South of England Champs, Results & Report, 1st-2nd June 2019

16 Jun 2019

Croydon Harriers brought home four medals at the Southern Championships at Bedford last weekend.

Cheyanne Evans-Gray shot to the Women’s 100m in a new lifetime best of 11.85secs. It ranks her 26th nationally. Paul Ogun also struck gold in the men’s long jump with a 7.21m effort.

Derek Kinlock notched a bronze in the Under 20 men’s 200m with a personal best performance of 21.43secs. Training partner Dylan Da Costa was 7th.

There was a silver medal for Marcia Sey, who was just edged out of a gold medal in the Under 20 women’s sprint hurdles in a photo finish.

Double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney comfortably qualified for the men’s 200m final but was forced to withdraw due to a hip cramp.

Further finalists included Micah Francis-Dwyer (U20 Men’s 100m, 5th in 10.87s),  Reuben Vaughan (Under 20 Men’s discus, 4th) and Hakan Digby (Under 20 Men’s 110m hurdldes, 5th).

Stevie Lawrence was also just outside of the medals in 4th in the women’s 1500m in 4:43.52.

Training colleagues Davina Ansah and Rhiannon Gayle were fifth and sixth in the Under 20 women’s 200m, while Ola Olufemi-Krakue leapt to 11.22m in the triple jump for 7th.

Sonyce Archer continued her comeback trail in the women’s triple jump where she’d finish 9th.

Other performances:

Michael Miller, U20 Men’s 100m semi-finals, 7th in 10.99s

Ashleigh Clarke, Women’s 100m semi-finals, 7th in 12.50s & Women’s 200m heats 25.85s

Sophie Elliss, Women’s 400m hurdles, 4th in heat in 66.27s

Shelton Mattison, Men’s 100m, 7th in heat in 11.52s

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