Sprint victories see Jackson join top-10

HAVERING MAYESBROOK S National Young Athletes League squad took their first step towards regaining their Premier Division status with a big victory on home turf at Mayesbrook Park on Sunday. They ran out winners by almost 140 points, dominating four of t

HAVERING MAYESBROOK'S National Young Athletes League squad took their first step towards regaining their Premier Division status with a big victory on home turf at Mayesbrook Park on Sunday.

They ran out winners by almost 140 points, dominating four of the six age groups, with the under-13 boys team sweeping aside weak opposition, scoring more than the rest combined and only dropping two points.

Nathan Jackson won both sprints with marks taking him into the club all-time top-10 plus the B shot and Alex Law added a hurdles, long jump and shot treble.

The impressive Freddy Keefe smashed his 800m PB and Jordan Fox won the B and the B long jump in PBs.


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The under-17 men also put in a powerhouse performance with five A wins, plus the relay and a dozen B string successes, with only three points dropped on the outfield.

Laurence Goodacre had a hat trick of wins, adding the B javelin with a new best to his A shot and discus formalities, and Brad Burr partnered him with victories in the opposite strings.

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Jack Edgar-Hill added B 100m success to his hurdles speciality - Jake Nelson winning the B hurdles - while team players Ross Earney (steeplechase and 3,000m), Jon Seekings (400mh and 1,500m), Adam Wileman (steeplechase and triple jump) and Glen Wileman (hammer) added valuable wins.

The under-17 women came up trumps. Holly Thomas was the star turn with career best to win the 80m hurdles and 100m, as well as long jump victory.

Katherine Knight added another hat-trick of wins in the hammer, discus and javelin while Sophie Baggs (DT & HT) and Kike Oniwinde (JT & TJ) both added a pair of wins.

Jess Seekings won honours in the B 300m hurdles and flat while Sharmila Golan and Michelle Lovell (1,500) and Kelly Jarrold (triple jump) also added their names to the victory roll.

Deborah Knight added a trio of wins for the under-15 girls, claiming maximum points in A javelin and shot, plus B hurdles, and also joined Bethany Chambers, Rylie Trott and Lucy Allen in the winning relay quartet. Allen also won the B 100m.

Middle distance wins came via Becky Allen and Shannon Sullivan (800m) and Avril Loynes' 1500m PB, while Michelle Fashanu was the B high jump victor.

There were six wins by the under-15 boys. Dan Wilson again impressed with a discus win, while Nick Duffey took the B, also adding hurdles B success.

Josh Conners doubled up to great effect with wins in 400m B and 1500m A and Finbar Smyth won the B 800m.

The under-13 girls' team featured several debutants who tasted league competition for the first time.

Lydia Hallam and Rebecca Christmas made it maximum points in the 1200m and Mercy Gutteridge won the B 75m.

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