Comp round-up, 4-5th Jan 2020

09 Jan 2020

Over forty Croydon Harriers kicked off their indoor season at the SLAN Open meeting at David Weir Leisure Centre on Saturday. 

It was Cheyanne Evans-Grey and Rachael Largie-Poleon who particularly shone on a great afternoon for Croydon’s sprints contingent. Evans-Grey clocked the fastest 60m women’s time of the day, recording a 7.49secs clocking – which would have ranked her in the top 20 in the UK based on 2019’s rankings. Meanwhile Largie-Poleon’s 7.69secs effort would have placed her 16th in 2019 for Under 20 women. 

Under 20 men’s duo Derek Kinlock and Suhiyini Osman both broke the seven-second barrier for the first time, with the training partners clocking 6.94secs. 

Other age group leaders in the event included Micah Francis Dywer (Men, 7.03s), Kwame Tomlin (U17 Men, 7.25s), Klaysen Kafuti (U15 Boys, 7.68s), Jayden Fiifi Atta-Fynn (U13 Boys, 8.19s), India Toasland (U17 Women, 7.99s), Lia Bonsu (U15 Girls, 8.02s) and Gabriella Tcheukam (U13 Girls, 8.51s). 

At the Surrey Cross-Country Championships in Dorking, nearly thirty Croydon athletes took on the County’s best athletes.

James Hancock enjoyed an excellent run in the men’s race finishing 13th in a stellar field. He was backed up by training partner Alex Penfold in 36th. It is their highest finishes in the Surrey men’s race. The team placed 15th.

Kyra Sethna-McIntosh led home the Under 17 women’s contingent in 25th place, backed up by Leanne Moore (27th), Faith Chen (33rd), Gulcin Erten (34th) and Tugce Erten (36th). The team finished 6th.  

The Under 15 boys were spearheaded by Samuel Mowa (30th) with support from Douglas Aikman (36th), debutante Adam Jansen (39th) and twins Chizoba (47th) and Ebuka Nkamuo (54th). The team would finish 7th. 

Other age group leaders included Kyron-Bailee Burke (U13 Boys, 21st), Isaac Flanagan (U20 Men, 17th), Jasmine Bell (U13 Girls, 50th), Jenna Hooper (U15 Girls, 41st) and Laura Marshall (Women, 100th).

Three Croydon Harriers took part in the Tadworth 10 mile trail race. Rob Monk (161st), Keith Brown (477th) and Norman Hemming (603rd) kept the Croydon flag flying in a field of 664 finishers. 

In parkrun action, David Brown was first home at Holy Cross in Ireland, while Jessica Moore was 1st at Lloyd Park in the ladies category.

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