Junior team preserve 1st division status

20 Aug 2022

Croydon Harrier’s junior team secured a third place finish in their final UK Youth League fixture at Crawley on Sunday. The squad would also secure third place overall in the league, to preserve their first division status.

In the Under 20 men’s category, there was a double win for Ebuka and Chizoba Nkamuo in the 400m.

Rachel Largie-Poleon won the Under 20 women’s 100m (11.90s) and 100m hurdles (14.95s), while Kyra Sethna-McIntosh picked up a victory in the 400m (62.18s) in what is the duo’s final Youth League with both now graduating to senior competition. Zachary Blair also brought the curtain down on his Youth League racing with a PB in the B 200m in 24.36s. All three have competed for Croydon in the Youth League since 2014/15.

Largie-Poleon would team with Ninsola Adewale, Christabel Amponsah and Praise Ogunbiyi to win the 4x100m in 48.79s.

In the Under 17 ranks, Ibukun Akintola would win the 100m in 11.30secs and then combine with Amari-Jai Anderson, Henry Thomas and Jack Harrington to win the 4x100m in 44.94s.

Lia Bonsu would take three individual wins in the Under 17 women’s 100m (12.62s), long (5.14m) and triple jump (11.40m). She would then join forces with Inessa-Renee Atta-Fynn, Marie-Louise Abraham and Shereece Miller to take the victory in the 4x100m in 51.56s. 

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In parkrun action, Anna Corby would finish 1st in Banbury, while there were several runners-up finishes courtesy of Patrick Lucas (Sutcliffe), Alex Penfold (Worthing) and Phil Symonds (Lloyd Park), and third places thanks to Jessica Moore (Brooklands) and Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth (Seaford Beach).

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