Comp round-up 23-24th April ’22

25 Apr 2022

Croydon Harriers’ junior team secured a solid fourth place in a hotly contested UK Youth Development League 1st division fixture at Tonbridge on Sunday.

In the Under 20 women’s 100m, Rachael Largie-Poleon broke 12 seconds in her opening race of the season clocking 11.94secs. Cerys Aboagye won the shot putt thanks to a 11.56m effort, while there were maximum points and lifetime bests for Christiana Kamdom Kemegne (39.59m) and Phoebe Broadhead (38.30m) in the hammer. 

The Under 20 women’s quartet (Largie-Poleon, Ninsola Adewale, Zoe Dake, Christable Amponsah) won the 4x100m relay in 48.47s. 

Ethan Mauge enjoyed a sprint double in the U17 men’s 100m and 200m, before teaming with Ibukun Akintola, Amari-Jay Anderson and Henry Thomas to win the 4x100m relay in 43.75s.

In the Under 17 women’s category, Kacey Johnson and Tochi Davids won the 100m and 200m, with Inessa-Renae Atta-Fynn winning the B events. Lia Bonsu triumphed in the triple and long jump and then teamed with Johnson, Davids and Atta-Fynn to win the 4x100m in 49.30secs. 

Final result: Crawley AC 594, Tonbridge AC 585.5, Havering AC 491, Croydon Harriers 447, Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies 322,  Team ATIP 254

Massive thanks to all our volunteers and officials on the day! Including John Chambers, Peter Howes, David Harris, Maureen, Vida, Chantal, Miriam and many more! As well as to Victoria for co-ordinating!

At the Boston Marathon, Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth moved to second on the club’s all-time marathon ranking lists with a time of 3:11.33. Husband Jacob clocked 3:14:24.

In parkrun action, 37 Croydon Harriers took part with a first place finish for Phil Symonds at Nonsuch (655 competitors) being a highlight. Runners-up finishes came courtesy of Laura Marshall (Nonsuch), Patrick Lucas (Amsterdam Bos) and Omar Harhara (Mile End).  

Other results:

Terry Lapins completed the Southampton Half Marathon in 1:40:12.3

Sunanda Sarker-Bell 2:01:05, 4th W50

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