McDonalds Young Athletes’ Girls' League, Premier 5, Crystal Palace 20th May 2001  

The newly-promoted Under 17 women's team faced a challenging start to their McDonald's Premier league programme against strong opposition at Crystal Palace on Sunday.  The whole team performed well, finishing second overall just 19 points behind Bromley Ladies, with City of Norwich close behind.

The Under 13 squad did well, with Helen McDonnell breaking the club 150m record with a time of 20.0 secs. Lucy Sargent and Sam Day won both A and B Long Jump events.

Sara Luck had an excellent day for the Under 15s with a win treble in the 800m A, High Jump B and 200m. Caroline Smith won both 75m hurdles B and Discus B, with Lynsey Clark taking the A discus event. Other wins came from Megan Foley in the B 800m and Katie O'Sullivan, who won the high jump with personal best of 1.56m.

For the under 17s Nina Brennan was a double winner in the 80m hurdles B and Discus B, with Mel Harrison taking the Discus A event.

Helen McDonnell - new club 150m best

Team manager Trevor Jones said: "Hopefully we can improve, as we had some athletes missing. Our aim is to finish in the top two position and gain entry to the National finals in Birmingham in September." 

Final result:

1st Bromley Ladies 365 pts
2nd Havering Mayesbrook 346 pts
3rd City of Norwich 340 pts
4th Milton Keynes 271 pts
5th Basildon 257 pts
6th Shaftesbury Barnet  241 pts
7th Enfield & Haringey 211 pts
8th Newham & EB 98 pts


Selected HMAC results For McDonald’s League Meeting at Crystal Palace

Under 13

75m    2nd    Helen McDonnell    10.5 secs

150m    2nd    McDonnell            20.0 secs (Club record)

800m    1st    Lauren Clark        2m 30.5 secs

1200m    2nd    Katie Richardson    4m 11.7 secs

Long Jump 1st Lucy Sargent  4.11m

Under 15

100m    2nd Nicola Schofield 12.9 secs

200m    2nd    Schofield 26.6 secs

800m    1st    Sara Luck    2m 18.8 secs

75mH   A 2nd    Danielle Ross 12.4 secs (PB)

            B 1st Caroline Smith    12.4 secs (PB)

HJ    1st    Katie O'Sullivan    1.56m (=PB)

LJ    2nd Emma Bonny    4.65m

DT    1st    Lynsey Clark    28.80m

4x100mR    2nd    53.0 secs

Under 17s

800m    2nd Rosie Saunders    2m 22.3 secs

80mH    A 2nd Claire Sargent    12.3 secs (PB)

            B 1st    Nina Brennan    13.1 secs

DT    1st    Mel Harrison    29.30m