Havering athletes crack UK top 50 rankings for 2009

PUBLISHED: 14:39 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 August 2010

MIDDLE DISTANCE aces from Havering Mayesbrook AC made their way into the senior women s UK Top 50 rankings for 2009.

MIDDLE DISTANCE aces from Havering Mayesbrook AC made their way into the senior women's UK Top 50 rankings for 2009.

Sara Luck's club 3km steeplechase record of 10:38.37 ranked her 10th nationally and she also made the 3,000 metre flat top 50.

Harriet Scott featured in the 800, 1,500 and 3,000m lists placing and was 19th in the metric mile with her personal best of 4.15.12, 20th in the three km with 9.17.33 and 40th in the 800m. She also ranked in the 10km road rankings.

Faye Fullerton appears in five lists ranking fourth in the 3km list and 28th in the 1,500m. She was also sixth in the 10 mile road list, 11th in the 5km road list and also ranks in the 10km event. Lauren Deadman ranked 22nd in the 3km, 23rd in the 5,000m and made the 1,500m top 50.

Lucy Sargent was an impressive 12th in the 200m rankings with her 23.57 club record and 22nd in the shorter 100m sprint.

Nicola Hill ranked 16th in the 400m hurdles, while under-17 Kike Oniwinde (18th) and Emma Christmas (28th) are in the senior javelin lists.

Havering Mayesbrook AC's annual Boxing Day Handicap, held at Rise Park, went ahead with 36 competitors tackling the course.

A field of strong runners battled the tough road course with Jeff Black winning the open race and the ever- green Gary Howard returning to form to win the Havering Mayesbrook race.

Anne Gifford who has recently returned to competitive athletics won the women's race. The outstanding performance of the day came from 17-year-old Jamie Buckley-Stanton, who in winning the under-20s trophy, also improved by four minutes, running the second fastest time of the day.

Athletes also raised more than £100 for St Francis Hospice on the day.

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