South of England U13, U15 & U17 Champs, Ashford

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2019

Havering’s young athletes claimed six podium places at a blustery South of England Age Groups Championships at Ashford this weekend.

Jacob Blanc’s blistering start brought him the Under 15 boys sprint hurdles gold, as he turned the tables on Basildon’s Freddie Khan who had finished in silver ahead of Jacob’s bronze at the English Schools’ event.

Al-Ameen Salaam also won sprint hurdles gold in the Under 13 age group, and also won 200m silver and was fourth in the 100m which saw him contest six races on a tiring day. Oscar Shearing won high jump silver in the same age group to add to his hurdles bronze behind Al-Ameen.

Natalie Sewell won Under 15 girl’s 1500m silver and there were bronze medals in the same age group from Olivia Boachie in the 300m and Oliver Yexley in the javelin.

Paris King (fourth in the Under 15 hurdles), Hannah Yexley (6th – U15 discus) , Eliza Poulson (7th – U13 hurdles), Cassie Campbell (7th - U13G 200m), Oliver Grundy (7th - U15B javelin) Tilly Canty (8th U15 1500m) and Matthew Blacklock (10th U15B 1500m).


U17 – Men

800m - Heat: Timi McDaniel 2:19.84s


U15 – Boys

80m Hurdles 1st Jacob Blanc 11.41s (Heat: 11.78s)

800m -  Heat Lewis Edwards 2:20.70s

Javelin –  3rd Oliver Yexley 47.73m; 7th Oliver Grundy 38.18m

1500m  9th Matthew Blacklock 4:35.54s (Heat: 4:36.84s)


U15 – Girls 

100m Semis -  Paris King 13.65s (Heat: 13.39s); Heat: Paige Robinson  13.73s

200m – Heat  Olivia Boachie 27.34s

300m –  3rd Olivia Boachie 42.27s (Heat: 42.47s)

1500m –  2nd - Natalie Sewell 4:49.01s ; 8th - Tilly Canty 5:03.99s

75m Hurdles 4th Paris King 12.08s (Semi: 12.15s; Heat: 11.78s); Semi: Paige Robinson  12.76s (Heat: 12.57s)

Discus – 4th – Hannah Yexley 28.11m


U13 – Boys

100m 4th - Al-Ameen Salaam 12.64s (Heat: 12.64s)

200m 2nd - Al-Ameen Salaam 24.75s (Heat: 25.01s)

75m Hurdles 1st-  Al-Ameen Salaam 12.17s 3rd -  Oscar Shearing 13.28s

High Jump  2nd-  Oscar Shearing 1.33m

U13 – Girls

100m – Semi Cassie Campbell 14.61s; (Heat: 14.31s)

200m – Semi Cassie Campbell 29.03ss; (Heat: 29.30s)

70m Hurdles –  7th Eliza Poulson 12.45s Heat: - 12.29s



Pics Jo Day, Nicole Blanc, Charlie Yexley, Lorraine Gibson, Lorraine Sewell, Akosua Boachie