National Young Athletes’ League, Southern Premier Division East

Croydon 20th May 2012

Final result

Total

Blackheath & Bromley

860

Croydon

818.5

Tonbridge

790

Basildon

651

Havering Mayesbrook

575.5

Ashford

532.5

 

The Young Athletes team are facing a battle for Premier Division survival as fifth place at Croydon left them in a three-way fight against Basildon and Ashford to avoid the drop with one fixture to come.

Robbie Clarricoats broke the club Under 17 Men’s 100m hurdles record and posted the second fastest time in the UK this year – but finished second as the host’s Kertis Beswick won in a photo finish with both clocking 13.19s. Clarricoats also won the B 400m hurdles and was second in the 100m, while training partner George Hadler improved his best to 56.49s in winning the A event, the second fastest ever by a club U17. Hadler also set a 200m PB in finishing second.  Alex Law made it a hurdles clean sweep winning the B sprint hurdles and dominated the long jump. Ed Thompson and Lewis Middleton were both second in the pole vault, and Middleton was also second in the B javelin. Adam Hill & Harry Gibbons completed the U17 squad.

Chenice Constable starred for the Under 15 Girls with a pair of wins in both long jump and high jump – he B string partners Annie Maguire (long jump) and Katie Dawson (high jump) were both second. County champion Modupe Shokunbi was second in both sprints and Freya Gutteridge (discus B) was also runner up. Middle distance third place points were gained by 800m runners Abi Spink & Heidi Surman-Wells and 1500m runner Amy Baggs. 

There were five wins from the Under 17 women with powerful duo Georgie Taylor and Rachel Forder contributing four wins in both discus and shot strings, with Georgie winning the A discus and Rachel reversing the placings in the shot. Lydia Hallam improved her best in winning the 3000m and Mercy Gutteridge was second in the vault, as was Tomi Akingbade in the B high jump while Aisha Kamara was third in the B 200m.

The Under 13 Girls produced a consistent set of results without any wins. Holly Nash was second in the 75m B as was Rochelle Constable in the B long jump.  Third placings were won by Josie Waddams (75m & 150m), Emily Marshall (800m), Jessica Mitchell (1200m), Isabella Purdie (long jump),  and Nash and Waddams again – both high jump.  Isabella, Rochelle, Holly & Josie combined for third in the relay.

The Under 15 boys found points hard to come by.  Newcomer Michael Duncan showed promise with third places in the B 100m &300m on his debut, Morgan Seaman was third in the200m B, Tom Pitkin was also third in the A 300m, as was Sean Wilson (1500m).  Sean & Tom were joined by Alex Hewitt and Benji Ellis for third place in the 4x300m relay.

The Under 13 boys squad was again depleted with just five competitors. Lewis Deacon’s 1500m B string run was the only top three placing but Harvey Addison (hurdles), Aaron Westwood (800m), Oliver Morter (1500m A) and Bailey Hearne scored points for the cause.

The squad face a difficult trip to threatened Ashford on 17th June – just one day after many of the team will have seen action in the Essex Schools championships. With just five match points covering the bottom three who are level on league points every point will be vital and the team needs a better turn out than has been the case in rounds one & two,

 

League

 

 

Blackheath & Bromley

16

1768

Croydon

14

1653

Tonbridge

12

1604

Ashford

4

1137.5

Basildon

4

1136.5

Havering Mayesbrook

4

1132.5

 

Link to HMAC Results (PDF)