National Young Athletes’ League, Southern Premier Division, 

Mayesbrook Park 24th June 2007  


Final result




1st  Windsor SE & H




2nd  Harrow




3rd  City of Norwich



4th  Havering Mayesbrook





A series of late withdrawal and "no shows" by U17 athletes cost dear as the National YAL team ended up last in their home Southern Premier league fixture at Mayesbrook Park. The result plunged the club into the relegation battle, wiping out the promising start to the season.

The U15 boys showed the way to tie with runaway winners Windsor in their section with Andrew Kerr taking double top with B hammer & A pole vault wins. Also in pole position were Jamie Buckley-Stanton and Terry Fairbanks who recorded a 1500m double, and the other victories came courtesy of Michael Jones with his discus PB and a returning Terry Hughes’ 100m B victory.  Hughes was also a member of the strong 100m relay squad joining Jordan Brown (2nd – 100m), Adam Samuel (B 200m – 2nd) and Chuks Onyiuke for a good win.

The U15 girls also set an example with a good second place in their age group, with eight wins. Sophie Baggs won the field athlete of the match award for her Grade 1 discus success, also setting a hurdles PB to win the B string as Nicola Peachey recorded her first win at this level in the A hurdles. Kike Oniwinde & Sam Hill also had throws win doubles with top points in shot & A string javelin & discus wins respectively. Completing the eight successes was Rebecca O’Neill who again broke the 5 minute barrier with her 1500m win.  

For the depleted U17s Bethan Siddons had a hat trick of jumps wins with top marks in long, high & triple jumps and Becky Luck was second in both shot & discus (PB). Georgie Sales (A javelin), Carla Schofield (B discus) and Emma Fox (800m B) also placed second.

The U17 boys suffered badly from withdrawals but those present rallied well to cover as many of the gaps left by their absent colleagues as they could. Three victories came by way of Georgie Bean’s usual javelin maximum, and B string wins from Callum Sutton (3000m - PB) and Simon Brown (chase).

Fred Mokoso was the only U13B A winner with a 200m PB and B wins came from Tyler Bennett (80m) and Ryan Blake (hurdles). For the U13 girls the best results were second place efforts from Deborah Knight and Laura Drew (A & B shot) and Sacha Martin (75m)

One U17 athlete with a genuine reason for missing the proceedings was Angela James who made her debut for Essex Schools in the heptathlon in the Schools Combined Events Regional Final at Peterborough.

She opened her account with a PB-equalling 12.9s in the 80m hurdles, jumped 1.49m high jump, threw the shot 6.05 and ran 29.0s for 200m on day one, and completed the seven event competition with PBs of 4.48m long jump and a useful 22.51m javelin, ending with a 3:02 run for 800m.

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League table after round 4 results

Blackheath & Bromley 16 1939.5
Windsor, Slough, E & H 16 1861.5
Enfield & Haringey AC 14 1818.5
Shaftesbury Barnet H 13 1737.5
Harrow AC 12 1722.5
Tonbridge AC 12 1676.5
Bedford & County AC 11 1652.0
Croydon Harriers 11 1552.0
Woodford Green / EL 10 1525.0
City of Norwich AC 9 1489.5
Basildon AC 8 1192.0
Havering Mayesbrook 7 1456.0
Aldershot F & D 6 1254.0
Cambridge Harr 6 1157.5
Bournemouth A C 4 803.0
Worthing & District H 4 794.0