National Junior Women’s League, Southern Premier Division, Walthamstow - Sunday 18th August 2002

The “Home & Away” Havering Mayesbrook Under 20 ladies team placed an excellent second in the National Junior League Premier Division match hosted by the club at Walthamstow on Sunday, due to the unavailability of Mayesbrook Park Arena through resurfacing.  The results ensured the team have qualified for the National final at Derby on 8 September.

Excellent field event results were the foundation to the team’s success. Sarah Deacon was in excellent form winning the A hammer, B discus, placing second in the B shot and fifth in the javelin. Mel Harrison made it a hammer double, and took second place points in the discus and shot A strings. Amy Rogers made her league debut with second in the B javelin and third in the 100m B.

Kirsty Smith was second in the triple jump and close to her long jump best, placing fourth. Lynsey Clark celebrated her first appearance in the league with a triple jump PB of 10.25m to claim second, and also placed third in her first attempt at the 400m.

Katie O’Sullivan set a new PB and club under 17 pole vault record of 1.90m to win the B event, and also placed third in the high jump and was close to her hurdles best. All rounder Sara Luck won the B high jump, as well as third in the 400m, fourth in the 800m as well as running the sprint relay.  Captain Hannah Gamester scored good pole vault points in third and was fourth in the B long jump, as well as running the opening sprint relay leg.

Nicola Schofield tackled the 400m hurdles for the first time, placing third in an excellent 70.0 secs and returned to run a leg in the 4x400m relay. Hurdles partner Nina Brennan was runner up in the B 400m event and third in the B string 100m hurdles.

Laura Jones set a season’s best time in the 100m and later placed third in the 200m, and ran a storming anchor leg to bring the sprint relay team home in third. English Schools 400m champion Natalie Street (second claim member) stepped down to the 200m and had to give second best to Shaftesbury’s Gemma Nichol, who competed for Scotland in the 400m relay in the Commonwealth Games. Natalie also competed in the sprint relay and made up three places with a swift 55.8 secs 400m relay leg to place third.

Consistent Natalie Adams was fourth in the 1500m, and ran in the 400m relay, as did Caroline Smith, competing in the league for the first time. Caroline had earlier placed fifth in the 800m. Faye Powell, who has dabbled with the jumps recently, returned to the 300m, placing sixth.

The young team, 9 of the 15 from the under 17age group, are now looking forward to the competitive national final, in which they placed sixth last year, against the top four northern clubs and the other three top Southern clubs. 

                                                                         

Provisional Match Result Final League Result

1

Shaftesbury Barnet

289.5

1

Shaftesbury

1054.5

29

2

Havering Mayesbrook

270.5

2

City of Norwich

962.5

25

3

City of Norwich

252.5

3

Havering Mayesbrook

932

22

4

Windsor SE & Hounslow

225

4

Windsor S, E & H

865

21

5

Ashford

207

5

Ashford

851.5

17

6

Aldershot F & D

168

6

Aldershot, F & D

744.5

14

7

Havant

150.5

7

Havant

703

13

8

Bromley 

84

8

Bromley

550

4

 

A STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

 

 

B STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Laura Jones

5

12.9

 

100

Amy Rogers

3

13.8

200

Natalie Street

2

25.2

 

200

Laura Jones

3

27.3

400

Sara Luck

3

61.2

 

400

Lynsey Clark

2

  64.2 PB

800

Sara Luck

4

2:24.0

 

800

Caroline Smith

5

2:30.5

1500

Natalie Adams

4

5:01.3

 

1500

---

 

 

3000

Faye Powell

6

13:49.3

 

3000

---

 

 

100H

Katie O’Sullivan

5

17.5

 

100H

Nina Brennan

3

20.0

400H

Nicola Schofield

3

70.0

PB

400H

Nina Brennan

2

79.1

L.J.

Kirsty Smith

4

4.92

 

L.J.

Hannah Gamester

4

4.47

H.J.

Katie O’Sullivan

3=

1.55

 

H.J.

Sara Luck

1

1.55

T.J.

Kirsty Smith

2

10.39

 

T.J.

Lynsey Clark

2

10.25 PB

P.V.

Hannah Gamester

3

2.00

 

P.V.

Katie O’Sullivan

1

1.90 PB #

S.P.

Mel Harrison

2

9.88

 

S.P

Sarah Deacon

2

8.64

D.T.

Mel Harrison

2

36.65

 

D.T.

Sarah Deacon

1

34.63

J.T.

Sarah Deacon

5

26.25

 

J.T

Amy Rogers

2

25.17

H.T.

Sarah Deacon

1

41.40

 

H.T.

Mel Harrison

1

30.60

4x100

Hannah Gamester

 

 

 

4x400

Caroline Smith (65.1)

 

 

 

Natalie Street

 

 

 

 

Natalie Adams (65.4)

 

 

 

Sara Luck

 

 

 

 

Nicola Schofield  (62.9)

 

 

 

Laura Jones

3

51.7

 

 

Natalie Street (55.8)

3

4:09.2

# Club Under 17 Record

Nicola Schofield - 400m hurdles debut Nina Brennan
Caroline Smith - 800m Kirsty Smith - Triple Jump
Laura Jones - 100m Amy Rogers - 100m B
Sara Luck - 400m Lynsey Clark - 400m debut
Katie O'Sullivan - 100m hurdles