Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Colchester Sunday 3rd June 2018

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

874.5

136

155

133

134.5

156

140

Thurrock Harriers

747

111

114

124

107.5

120.5

155

Colchester Harriers

699.5

77.5

115

126

91

127

143

Colchester & Tendring

429.5

84

48

70

86

94.5

27

Herts Phoenix

294.5

59.5

74

24

65

34

38

Waveney Valley

102

17

29

15

36

0

0

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes squad racked up their largest ever score with another massive victory at Colchester on Sunday, winning five of the six age categories.

The Under 15 Boys recorded 12 individual wins on the way to a crushing 40 point victory.  Bradley James won both the javelin and 300m, and was second in the long jump, and Daragh Thomas won the B 300m and high jump, both in PBs. Jacob Blanc added a win double in the high jump and B hurdles, as Toby Bishop won the hurdles A race. Matthew Blacklock won the 1500m B as Alex Ford’s PB placed him second in the A. The sprints pairing of Malcolm Oshungbohun & Michael Okoro were second in both A & B 100m and 200m. In the field events there were wins for Ashton Thatcher-Gray (long jump B), Charlie Black (A hammer), Oliver Yexley (B javelin) and Lewis Edward (B discus) while Jonny Cavanagh was second in the pole vault.

The Under 15 Girls had an impressive 17 individual wins plus relay victory and five second places. Tayllah Barton-Conde won the 200m, long jump and high jump on her league debut, and Ruby Mace matched her winning hat-trick with full points in the hurdles, 300m and javelin. More A string wins were added by Olivia Boachie (300m), Jessie Collier (Pole vault), Lola Kuponiyi (shot) and Hannah Yexley who supported her discus win with victory in the B 800m. B string success was claimed by Bella Smith (200m) and Paige Robinson (hurdles) and the pair added 100m runners up placings. Maddy Barker took full points in the 1500m B as Chloe Rand was second in the A and Natalie Sewell second in the 1500m A. Freya Killilea (shot), Freya Higginbottom (long jump) and Georgia Yexley (javelin) added more B string wins before the relay quartet of Shalom Gbadebo, Paige, Tayllah & Bella combined for victory.

The Under 13 Girls had a clean sweep on the track with all ten wins, adding five field event wins and the relay for good measure. Stephanie Okoro won the 100m, 200m & the 800m, the latter just outside her club record, and Ruby Higgins won the 1500m & B 200m, Paris King the A hurdles  &B 100m, with B string wins for Tilly Canty (800m), Freya Long (1500m & long jump) & Heidi Aylen (hurdles). On the field Katie Ennis added a double win in the discus & javelin, and second in the B shot, while Megan Cook (high jump) and Ruby Brown (discus) won their B strings too, and Charlotte Grundy was second in the B javelin. The relay foursome of Tilly, Paris, Ruby  & Stephanie completed the victory roll.

There were eleven wins for the victorious Under 13 Boys. Dominic Alexandru had a trio of A wins in the 100m, hurdles and high jump, as did Lewis Dixon who won both B sprints and the B long jump, and Sebastian Alexandru won the B 800m and was second in both B hurdles and high jump. Reece Malcolm won the A long jump and Harrison Mayhew and Joel Hutton won both javelin competitions, with Harrison second in the B shot and Joel in the B discus, as was Matthew Davies in the shot A. Owen Fisher & Charlie Burgess were also second in their 1500m strings before Reece, Lewis, Teddy Matthews and Dominic won the relay.

Although missing several regulars due to GCSE studies the Under 17 Men came out on top in a three way battle. All six wins came on the field as Peter Brinton-Quinn won the discus, B javelin and was vault runner up, Charlie Savill won the A javelin and Hal Hutton the B discus as Aaron Freshwater (hammer) and Oliver Ray (triple jump B) completed the winning tally. Kimathi Christie’s big high jump PB placed second, with Oliver second in the B, while Lewis Berrett’s B 100m second place was the highest scoring track result.   

The Under 17 Women were again affected by exam absences and promoted Under 15s to fill gaps. Poppy Ellis again was close to her best in winning both 200m & 300m and Alice Brown, who the previous day had recorded the second best 800m time of the year by a UK Under 15 took both B strings, and also added high jump B string victory, with fellow U15 Olivia Sorrell’s high jump PB placing second in the A. Molly Sweetman’s 1500m season’s best took her to victory and Charlie Wright was second in the B. There were three field wins and two seconds as Robyn Moody won the discus and was second in the shot, Adelaide Thatcher-Gray won the javelin and was second in the shot, and Under15 Maddie Georgiou took B discus honours

The win takes the squad to the top of the table on points difference as the previously unbeaten Ipswich and Shaftesbury Barnet – who the squad take on next time out – came unstuck behind the hosts at Basildon ,

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

LEAGUE TABLE (Top 6) provisional after 3 or 5 rounds

1.HAVERING                             20     2519.5
2.SHAFTESBURY BARNET        20     2346.5
3.DACORUM & TRING                20     2339.5
4.IPSWICH                                19     2387
5.NORWICH                              19     2164.5
6.BASILDON                             18     2057.5

Photos - Gary Howard