National Youth Development League, Premier 2B, Round 2, Stevenage 28 May 2017

Match Result (provisional)

Posn

Team Name

Points

1

Stevenage & North Herts AC

   644

2

Team Bedfordshire

   643

3

Havering AC

   566

4

Tonbridge AC

   504

5

Enfield & Haringey AC

   420

6

Chelmsford AC

   318

A third place finish in their Premier Division clash at Stevenage on Sunday keeps the Youth Development League Under 17 & Under 20 squad in second place to leaders Team Bedfordshire.

The Under 17 women's team were in fine form recording 9 individual and a relay victory, plus a new club record. The middle distance squad were unbeaten as Molly Sweetman & Charlie Wright won the A & B 800m, Jess Mitchell's front running 1500m run was her second fastest ever, with Sophie Rand wining the B, and Kate O'Neill a convincing 3000m winner in the hot conditions. Jade Kavanagh won the 200m to complete the track victories and there were second places for Mayi Hughes (300m hurdles) and Caitlin Saggers (300m) and 200m third place for Millie Redgrave. On the field Alex Adeniji's shot career best took A string honours and Philippa Gill also set new personal marks to win the B - their performances ranking second & third on the club all-time Under 17 list. Philippa's hammer PB was also a club record but could only place third in a high quality competition. Alex won the B discus as Rosie Brown's last round PB earned runners up. Victory for the 4x300m squad of Molly Sweetman, Rosie Brown, Charlie Wright & Jade Kavanagh set the seal on a fine day for this age group.

The Under 20 women's team scored well in all events. There were three wins, all in the field events as Lana Fulcher, guesting under league rules, winning the hammer, Elysha Thatcher-Gray adding a shot win and Josie Waddams winning the B javelin. Elysha added discus and javelin points and Josie scored in the 100m & triple jump. Katie Dawson was close to her best in finishing second in the 400m with Georgia Phillips improving her best for second in the B, as well as placing second in the 800m, as did Angelica Thomson (U17) in both 800m & 1500m B). Emily James improved her 'chase best in second and Abi Shipton was third in the 200m. Abi & Katie were also second and third in the high jump and were joined by Josie & U17 Mayi Hughes in the third placed sprint relay team, while Katie led off the 4x400m quartet as Emily, Georgia & U17 Jess Mitchell came home in second.. 

The Under 20 men's team were affected by late withdrawals but did their best to cover the gaps. Ben Davis was an emphatic winner in the chase and his career best was also an English Schools' entry qualifying time. Shandell Taylor won the long jump and was high jump runner up, and Michael Duncan capped a busy afternoon in all four throwing events with victory in the javelin. Finn Hutton was second in the 800m, Matthew Agnimel's 400m PB earned him second in the B race and he also placed second in the triple jump. James Stewart (800m) & Aidan Elmore (1500m) were also third in their B string events and Luke Soulsby's 1500m PB added more points.  The sprint relay squad of Ben Gad, Michael Duncan, Finn Hutton and Shandell Taylor snatched victory in a photo finish before the 4x400m quartet of Matthew Agnimel, Finn Hutton, Matt Owers and Elliott Addison were second.

The field events provided the highlights for the Under 17 Men who were short handed on the track. The hammer pairing of Tom Milton (guest) and Robert Moore took full points and Oliver Woods and Joe Hogan-O'Neill were both javelin runners up, with Joe adding discus second place and shot points. Ben Olusesan's triple jump best won the event and Ben was also second in the long jump B as Tobi Idowu's PB was third in the A, as was high jumper Nathanael Adeniran.  Alex Friend's 800m PB placed him second for the best track result, with Reece Harriott also improving his best in the A. The 4x400m squad of Ben Olusesan, Alex Friend, hurdler Emmanuel Lawal and Reece Harriott were a fine third. Aaron Freshwater worked hard to cover gaps in the 100, 200 & 400m.

Bottom of the table Chelmsford are hosts in round three in four weeks.

Club results

Provisional league Table - after 2 of 4

Posn

Team Name

 

Points

1

Team Bedfordshire

    11

     1282

2

Havering AC

     9

     1118

3

Stevenage & North Herts AC

     8

     1058

4

Tonbridge AC

     6

     924

5

Enfield & Haringey AC

  6

     879

6

Chelmsford AC

    2

     577

Photo (Peter Sweetman)