Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Bedford Sunday 13th August 2017

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

1= Havering AC

755

118

146

103

115

100

163

1= Bedford

755

113

115

143

118

143

103

3. Nene Valley

631

107

93

131

63

120

97

4. Chelmsford

608.5

48

109

76

104

126.5

125

5. Peterborough

306.5

47

55

32

67

49.5

41

6. Team Norfolk

194

26

35

22

44

46

11

7. Biggleswade

105

28

23

21

23

0

0

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes League squad missed out on the league title by the narrowest of margins after sharing the honours with the hosts in the final fixture at Bedford on Sunday. With league leaders Ipswich losing at Hendon, victory would have secured the title for Havering but holidays & other absences took their toll

The Under 17 Women dominated their section with wins in 10 of the 14 A string events, plus a relay victory and three B string successes – 14 in all. Jade Kavanagh won both sprints and was second in the long jump while Molly Sweetman (800m) and Jess Mitchell (1500m) added more track victories, and Grace Dukelow was second in the B 1500m. Mayi Hughes bagged a hat trick of wins in the hurdles, high jump & triple jump, and Grace Newson won the B hurdles and was second in the B long jump.  Mayi also anchored the sprint relay squad to victory after legs by Grace, Jade and Keturah Christie (2nd in the B 200m & high jump). Philippa Gill won the shot & javelin, and was second in the hammer, Alex Adeniji won the discus & B shot and Caitlin Saggers the B triple jump. Charlie Wright added three third places to complete the squad.

The Under 15 Boys powered to a 31 point victory ahead of the hosts thanks to 9 wins and five second places. Kimathi Christie provided the only A strings wins in the 300m & high jump backed up by six B string victories. Kester Tomy was victorious in the B 300m & long jumps,  Aaron Eweka the B high jump, Ejiro Akpotor the B discus and second in the A shot, while Hal Hutton won the javelin B. Second place points went to Ben Naish (1500m B), Reece Debenham (Pole vault) and Phil Okoh (A discus & B shot). B string 200m winner Michael Okoro joined Aaron, Ejiro and Kester in the winning sprint relay quartet.

The Under 13 Boys edged out the hosts helped by 10 victories. Charlie Back returned with wins in the 800m & B 200m, Jacob Blanc won the hurdles and high jump, with Dominic Alexandru winning both B equivalents, while versatile Shane Hart took the honours in the B 800m & javelin. Matthew Blacklock won the 1500m and was second in the B shot, while Oliver Yexley won the javelin and was runner up in the shot & discus. Charlie, Jacob, Dominic and Matthew combined for relay second place points.

The Under 13 Girls lost out to Bedford by just three points.  Freya Higginbottom’s PB won the high jump, with Olivia Sorrell also improved her best to win the B, and was also B string 100m runners up. Natalie Sewell (1500m) and Paris King (B hurdles) added track wins and Paige Robinson had a trio of second places against strong opposition in the A sprints and hurdles.  Field events full points came from Hannah Yexley & Olivia Boachie (discus) and Claudia Attewell (B shot). The sprint relay squad of Paige, Paris & both Olivias notched up another win.

The Under 15 Girls were affected by absentees, particularly on the track. Jessie Collier equalled her best to win the pole vault and Robyn Moody (discus) added A string wins, with Ruby second in A hurdles and Robyn B shot runner up. Freya Killilea won the B discus on her debut and Lola Kuponiyi was second in the shot & high jump.

The Under 17 Men were also shorthanded on the track. The only four wins came courtesy of Ben Olusesan A triple jump and B long jump, and Harry Varanauskas B triple jump and Tobi Idowu long jump A.  High jumpers Nathanael Adeniran (PB) and Euan McDonnell were both runners up, as was Joe Hogan-O’Neill in the hammer and B javelin. Nathanael and Tobi were joined by Aaron Freshwater and Tayo Harry in the second placed sprit relay quartet.  

The result confirms the club’s place in the league’s end of season Top Six Trophy at Bedford on Sunday 3rd September – with the Under13s & Under 15s also in action the previous day at the National Youth Development League final.

 

League – Top 6 after 5 of 5 (Provisional)

1. IPSWICH             34 League - 3831.5 Match;

2. HAVERING           33.5 – 4062.5);

3.  SHAFTESBURY     32 - 3800.5;

4. NENE VALLEY         32 - 3504.5

5. BEDFORD             31.5 - 3619;

6. BASILDON             31 - 3626.5

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

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