National Young Athletes’ League, Southern Premier Division East

Bromley 6th May 2012

Final result

Total

Blackheath & Bromley

908

Croydon

834.5

Tonbridge

814

Ashford

605

Havering Mayesbrook

557

Basildon

485.5

 

An understrength young athletes’ squad missing several start names locked horns with strong opposition but had to settle for fifth in their first round Southern Premier fixture at a bitterly cold and drizzly Norman park Bromley on Sunday

Under 17 Robbie Clarricoats starred for the men’s squad, notching up the only two A string victories all afternoon. He won an impressive 100m hurdles, comfortably beating national indoor silver medallist Kertis Beswick, cruised to victory in the one-lap hurdles and improved his 100m sprint best in finishing runner-up.  His B string hurdles partner Karl Tucker added the only other male victory winning the B string sprint hurdles, and was also second in the B string 400m hurdles and third in the triple jump. Ed Thompson also had a good day for the U17s, improving his 800m best for second, and adding two more runners up spots in the pole vault & triple jump.  Patrick Chimhini set PBs in both sprints placing second in the 100m and third in the 200m while hard-working Nick Duffey was second in the B hammer, and fourth in discus & 800m. The relay quartet of Nick, Patrick, Karl & Robbie also placed second. Third place points were also gained by Adam Hill (1500m PB & B shot) and Dan Bristow (hammer). 

Michelle Hughes provided the headline performances for the Under 15 girls with wins in both A string hurdles and also B string 200m, supported by third place in the high jump. Chenice Constable was second in both long jump and high jump and Heidi Surman-Wells was also runner up in the sprint hurdles. Sprinters Modupe Shokunbi and Tolu Akingbade were both third in their 100m races and personal bests for Abi Spink (800m) and fast-finishing Amy Baggs (1500m) earned them third place in their respective races.  On the field Annie Maguire (long jump) and Kiera Law (discus) were also third.

Lydia Hallam provided the only other female track victory with a classy gun-to-tape front-running effort in the Under 17 women’s 1500m and Isabella Woods provided good support with second place in the B competition. Just 15 minutes after her victory Lydia was back on the track, setting a new PB in the 300m for some useful speed-work. Mercy Gutteridge made a tentative return from injury with third in the pole vault and sterling efforts from the other U17 women who made the trip – Tomi Akingbade, Thiziri Dendani and Ella-Rose |Rudgley – added vital points which helped keep sixth-placed Basildon at bay. .

Thomas Pitkin had a good day for the Under 15 boys with two personal bests and two runners up spots in the 80m hurdles and 300m. Matthew Owers was second in the B hurdles and added PBs in both high jump and 100m. Elliott Nunn improved his best in finishing second in the 800m and Sean Wilson contributed two third places in the 1500m (PB) and high jump.  Thrower JJ Nelson’s best result came with third in the javelin.

The Under 13 girls scored consistently well. Josie Waddams impressed with second in the 75m and high jump and third in the 150m, while Holly Nash has a hat-trick of seconds in the B 75m, and hurdles & High jump A strings. Rebecca Brown’s 800m PB earned her second and Jessica Mitchell was third in the B competition.  Isabella Purdie was third in both 150m B and long jump A, and Rochelle Constable was second in the B long jump. Riva Siggins added shot runners up points before joining Isabella, Holly & Josie for relay third place.

The small squad of four Under 13 boys worked hard for points. Bailey Hearne’s 800m A string third place and Lewis Deacon’s 1500m N string provided the highest placings but all credit to Oliver Morter and James Rowell for earning important points to the clause.

With the next round at Croydon on Sunday 20th May, the team managers will be hoping to welcome back many missing athletes to ensure an improved result.

Link to HMAC Results (PDF)