National Youth Development League, Division Premier 1, Round 4,

Bromley Saturday 20th July 2019

Match Result

Posn Team Name Points
1 Reading AC 574.0
2 Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC 563.0
3 Havering AC 556.0
4 Tonbridge AC 436.0
5 Croydon Harriers 407.0
6 Herne Hill Harriers 259.0

Havering's young athletes showed that they can mix it with the best as they placed third at Bromley on Saturday to confirm their third place in the table. And in the process they set five club records - although three proved to be short lived.

The powerful Under 15 boys squad showed their class with ten victories. Jacob Blanc and Oliver Yexley scored full points in the hurdles with A and B string wins and both added other wins. Oliver won the javelin and Jacob ducked inside the old club 300m best for victory before 300m B string Charlie Howell improved that mark by one hundredth of a second in the B race five minutes later! Matthew Blacklock won the 1500m from the front and Jack Botha's PB won the 200m B race, and he added second in the 100m B, with Denzel Achi second in the A in a new career best. On the field Jonathan Taiwo won the B hammer and was second in the shot, while Lewis Edwards took full points in the B discus, and there were runners up placings for high jumper Dominic Alexandru and B long jumper Lewis Dixon. Charlie Black was third in both the200m and hammer, as was Matthew Page in the B javelin.

Al-Amen Salaam continues to impress with wins in the 100m, long jump and shot for the Under 13 boys - his shot mark the best ever by a club athlete - and Daniel Lammas partnered him with 100m & long jump B victories, and Daniel was second in the 800m, while Noah Harriott won the B shot. Sebastian Alexandru was just outside his best with a good win in the 800m B but did improve his hurdles best in second. Nathan Hart's PB won him the B 1500m as Oliver Taylor-Bush was third in the A, Jude Ogundare's 200m PB placed second and Oscar Shearing's new best placed third in the A hurdles.

The Under 15 girls were missing a few regulars but still scored well. Stephanie Okoro won the 800mA from the front and Ruby Higgins' strong second lap won the 800m B and improved her best. Olivia Boachie equalled her best to win the 300m and improved her best for second in the 200m, while Freya Higginbottom was second in the 300m B and went one better with victory in the long jump. Amara Nwosu's longest shot put won the A competition and she added a B discus win as Hannah Yexley was second in the A. Uche Okpalauko smashed her best in finishing second in the B 100m, and Paris King was runner up in the B hurdles, as Paige Robinson was third in the B race. Maddie Barker and Freya Long were both third in the 1500m as was Freya in the vault.

Cassie Campbell won the 75m the Under 13 girls' only track win in the second fastest time by a club athlete and her 150m best placed her third on the day and third on the club all time list. Zikora Ezeonwuka's winning shot put was the third longest ever by a club Under 13. Ruby Tillson was close to her best for second in the 800m and improved her best for third in the hurdles, and was also third in the shot and long jump, as were the 1200m pair of Emily Wapshott and Rosie Warner who both ran faster than before.

 

There was a spectacular end to the day as the club relay teams won four of the six races against strong opposition, setting three club records in the process.  Jude Ogundare, Daniel Lammas, Sebastian Alexandru and Al-Ameen Salaam combined to break the 10 year old Under 13 boys relay club record in the fastest time in the UK this year for victory, Paige Robinson, Paris King, Stephanie Okoro and Uche Okpalauko trimmed the year old Under 15 girls' sprint relay best before Charlie Black Jacob Blanc, Jack Botha and Denzel Achi broke their own club Under 15 best - both Under 15 marks were destined to last under 24 hours. In the final action of the day Dara Otitoju, Hannah Yexley, Maddie barker and Olivia Boachie were second in the Under 15 Girls' 4 x 300m relay before the boys' 4x300m quartet led from start to finish as Charlie Howell, Shane Hart, Joshua Lee-Prime and Mathew Blacklock took the spoils 

League after 4 of 4

Posn

Team Name

Match

Points

1

Blackheath & Bromley

22

2199.0

2

Reading AC

21

2240.5

3

Havering AC

16

2069.0

4

Tonbridge AC

13

1863.5

5

Croydon Harriers

8

1571.5

6

Herne Hill Harriers

4

1290.5

 

 

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