Competition Summary 7-8th Jan 17

09 Aug 2016

Croydon Harriers’ youngsters brought back four medals from the South of England Indoor Championships at Lee Valley last weekend.  

Zoe Dake scooped the under 15 girl’s 300m title in 44.18secs, while Marcia Sey was first across the line in the U17 Women’s 60m hurdles in 8.68secs.

More medals came courtesy of Xander Collins (U15 Boys 60m hurdles) bagging silver, and newcomer Naomi Owolabi who edged teammate Kayla Bowley in the U17 Women’s 60m for bronze by three hundredths of a second.

Other Results:

Ayo Daniel, U17 Men’s 60m semi-finals, 7.29secs

Israel Ospina, U17 Men’s 400m, 5th in 52.17secs

Ezra Rodriques, U17 60m hurdles, 5th in 8.70secs

Rhiannon Gayle, U17 Women’s 200m, 3rd in her semi-final,  26.55secs

Naomi Owolabi, U17 Women’s shot, 10.49m, 9th

Ange Gbeyo, 4th in his semi-final Under 15 Boy’s 200m, 7.66secs

Rachel Largie-Polean, 4th in the semi-final U15 Girls, 9.59secs

At the SLAN Open meeting, the ever-improving Romell Glave particularly caught the eye clocking 6.78secs for the 60m. It will mean the 17 year-old will be invited to the National Trials in Sheffield next month to compete for a place on the British team for the European championships. Ayo Salako shot to the top of the rankings for the Under 13 boys 60m.

Ovie Whiskey (1.45m, U13 Boys) and Jack Ennis (1.81m PB, U17 Men) won their respective high jump competitions, while Emmanuel Thomas was runner-up in the pole vault with a 3.90m effort.

At the Surrey cross-country championships at Lloyd Park, Dom Nolan scooped the club’s first medal in the men’s race in fourteen years, finishing runner-up in a high quality race.

The 22 year-old covered the 7.5 mile course in 39 minutes and 48 seconds, finishing runner-up to former British International Phil Wicks.

Peter Chambers was 17th on his comeback from injury, with the rest of the scoring team comprising of Alex Penfold (67th), Patrick Lucas (69th), Mark Maginn (107th) and Glenn Barden (108th). Croydon’s team were eighth overall.

Kieron Connor finished 11th in the U20 men’s race and Jessica Moore matched that feat in the Under 17 women’s race.

Stevie Lawrence led the women’s challenge finishing 17th in a field of over 120 finishers. Jules Williams (106th), Miriam De Souza (119th) and Radhika Selvarajah (129th) completed the team who placed 14th. It is Croydon’s best finish in this Championship in 23 years.

Croydon also enjoyed record turnouts in the Under 13 girls and Under 15 boys age groups, with them being led home by Kyra Sethna-McIntosh (20th) and Robbie Tambling (35th) respectively.

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