National Junior Men's League, Thames Division, Mayesbrook 27 July 2003

Final placings:

1 City of Norwich  314 pts
2 Ipswich  203 pts
3 Havering Mayesbrook 198 pts
4 Woodford Green 180 pts
5 Thurrock    93 pts
6 Herts/Phoenix   84 pts
7 Basildon   23 pts
 

A small Havering Mayesbrook ACs junior mens squad performed with great credit in their Thames Division Junior League match at the Mayesbrook Arena on Sunday.

The team spirit displayed throughout the afternoon was well demonstrated in the last two events of the day (the 2000m Steeplechase and the 4 x 400m relay) with the home club lying in 4th place. Throwers Kevin Deacon and Andrew Tierney who had earlier contributed a large amount of points in the field events, volunteered to run the 2000m Steeplechase, something neither had done before. Both gained valuable points with Tierney finishing 2nd  in the A string and Deacon doing likewise in the B string.

The 4 x 400m squad Michael Waller, Andrew Meech, Simon Parker and Jonathan Buckler then performed magnificently to win the event in style. The points from these two events took Havering Mayesbrook from 4th to 2nd behind runaway winners, City of Norwich.

Deacon took the man-of-the-match award for his 50.08m Hammer victory and also won the B Shot. Tierney set three new personal bests with a B string success in the Hammer, 2nd place in the A Shot and 3rd in the A Discus.

On the track, sprinters Parker and Buckler also contributed valuable points before their excellent legs in the 4 x 400m and, for good measure, demonstrated their versatility with good performances in  the Triple Jump.

The squad included under-17s Michael Waller, Andrew Meech and Harry Tyler. Waller showed his all-rounder skills in the 400m Hurdles and High Jump, Meech ran well for 3rd place in the 800m and Tyler threw to his best in the Javelin.

Early afternoon injuries to Steven Prady and Mark Gardiner meant a reshuffle of resources for the remainder of the match but the team responded well.

                                                          

FULL HMAC RESULTS

 

A STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

 

  

B STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Simon Parker 4 11.6

100

Jonathan Buckler 4 11.9

200 

Simon Parker 4 23.0

200

Jonathan Buckler 3 24.7

400 

Michael Waller 3 56.4

400

Harry Tyler 4 87.4

800 

Andrew Meech 3 2:03.8

800

1500 

Andrew Meech 4 4:48.2

1500

3000

--

3000

110H

--

100H

400H

Michael Waller

4

69.3

400H

L.J. 

Steve Prady 4 5.48

L.J.

Mark Gardiner 5 3.54 (inj)

H.J. 

Michael Waller

5

1.55

H.J.

T.J. 

Simon Parker 5 10.94

T.J.

Jonathan Buckler 3 10.85

P.V.

P.V. 

S.P. 

Andrew Tierney 2 11.06 PB

S.P

Kevin Deacon 1 10.37

D.T.

Andrew Tierney 3 34.25 PB

D.T.

Kevin Deacon 2 19.96

J.T. 

Harry Tyler 4 35.96

J.T.

Steve Prady 3 26.15

H.T.

Kevin Deacon

1

50.08

H.T.

Andrew Tierney 1 29.85 PB

4x100 

?/Simon Parker/Jonathan Buckler/?

4

 4x100

Michael Waller/Andrew Meech/Simon Parker/Jonathan Buckler 1 3:46.1