Competition Summary 14-15th Jan 2017

16 Jan 2017

Croydon Harrier athletes brought home two golds, one silver and three bronze medals at the South of England Championships at Lee Valley last weekend.

The standout event came in the Under 20 Men’s 60m where Romell Glave and Samir Williams made it a Croydon one-two. Glave took gold in 6.77secs and Williams was runner-up in 6.87secs a time which will see him invited to the UK Trials next month.

Alex Wiafe claimed Gold in the Under 20 men’s shot putt with a 10.94m effort.


Bronze came courtesy of Ashleigh Clarke who clocked 25.63secs in the 200m. In the 60m she ran the UK Trials qualifying time in 7.75secs and would settle for fifth in her semi-final.

A further bronze was won by Sophie Elliss in the Under 20 women’s 60m hurdles in 8.85secs. Sonyce Archer was 6th in the same race.

Ola Olufemi-Krakue notched the club’s final bronze in the under 20 women’s triple jump where was denied silver in the final round of the competition. Her best effort was 10.73m.

In the women’s 60m hurdles, Twinelle Hopeson finished fourth in 8.80secs in a lifetime best to qualify for the UK Trials next month.

Verter Oppong-Kyei leapt to 6.25m to finish fourth in the Under 20 men’s long jump, and another fourth was found in Micah cheapest cialis online Francis-Dwyer in the Under 20 men’s 200m (22.59secs).

In the Men’s 60m, Damien Powell broke the seven second barrier three times and would eventually finish fifth in his semi-final. Kyle Andrews clocked 7.51secs in his Heat, while Tosin Salami reached the semi-finals of the Under 20 Women’s 60m where she ran 7.87secs.

At the 2XU Surrey Men’s League 2nd division race, an injury hit Croydon squad all but guaranteed their place in the division for next season finishing sixth.  The result means the Harriers remain fourth overall, well clear of the relegation zone in the nine-club division.

Ben Savill led the charge in 13th over the five-mile course in 29 minutes and 22 seconds in his first competition since a long lay-off. Christophe Dormenval (21st, 30:09), Alex Penfold (23rd, 30:20) and Patrick Lucas (25th, 30:30) all packed well providing solid support.

The Under 20 duo Kieron Connor (45th, 31:43) and Rob Spalding (49th, 31:52) were next home, and were 1st and 2nd for their age group respectively.

The scoring ten was completed by stalwart David Brown (60th, 32:30), road captain Glenn Barden (72nd, 33:14), Daniel Barnes (83rd, 33:45) and Mark Maginn (88th, 33:55). A further seven Harriers provided non-scoring support.


At the Surrey Boy’s League at Mitcham Common, Robbie Tambling finished 21st out of 106 competitors. Matthew Maginn (35th), Isaac Flanagan (70th), Imran Salim (81st), Douglas Aikman (95th) and Theo Flanagan (97th) completed the Croydon contingent.


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