Southern XC Champs, Parliament Hill, Results and Report, 26/1/19
Croydon Harriers enjoyed a club record turnout at the South of England cross-country championships at Parliament Hill on Saturday, with 35 athletes in action.
Jessica Moore would enjoy the club’s highest finish of the day in 43rd in the junior women’s race.
In the Under 13 girls’ race, Holly Perks produced the highest finish by a Croydon Harriers in this age group for seven years, finishing 57th. Jana Sethna-McIntosh provided solid support in 205th.
The Under 17 men’s squad would finish 19th, with Nick Marshall (164th), Luke Hill (179th), Adam Shew (181st), Zachary Blair (188th) and Dan Hill (204th) packing well.
Kyra Sethna-McIntosh was 125th in the Under 15 girls race leading the team home to 31st overall. Gulcin Erten (216th) was the club’s 2nd scorer while only one place could separate Alice Maingay (226th) and Leanne Moore (227th), with Tugce Erten (285th) fifth home.
There was a top 100 finish for Joachim Bambury in the Under 15 boy’s race where he finished 73rd. Ebuka Nkamuo (245th) and Douglas Aikman (251st) were also in strong support.
Samuel Mowa would place 114th in his event in his U13 boy’s race debut, while Antara Singh crossed the line in 133rd in the Under 17 women’s category.
The women’s team enjoyed their best team performance in this Championship in over two decades finishing 58th. Madeleine Armstrong was 181st, the second best performance by a Croydon Harrier in the women’s event in the same timeframe. Laura Marshall (410th), Miriam De Souza (543rd), Jules Del Nevo (594th), Carol Johnson (700th) and Radhika Selvarajah (703rd) completing the contingent.
Josh Haasz was back in the fold in his first Southern Championship in six years. He would place a very respectable 249th in his senior men’s debut.
David Brown (534th), John Millington (663rd), James Moore (782nd), Jacob Pileth (783rd) and Neil Aikman (805th) completed the scoring six with the men’s team finishing 64th. There was non-scoring support from Colin Oxlade (909th), Matt Peek (946th) and Keith Brown (1145th).