Eastern Young Athletes’ League, Ipswich Sunday 14th April 2019

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

856

137

161

173

128

142

95

Dacorum & Tring

711

78

118

119

106

130

140

Ipswich Harriers

681

95

108

101

111

128

118

Nene Valley Harriers

363

25

51

22

30

70

150

North Suffolk

340

83

64

34

62

46

36

West Suffolk

196

43

23

5

27

76

7

Link to Havering AC Individual results  (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes Squad made light of the absence of key athletes on school trip and other Easter holiday commitments with a huge victory in their opening fixture at Ipswich on Sunday, winning five of the six age categories.

The Under 17 men racked up 16 victories and seven second places to win their age group by over 50 points. Kimathi Christie won both high jump & triple jump A strings with Daragh Thomas and Jed Oni making it win doubles by taking both B strings. Sam Sanusi won the long jump, as well as second in the 100m & hurdles, with Malcolm Oshungbohun adding B long jump victory to his wins in both B sprints. Luke Chester smashed his best for a front running 800m win and Max Georgiou was B string runner up. Peter Brinton-Quinn won the pole vault and B discus and was javelin runner up, with Hal Hutton second in the B.  Another athlete with a trio of B string wins was Toby Bishop in the hurdles, 400m & shot. Somto Okpalauko was second in the 400m A and Elijah Payne was second in shot, discus & hammer on his debut. There was also victory for the relay quartet as Michael Okoro joined Sam, Somto & Malcolm.

The Under 15 boys were equally as dominant, particularly on the track where they dropped only three points. Jacob Blanc had a hat trick of A string wins in the hurdles, 100m & 300m, Denzel Achi won the A 200m, B 300m and was second in the high jump, and Jack Botha won both B sprints. Matthew Blacklock & Charlie Burgess took full points in the 1500m, and Lewis Edwards's PB won the B 800m, to add to shot & discus seconds, with Shane Hart also improving his 800m best for A string second. Other wins came from Matthew Page in the pole vault and B javelin, and the sprint relay quartet of Jack, Jacob, Dominic Alexandru and Denzel. Jonathan Taiwo earned a trio of second places on his throws debut.  Another debutant Timi Oladunjoye was second in the javelin.

The Under 13 Boys had an impressive 13 wins and six seconds out of a possible 21. Seb Alexandru won both hurdles and high jump, and Teddy Matthews was a double sprints B string winner. Daniel Lammas won the 200m and was 800m runner up, as Nathan Hart's PB won the 800m B. Oliver Taylor-Bush won the B 1500m as B high jump winner Toby Johnson was 1500m A string runner up, More victories went to Harry Conlan (B hurdles), Noah Harriott (discus) and javelin duo Robbie Brown & George Francis, while second place points went to Riley Biggs (long jump) and James Brinton-Quinn in the shot. Kaesi Okoro, Teddy, Sebastian & Daniel combined for a comfortable relay victory.

The Under 13 Girls had eight wins on their way to victory. Charlotte & Hannah Evans both set PBS on their way to a double win, Ruby Tillson controlled the 800m from the front to win, after finishing second in both the hurdles and long jump. Cassie Campbell won the 200m and was 100m runners up, as Precious Fagbadegun was second in both B races and both added high jump runners up spots. Zikora Ezeonwuka won both shot & discus and Tilly Bunn won the B discus as Charlotte Evans added B javelin victory to her 1500m win and hurdles B second. Precious, Ruby& Cassie were joined by Brianna Ofori in the second placed sprint relay team.

The Under 15 girls were affected by several absentees but held on for victory. Ruby Higgins came fro behind to pip Till Canty in the combined 1500m race for full points and Stephanie Okoro was well clear in winning the 800m as Alexia Arizi was B runner up in a new PB on her club debut. B string wins came from Olivia Sorrell (high jump), Paris King (long jump) and Faith Reilly (discus), with second places going to Rhys Cole (B 100m), Uche Okpalauko (300m & long jump), Lucy Nattrass (B 300m), Katie Ennis (pole vault, and discus) and Cynthia Asiegbu (high jump). Rhys, Uche, Paris and Olivia combined for relay second place.

The Under 17 girls were short-handed but scored valuable points for the cause by covering gaps where possible. Adelaide Thatcher-Gray was the only A string winner in the javelin, and Shalom Gbadebo added a win in the B 200m and was joined in the winning relay squad by Aaliyah Payne, Tayllah Barton-Conde and Temitope Ajayi. Gabriella Browne's strong finish edged second with a big PB in the 300m and Maddie Barker stepped up from the Under 15s to place second in the 800m. Another Under 15 Izzy Bartlett scored in the high jump, shot & discus, Rebecca O'Rourke doubled up in the 800m &1500m and Aisha Marenah completed the line up with javelin points.  and

The next round sees the squad take on league champions Shaftesbury Barnet at St Albans on 4th May.

Link to Havering AC Individual results  (PDF)

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