National Young Athletes’ League, Round 3 Tonbridge,

5th June 2011

Final result

Total

Blackheath & Bromley

642

Havering Mayesbrook

534.5

Herne Hill

470.5

 

The National Young Athletes League squad finished ahead of higher-placed rivals Herne Hill to place second to league leaders Blackheath at Tonbridge on Sunday.

The Under 17 Men again led the way with nine A string victories and wins in both relays.  Josh Olawore notched up a hat-trick of wins running his fastest ever legal time in the 100m hurdles, jumping close to his long jump best, before comfortably winning the triple jump. Dale Marks-=Swain smashed his previous best in winning the 400m with Tyler Bennett also setting new marks in finishing second. Hoseah Gikungu was a dominant winner of the 3000m - adding second place hammer points too - and Josh Conners improved his best for victory in the steeplechase. George Hadler sliced almost two seconds off his 400m hurdles time for victory, with the third fastest ever by a club U17. On the field Danny Wilson took discus honours as did Patrick Lear in the javelin, while Harry Phillips set a new PB in placing second in the high jump.  The sprint relay team of Harry Phillips, Tyler Bennett, Reece Mathurin and Oliver Garwandoe came up trumps, while the strong 4x400 squad of Danny Wilson, Dale Mark-Swain, George Hadler and Josh Olawore were also victorious.

 

The Under 15 Boys also had a good day. Alex Law's winning streak continued as he chalked up a trio of wins in hurdles, long jump and shot, the latter in a new PB, while Lewis Middleton won the hammer and equalled his best for pole vault runners up spot. Ed Thompson and George Dixon both placed second in their 800m & 1500m events, and second place points were added by Tobi Adeyemi (long jump) and William Hart (hammer) before the 4x400m relay team of Ed Thompson, Sean Wilson, George Dixon and Thomas Pitkin also placed second.

 

Ben Ellis continued his rapid improvement for the Under 13 Boys winning the 100m in a new PB before smashing his 800m best for second and the fourth best ever by a club U13, as well as 200m second place points. Mercy Gutteridge kept up her  Morgan Seaman's long jump runners up spot was the only other top two placing.

 

The Under 15 Girls again looked to the field events for their top points. The impressive Georgie Taylor banked wins in discus, shot and javelin with Rachel Forder making it a shot one-two. Mercy Gutteridge made it three wins in three fixtures in the pole vault. Megan Poultney was second in both the long and high jumps, and Sarah Wilson took five seconds off her 1500m best in second. The relay squad of Michelle Hughes, Georgie Taylor, Mercy Gutteridge and Tomi Akingbade were second.

 

Modupe Shokunbi was the only winner for the Under 13 Girls taking the 150m in a new PB as well as placing second in the 75m sprint. Annie Maguire was close to her  best in finishing second in the long jump and Freya Gutteridge set new shot marks in finishing second also. Annie & Modupe were joined by Sophia Sharpe and Tolu Akingbade in the second placed relay quartet.

 

The Under 17 Women were once again badly hit by GCSE exam absences. Deborah Knight won both shot & javelin while runners up places were claimed by Laura Drew (hammer & discus) and Bethany Chambers (triple jump). 

 

The squad are placed fifth in the table with the top four progressing to the Southern Premier final, but it looks as if victory and a big points tally in the final match at St Albans on 19th June may still leave them short.  

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