Home Win Gives Promotion Boost

National Junior League, Thames Division, Mayesbrook Park 16 July 2000

Havering Mayesbrook's Under 20 ladies secured the Thames Division title in their home National Junior Athletics League fixture at Mayesbrook Park on Sunday, in the third of the four match series. Another massive victory, ahead of weak opposition, ensured that they are unlikely to be overtaken in the Division and virtually booked their place in the promotion fixture in September against the other divisional winners competing for places in the Southern Premier Division next season.

Kate Brewington was in stunning form recording three wins and a second place, with the highlights being a new high jump personal best of 1.63m and long jump leap of 5.42m - her best for three years. Nina Brennan also set new marks with personal bests in both the triple jump and 200m, winning both B string events. Hannah Gamester was also in good form, jumping to her best ever distances in the long and triple jump events. Faye Fullerton, who already leads this year's National Junior League rankings with her 800m and 3000m performances, ran the second best 1500m time in the league this season.

The team is going from strength to strength and the strong all-round track performance was backed up with good field events results. The absence through holidays of four regular members, including 400/800m star Laurie Cossey, had little impact, as team ma nager Tony Benton was able to call on four other junior athletes who competed in the league for the first time this season.

The final league fixture is at Ilford in three weeks [13 August] and the team plan to sign off their league campaign in style with another convincing victory to set them up for the sterner challenge of the September promotion match.

Match Result:

1. Havering Mayesbrook 391 points

2. Thurrock 217 points

3. Dartford 159 points

4. Ilford 74 points

5. Southend 25 points





100m Hannah Gamester 13.5 secs 2nd Kate Brewington 13.0 secs 1st
200m Terri Johnson 28.2 secs 2nd Nina Brennan 28.5 secs (PB) 1st
400m Helen Biscoe 66.1 secs 1st Sue Deboos 81.0 secs 1st
800m Faye Fullerton 2m 11.9s 1st Lydia Comley 2m 27.0s 1st
1500m Faye Fullerton 4m 38.1s 1st Helen Biscoe 5m 14.1s 1st
3000m --     --    
100m H Kate Brewington 15.3 secs 1st Melissa Felton 22.4 secs 1st
400m H Sarah Deacon 83.3s (PB) 1st --    
Long J Kate Brewington 5.42m 2nd Hannah Gamester 5.20m 1st
Triple J Hannah Gamester 9.60m (PB) 1st Nina Brennan 9.42m (PB) 1st
High J Kate Brewington 1.63m (PB) 1st Sue Deboos 1.35m 1st
Pole V Sue Deboos 1.80m 3rd Hannah Gamester 1.50m 2nd
Shot Nina Brennan 7.86m 3rd Sarah Deacon 7.71m 2nd
Discus Sarah Deacon 31.06m 1st Melissa Felton 24.50m 1st
Javelin Laura Coleman 32.02m 2nd Selina Fasulo 19.23m 1st
Hammer Sarah Deacon 31.43m 2nd Terri Johnson 18.86m 2nd
4 x 100m relay Nina Brennan, Terri Johnson, Kate Brewington, Hannah Gamester: 1st 53.0secs
4 x 400m relay Lydia Comley (63.0s), Melissa Felton (66.5s), Helen Biscoe (69.4s), Faye Fullerton (63.4s) 4m 22.2s