English Schools Champs, 12-13th July 2019, Report
Seventeen Croydon Harriers took part in the English Schools Championships in Birmingham last weekend.
Jack Ennis struck gold in the senior boys high jump with an incredible 2.07m clearance. Colleague Reuben Vaughan won silver in the same age group’s discus event, with a new lifetime best of 50.89m.
In the sprints, Kayla Bowley produced the pick of the performances, winning bronze in the senior girls 200m in 24.32secs.
Lia Bonsu finished a creditable 6th in the junior girls 75m hurdles, while Dylan Da Costa and Rhannon Gayle matched that feat in the senior boys and girls 200m events. Hakan Digby was another finalist, finishing 7th in the senior boys 100m hurdles.
On the field there were a number of encouraging performances.
Sasha Howard was 10th in the junior girls high jump, while compatriot Phoebe Broadhead was 11th in the hammer for the same group. High jumper Israel Bakare cleared 1.82m to place 7th in the inter boys, while Ovie Whiskey was also in action in the junior boys version.
In the sprints, Tyvon Innis, Derek Kinlock, Davina Ansah, Francesco Calemma and Rachael Largie-Poleon all made the semi-finals of their respective events, while Ninsola Adewale was in action in the junior girl’s 100m.