Competition round-up 14-15th August ’21
Croydon Harriers men’s and women’s squad completed their Southern League campaign on Saturday with a surprise win at Battersea.
Christiana Kamdom-Kemegne broke the club record in the Under 17 women’s hammer with a 39.58m effort, Phoebe Broadhead won the B in 35.50m. Cerys Aboagye won the women’s pole vault with a 2.10m clearance.
There were maximum points in the men’s 100m thanks to the ever-improving AJ Anderson (11.24s) and captain Louis Smithen (11.67s). Klaysen Kafuti (1.85m) and Ovie Whiskey (1.75m) secured the A and B wins in the high jump, while further wins on the field came courtesy of Andy Nevo (pole vault, 2.40m), Reuben Vaughan (discus, 46.33m) and Richmond Baah (javelin, 46.22m).
In the overall league table, Croydon will likely finish 45th out of the 97 competing clubs in the South of England.
At the Wimbledon 5K road race, James Hancock won the overall competition in 15 minutes and 48 seconds. Alex Penfold bagged the bronze medal 50 seconds back. Isaac Flanagan finished a solid 8th in 17.30 to win the team prize. Sandie Sarker-Bell and Keith Brown were 50th and 51st, but 2nd and 4th in their respective age groups.
Dom Nolan would place 13th in the Eltham BMC in the 1500m clocking 3:52.89, while Paul Ogun finished fourth at the Scottish Championships in the long jump.
26 Croydon Harriers took part in parkruns across the UK, with Henry Butt securing the club’s highest men’s finish in runner-up position at South Norwood. Top five placings were also supplied through Anna Corby (2nd, Lloyd Park), Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth (2nd, South Norwood), Jessica Moore (4th, Lullingstone) and Glenn Barden (5th, Victoria Dock).