Eastern Young Athletes League, Round 4 Braintree Sunday 7th July 2019

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

888

127

163

166

117

154

141

City of Norwich

800

130

118

126

133

127

146

Thurrock

699

92

113

127

101

117

129

Watford

463

53

111

96

48

90

55

Braintree

380

55

47

46

91

92

29

Colchester & Tendring

288

59

65

22

36

48

38

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

The Havering team took a step closer to their first Eastern Young Athletes League title for over 15 years with victory over third placed Thurrock and fourth placed Norwich at Braintree on Sunday. In the process they recorded what is possibly their highest ever points tally.

The Under 15 Boys have dominated their age group and Sunday was no exception, winning sixteen individual first places plus a relay win. Jonathan Taiwo had a hat trick of wins in the shot, discus and hammer, partnered by Lewis Edwards who won the B discus and was B shot runner up. Oliver Yexley and Oliver Grundy won A & B javelin, with Yexley also winning the high jump and B hurdles. A hurdles winner Jacob Blanc was also second in the 200m, as Jack Botha won the 200m B race. Charlie Howell & Oliver Jones scored full points in the 1500m as did Matthew Blacklock and Finley Wolton in the 800m, with Blacklock also winning the B 300m in a new PB, after Charlie Howell won the A race. Dominic Alexandru added second places in the long jump and 100m to his B high jump win in a new PB, and Matthew Page was second in the vault. Charlie Black joined Jack, Jacob and Dominic in the winning sprint relay team.  

The Under 15 Girls also won with a very strong track showing. Olivia Boachie and Uche Okpalauko, who had both bettered the previous club 300m best the day before, took full points in that event and Uche also won the high jump. Rhys Cole won the B 100m and was second in the 200m, Paige Robinson was second in the 100m after winning the B hurdles, with Paris King winning the A hurdles and second in the long jump. Stephanie Okoro & Tilly Canty took the 800m honours and Natalie Sewell and Ruby Higgins won both 1500m strings. Paris, Paige, Stephanie & Uche won the sprint relay. Amara Nwosu won the shot and there were throws runners up placings for Katie Ennis (discus B), and Faith Reilly & Isobelle O’Connor in the javelin.

The Under 17 Men made no mistake although not at full strength. Sam Sanusi won the A hurdles and long jump and his partners James With (hurdles) and Ashton-Thatcher-Gray (long jump) made it full points while With won the B javelin and was second in the hammer. Lenny Houston & Timi McDaniel added wins in the 1500m and there were B string track wins for Michael Okoro (100m & 200m) and Kimathi Christie (400m) with A strings Malcolm Oshungbohun (100m) and Somto Okpalauko (400m) placing second. Christie also won the B triple jump and was second in the high jump as CJ Nze won the A triple, Max Georgiou won the B shot, Daragh Thomas the B high jump, and Luke Chester was javelin runner up. Michael, Malcolm, Somto and Sam were relay winners.

The Under 17 Women had their best result of the season, coming within five points of victory, winning 12 events and the relay. Poppy Ellis won the 200m in a new PB as Shalom Gbadebo won the B and Aaliyah Payne won the B 100m with Esther Agnimel A string runner up.  Mali Grant and Sydney Foley won both 300m races, the latter in a PB and Sydney also set new career marks in winning the 800m as Amy Kilner won the B. Chloe Rand stepped up from the Under 15s to place second in the 1500m with Ella Burgess in B string second. Anne-Prisca Djondo’s winning shot putt was the fifth longest by a club Under 17, with Jessie Collier winning the B as well as the vault, and discus (PB) with Sydney wining the discus B. Shalom, Aaliyah, Esther and Mali won the relay in their fastest time this summer.

The Under 13 Boys lost to Norwich by three points. Al-Amen Salaam, who had broken the 200m record at the Essex Schools championship on Wednesday, won the event at Braintree and also won 800m and shot in new PBs. Oliver Taylor-Bush and Nathan Hart own both 1500m strings as did hurdlers Oliver Shearing & Sebastian Alexandru took full points too. Second places wee earned by Daniel Lammas (100m & long jump), Jude Ogundare (100m & 200m), Michael Tesi (shot) and Teddy Matthews and James Brinton-Quinn in the javelin. Teddy, Sebastian, Daniel and Al-Ameen added another relay win.

The Under 13 Girls were second after an all-round team effort. Lucy Bacon’s B 800m win was the only victory and runners up spots were the order of the day. Cassie Campbell & Precious Fagbadegun were second in both sprints as were Rosie Warner (1500m B) and Eliza Poulson (hurdles & high jump B). Lucia Ward was second in the high jump and javelin, Zikora Ezeonwuka second in the shot & discus with B strings Brianna Ofori (shot) & Tilly Bunn (discus) also second. Precious, Briana, Eliza & Cassie were also second in the relay.

Havering are a point clear of Dacorum & Tring at the top with a much superior points total and having already faced (and beaten) all the top title contenders are odds on favourites to claim the league title.  

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)