Eastern Young Athletes’ League, St Albans Saturday 4th May 2019

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

791

119

123

147

125

148

114

Shaftesbury Barnet

758

102

126

117

118

130

150

St Albans

546

98

82

81

71

103

91

Bedfordshire Lions

497

72

87

18

96

86

123

Herts Phoenix

385

76

73

41

75

77

23

Braintree

229

30

39

36

48

61

15

Link to Havering AC Individual results  (PDF)

The Eastern Young Athletes Squad top the table after round two after seeing off a strong challenge from league champions Shaftesbury Barnet at St Albans on Saturday, as the English weather treated the competing athletes to all four seasons in one day.

The Under 17 men once again dominated their age group with 11 wins. Kimathi Christie improved his triple jump best for victory and won the high jump in a season's best, and CJ Nze added a B triple jump win. Brad James won the javelin with Peter Brinton-Quinn making it full points with B victory, to add to his discus B win and B shot runners up. Elijah Payne won in the hammer and was discus runner up and Reece Debenham (vault) and Somto Okpalauko (400m) added further A string wins, and James With (hurdles) and Ashton Thatcher-Gray (long jump) added B string success. Sam Sanusi was edged out of long jump victory on count back and was also second in the 200m. Sam and Somto were joined by Michael Okoro and Daragh Thomas in the second placed relay quartet. 

The Under 15 girls won comfortably with a strong all-round performance. Olivia Boachie & Uche Okpalauko scored full points in the 300m, as did Stephanie Okoro and Natalie Sewell in the 800m. Okoro partnered Freya Higginbottom for a long jump double win, and Tilly Canty won the B 1500m as Ruby Higgins was A string runner up. Hannah Yexley won the discus and was second in the hammer, Izzy Bartlett won the high jump B and Katie Ennis was second in the B discus and javelin, as were the hurdles pairing of Paige Robinson and Paris King. The duo combined with Stephanie & Uche in the second placed relay squad. 

The Under 13 Boys had an impressive eight wins and seven seconds. Noah Harriott won both shot & discus and his B string partners Michael Tesi and James Brinton-Quinn ensure full points in the B. Oscar Shearing and Harry Conlan won both A & B hurdles. Oliver Taylor-Bush won the B 1500m with Toby Jonson second in the A and also winning the B high jump. The 100m duo of the Daniel Lammas and Kaesi Okoro were both runners up, as was Teddy Mathews in the javelin and Tommy Barnacle joined them in the second placed sprint relay foursome.   

The Under 13 Girls also got the better of Shaftesbury Barnet for victory. Zikora Ezeonwuka won the shot and discus with Brian Ofori winning the B shot and Ella Nattrass runner up in the discus B. Cassie Campbell (200m & high jump)) and Eliza Poulson (hurdles won their events and their B partners Precious Fagbadegun and Ruby Tillson were second in the B races. Charlotte and Hannah Evans were both second in the 1500 as was Rosie Warner in the 800m B on her league debut. Another debutant Lucia Ward was second in the javelin with Charlotte Evans second in the B. Precious, Ruby, Eliza and Cassie rounded off the day with a relay win.

The Under 15 boys were pipped by Shaftesbury Barnet by three points. Oliver Yexley added discus A win to a B hurdles success, and javelin second spot, while Jonathan Taiwo won the hammer and was second in both A shot and B discus, with Lewis Edwards second in the B shot. Jacob Blanc won the hurdles before a collision with another athlete in warm up ended his day and Jack Botha stepped up to win the A 100m and place second in the 200m, as Charlie Black was second in both B events. Owen Fisher completed the victory roll with B 1500m success as Matthew Blacklock was second in the 1500m B as was Shane Hart in both the 300m and 800m. Calvin Sanni joined with Jack, Charlie, and Oliver in the second place relay squad. 

The Under 17 girls had a better turn out than in round one. Sydney Foley and Alice Atkins won both 800m races and Gabriella Browne (300m) and Aaliyah Payne (100m) won their B strings. Anne-Prisca Djondo won the shot on her first competition in club colours and Jess Collier (vault) and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (javelin) added two victories in the field. Aaliyah, Anne-Prisca, Esther Agnimel and Shalom Gbadebo were runners up in the relay.

Havering and City of Norwich are the only two unbeaten teams after round two. The next round is at Chelmsford where Havering's main opposition will come from the highly placed hosts and local rivals Basildon who have had a slow start to their season with a second and third place.

Link to Havering AC  Individual results  (PDF)

2019 provisional LEAGUE TABLE (Top 6) after two matches of five

1.HAVERING 14 1647
2.NORWICH 14 1598
3.SHAFTESBURY BARNET 13 1506.5
4.DACORUM & TRING 13 1471
5.THURROCK 13 1448.5
6.CHELMSFORD 13 1446
 

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