Competition round-up 4-5th June ’21

08 Jun 2021

Croydon Harriers’ young athlete’s squad kicked off UK Youth Development League campaign on Saturday at Sutton Arena, the first league fixture since July 2019.

Croydon’s squad would finish third on the day in the five club fixture. 

Gracelyn Kendeck enjoyed a solid start to the season winning the Under 15 girls 100m in 12.7s, with teammate Tochi Davids running 13.0s to win the B race. 

In the sprint hurdles, Amber Bloomfield would also team with Davids to secure maximum points in the Under 15 girls 75m hurdles. They would later team up in the high jump where Davids would clear 1.50m for a new lifetime best, while Bloomfield would clear 1.41m for further wins. 

In the middle-distance events, Kyron-Bailee Burke caught the eye, with a hard fought win in the Under 15 boy’s 800m in 2:15.0. 

The Croydon squad would conclude the day with three sprint relay wins in the Under 15 boys and girls, and under 13 girl’s races. 

At Wimbledon, Dom Nolan booked his place at the British Championships with a runners-up finish in the 1500m. His time of 3.44.72 was only bettered by mutli-time GB runner Elliot Giles. In the 3000m James Hancock (7th, 8:43.19) and Alex Penfold (24th, 9:14.15) were also in action amongst the 64 competitors on the night. 

High jumper Jack Ennis enjoyed a 2.09m clearance at Lee Valley.

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