Havering on track in promotion race
PUBLISHED: 17:27 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010
A terrific all-round team effort from Havering Mayesbrook saw the Southern Men s league team snatch victory from Exeter in the final two events at a damp Lee Valley on Saturday. At the halfway stage, Exeter were 25 points ahead but a spirited display by
A terrific all-round team effort from Havering Mayesbrook saw the Southern Men's league team snatch victory from Exeter in the final two events at a damp Lee Valley on Saturday.
At the halfway stage, Exeter were 25 points ahead but a spirited display by Havering ensured the first victory for a number of years and in doing so keeps the team on track for promotion.
Track wins were provided courtesy of Luke Stott and Matt Russell's 200m double, Ian Anthony's 5000m B string victory and Anthony Williams' hurdles PB which won the B event. Williams notched another PB to win the Triple jump, and Joe Ramie added B string maximum points, after winning the B long jump.
Another javelin double from Bonne Buwembo and Georgie Bean helped to reduce Exeter's lead and the sprint relay quartet of Matt Russell, Scott Spencer, Joseph Ramie and Luke Stott closed the gap further still.
With just two events remaining the HMAC squad were still six points behind and even after a double success from Grant Twist and Jason Lendon in the A and B 3000m steeple chase gave the club a one point lead a win in the final 4 x 400m relay was still needed to ensure outright victory.
The foursome of Joe Ramie (54.0), Mark Bishop (52.5), Scott Spencer (51.7) and anchor Luke Stott (49.2) did the club proud by coming home in front to ensure the first men's Division One victory for a number of years and keep the team on track for promotion.
n Faye Fullerton claimed the club senior 1500m record on Sunday when she erased Una English's 12-year-old mark in blustery conditions at the Loughborough International.
Her new milestone of 4 minutes 10.45 seconds was almost a two-second improvement on her previous best and bettered the existing mark by 0.88. It was good enough for third behind Commonwealth Champion Lisa Dobriskey and seasoned international Susan Scott.
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