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

Match Result (provisional)

Posn

Team Name

Points

1

Team Bedfordshire

617

2

Havering AC

608

3

Tonbridge AC

596

4

Stevenage & North Herts AC

528

5

Enfield & Haringey AC

266

6

Chelmsford AC

203

 

Havering’s Under 17 & Under 20 squad ended a fine season in the Premier Division of the Youth Development League finishing a close second behind champions Team Bedfordshire at Tonbridge on Sunday.

The Under 17 women team were close to full strength and registered wins in 14 individual events and a relay. Mayi Hughes set a new club record in winning the javelin and also took full points in the long jump and hurdles. Molly Sweetman won both the 800m & 1500m and more middle distance victories came from Kate O’Neill (3000m) & Sophie Rand (1500m B). Alex Adeniji won the shot and B discus, both in new PBs, and her partners Rosie Brown (discus) and Chimdi Okpalauko (shot & hammer) also took full points. Keturah Christie won the high jump in a new PB and Jade Kavanagh had a hat-trick of second places in the 100m, 200m & long jump. More second places went to Charlie Wright (300m & 800m) and Charlotte Fransham (B long jump) before the 4x300m squad of Molly, Charlie, Sophie, and Rosie ended the day on a winning note.

The Under 17 Men had six victories all in the field events.  Max Law came close to his recent career best in winning the javelin while Tom Milton won the hammer in a new best, as Joe Hogan O’Neill won the B and was second in the B shot. Ben Olusesan won the long jump B and was second in the triple jump A and Harry Varanauskas won the triple jump B. Versatile Reece Harriott equalled his best to win the high jump B and also set a new 400m personal best in finishing second.  Sam Atkins and Lewis Berrett were both second in the ‘chase and Tobi Idowu, Nathanael Adeniran and Tayo Harry completed the line up.

The consistent Under 20 men's squad recorded a good all round team performance as five wins were backed up by 11 runners’ up spots. Shandell Taylor provided two of the wins with victories in the long jump and B 200m, and second places in the high & triple jumps. Finn Hutton won the 800m, with James Stewart second in the B string, and Kieran Riddell won the B javelin and was second in both hurdles events. Shandell & Finn were joined by the hard-working Matthew Agnimel who contested three individual track events, setting a 400m PB, and Ben Gad (second in the 100m B) in the winning sprint relay quartet. Michael Duncan was second in the discus, hammer & javelin, Ed Brinton-Quinn was B discus runners up, while Luke Soulsby (second B 1500m PB) and Kieran O’Hara (third in 400m & 1500m) added points to the cause.

Just three Under 20 women were available on the day but all did their best for the squad. Elysha Thatcher-Gray won the shot and B javelin, and was second in the discus and hammer, Holly Nash won the B triple jump and added sprint points, while Josie Waddams won the B 200m, was second in the triple jump and scored in the javelin & 100m. The trio were joined by Under 17 Mayi Hughes to complete a sprint relay foursome.

The second place confirmed the squad’s second place in the table, as Team Bedford secured the only promotion place.

Club results

Provisional league Table - after 4 of 4

Posn

Team Name

 League

Match

1

Team Bedfordshire

23

2480

2

Havering AC

20

2388

3

Tonbridge AC

14

2092

4

Stevenage & North Herts AC

13

2010.5

5

Enfield & Haringey AC

9

1533

6

Chelmsford AC

5

1113.5

 

Photo - Louise Nash