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Havering getting better all the time

PUBLISHED: 17:14 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 August 2010

AN IMPROVED all-round performance by Havering Mayesbrook, with a glut of PBs, was still only good enough for third place, in the home NYAL fixture at Mayesbrook recently. The under-15 girls were the only squad to finish second in their section - all the o

AN IMPROVED all-round performance by Havering Mayesbrook, with a glut of PBs, was still only good enough for third place, in the home NYAL fixture at Mayesbrook recently.

The under-15 girls were the only squad to finish second in their section - all the others were third. Ellie Bounds and Rachel Sadler doubled up for top points in the 800m, Deborah Knight and Laura Drew won both javelin strings and Shelley Wilson contributed a fifth in the B discus with her PB throw, as Knight took A string runners up. Second-place points were gained by hurdlers Nicola Peachey and Jess Seekings as well as the 1500m duo of Rebecca O'Neill and Shannon Sullivan.

Four wins for the under-13 boys saw them close to the leaders. Again the middle distance events paid dividends as Finbar Smyth and Mitch Chesterton scored maximum points in the 800m and Freddy Keefe won the 1500m with Nicholas Shade second in the B. Nick Duffy won the B hurdles. Lee Jarrold was second in both high and long jumps as was the sprint relay quartet.

A javelin double from Georgie Bean and Bradley Burr led the way for the under-17 men. Daniel Shanney won the B 3000m with brother Thomas coming out on top this time, finishing second in the A. Emmanuel Quarshie made it a double win in B shot and hammer. Jumps runners-up doubles went to Kelechi Dyke and Terry Hughes (long jump) and Gabriel Makinwa and Hughes again (triple jump). Jamie Buckley-Stanton and Liam Bush both ran well for second in the 1500m A and B, as Jack Edgar-Hill was second in the 400m hurdles.

Kike Oniwinde and Angela James doubled up for A and B javelin wins to provide the only victories for the under-17 women but there was a good crop of second places. Amy Cox (hammer and B discus), and Katherine Knight (A discus) were all second on the field while on the track Amber Turner (800m) and Zoey Littlechild and Gemma Phillips (1500m), James again and Kelly Jarrold (both hurdles) and Rebecca Rollinson were runners-up.

The under-13 Girls were out-powered and Grace Duffey's B shot victory was the only maximum. Hannah Bloy and Lindsay McLachlan were the only track second-placers in the 1200m and Mercy Gutteridge (B long jump) and Kirsty Evans (High jump) on the field.

Jimi Tele appeared in club colours for the first time this summer for the under-15 boys and won both 100m and long jump. Adam Samuel partnered Tele 100m victory but Luke Overton's discus B win was the only other maximum. Ryan O'Mahoney and Josh Conners were both second in the 1500m and Andrew Kerr contributed a pair of fine second places in the pole vault and hammer. Cameron Fazakerley and Danny Wilson (javelin) were also second.

Bonne Buwembo improved his club under-20 and senior javelin record to 66.93m but could finish only eighth at a high quality competition at the Bedford International Games on Sunday.

Faye Fullerton was a comfortable winner ahead of a good domestic field at the BMC Grand Prix at Manchester on Saturday. Her 4.12.47 winning time was over three seconds clear of the rest. Alexa Joel improved her 2008 best to 4.19.74 in seventh place.


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