were earned by Alex Ford (800m A), Jacob Blanc (hurdles A), Oliver Yexley (1500m B & shot B) and Samuel Bradley (discus B).

Alice Brown claimed the club Under 13 girls’ discus record and extended her UK leading throw and was 800m runner up while Ruby Mace equalled the club Under 13 girls’ 70 m hurdles record for a narrow victory and was javelin runner up. Their B string partners also won as Hannah Yexley took the B discus and Alice Atkins the B hurdles. Nike Esho moved up to fifth on the club all-time list with her wining high jump clearance, Jesse Collier won the B javelin and Lola Kuponiyi was second in the B and also the A shot. Bella Smith won the B 200m and was 100m A runner up, as was Lilly Hadrava in the B 100m. Sydney Foley was second in the 1500m and Claudia Attewell added more second place points in the 800m B. Lilly, Ruby and Bella were joined by Freya Higginbottom in the victorious sprint relay squad.

Both Under 15 squads were second to the hosts. Molly Sweetman’s 800m win was the only A string victory for the Under 15 girls and Charlotte Wright made it full points in the B. Hurdler Millie Hodges won the B discus after placing second in her speciality, with Rosie Brown second in the A discus and Grace Newson also second in the B hurdles. Jade Kavanagh’s 100m PB placed her second, and was also second in the B long jump while Freya Duffy was B 300m runner up. The javelin duo of Adelaide Thatcher-Gray & Amy Nash were both  second, as was high jumper Hannah Paton before the relay squad of Grace Newson, Jade Kavanagh, Caitlin Saggers & Ella King were second.

Emmanuel Lawal and ben Hamberger’s hurdles doubled contributed two of the three Under 15 boys’ wins with Edoardo Sonzogni providing the other in the B 800m. Second places were earned on the track by JJ Morris (200m) and Kimathi Christie (800m), and in the field by Peter Brinton-Quinn (Pole vault - PB), James Adams (high jump B), Alex McDonach (javelin B) and Christie again (B long jump).

There were just seven Under 17 Men in action. Jack Rice won the 1500m and Lewis Debenham won the 800m B and second place points went to Max Durrell (400m B) and Jack Noons (vault).

The squad face unbeaten league leaders Ipswich in the final fixture at Chelmsford on 7th August, with the hosts also sure to provide strong opposition after a disappointing season so far.

 

Link to Havering AC Results  (PDF)

LEAGUE  TABLE  (Top) 2016  after 4 of 5 rounds

1   IPSWICH  28 - 3160; 2  BEDFORD  26 – 2950.5 ; 3  NENE VALLEY   26   2922;

4  HAVERING  26     2915; 5   STEVENAGE & NH   24 2926.5 ; 6  BARNET/SHAFTESBURY  24  2859.5 ;

7  THURROCK  23  2581; 8   NORWICH     23     2512 

Photos (Gary Howard)