SLH Club Track & Field Championships
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT
We were blessed with a beautiful afternoon for the track and field championships at Track Coulsdon on Sunday. Around 150 athletes of all ages took part and it was great to see such support from family and friends.
On the track there were some very close races with Alisha Reid and Faith Price battling it out in the age 11 girls 100m and Marisse Cato and Sadie Kaeeya doing the same in the age 12 girls race. George Rawkins looked really promising in the U13 boys 100m and 200m. In the 60m races Amelia Purnell won the aged 9/10 race with Maddie Vickers and Lillie Gass joint 2nd and Marni Price won the aged 7/8 girls race with Kasia Titterton a close 2nd and Sophie Hobbs 3rd. Nicolas Gayle won the age 9/10 boys 60m from new recruits Aron Sasu and Fletcher Warnes. The age 7/8 boys’ race was very close with George Williamson just winning from Asher Byrne and Charlie Carter. Alisha Reid took the 150m title from Marisse Cato and Saffron Tuck. Alisha Reid also proved what a talent she is winning the U13 girls 300m. Ethan Murray proved his class in the U15 boys age group taking the 100m 200m long jump and shot titles. Max McCarthy also looked really impressive over a number of events coming 2nd in the 200m, 3rd in the long jump, winning the 300m and high jump where he cleared a great 1.60m. New recruit Mark McAnuff did very well in the U15 boys sprints finishing 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m. There were some good battles in the U17 men’s sprints with Danyal Shahid winning the 100m from Josh French and Josh reversing the places to win the 200m from Danyal. Callum Hockley won the U13 boys 300m and Shiden Tekle took the U17 men’s event. The U11 girls 80m final was really close with Hannah Carter just winning from Olivia Dempsey Streeter and Marni Price. The boys’ final was equally tight with Nicolas Gayle winning from Aron Sasu and Joe Lawrence.
The middle distance races proved popular with big fields in the U11 girls and boys 600m. Hannah Carter won the girls’ race from Olivia Dempsey Streeter and Katie Mooney. There was a really impressive run by Oscar Greenwood in the boys’ race where he was a clear winner from Imani Lanquedoc and Joe Lawrence. Jahmila Lanquedoc took the U13 girls 800m from Saffron Tuck and Li-Norah Flynn. It was good to see Thomas Porter back on the track and he looked very good winning the U13 boys 800m from Joe Brooks and Joe Seal. The U15 girls’ race was won by Amelia Stiff and Emma Doyle took the senior women’s race. Adem Eren won the U15 boys race with Ciaran Brennan in 2nd place. William Bardsley had a good run in the U17 men’s 800m with James Lyne in 2nd and Alex Lyne in 3rd. Rob Wood had a fine run in the senior men’s race winning with Mark Cawood in 2nd and John Mackay in 3rd place. The Emery Carr mile was won by Joe Lyne in a new personal best and new track record of 4.32.8 with Rob Wood 2nd in the senior men’s race and Dan Gillett 3rd. William Bardsley had a good run to win the U17 men’s race from James and Alex Lyne. The U13 boys’ race was won by Joe Brooks from Joe Seal and Oliver Anderson. Mary-Kate Flynn won the U13 girls title.
In the field events the throws were dominated by Phil Hartnett’s gang from Crystal Palace. Ben Myburgh won the senior men’s discus and shot and finished 2nd in the javelin behind Mark Cawood. Calum O’Neil looked really impressive in the U17 men’s events winning the javelin, discus and shot. Nathan Standing had a really busy afternoon and proved what an all-round athlete he is finishing 2nd in U17 men’s the javelin, discus, shot and high jump and winning the long jump. Maya Smith was equally busy winning the senior women’s javelin and finishing 2nd in the 800m. Phoebe Emburey won the U15 girls javelin, discus and shot with Hannah Proud taking 2nd place in the javelin and shot. Thomas Porter proved that Nick Barton’s coaching at Track Coulsdon is paying off winning the U13 boys javelin with a new personal best of 23.49 with Joe Brooks in 2nd and Thomas Rea in 3rd. Merle Redhead Ling won the U13 girls’ javelin with Sian Woahone in 2nd place. Frankie Evans had a great afternoon winning the U17 girls’ discus, shot and javelin. Chris Hall worked hard all afternoon winning the senior men’s sprints and long jump and finished 2nd in the shot. Thomas Porter won the U13 boys’ shot. Sadia Kaeeya looked very impressive in the U13 girls shot winning with a throw of 8.50m followed by Marisse Cato and Mary-Kate Flynn. Marisse won the discus with Merle Redhead Ling in 2nd and Nolitha Olusanya in 3rd. There were some excellent performances in the long jump where Hannah Carter won the U11 girls’ event from Olivia Dempsey Streeter with Mia Walker-Brown and Amelia Purnell in joint 3rd. The U11 boys’ long jump was won by Aron Sasu from Daniel Edwards and Jack Webber. Saffron Tuck won the U13 girls’ title with a new personal best of 3.99m with Marisse Cato in 2nd and Merle Redhead Ling in 3rd. Callum Hockley won the U13 boys’ event from Thomas Rea and Piers Harte-Jones. The U13 girls’ high jump was won by Megan Grobler. Thomas Rea jumped a new personal best to win the U13 boys’ event with 1.29. Ciaran Brennan won the U15 boys’ event.
