SLAN Indoor Open, 6/1/19, Sutton Arena, Results and Report
Over 40 Croydon Harriers were in action at the South London Athletics Network Indoor Open at Sutton Arena on Sunday.
Samir Williams ran the fastest 60m time of the day of all those competing – it is his fastest start to an indoor season. His clocking of 6.87secs is enough to qualify for the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield next month. He is 1st in the Under 20 men’s rankings, although its still early days in the indoor season.
Teammates Dylan DaCosta (6.95secs) and Derek Kinlock (7.08secs, PB) also featured highly. There was also a PB for Ezra Rodrigues (7.33secs).
Naomi Owolabi also notched a British Indoor qualifying time of 7.72secs over the 60m. She lies 4th for the U20 women’s age group. Closely followed by Rhiannon Gayle who broke the eight second barrier for the first time at the event of 7.85secs – the same time set by her club teammate Toni Bryan at Lee Valley last week.
In a belated post, congratulations to Moriyo Aiyeola on her 7.69secs clocking at Lee Valley on New Years Day.
In the Under 17 men’s age group, all 5 Croydon athletes bagged PBs. Tyvon Innis was the fastest on the day with a 7.20secs clocking. Oli Preest (7.23secs), Louis Smithen (7.29secs), Kwame Tomlin (7.39secs) and Jeffrey Ogbata (7.46secs) all impressed.
Ayo Salako topped the Under 15 boys standings on the day in 7.52secs and is third in the national rankings. Henry Thomas clocked 8.16secs in the same event. Colleague Ibukun Akintola ran a solid 8.22secs for his PB.
In the Under 20 women’s category, Esinam Dake also enjoyed a sub eight second run with a 7.99secs clocking.
Racheal Largie-Poleon (7.98s), Ella Pippim (7.99secs, PB), Zoe Dake (PB), Tamia Meggie-Graham (8.37secs, PB), all shone in the Under 17 women’s age group.
Encouragingly for the future, 5 athletes took part in the Under 15 girls races. Lia Bonsu ran 8.06secs (PB), closely followed by Gabriella Berkeley-Agyepong (8.27secs, PB). Christabel Amponsah (8.41secs, PB), Shereese Miller (8.48secs, PB) and Chrissy Afriyie Amponsah (8.55secs) were all in action.
In the Under 13 girls ranks Tochi Davids ran 8.51secs, the fastest time of the afternoon. Inessa-Renee Atta-Flynn , Amber Bloomfield and Rhianna Fowler all bagged PBs in the same age group. Bloomfield also competed at the Surrey XC Championships the previous day.
On the field, Jack Ennis cleared 2.03m in the high jump, his joint best indoor performance. Oliver Long-Lucomce cleared 1.75m.