Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Ipswich Sunday 30th July 2017

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Ipswich

833

123

106

163

112

146

163

Havering AC

816

98

137

139

140

138

144

Dacorum & Tring

607

110

68

116

84

113

96

Woodford Green & EL

520

94

99

97

66

90

54

Team Norfolk

287

37

40

46

50

68

36

Waveney Valley

140

45

11

14

37

13

0

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes League squad had to concede their unbeaten record to the powerful hosts Ipswich despite another big points score in the top of the table clash on Sunday.

The Under 13 Girls once again dominated, dropping just seven points after wins in 14 of the 21 events and second places in the other seven. Freya Higginbottom had a win treble with victories in the A long jump, and B string high jump & 200m. Katie Ennis won the B string discus & javelin, with Maddie Georgiou winning the A javelin & second in the A discus. Paige Robinson won the hurdles and was second in both sprints, while Uche Okpalauko won the short and was second in both the 100m & high jump. Claudia Attewell won the B shot & was second in the B 800m, as Natalie Sewell's PB took the A 800m honours. Stephanie Okoro won the 1500m on her event debut, with Maddie Barker second in the B, and there were more B string victories for Olivia Sorrell (long jump) and Paris King (hurdles). The club record breaking sprint replay team of Stephanie, Uche, Paris & Paige romped home to complete the rout.

The Under 15 Boys were not at full strength but still came home 30 points ahead of the hosts thanks to 11 victories, eight of them in the field events, and there were also four second places. Somto Okpalauko & Ashton Thatcher-Gray won full points in the long jump. Somto also won the B 300m and Ashton partnered Luke Chester to a javelin double win. John Ryan won the hammer, and was second in the shot, with Max Georgiou winning the shot B string. Daragh Thomas won the B high jump, with Kimathi Christie second in the A, and Michael Okoro won the B 200m and was runner up in the B 100m. Henry Lay won the B discus, with Kester Tomy second in the A and Daragh, Somto, John and Kester made up the winning sprint relay team.

The Under 15 Girls were runners up to the home side after missing several regular scorers. A string track victories were recorded by Poppy Ellis (300m), Alice Brown (800m) and the 1500m pairing of Sydney Foley and Rebecca O'Rourke, and Alice added a win in the discus and second in the 200m. Lola Kuponiyi & Grace Griffiths scored full points in the shot and was B high jump runner up. More second place points came through the efforts of Elize Bonning (hurdles), Alice Atkins (pole vault), and the javelin duo of Adelaide Thatcher-Gray & Erin Gibson.

The Under 17 Women were also second. Molly Sweetman & Rosie Brown took full points in the 800m as did Kate O'Neill and Sophie Rand in the1500m. Alex Adeniji won the shot & B discus while Mayi Hughes (long jump) and Chimdi Okpalauko (B shot) also won. Rosie added second places in the B 200m & discus, as did Mayi in the A 200m & hurdles. Charlie Wright was second in the B high jump & long jumps, as was Catherine Barker in the B triple jump. Rosie & Mayi were joined by Vanessa Mensah & Caitlin Saggers in the second placed sprint relay quartet. 

The Under 17 Men scored well but were outgunned by the home side. Ben Olusesan was the only A string winner with his triple jump victory, and also added a win in the B long jump, as Harry Varanauskas won the B triple jump and Tobi Idowu was runner up in the long jump A. High jumpers Euan McDonnell and Nathanael Adeniran scored well with a B string victory & second in the A event.  Tayo Harry won the B 100m and Harry Jones won the 1500m B and second places went to Reece Harriott (400m A), Alex Friend (800m B &  javelin B) and Charlie Savill's javelin PB also took second place points.

The Under 13 Boys were ,most affected by absentees. Shane Hart's front running 1500m victory and Jacob Blanc's hurdles win were the only wins, and Jacob was also second in the high jump. Callum Basinger (800m), Joseph Baxter (1500m) and Lewis Dixon (high jump) provided second places

 

League – Top 7 after 4 of 5

1. IPSWICH 28 League - 3190.5 Match;

2. HAVERING   27 League – 3307.5 (match);

3. NENE VALLEY 27 - 2873.5

4.  SHAFTESBURY 25 - 3009.5;

5. BEDFORD 25 - 2858.5;

6. BASILDON 24 - 2810.5

7. CHELMSFORD 24 - 2771.5

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

Photos (Gary Howard)