Surrey Champs 2017, 13-14th May, Results and Report
Croydon Harriers notched 22 gold medal winners at the Surrey Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Kingston.
No less than six Croydon athletes brought home double gold.
Dylan Dacosta launched himself to the top of the UK rankings with a 21.84secs clocking in the Under 17 men’s 200m. He added the 100m title in 10.93secs.
Training partner Romell Glave replicated the double in the Under 20 men’s age group. He triumphed over the 100m in a new lifetime best of 10.51secs to go to 4th in the UK, and then set a championship best of 21.34secs in the 200m.
In the women’s events Twinelle Hopeson led the charge doing the 100m (12.36secs) and 100m hurdles (14.82secs) double. Young Racheal Largie-Poleon shot up to fifth in the UK rankings over Under 15 girl’s 200m after winning in 25.68secs, following up her 1st in the 75m hurdles.
Ayo Salako scooped the sprint double in the Under 13 boy’s 100m (12.78secs) and 200m (26.03secs) while on the field Lekan Ogunlana enjoyed two wins courtesy of the javelin (53.96m) and the high jump (1.90m).
The sprint hurdles proved a happy hunting ground for Croydon thanks to Rob Sakala (Under 20 Men’s 100m hurdles, 14.40secs), Marcia Sey (Under 17 women’s 80m hurdles, 11.87secs), Lia Bonsu (Under 13 girl’s 70m hurdles, 11.84secs) and Sophie Elliss (Under 20 women’s 100m hurdles, 14.29secs) who set a Championship best performance.
In the Under 17 women’s 200m Kayla Bowley enjoyed a clear win (25.00secs), while Zoe Dake (Under 15 Girls 300m, 42.90secs) and Micah Francis-Dwyer (Under 20 men’s 400m, 50.45secs).
Two more golds came courtesy of the javelin with Emma Fossett (Women’s javelin, 37.55m) and Sasha Howard (Under 13 girl’s javelin, 20.13m).
In the pick of the middle-distance events, Patrick Lucas (Men’s 800m, 1:54.77) and Stevie Lawrence (Women’s 1500m, 4:41.75) both notched bronze in their events.