Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Allianz Park, Hendon Sunday 8th July 2018

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Shaftesbury Barnet

798

125

121

175

94

127

136

Havering AC

783

127

127

149

121

141

98

Bedford

605

81

81

72

117

121

113

Nene Valley

382

31

51

72

53

77

78

Harlow

371

65

66

41

72

56

51

Herts & Ware/Enfield & H

179

42

34

0

21

44

18

Luton

162

4

49

9

0

33

47

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

Havering's young athletes came close to victory against a strong Shaftesbury Barnet side but with many athletes competing for Essex or resting after competing at Gateshead the previous day had to conceded defeat to the hosts who now top the table.

There were wins in all four Under 13 and Under 15 age categories for Havering athletes. The Under 15 Girls won by 14 points as they notched up 11 victories. Five of the wins came in the sprints as Bella Smith & Aaliyah Payne won both100m races in their fastest ever times, Shalom Gbadebo's best won the 200m B and PBs for Olivia Boachie and Tayllah Barton-Conde took full points in the 300m races. Tayllah was also long jump runner up, as was B string Lottie Courtney. Freya Killilea won both shot & discus, with Hannah Yexley adding the discus B, and Jenna Cavanagh winning the pole vault, and Georgia Yexley second in the B javelin. The relay quartet of Shalom, Paige Robinson, Tayllah and Bella were close to their recent club record for victory.

The Under 13 Girls had nine wins and five runners up spots. Full points came in the middle distance event as Ruby Higgins and Emily Wapshott took full 800m points, and Stephanie Okoro clocked the fifth fastest ever time by a club U13 to win the 1500m ad Tilly Canty took B honours. Stephanie's winning long jump PB also took her into the club all time top 10, as did Katie Ennis's winning discus mark. Isabelle Bartlett had a winning double in the B string high jump and shot and Heidi Aylen's B hurdles win completed the victories. Paris King (100m), Ruby Higgins (200m B) and Charlotte Grundy (long jump) added second places as did the relay squad of Tilly, Paris, Ruby and Stephanie.

The Under 15 Boys also got the better of the hosts. Sam Sanusi marked his debut with victory in the hurdles and 100m runners up. Daragh Thomas won the high jump and Jonny Cavanagh the vault, as well as second the B javelin. There were B string wins for Sam Bradley (800m), Jacob Blanc (hurdles) and Lewis Edwards (discus). with Lewis second in the B shot, as were Alex Ford (800m A), Jed Oni (long jump A).

Dominic Alexandru was the only track winner for Under 13 Boys. also adding high jump second, as field wins came from Matthew Davies (discus A), Matthew Page (shot B), Joel Hutton (discus B) and Harrison Mayhew (B discus). There were none more second places thanks to Joshua Lee -Prime (800m A), Reece Malcolm (long jump A), Matthew Davies (shot A),  with B string runner up places for Denzil Bilson (100m), Lewis Dixon (200m & long jump), Sebastian Alexandru (hurdles, 800m and high jump) and Nathan Hart (1500m).

The Under 17 Men scored highly with eight wins but were outgunned by the hosts. On the track Richard Akinyebo won the 100m, Alex Friend the A 800m, with Louis Berrett winning the B, while on the field Jamal Thomas & Kimathi Christie won A & B high jump, and Charlie Savill and Peter Brinton-Quinn won A & B javelin and Peter added vault victory in a new PB. Akinyebo and Friend added second places in the 200m A & 400m B, with Tobi Idowu and Somto Okpalauko both second in the long jump, as were triple jumpers Aaron Freshwater & Oliver ray, and Hal Hutton in the B discus. Aaron, Tobi, Somto and Richard were relay runners up.

The Under 17 Women were badly affect by key athletes absent in Essex action. Under 15s Olivia Sorrell and Annie Grannell stepped up an age group and won the high jump and vault respectively, and Robyn Moody won the discus and was shot runner up, as was Amy Kilner in the triple jump. Charlie Wright, Temitope Ajayi and Freya Duffy completed the small squad.

Shaftesbury look on course for the league title and Havering face fourth placed Norwich and fifth pace Dacorum & Tring in the final round at St Albans on 5th August, but whatever the outcome look set for a place in the end of season Top 6 final.

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

LEAGUE TABLE (Top 6) provisional after 4 of 5 rounds

1.SHAFTESBURY BARNET         27     3144.5
2.HAVERING                              26     3327.5
3.IPSWICH                                 26     3190
4.NORWICH                               26     3009.5
5.DACORUM & TRING                25     3043.5
6.BASILDON                              24     2729.5