May 25 2013 Latest news:
Monday, July 23, 2012
Havering Mayesbrook duo pick up bronze medals while on international duty at Ashford.
Havering & Mayesbrook AC’s Robbie Clarricoats and Georgie Taylor joined the club’s international roll of honour when both won bronze medals for the English Schools’ team.
The duo participated in the international against the other Home Countries at Ashford on Saturday and Taylor finished third in 40.53m, behind UK Number one Adele Nicholl (44.34m) and Ireland’s Hannah O’Sullivan (41.28m).
Clarricoats was edged out of silver by Scotland’s Jack Lawrie, both clocking 13.50 as England’s Kertis Beswick maintained his winning record.
Meanwhile, a depleted National Junior League squad worked hard to earn third place at Norwich on Sunday.
The men’s hurdles events yielded maximum points as George Hadler and Jake Nelson won both strings of the one-lap hurdles and returned to the track to tackle the under-20 high hurdles for the first time, again winning A and B competitions.
Hoseah Gikungu also scored well, winning the 1500m, after placing second in 800m in a time just 0.1 seconds outside his personal best.
Massi Dendani won the B 1500m after earlier winning the B 400m in a new best time, as Danny Wilson was runner-up in the 400m A.
Ed Thompson was in the thick of the action with a pole vault win followed by a second place in the 800m before taking third in the B triple jump.
Richard Holland was third in the long jump and Volkan Isikgun was also third in both B 100m & 200m.
The meeting ended on a high as both relay teams were victorious. Hadler, Holland, Nelson and Wilson took the sprint relay honours and Gikungu, Wilson, Hadler and Dendani combined to dominate the 400m relay.
There were just three ladies available, but the good results made up for the low numbers.
Debbie Knight’s personal best in the shot putt won the competition and lifted her to seventh on the club all-time under-20 rankings.
She made it a double with a win taking the javelin, but strained a leg muscle in the process and had to withdraw.
Mercy Gutteridge again equalled her outdoor best to win the pole vault and added second in the B 100m and third in the B javelin.
Another 15-year-old, Tomi Akingbade celebrated her league debut with runners up places in both sprints and was close to her long jump best in third.