The sports hall events proved very popular for the younger age groups and were very hotly contested. The U11 boys speed bounce was won by Imani Lanquedoc with Oscar Greenwood in 2nd and Aron Sasu in 3rd. Hannah Carter won the girls’ event from Katie Mooney and Anya Rotchell. The U13 girls was won by Mary-Kate Flynn from Eloise Jenkyns with Amy Beattie and Rachel Doyle in equal 3rd place. Owen Cawood won the U13 boys’ event from Daniel Foard with Oliver Anderson and Thomas Rea in joint 3rd place. In the howler throw the U11 girls was won by Mia Walker-Brown with Olivia Dempsey-Streeter in 2nd and Aimee Hobbs in 3rd. The U11 boys was won by Jack Webber with Daniel Edwards in 2nd and Tommy Newell in 3rd place. The U13 boys’ event was won by Piers Harte-Jones with Joe Brooks in 2nd and Oliver Anderson in 3rd. Merle Redhead Ling won the U13 girls’ event from Sadia Kaeeya and Rachel Doyle.
It was a great club afternoon and a big thank you is due to all the officials and helpers who worked tirelessly all afternoon to make the event such a success. Well that brings the track and field season to a close and we look forward to winter training and coming out even stronger on the track next season.
Position results are in the Results section.
Surrey Champs Combined Events
SLH was represented by 3 young athletes in the Surrey Championships Combined Events competition on 14th September. Amelia Clark, Jessica Gouveia-Slatter and Ella Price competed in the U13 Girls pentathlon at Long Jump, 70m hurdles, shot put, high jump and 800m, finishing 6th, 13th and 15th respectively. Amelia had 5 strong events including a PB in the High Jump at 1m 29cm and was close to both her hurdles and long jump PBs. Jess also high jumped 1m 29cm only 1 cm short of her PB, had a good 800m and had she not been impacted by another athlete’s fall in the hurdles may well have placed top 10 overall. Ella ran a PB in the hurdles and had a good long jump, finishing with a credible overall score despite this pentathlon not including the javelin which is her strongest event. Coach Anne Baba said how proud she was of all three athletes, particularly as they only started training at some of these disciplines earlier this season.
Surrey Road Relays 2014
There was a gold rush for South London Harriers athletes at the Surrey road relay championships held at Wimbledon Park last Sunday with the club picking up a haul of 21 winners medals. The senior men’s team of Kristian Lennard, Kevin Quinn, Stuart Major, Ryan Evans, Tom Holden and Pat Canavan were overall winners with Kevin receiving the award for fastest leg. The over 50 men’s quartet of Dave Ogden, Philip Stiff, John Foss and Andy Tindall won their race while the over 60 trio of Ian Kitching, John Quaintance and Barry Atwell were also victorious. Andy and Ian took the medals for their respective quickest legs with Dan Gillett taking gold in the over 40 category. The ladies over 45 team of Pippa Major, Pam Ianella and Ruth Hutton defended the title, Ruth also claiming the fastest leg medal.
Full results can be found here
Pictured below is the winning mens team of Tom Holden, Stuart Major, Kevin Quinn, Ryan Evans, Kristian Lennard & Pat Canavan. (More pictures in the gallery)
Congratulations to Pat Canavan and Linda Ingram, our new10,000 m champions. Pat, fresh from setting a track record for the mile last week, took it out from the start and was never threatened. His finishing time was 33.53.5. Dan Gillett came second with Jim Burdett third. At one time it looked as if Jim might catch Dan but he ran out of steam with 3 laps to go. Linda was first woman ahead of Ruby Sandhu, a pity there weren't more women racing but well done Linda. Thanks to all who helped with the recording and general organisation. RESULTS
English Schools Championship
ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
We had 4 young athletes taking part in the English Schools Championships at Alexander Stadium on the 12th July. It is the goal of all young athletes to qualify for these championships and the standards to qualify are very tough. Tom Holden and Creston Harrison were representing Surrey and Lohita Allen-Aigbodion and Nathan Fergus were representing London. Lohita was running in the junior girls 75m hurdles and was 2nd in her heat in a new personal best of 11.60. She was 4th in the semi-final and just missed qualifying for the final. Nathan was 12th in the intermediate boys discus final throwing 37.09m. It was the first experience of this level of athletics for both Lohita and Nathan and it will stand them in good stead for future championships. Creston Harrison won his heat in the intermediate boys 200m in a new personal best of 22.18. He placed 3rd in the semi-final and missed making the final by fractions of a second. Tom Holden ran in the Senior Boys 1500. With 19 entries, the race went to a rather packed straight final on the Saturday, rather than heats on the Friday. In a slow, tactical race, as 2nd youngest in the race, Tom finished 8th overall and second of the younger age group, in 3:56.19.
SLAN meeting at Track Coulsdon
We held our first meeting at the track on 28th. June. It was a SLAN under 17 and under 20 league and despite the rain it went off well. It's worth remembering that most tracks we visit have paid ground staff who are experienced in track meetings. We had to do it all ourselves with some outside help so full marks to Anne Roden, Ray Thompson and all who helped with the set up and running of the meeting - we will learn as we go along. Also thanks to all the visiting officials who helped the afternoon to run smoothly. Results will be on the SLAN website, our star man of the match must be Joe Lyne who won the 800m in just over 2 minutes and anchored the medly relay team to a win, good runs also from Aaron Wells and William Bardsley in the 400 and 800m. Photos are in the Gallery.
Next Sunday (6th. July) we host the boys' Ebbisham League, all offers of help welcome.
Anne Roden reports on the recent events:
The last 2 weekends have been very busy for our young athletes. On the 26th April the girls had the first Lily B match at Guildford. There were some excellent performances especially by Faith Price who won the U11 girls 75m and 150m and Olivia Dempsey-Streeter who finished 7th. Olivia then went on to compete in the 600m where she finished 4th with Rebecca Ward 6th and Emma Wood 10th. In the U13 girls Ella Price was 4th in the 100m. In the 200m Amelia Clark was 3rd in the A string and Peggy Winterborn was 4th in the B string. There were very good runs by Amelia and Peggy in the 800m