Men PROMOTED in the British League
Croydon Harrier’s men’s team secured promotion to the British League’s third division after a 2nd successive runners-up finish at Lee Valley.
It is a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the Croydon squad, who finished fifth out of five at the season’s opening fixture.
On Sunday though there was plenty to cheer, with no fewer than eight A-event wins.
Paul Ogun won the man of the match award with a double win in the triple and long jump with 14.94m and 7.43m efforts respectively.
Sprinter Derek Kinlock enjoyed a 100m and 200m double, while captain Patrick Lucas won the 800m on his competitive return. Tyvon Innis (100m), Sean Edwards (200m) and Joachim Bambury (800m) won the B events
GB Junior International Rob Sakala took the spoils in the sprint hurdles and Mark Andrews covered seven crucial events to maximise points gained.
Pole vaulter Emmanuel Thomas cleared 4.60m to finish a narrow runner-up, while Reuben Vaughan matched that feat in the discus.
The 4×1 relay team of Matthew Pepper, Kyle Andrews, Innis and Edwards clung on for victory, while Harvey Stainthorpe, James Vancliff, Bambury and Kinlock ended the season a positive note with an emphatic win.