Mighty McCarthy hurdles home in style

ADAM McCARTHY put in a sterling performance for Havering Mayesbrook to win the 400m hurdles at the National Junior League in Basildon at the weekend. McCarthy helped them to fourth and his time of 56.9 seconds was the fifth fastest under-20 time in the cl

ADAM McCARTHY put in a sterling performance for Havering Mayesbrook to win the 400m hurdles at the National Junior League in Basildon at the weekend.

McCarthy helped them to fourth and his time of 56.9 seconds was the fifth fastest under-20 time in the club's history.

Grant Twist also won to set new 2,000m steeplechase career marks, while Joseph Ramie's triple jump victory ended the field events on a high, as Gabriel Makinwa placed second in the B event.

Laurence Goodacre stepped up an age group to win the B shot, while Emmanuel Quarshie was runner-up in the A string. Andy Lewis improved his best for second in the 400m and Kieron Nelson set PBs in both hurdles events, contributing second and third place points.


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Joe Ramie's storming sprint relay anchor leg after runs from Gabriel Makinwa, Marlon Moseley and Jack Edgar-Hill, brought maximum points.

Kike Oniwinde provided the only A string maximum for the women, with a javelin victory and she was also second in the shot. The hurdles trio of Nicola Hill, Angela James and Lauren Edgar-Hill scored well.

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Hill blasted off in the 400m hurdles, but suffered in the closing stages and was passed over the final hurdle to finish second. Lauren Edgar-Hill set a new PB to win the B string and was second in the sprint hurdles, as Angela James capped her 100m hurdles debut with a B string win.

Holly Thomas competed in the league for the first time and set new PBs in all three events - 100m, 200m and long jump. The discus pairing of Sophie Baggs and Shelley Wilson marked their league debuts with third and second places respectively.

Edgar-Hill, James, Thomas and Hill combined well to gain third place in the sprint relay.

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