Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Ipswich Sunday 6th May 2018

 

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Ipswich Harriers

855

129

143

144

129

149

161

Havering AC

825

123

151

155

123

141

132

Watford

627

93

110

77

109

104

134

Stevenage & North Herts

516

77

119

69

26

99

126

West Suffolk

214

38

10

20

31

106

9

Waveney Valley

112

28

21

10

23

30

0

Link to Havering AC Individual results  (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes squad matched their huge Round 1 winning points tally but it wasn’t enough to overcome league champions Ipswich who benefitted from home advantage in the second round fixture on Sunday.

The Under 15 Boys recorded 11 individual wins and a relay victory.  Bradley James won both the javelin and 300m, and Jacob Blanc added a win double in the high jump and B hurdles. Malcolm Oshungbohun won the 100m and was edged into second in the 200m, and Toby Bishop was a comfortable A hurdles winner and second in the B 100m. Jed Oni won the B 200m and was second in the long jump, Charlie Howell won the B 800m and there was a track second place for Matthew Blacklock (1500m). Daragh Thomas won the B high jump and was second in the 300m B. Oliver Yexley won the B javelin and added second in the discus, with Lewis Edwards winning the discus B.  Max Georgiou shot and Ashton Thatcher-Gray (long jump) added b string second places before Toby, Jed, Jacob & Malcolm finished in style with a relay win.

The Under 17 Men were missing several regulars studying for GCSEs but came out on top of the hosts. Alex Friend and Louis Berrett dominated a tactical 1500m for full points for the only track wins but the field events brought a rich harvest. Peter Brinton-Quinn’s PB won the vault, and B javelin, as Charlie Savill won the javelin A. Jamal Thomas improved his best to win the A high jump, and also took full points in the long jump. Kimathi Christie equalled his best to win the B high jump, also winning the B long jump and was second in the triple jump, with Kester Tomy winning the B.  Aaron Freshwater completed the win tally with victory in the B shot. Tayo Harry (100m & 200m B) and Somto Okpalauko (200m & 400m) were second place in their events as were the 800m pair of Oliver Ray and Luke Chester. Tayo, Jamal, Somto & Aaron won the relay to seal Under 17 victory.

There were five wins for the Under 13 Boys. Dominic Alexandru won the hurdles and high jump, with sibling Sebastian winning the B hurdles and second in the B 800m. Matthew Davies won the shot and was discus runner up, and Robbie Brown won the javelin and was second in both the B discus and shot. Teddy Matthews and Charlie Burgess were both second in their long jump strings, as was Toby Johnson in the 1500m B event. Daniel Lammas, Thomas Greening and the Alexandru brothers were runners up in the relay.   

The Under 13 Girls fell six points short of the hosts but notched up eight individual wins and a relay victory. Stephanie Okoro won the 800m then stepped into a 100m gap and won that too in a new PB. Ruby Higgins improved her best to win the B 800m and another B string track success came from Heidi Aylen’s 200m win, to add to her hurdles A victory.  Freya Long won the B 1500m (PB) and was second in the B hurdles and Tilly Canty’s 1500m PB placed her second. Katie Ennis & Ruby Brown took full points in the discus and Ruby was second in the B javelin. Rania Richards joined Stephanie, Tilly & Ruby Higgins in the winning sprint relay quartet.

The Under 15 Girls had six individual wins and a relay win to celebrate. Olivia Boachie and Freya Higginbottom took full points with A & B 300m wins, and Aaliyah Payne’s PB won her the B 100m as Bella Smith was second in the A. Jessie Collier moved closer to the club U15 pole vault record with her 2.40m winning clearance and Lola Kuponiyi had an easy shot win and was also second in the hammer. Maddie Georgiou won the B javelin and was discus runner up, and Claudia Attewell and Uche Okpalauko added B second places in the shot & high jump. Sydney Foley & Rebecca O’Rourke added 1500m A & B second places, as did Shalom Gbadebo in the B 200m. Uche, Aaliyah, Freya & Paige Robinson added another relay victory    

The Under 17 Women were badly affected by exam absences and had to promote Under 15s to fill gaps. Poppy Ellis improved her best to win the 200m and set a season’s best to win the 300m. Ayesha Anderson (200m) and Charlie Wright (300m) made it full points in those events with B victories, and Charlie was second in the B 100m as well, with Esther Agnimel also second in the 100m A race. Under 15 Alice Brown impressed with a winning 1500m PB, with another U15 Annie Grannell second in the B and Alice was discus runner up, while Under 15s Hannah Yexley and Maddie Barker were second in both 800m strings. Hannah was also second in the B discus and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray added another second in the B shot. Charlie, Esther, Temitope Ajayi and Ayesha were edged out of relay victory in the final strides.

Round 3 sees the squad travel to Colchester on 3rd June with Thurrock most likely to offer a challenge 

Link to Havering AC Individual results (PDF)

LEAGUE TABLE (Top 6) provisional after 2 rounds

1.IPSWICH                             14     1619
2.SHAFTESBURY BARNET     14     1548
3 HAVERING                          13     1649
4.DACORUM & TRING             13     1527
5.BEDFORD                            12     1428
6.NORWICH                            12     1372

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