Sophie Peters and Anya Freely produced great runs to lead Harrow to victory in the under girls’ event at the fourth round of the North-West London cross-country league at Bannister on Saturday, writes Tony Bush.
Sophie and Anta finished second and third, respectively, to clinch an impressive team result.
Laurance Edwards was also in good form to take second spot in the under-13 boys’ race, leading Harrow to third team position. The under-11 boys also grabbed third team, headed by Matthew Crow in 8th spot.
Lilian Cottrell finished ninth in the under-15 girls’ race while Liam Bunn showed good pace to finish 6th in the under-15 boys’ event.
Harrow Athletic Club’s under 20 squad secured their place in Southern Premier Division Two with a solid third place in the final fixture at Bannister on Sunday, writes Tony Bush.
Ellie Chandler continued her superb season by winning the under 17 hammer with a great throw of 49.94, just shy of her recent personal best. She also placed second in the discus while Mia Springer took the pole vault with a useful 2.60 and Marella Whitfield won the 800 metres in a fast 2.16.6.
Ellen Rose-Senior starred in the under 20 age-group with a double victory, taking the 800 metres in 2.20.2 and the steeplechase with 5.55.7. Kim Osuji took the discus with a good 35.54.
Nikita Poplawski won the under 20 400 metres hurdles, with a useful 60.0, while Joseph Lister found his excellent jump of 4.35 only good enough for second in the pole vault. Dawid Cedro fared better in the under 17 vault, winning with a good 3.75′.
Meanwhile Jade Spencer-Smith set a new Club record of 11.56 in the inter-counties event in Kingston. She also won the 800 metres while Laurance Edwards ran an excellent time of 2.18.95 for second in the 800 metres.
Harrow Athletic Club made the most of home advantage to record a massive victory in the second round of the Southern Athletics League at Bannister on Saturday.
The local Club pulled out all the stops to collect 240 points, beating nearest rivals Ipswich by 59 points with Ealing and Peterborough more than 100 points behind.
The men’s team won 12 of the 19 events, headed by a man-of-the-match performance by Andrew Howell, who took the 400 metres hurdles in a fast 52.3 . Salim Muhammed and Jerwayne Grant enjoyed clear sprint victories while Luke Hunt took the steeplechase.
Chris Alexis was in great form, taking the long jump with 6.76 and the triple jump with a superb 14.22. Shane McDonald won the high jump with an impressive 1.95.
Dave Sketchley produced his best throw for two years to win the javelin with 60.39 and there were also throws victories for Andy Lewis (shot), Sheeth Khan (discus) and David Norris (hammer).
Emily Antcliffe set a new personal best in winning the 3000 metres in 10.35.2 and she also took the 1500 metres. Eugenie Brown was a double sprints winner while Lyndsey Fairweather took the 800 metres and Maria Hill won the steeplechase.
Ellie Chandler produced a great throw of 43.38 to win the hammer while there were also throws victories for Angela Mitchell (discus) and Georgie Floyd (javelin). Stephanie Broomhead took the high jump whileSophie Dowson won the pole vault.
This victory moves Harrow up to fifth in the League table with the top two gaining promotion to Division One.