UK Women's League, Division 3, Round 3 Lee Valley Sunday 5th August 2018

 

MATCH RESULT

Points

Match

1

Havering AC

239

8

2

Belgrave Harriers

196

7

3

Nene Valley

193

6

4

Herne Hill Harriers

165

5

5

City of Liverpool

154

4

6

Rugby & Northampton

153

3

7

Reading AC

145

2

Havering ladies took full advantage of hosting to win their final UK Women's League fixture at Lee Valley to take the Division 3 title and regain their Division 2 place at the first time of asking.

It was an impressive performance by the squad, which included seven 17 year olds. These included English Schools medallist Mayi Hughes who eased to victories in both long & triple jumps and was fourth in the 100m and Chimdi Okpalauko whose shot PB - the second longest putt by a club U20- brought victory and another PB took third in the discus. Seventeen year olds Tomiwa Sanwo won the B triple jump on her league debut and another Philippa Gill won the B javelin and was B shot runner up. On the track the Under 20s also scored well as Kate O'Neil and Sophie Rand were third in the 1500m and Jess Mitchell's season's best placed fourth in the 800m.

The club's dominance on the day started with the first track event as Flic Clarke and Claire Brennan won both 400m hurdles races, to maintain their unbeaten record in the league this summer. Flic added third in both sprints and Claire was runner up in both the pole vault and sprint hurdles B, as Chloe Williams also made it three wins in the rounds in the 100m hurdles A. Chloe added second in the B high jump and third in the 200m B race. Heptathlete Katy Sealy won the B long jump and was second in both the javelin and high jump, and experienced team members Nina Brennan (400m B - season's best), Vicky Smith & Robyn Matson (both 3000m) and Amy Baggs (800m B) all earned third places.

Both relay teams were second as Flic, Chloe, Tomiwa & Mayi combined well in the sprint relay and Chloe, Nina, Kate & Flic posted their fastest time this year in the final event the 4x400m relay..

Havering's victory overhauled league leaders Nene valley who placed third on the day to join the hosts in Division 2 next year, as the challenge from a weakened City of Liverpool squad fell away.  Team manager Tony Benton said "It was disappointing last year to lose our Division 2 place after eight consecutive years but this season's performances have fully earned promotion".

 

 TABLE AFTER ROUND 3 OF 3

Points

Match

1

Havering AC

646

21

2

Nene Valley

616.5

20

3

Liverpool Harriers

557.5

17

4

Rugby & Northampton

522

15

5

Belgrave Harriers

497

15

6

Herne Hill Harriers

394

9

7

Reading AC

421

8

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