Two England Golds for Croydon athletes plus Comp round-up 21-28th Aug ’22

29 Aug 2022

Croydon Harriers scooped two gold medals at the England Under 15 & Under 17 Athletics Championships at Bedford last weekend. 

Lia Bonsu won the Under 17 women’s triple jump in 11.99m, her second England title of the year after winning the England Indoor Championships in February over the 60m hurdles. 

Farrell Fabusiwa struck gold in the Under 15 boys 200m in 22.86s, adding to his South of England title he won a few weeks ago.

In the Under 17 men’s 100m, Ethan Mauge would finish 6th in the final, while Henry Thomas placed sixth in his semi-final. Tochi Davids was also in action in the Under 17 women’s 200m.

Croydon Harrier’s girls squad would finish third in the Lily B Girls Final at the David Weir Leisure Centre in the six-club finale.

On the field, Shereece Miller won the Under 17 women’s shot putt in 9.52m and Arabella Howard topped the Under 13 girl’s javelin standings with a 16.19m effort. Shivelle Marshall would triumph in the long jump thanks to a 4.17m effort. 

On the track, the sprints provided a happy hunting ground for Croydon athletes. In the U15 girls 200m Gabriella Tcheukam (27.1s) and Kaiya Ashitey (27.4s) took maximum points and Inessa-Renee Atta-Fynn won the Under 17 women’s event adding to her 100m victory earlier in the day.

Event maximums were also found in the Under 13 girls 100m (Casielle Murray and Saray-Destiny Crosdale) and Under 15 girls 100m (Atarah Kenton and Kelly Ajayi).  

Croydon concluded the day with three wins in the sprint relays. 

At the BMC Miles race at Tooting, James Hancock would finish 7th in 4:13.16 and Alex Penfold 14th in 4:44.03. 

At the Welsh Junior Championships, Cerys Aboagye would take bronze in the shot putt and finish fourth in the discus. 

In parkrun action, 37 Croydon Harriers took part on Saturday morning. There was a double 1st at South Norwood thanks to Phil Symonds and Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth, and Anna Corby was 1st in the women’s category at Milano Nord in Italy. There were further runners-up finishes courtesy of Douglas Aikman (Roding Valley), Samuel Dakin (Sizewell), Isaac Flanagan (Woolacombe Dunes) and Brendan Murphy (Holy Cross). 

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