Southern Athletics League, Div 2, Round 2, Mile End
Sunday 19th May 2019
PROVISIONAL MATCH SCORE
Havering’s Southern League came out on top after a close tussle with Tonbridge at Mile End on Sunday.
Club President Claire Brennan led by example for the ladies by winning three events and scoring in another, taking the honours in both the B hurdles events and pole vault, as Flic Clarke won both A string hurdles. Jade Kavanagh improved her 400m best for victory and equalled her 200m best in winning that event too. Morgan Campbell made a winning track 5000m debut to place sixth on the club all-time list, and Ginte Bailey and Clare Davies were both runners up in the1500m.
Louise Lacy added a season’s best to win the javelin and Philippa Gill’s PB win the javelin B and she was also second in the shot, as Under 17 Anne-Prisca Djondo stepped up an age group to place second in the B. Under 17s Alice Atkins and Jessie Collier scored well, with Alice second in the triple jump and adding 100m and discus points, while Jessie was second in the vault and third in the A discus. Nina Brennan’s season’s best earned 400m B second place, as did her hammer throw. Ellie Watson covered all three jumps, with her best result placing her second in the B high jump and Rachel Kerr competed in three events and a relay and was second in the B long jump. Sophie Rand completed the line up in the 800m and the novel mixed 4 x 400m.
Grant Twist’s late charge to the line nicked first in the 800m A for the only A string track win, as James Stewart’s was close to his PB in winning the B, while Duane Jibunoh’s discus victory was the only A field win, toad to javelin B string win and hammer and shot points. Ed Brinton-Quinn added B hammer victory to his shot and discus points and younger sibling Peter was second in the A javelin, to jump into the club all-time top 20, still aged 15. Another Under 17 Reece Debenham won the B vault and Under 20 Aaron Freshwater’s triple jump PB won the B, to add to his B high jump second place, as Ben Olusesan was second in the A. Long jumpers Shandell Taylor and Tobi Idowu were also second. Matthew Agnimel’s career best won the B 400m and Fraser Boston’s also improved his best time in the A 400m. Sprinters Lewis Bailey and Ayo Akingbehin scored well with Lewis winning the B 100m and 200m B runner up as Ayo was second in the 100m and third in the 200m
Steve Rand covered a gap in the hurdles and came through for second, as was Ben Davis in the 3000m on his season opener as John Whitehead (B 3000m) , Kieran O’Hara & George Barnacle (1500m) and Martin Chester and Graham Hogan (‘chase) added more track points to the total.
Southern League action continues at Chelmsford on 15th June where the club will be looking for another victory.
Pics: Kevin White