National Young Athletes’ League, Round 2 Woodford,

22nd May 2011

Final result


Havering Mayesbrook




City of Norwich



The National Young Athletes League squad bounced back from defeat in their opening fixture to edge a narrow victory against the hosts at a very blustery Woodford on Sunday.

The Under 17 Men turned in a powerhouse performance notching up no fewer than seven individual wins plus the relay, backed up by eleven second places.  George Hadler won both hurdles races, with Nick Duffey runner up in the 400m hurdles. Danny Wilson and Dale Marks Swain placed first and second in the 400m and Wilson was also second in the discus.  The trio combined with Karl Tucker, who had placed second in the 100m and third in the sprint hurdles, to win the 4x400m relay.


More good track points came thanks to Hoseah Gikungu and Josh Conners’ 1500m one-two and second places from the two Nicks – Duffey in the 800m and Shade in the 3000m.  On the field Lewis Walker-Dobson and Harry Phillips were first and second in the high jump, with Walker-Dobson second in the triple jump, while Patrick Lear won the javelin and Oliver Garwandoe the pole vault. Lewis & Harry joined with Karl Tucker and Pedro Malungo for second in the sprint relay.


The Under 15 Girls also dominated the opposition with six victories. The throw pair of Georgie Taylor and Rachel Forder cleaned up with first and second in the shot discus and javelin, and more field event victories came from Chenice Constable in the long jump and pole vaulter Mercy Gutteridge.  Lydia Hallam cruised the first two laps of the 1500m before letting loose for an easy victory for the only track win and Abi Spink was second in the 800m.


The Under 13 Girls won four individual events and the relay and also four second places.  Modupe Shokunbi won both the 75m and 150m sprints with Tolu Akingbade runner up in the longer race.  Annie Maguire had a pair of victories in both high and long jump events and Modupe, Tolu and Annie were joined by Sophia Sharpe in the winning relay combination.  Second places were added in the middle distance events by Amy Baggs (800m) and Jessica Ward (1200m), while Freya Gutteridge was second in the shot.


Ben Ellis gave a star performance for the Under 13 Boys winning the 800m in a new PB before smashing his 200m best for second to leap into the club all-time top 10. Ben joined with Aaron Westwood, Connor Mills and Morgan Seaman in the second placed relay quartet.  John Nelson won the shot in this age group.


The Under 15 Boys had three individual victories thanks to Alex Law’s hurdles and long jump double and Lewis Middleton’s hammer win – Ed Thompson was runner up in the latter also. Tobi Adeyemi sprinted well to earn two second places with fast times in the 100m & 200m and versatile Adam Hill was second in both the 1500m and the shot. Lewis and Tobi were joined by Alex Hewitt and Joshua Norman to place second in the sprint relay.


The Under 17 Women suffered badly from exam absentees. Deborah Knight provided a welcome victory with her new shot PB and was also second in the 200m.  Isabella Woods improved her PB despite the windy conditions and Lindsay McLachlan won the 3000m in a heavy downpour.  The pair were joined by Becky Stanley and Avril Loynes in the second placed 4x300m squad. Bethany Chambers placed second in both long and triple jumps while Rylie Trott was second in the 80m hurdles, as was Laura Drew in the hammer.  .  

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