Seven medals at the Southern Champs

20 Aug 2022

Croydon Harriers young athletes brought home seven medals at the South of England Championships at Chelmsford this past weekend. 

Farrell Fabusiwa triumphed in the Under 15 boy’s 200m in 22.77secs and also bagged a silver in the 100m. Lia Bonsu would enjoy success in the Under 17 women’s triple jump in what was her tenth South of England gold medal in her career. 

In the Under 13 girl’s 200m, Caiselle Murray struck silver in 26.73s and was joined on the podium by teammate Sarah Crosdale .30secs behind. Fellow Under 13 girl’s squad member Shivelle Marshall was runner-up in the 100m. 

The final medal won by the Croydon contingent was Henry Thomas who clocked a lifetime best in the Under 17 men’s 100m in 11.06secs. 

At the Southern Athletics League 2nd division fixture, Croydon’s men’s and women’s team secured their divisional status for another season with a runners-up finish at Thurrock. 

There was a strong showing in the sprints thanks to Tyrese Greenway and Jack Ennis who secured maximum points in the 100m and 200m. Patrick Lucas won a hotly contested 800m, while there was a double win in the men’s A & B discus thanks to Reuben Vaughan (46.19m) and James Eccles (29.36m). .

Further maximums came courtesy of Paul Ogun and Richard McKoy who successfully teamed to win the long and triple jumps. Ogun would in fact win the athlete of the match award for his 7.33m and 14.20m efforts in each. Ovie Whiskey won the high jump in 1.98m. In the women’s section Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth won the 3000m in 11:38.3. 

In the Centurion North Downs Way 100 mile endurance race, Mark Lynch secured victory in the gruelling event.

23 Croydon Harriers took part in parkrun events on Saturday morning, with a 1-2-3 in at South Norwood courtesy of Phil Symonds, Isaac Flanagan and Matt Shires.

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