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Mighty Mel leads the way

PUBLISHED: 12:46 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 11 August 2010

ATHLETICS: A TRIO of wins from Mel Harrison led Havering Mayesbrook to victory in their final Southern Women s League fixture at Bedford on Saturday. The talented athlete was a winner in the hammer, shot and discus while Kike Oniwinde and Emma Christmas a

ATHLETICS: A TRIO of wins from Mel Harrison led Havering Mayesbrook to victory in their final Southern Women's League fixture at Bedford on Saturday.

The talented athlete was a winner in the hammer, shot and discus while Kike Oniwinde and Emma Christmas added a javelin double. Harrison added an important point in the triple jump and Christmas scored in the 100m and long jump.

Chloe van Wulven won the A sprint hurdles and B 400m event, while Claire Brennan triumphed in the 400m hurdles and the B sprint hurdles. Van Wulven also added points in the long and high jumps while Brennan scored in the 200m.

Vicky Smith again tackled all three middle distance races, winning the 800m, finished second in the 1,500m, and third in the 3,000m.

Under-17 Becky O'Neill stepped up to the senior league with wins in both the 800m and 1,500m B events. Further victories came from Angela James in the B high jump and Danielle Ross, who returned from injury to score full points in the pole vault, as Leanne Blayney produced a PB for third in the A.

Nina Brennan (400m and shot) and Lydia St Ange (100m and triple jump) completed the scoring tally.

The team were pushed hard by Luton all the way, but victory in the sprint relay and second place ahead of Luton in the 4x400m ensured a winning end to the season, to lift the team from fifth to third.


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