Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Luton Sunday 4th June 2017

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

771

133

134

111

129

114

130

Shaftesbury Barnet

759.5

72

146

144.5

94

125

158

Basildon

677

101

115

113

97

117

114

City of Norwich

584

45

115

67

99

150

88

Luton

298

63

27

37

45

38

68

Peterborough

268.5

73

20

30.5

38

46

41

Biggleswade

124

23

20

22

17

19

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Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

Havering’s youth athletes top the Eastern Young Athletes League table after another victory in the second round match at Luton on Sunday.  Although not at full strength due to GCSE absences and the half-term break they did enough to hold off a strong Shaftesbury challenge.

Both Under 13 teams dominated their age groups. The Under 13 Boys recorded 12 victories and every athlete finished in the top three, with Havering lads winning seven of the 10 track events.  Matthew Blacklock won both 200m and 800m and his B string partners Oliver Yexley (200m) and Alex Kerr (800m) were also victorious. Jacob Blanc & Jack Botha on A & B string100m races, Dominic Alexandru won the hurdles, with B string Billy Titley third, and the 1500m pairing of Shane Hart and Callum Basinger were both second. Jacob Blanc (again) won the high jump, with Patrick McClean-Tattan winning the B, and was third in the long jump as Lewis Dixon was the B string victor.  Oliver Yexley was the only other field event winner in the javelin, adding shot second, but Patrick, Alex and Thomas Greening all claimed top three points before the 4x100m relay quartet of Oliver, Jacob, Dominic & Jack made the victory tally a round dozen.

The Under 13 Girls also had a thirty point winning margin. There were victories in all five B string track events thanks to Uche Okpalauko (100m), Stephanie Okoro (2200m), Hannah Yexley (800m), Chloe Rand (1500m) and Paris King (hurdles). Paige Robinson was the only A string winner in the hurdles and added runners up placings in both sprints, with Stephanie second in the 800m and Tilly Canty third in the 1500m. Stephanie also won the long jump and the discus pair of Hannah Yexley and Maddie Georgiou took full points, plus runners up spots in both javelin strings.  Claudia Attewell was second in the shot and the high jump pair of Uche and Charlotte Grundy both third, Olivia Boachie scored in long jump, before the relay quartet of Paige, Stephanie, Uche & Paris ended the day with another win.

The Under 15 Boys also featured well, despite just four wins – all from Bradley James and Peter Brinton-Quinn. Bradley won both the hurdles and javelin, while Peter took full points in the vault and B javelin. There were second places in the throwing events for John Ryan (shot & hammer), Phil Okoh (discus) and James Mears (B shot & discus) and third places in the jumps for Kimathi Christie (high & long jump, plus 300m), Daragh Thomas (high jump B) and Ashton Thatcher-Gray (long jump B). Luke Chester was third in B 1500m & hurdles, and Henry Lay third in 300m & 1500m B races. More track points came from the 100m pair of Aaron Eweka (3rd) and Kester Tomy (2nd) and fourth places from Oliver Ray (800m) on his debut and Alex Ford (1500m). Daragh, Aaron, John and Kester combined for third in the relay.

Despite missing several regulars due to GCSE exams the Under 17 women scored highly. Molly Sweetman and Grace Dukelow took full points in the 1500m and Jessie Collier stepped up an age group to win the vault. Charlotte Fransham won the long jump and was third in the triple jump, with Izzy Purdie second in the B and also B hurdles runner up. Rosie Brown was second in the discus, with Alex Adeniji winning the B and also second in the shot and hammer. Vanessa Mensah (100m B), Teshanne Esho (B shot  javelin) also placed third.

Robyn Moody and Alice Brown provided the only wins for the Under 15 Girls in the discus, with Robyn also second in the shot and Alice third in the 800m. Poppy Ellis clocked the second fastest 300m time ever by a club Under 15 for second and Ruby Mace (hurdles & B javelin), Alice Atkins (vault), Grace Griffiths (shot) and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (javelin) were also second. Ruby (300m B) as Adelaide (hammer) also added third place points, and more top three finishers were Sydney Foley (1500m) and Ayesha Anderson (B long jump).

GCSE absences also affected the Under 17 Men. Euan McDonnell (high jump), the javelin duo of Max Law and Charlie Savill, and Aaron Freshwater (B shot) all won their events.  JJ Morris (200m) and Nathanael Adeniran (B triple jump) were second, while Alex Friend (1500m & long jump), Ben Olusesan (long & triple jump), and Louis Berrett (B 800m) earned third place points.   

 

League – Top 8 after 2 of 5

1. HAVERING   14 League – 1622 (match);

2. IPSWICH 14 - 1606.5;

3. BEDFORD 14 - 1574;

4. NENE VALLEY 13 - 1420

5.  SHAFTESBURY 12 - 1508.5;

6. THURROCK 12 – 1392;

7.  DACORUM 12 - 1370.5;

8. CHELMSFORD 12 - 1369.5

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

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