Eastern Young Athletes League, Round 5 Bedford Sunday 11th August 2019

 

Total

BU13

BU15

MU17

GU13

GU15

WU17

Havering AC

848

119

162

143

128

152

129

Bedford & County

670

81

93

92

110

135

139

Cambridge & Coleridge

497

62

87

75

99

70

84

Stevenage & North Herts

479

87

115

101

64

81

11

Peterborough

301

55

78

63

0

49

36

Colchester & Tendring

172

55

5

0

28

44

25

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

Havering’s youngsters are celebrating their first Eastern Young league title since 2001 after victory at a blustery Bedford on Sunday saw them finish their league campaign unbeaten.

The strong Under 15 boys were again in fine form as every team member was first or second. Denzel Achi scored a trio of wins in both sprints and the B long jump, while Oliver Yexley also had three wins in the javelin, high jump and B hurdles. Win doubles came from Jacob Blanc in the A hurdles and B 300m, Chris Brown in the long jump and 200B on his league debut and the 1500m pairing of Matthew Blacklock and Finley Wolton. On the field Patrick McLean-Tattan won both shot and discus A events while Jonathan Taiwo won both B strings and was hammer runner up. Oliver Grundy (javelin) and Dominic Alexandru (high jump) added more field victories and Shane Hart (800m) & Charlie Howell (300m) were both runners up. The sprint relay team of Oliver Yexley, Charlie, Dominic & Denzel also won.

The Under 15 girls were unaffected by missing some regulars. Natalie Sewell won the 800m and 300m B races and Hannah Yexley won the B 800m and was discus runner up, and the 1500m pair of Tilly Canty & Nicole Langan both won. There were B string track wins for Paige Robinson in the hurdles, Rhys Cole (100m) and Olivia Sorrell (200m). Freya Higginbottom won the long jump A with Paris won the B, as well as finishing A string hurdles runner up. Amara Nwosu won the shot and Katie Ennis won the B discus and was second in the B javelin as Faith Reilly was second in the A to add to her B shot runners up placing. Paige, Paris, Olivia and Rhys won the relay.

The Under 13 boys were also short of several regulars but still won comfortably. Sebastian Alexandru won the B hurdles & high jump and was B 100m runner up, while Noah Harriot scored full points in the shot A & discus B. Michael Tesi won the discus A and was second in the B javelin as Teddy Matthews won the B. Oscar Shearing won the A high jump and was second in the hurdles and B long jump, and Jude Ogundare won the B shot. Max Barnes (800m) and Toby Johnson (1500m) also placed second.

Cassie Campbell and Ruby Tillson both won three events for the Under 13 girls – Cassie winning both sprints and the B long jump and Ruby the 800m & long jump A strings and 200m B race. Beth Jarret and Eliza Poulson took full points in their hurdles races and Beth was second in the 100m and Eliza also won the high jump, as did B string Sophia Willson, while Tilly Bunn placed second in both the B discus and javelin. Beth, Ruby, Eliza and Cassie won the relay.

The Under 17 Men recorded 13 wins. Kimathi Christie won both 200m & 400m A strings as Malcolm Oshungbohun and Bradley James won both B strings with Brad winning his javelin speciality and smashing his hurdles best in second, as James With won both the B hurdles and the 100m B string. Elijah Payne had a hat-trick of wins in the hammer & discus A and shot B, with Ejiro Akpotor winning the other shot & discus strings. Luke Chester won the B javelin and was second in the 800m as were Jed Oni in the long jump and CJ Nze in the triple jump, before Brad, Kimathi, James and Malcolm added relay victory.

The Under 17 women were shorthanded but still earned eight wins and seven second places. Mali Grant and Sydney Foley won the 300m and 800m A races and Sydney also on the B discus and was second in the 1500m as was B string Rebecca O’Rourke. Shalom Gbadebo won both B sprints and Alice Atkins added full points in the triple jump A, 300m B, and was second in the hurdles.  Isabelle Bartlett stepped up from the Under 15s to place second in the high jump and Georgia Yexley (B shot), Kemi Olofinjana (javelin B) and Aaliyah Payne (100m) were also second before Shalom, Mali and Aaliyah were joined by Emma Ramsden in the winning sprint relay quartet.

The squad will aim to add defence of their end of season League Top 6 Trophy to round off a perfect season, as they face Dacorum & Tring, Shaftesbury Barnet, Norwich, Chelmsford and hosts Thurrock on 15th September.

Link to Havering AC Individual Results (PDF)

League - - Top 6

1. HAVERING                                     35  - 4255 ;

2. DACORUM & TRING                  33  - 3947.5 ;

3. SHAFTESBURY BARNET             33 - 3855;

4. NORWICH                                      32 - 4022.5;

5. CHELMSFORD                               32  - 3854.5;

6. THURROCK                                    30  -3685.5

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