Four medals at the Southern Championships & Comp round-up 19-19th June ’22

20 Jun 2022

Croydon Harriers brought home four medals at the South of England Athletics Championships in Chelmsford last weekend.

Jack Ennis struck gold in the men’s high jump with a 2.05m clearance, while Suhuyini Osman clocked the fifth fastest 100m in club history recording 10.46s for silver in the men’s event. 

Taken by Mark Hookway

There was double bronze for Tyvon Innis in the under 20 men’s 100m and 200m and Kyra Sethna-McIntosh finished fourth in the under 20 women’s 400m in a new lifetime best in 60.54s.

At the Inter Counties meeting at Kingston, Lia Bonsu and Inessa-Renee Atta-Fynn helped Surrey’s 4x100m team to victory in the inter girls category. Bonsu enjoyed earlier success in the triple jump (12.06m, a new U17 women’s club record) and the 80m hurdles. Gracelyn Ella Kendeck won the 300m in 40.89s to lower her club record and remain third in the UK rankings. 

Taken by Vida

Croydon’s boys team rallied to third in a tightly fought contest at the Ebbisham League 1st division fixture at the David Weir Leisure Centre in Sutton.

Hosea Okunlola and Kalvyn Mills won the Under 13 boy’s 100m A and B races. Mills would team with Alex Giles to triumph in the 200m. Giles would enjoy further success in the A long jump winning in 4.46m with Deshane Sharmah (B, 3.48m). Rishan Shankar would leap to 1.35m in the Under 13 boy’s high jump which Giles would duly match. Sonnie Casiraghi Marshall topped the Under 15 boy’s discus standings with a 22.99m effort, and Chisom Iyke would replicate that feat in the Under 15 boy’s shot putt. 

In parkrun action, James Hancock broke the course record at Nonsuch Park in 14 minutes and 53 seconds, Alex Penfold was fourth in 16:27. Zoha Jetha was first home in the women’s category at Lloyd Park and Phil Symonds was runner-up at Tooting.

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