Essex Young Athletes Relay Championships, Basildon 22 September 2001

Havering Mayesbrook AC’s young athletes ended their successful track & field season in style with another medal haul in the Essex County Young Athletes Relays at Basildon on Saturday.

The strong Under 15 girls teams again took pride of place picking up gold and bronze in the 3 x 800m event and silver in the 4 x 100m relay. Megan Foley got the 3 x 800m team off to an excellent start with what turned out to be the team's fastest leg, before Caroline Smith brought the team in front, and English Schools medallist Sara Luck was never troubled on the anchor leg. There was superb back up as the B team of Charlotte Watkins, Robyn Matson and Natalie Adams also got on the medal podium, winning bronze. Remarkably the club fielded a third team (Vicky Smith, Robyn Delivett and Nicola Schofield) who finished sixth.  Schofield had earlier been in action in the sprint relay, combining with Cherelle Westlake, Amy Rogers and Christina Kalejaiye to claim silver, with the B team of Lynsey Clark, Katie O’Sullivan, Chelsea Harrison and Emma Bonny also making the final.  

Cherelle Westlake - U15 4x100m


Silver also went to the Under 13 girls 3 x 800m squad of  Lauren Clark, Georgina Clark and Katie Richardson and also to the U17 trio of Emma Baglin, Amy Ashwell and Ria Lyons in the same event.

The boys’ fielded weakened teams due to a series of late withdrawals but nevertheless came away with medals in two events, and just missed out in others. Their best result came in the U17 4 x 100m when the quartet of Greg Smith, Matthew Kelsey, Adam Cook and Mark Gardiner won silver, while the 4 x 400m squad in the same age group (James Deane, Mark Connelly, Greg Smith and Mark Gardiner) took the bronze medal spot.  

Katie Richardson - U13 3x800m

The county 3000m championships held in conjunction with this meeting brought yet more honours for Faye Fullerton who came home in front to claim gold in the combined senior and junior ladies event to round off another outstanding season.


Under 13 Girls:

4 x 100m relay –

4th – B Team – Lisa Schofield, Katie Richardson, Lauren Clark, Lauren McVicar – 57.0 

6th – A Team – Sam Day, Jackie Hilton, Lucy Sargent, Helen McDonnell – 57.4 (Heat 56.5)  Pictured right - Sam day to Jackie Hilton


3 x 800m relay

2nd -  Lauren Clark, Georgina Clark, Katie Richardson – 8m 09.3

Under 15 Girls:

4 x 100m relay –

2nd – A Team – Cherelle Westlake, Nicola Schofield, Amy Rogers, Christina Kalejaiye – 51.8

7th – B Team – Lynsey Clark, Katie O’Sullivan, Chelsea Harrison, Emma Bonny – 55.5 (55.2 heat)

3 x 800m relay

1st  -  Megan Foley, Caroline Smith, Sara Luck – 7 m 10.8 secs

3rd – Charlotte Watkins, Robyn Matson, Natalie Adams – 7m 28.1 secs

6th – Vicky Smith, Robyn Delivett, Nicola Schofield – 7m 50.2 secs


Linzi Snow (WG&EL) leads Megan Foley & Charlotte Watkins

Under 17 Women:

4 x 100m relay –

5th  –  Claire Sargent, Michelle Haley, Ellie Crush,  Ria Lyons 53.9 secs

3 x 800m relay

2nd – Emma Baglin, Amy Ashwell, Ria Lyons

Under 13 Boys:

4 x 100m relay –

4th  –  Matthew Jones, Matthew Watkins, Ashley Reece, Peter Tyler 58.1 secs

3 x 800m relay

4th  – Matthew Watkins, Matthew Jones, Ashley Reece 7m 52.9


Matthew Jones &, Matthew Watkins

Under 15 Boys:

3 x 800m relay

4th – Danny Skelt, Christian Newton, Joe Golding – 6m 46.6 secs

Under 17 Boys:

4 x 100m relay

2nd – Greg Smith, Matt Kelsey, Adam Cook, Mark Gardiner  - 46.6 secs

Joe Golding - 3x800m

4th – Tom Gregory, Mark Connelly, James Gregory, Andrew Bartlett  

4 x 400m relay

3rd  – James Deane, Mark Connelly, Greg Smith, Mark Gardiner

Individual Events

Sen./Jun. Women 3000m – 1st – Faye Fullerton 9m 51.2 secs

U17 men 3000m – 5th – Andrew Hunter – 9m 43.0 secs

8th – Rob Howe