Essex Championships Day 4, Southend, Saturday 27th August 2016

Club teams added another eight relay medals to the individual county medal haul from earlier this summer at the final day of the Essex Championships at Southend on Saturday. And two further gold meadls in the steeplechase events added to the impressive club tally.

There were three more gold medals to celebrate. The senior sprint relay quartet of Timi Kuye, Nathan Steele, Karl Tucker and Josh Olawore came close to their season's best for victory while the Under 15 boys foursome of Alex Friend, Harry Jones, Aaron Freshwater and Kimathi Christie came close to the club 4x300m best in winning gold.  The Under 13 girls trio of Jessie Collier, Chloe Rand and Rebecca O'Rourke added the third gold in the 3x800m event.

There were six other podium places, four of them silver. Friend, Jones and Christie added Under 15 boys' 3x800m silver to their 4x300m gold, while Chloe Morter, Grace Dukelow & Molly Sweetman also took silver in the U15 girls' equivalent. Mali Grant, Freya Higginbottom, Olivia Witton, & Paige Robinson combined well for silver in the U13G sprint relay and Caitlin Saggers, Freya Duffy, Molly Sweetman & Jade Kavanagh were runners up in the U15G 4x300m race

The final relay podium place in another successful season at the county events was earned by the U13B 3x800 trio of Alex Ford, Jacob Blanc, Matthew Blacklock.

The championships also included the steeplechase events and Rob Warner claimed his ninth county gold in the senior 3000m 'chase with heir apparent Ben Davis taking the gold in the 2000m race for the Under 20s

Results:

U13G - 3x800 1st Jessie Collier, Chloe Rand, Rebecca O'Rourke 9:09.6

U13G - 4x100 2nd - Mali Grant, Freya Higginbottom, Olivia Witton, & Paige Robinson 57.4

U15G - 4x100  3rd heat Jade Kavanagh, Caitlin Saggers, Robyn Moody & Chloe Chapman 55.9s

U15G - 4x300 2nd - Caitlin Saggers, Freya Duffy, Molly Sweetman & Jade Kavanagh 3:11.3

U15G - 3x800m 2nd- Chloe Morter, Grace Dukelow & Molly Sweetman  7:57.7

U17W - 4x100m 6th  Millie Redgrave, Isobel McDonach,  Holly Nash & Abigail Shipton, 53.0

U13B - 3x800 A Team 3rd -  Alex Ford, Jacob Blanc, Matthew Blacklock 8m 01.4

U15B 4x300m 1st - Alex Friend, Aaron Freshwater, Kimathi Christie, Harry Jones 2:49.9

U15B 3x800m 2nd - Kimathi Christie, Harry Jones & Alex Friend 6:54.3

U20M: 2000m S/C: 1st Ben Davis 6m 32s

SM - 4x100 1st Timi Kuye, Nathan Steele, Karl Tucker, Josh Olawore 43.4

SM - 4x400 ?5th Fraser Boston, Ben Davis, Finn Hutton, Kieran Riddell

SM: 3000m S/C: 1st Rob Warner 9m 51s

 

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