South of England U15 & U17 Champs, Crystal Palace

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017

Havering's Under 15 and Under 17 athletes came away with an impressive haul of four gold and two bronze from this weekend's South of England age group championships at Crystal Palace. And there were a further two golds and two bronze medals in the Under 13 Open events.

Lola Kuponiyi's huge first round career best put of 12.93m comfortably won gold in the Under 15 Girls' shot and  improved her own club record. Alice Brown and Robyn Moody added discus gold and bronze in the same age group as Alice's last round 32.54m effort edged gold by 7 cms ahead of UK Number 1 Anna Merritt.

Javelin pair Max Law and Brad James added two further golds to the club's tally. On Saturday Brad improved his best to 48.08m to win Under 15 gold while Max's 59.48m throw took the honours for the Under 17 men.   Molly Sweetman completed the club's championship podium tally as her 4m 38.96s personal best brought her 1500m bronze ahead of fourth placed Jess Mitchell. Mayi Hughes (U17 triple jump) and Adelaide Thatcher-Gray (U15 javelin) also added fourth places

In the Under 13 Open events held alongside the championships Jacob Blanc excelled with victory in the high jum p and two bronze medals in the 200m and hurdles while Matthew Blacklock's fine season was capped by a gold-medal run in the 800m  


Championship Results

U17 – Men

400m – 7th Reece Harriott 51.99s (Heat - 51.90 PB)

Javelin –  1st - Max Law 59.48m


U15 – Boys

Javelin –  1st -  Bradley James 48.08m


U17 – Women

100m –   semi final Jade Kavanagh 13.02s (Heat 12.99s)

200m –   Heats Jade Kavanagh 26.37; Mary Igbinosa-Ighile  28.57 PB

1500m –  3rd - Molly Sweetman 4:38.96; 4th Jessica Mitchell 4:40.80s

80m Hurdles –  Heat: Grace Newson 13.17s

Long Jump  8th Jade Kavanagh 5.04m

Shot  6th Philippa Gill 11.46m; Javelin 6th Philippa Gill 29.40m Hammer  10th Philippa Gill 36.36m

Discus 9th Rosie Brown 27.48m


U15 – Girls 

800m Heat -  Alice Brown 2m 29.64s

75m Hurdles –  Heat: Jessie Collier 14.20s

Discus1st -  Alice Brown 32.54m 3rd – Robyn Moody 29.70m; 9th Freya Killilea  25.92m; 15th - Jessie Collier 23.60m

Javelin 4th Adelaide Thatcher-Gray 31.75m

Shot1st -  Lola Kuponiyi 12.93m  PB & Club U15G Record; 9th Freya Killilea  9.02m

Open Results

U13 – Boys

200 –  3rd-  Jacob Blanc 27.51s; 75m Hurdles 3rd-  Jacob Blanc 12.78s; High Jump –  1st   Jacob Blanc 1.48m

800 –  1st -  Matthew Blacklock 2:16.62s

U13 – Girls

100m –  Heat Paige Robinson 13.94s; 200m –  Heat - Paige Robinson 29.16s; 70m Hurdles –  Heat Paige Robinson 12.45s

Pics Sam Harrison, Peter Sweetman, Emily Brown, Ian Law