Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Chelmsford, Sun 7th August 2016

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Ipswich

770

95.5

87

159

114

132

162.5

Havering AC

750.5

113.5

149

91

130

114

138

Chelmsford

634.5

121

98

67

96

104

128.5

Cambridge & Coleridge

401

30

112

94

48

60

37

Harlow

333

25

46

81

47

84

35

Braintree

296

44

52

27

56

94

8

Colchester & Tendring

226

40

68

12

17

69

0

Link to Havering AC Results   (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes League squad booked their place at the end of season Top Six final when they pushed unbeaten league champions Ipswich all the way in the final match at Chelmsford on Sunday.

The strong Under 15 boys’ squad won by a clear margin winning 11 individual events – eight of them in the field - and the relay.  Max Law won his customary javelin & discus double and there were two other A string victories from Joe Hogan-O’Neill in the shot and high jumper Euan McDonnell. Ben Hamberger added a B high jump win, and Somto Okpalauko (long jump), Robert Moore (shot) and Charlie Savill (javelin) add to the B string winning tally. Moore (hammer A), Hogan-O’Neill (discus B) & AJ Jordan (long jump A) ensured that the Havering U15s were either first or second in all the field events.  On the track JJ Morris won the 200m and was 100m runner up while Kimathi Christie & AJ Jordan again won both 300m races, with Jordan also placing second in the B 200m. The dominance was complete when the quartet of Joe, Somto, AJ & JJ took the relay honours.  

The field events also underpinned the Under 13 girls’ victory winning all five A strings and three of the five B strings. Nike Esho won both high and long jumps and Lola Kuponiyi won the shot and B high jump. Alice Brown and Maddie Georgiou won both discus strings, with Brown also second in the javelin and Ruby Mace added the javelin with a new club record & B shot to her hurdles win for a hat trick of victories. Alice Atkins won the B 800m and was hurdles runner up, and more track second places went to Paige Robinson – 100m & 200m and Sydney Foley (800m).

The Under 13 boys were second notching up wins in seven individual events and the relay. Newcomer Ejiro Akpotor won both shot & discus and his throws were both the fourth best all time by a club Under 13, with his shot throw taking him into the UK top 10. His B string partners Timi McDaniel (shot) & Mason Smith (discus) both won, as did the javelin pairing of Oliver Yexley & Ashton Thatcher-Gray. Ashton added long jump second place, as did his B string partner Jacob Blanc. Matthew Blacklock won the 800m, and was second in the 200m B, with Charlie Black second in the 800m B, while the hurdles duo of Daragh Thomas & Patrick McLean-Tattan also both claimed second spots. The relay squad of Patrick, Daragh, Ashton & Jacob added to the victory roll.

Molly Sweetman’s 800m PB was one of two A string wins for the Under 15 girls, with Rosie Brown’s discus win being the other. Brown added a win in the B 800m and more B string success came from Grace Newson (hurdles), Teshanne Esho (shot) & Robyn Moody (discus). Millie Hodges (hurdles A) and Newson again (long jump B) added second places as the team also placed second.

The Under 17 women had seven wins and four runners up places in their second place showing. All rounder Mayi Hughes had a trio of wins in the hurdles, long jump & high jump, while track success went to Jess Mitchell (800m), Kate O’Neill (1500m) and Shannon Dooley (B hurdles) and Philippa Gill added a B shot win. Katherine Buckley and Chimdi Okpalauko were both second in the discus, as were Elysha Thatcher-Gray (javelin) & Millie Redgrave (high jump).

Shandell Taylor starred for the Under 17 Men with winning performances in the 100m, high jump & long jump , all in PBs, Paul Okesola won the discus and was second in the hammer and debutant Ben Olusesan made a winning club debut with victory against older opposition in the triple jump. Kieran Riddell (hurdles), Jack Noons (vault) and Sam Atkins (B discus) all placed second.

The team ended the season in third place in the table and now look forward to the high quality end of season Top 6 Final, at Stevenage on 4th September.

 

Link to Havering AC Results   (PDF)

PROVISIONAL FINAL LEAGUE  TABLE  2016  after 5 (of 5) rounds  

1   IPSWICH  35 - 3916;

2  BEDFORD  33 – 3810 ;

3  HAVERING  32     3672.5;

4  NENE VALLEY   32   3573;

5   BARNET/SHAFTESBURY  31  3568.5;  

6. STEVENAGE & NH   30 3665.5  

Photos (Paula Mace)

Photos (Ian Law)

Photos (Gary Howard)