National Youth Development League, Premier 2B, Round 3, Chelmsford 25 June 2017

Match Result (provisional)

Posn

Team Name

Points

1

Havering AC

608

2

Team Bedfordshire

   604

3

Tonbridge AC

   516.5

4

Stevenage & North Herts AC

   396

5

Chelmsford AC

   331

6

Enfield & Haringey AC

   318.5

Havering’s Youth Development League Under 17 & Under 20 squad pulled out all the stops with a fine team effort to edge out league leaders Team Bedfordshire for victory in their Premier Division clash at Chelmsford on Sunday.

The Under 20 men's team had their best turn out this season and every athlete placed third or above in their events. Michael Duncan won the discus & javelin and added shot and hammer points and Ed Brinton-Quinn won the B hammer & discus and was shot runner up. Matthew Agnimel won the B 400m and triple jump and was B 200m runner up, while Shandell Taylor won the long jump and was third in the high & triple jumps, and Kieran Riddell won the B javelin and was third in both his hurdles events.  Finn Hutton and Lewis Debenham were both second in their 800m strings and Luke Soulsby (1500m), James Stewart & Aidan Elmore (both 3000m) all added top three placings. Sprinters Lewis Bailey (100m & 200m), Ben Gad (100m B) & Fraser Boston (400m) also scored second or third place points before the quartet of Agnimel, Boston, Lewis Debenham & Lewis Bailey snatched victory in the final 4x400m event to ensure an overall team victory.

The Under 17 Men had five victories to celebrate.  Oliver Woods and Louis Berrett battled it out in the ‘chase with Oliver winning the A & Louis the B and Oliver was also third in the javelin. Ben Olusesan won the triple jump A and long jump B and stepped in to improve his 400m best in second place. Tobi Idowu was second in the long jump A and third in the 100m B while Aaron Freshwater won the B high jump, with Nathanael Adeniran third in the A. On the track the 1500m pairing of Jack Rice and Sam Atkins were both third, as was Alex Friend (800m) with Reeve Harriott improving his best in the A. Ayden Jordan added points in the shot, discus and 400m, and JJ Morris scored in both sprints.

The Under 20 women's showed great teamwork to cover as many events as possible. Holly Nash tackled the 100m, 200m, and long jump and won the B triple jump and Josie Waddams won the B javelin as well as scoring well in the long jump, triple jump and 100m.  Katie Dawson scored in the high jump 200m & 400m and the trio were joined by Georgia Phillips (second in the 800m) in the third placed sprint relay team. Emily James improved her best to place third in the 1500m chase and Under 17 Angelica Thomson won the B 800m and was 1500m B runner up.  Guest Lana Fulcher won the hammer, and Elysha Thatcher-Gray added top three places in the shot, discus and javelin.

The Under 17 women's team were not at full strength but scored well. On the field Philippa Gill and Alex Adeniji took full points in the shot and Alex also won the hammer in a career best as Philippa was third in the A. Rosie Brown was discus runner up, as was Sophie Rand in the B, and both added points on the track. Sophie won the B 800m, as Kate O’Neill won the A, while Rosie added third in the 300m in a new PB as well as scoring 200m points. Millie Redgrave and Charlie Wright added sprint points and joined Philippa and  Kate in the third placed sprint relay squad. Izzy Purdie added long jump and hurdles placing and Catherine Barker was third in the 3000m. Victory for the 4x300m squad of Charlie, Sophie, Kate and Rosie Brown completed a fine day.

The squad’s season ends at Tonbridge at the end of July.

Club results

Provisional league Table - after 3 of 4

Posn

Team Name

 League

Match

1

Team Bedfordshire

17

1863

2

Havering AC

15

1780

3

Tonbridge AC

10

1496

4

Stevenage & North Herts AC

10

1482.5

5

Enfield & Haringey AC

7

1254.5

6

Chelmsford AC

4

923

 

Photos (Gary Howard)