London Inter Clubs Challenge, Lee Valley 15th & 16th August 2020
Over twenty club athletes saw action at the second round of the London Inter Clubs Challenge at the weekend. Some fine performances were posted at the two-day event, organised by Shaftesbury Barnet AC, saw Under 15s & Under 17s take part on Saturday and Under 20s and seniors on Sunday.
Al-Ameen Salaam took half a second off his best to clock the fourth fastest ever 200m time by a club Under 15 in his first race at the distance this summer. On a good day for club sprinters, there were eight other 200m PBs as Matthew Agnimel & Emma Ramsden (Under 20s), Ridwan Salaam, Olivia Boachie & Karis Thomas (Under 17s) and Stephanie Okoro, Lucy Nattrass & Ruby Tillson (U15s) all set new career marks at the distance.
Paralympic hope Kieran O’Hara won a close 800m heat to improve his senior best by half a second and Oscar Shearing smashed his PB in his first race in the Under 15 category. There was almost a massive breakthrough from Dan Peters on his Under 17 800m debut as he crossed the line in front over ten seconds inside his best but was disqualified for breaking lane too early on the first lap.
Jacob Blanc again impressed in his second outing at 400m hurdles, taking two and a half seconds off his debut time the week before, to go to fourth on the club all time under 17 lists for the event that is now his main focus. In the senior event Adam McCarthy clocked his best time since 2012 after suffering a succession of injuries. Matthew page was close to his best in the U15 javelin and Michael Tesi set new personal marks in the event.
Senior Men: 200m: Matthew Agnimel 23.01s PB ; 800m: Kieran O'Hara 2:01.40s PB; 400mH: Adam McCarthy 57.33s
Under 20 men: 200m: Kimathi Christie 24.96s; 800m: Louis Berrett 2:04.17s
Under 17 men: 200m: Ridwan Salaam 23.94s; Jack Botha 25.04s 400m Hurdles Jacob Blanc 56.61s PB
Under 15 Boys: 200m: Al Ameen Salaam 23.55s PB; 800m: Oscar Shearing 2:20.73s PB; Daniel Lammas 2:22.71s; Javelin: Matthew Page 31.63m; Michael Tesi 22.93m PB
Under 20 women: 200m Emma Ramsden 26.87s PB
Under 17 women: 200m: Olivia Boachie 25.95w PB; Karis Thomas 25.97s PB; Uche Okpalauko 27.54s; 800m: Maddie Barker 2:26.08s300m:H: Alice Atkins 51.80s
Under 15 Girls: 200m Stephanie Okoro 26.73s PB; Lucy Nattrass 28.03s PB; Ruby Tillson 28.23s; Cassie Campbell 28.54;