- Guy Spencer
2019 Indoor Season – Cambridge Harriers in National Rankings
With the (short) indoor season recently concluding – I thought that it would be a useful exercise to see where the club’s athletes placed in the national Power of 10 rankings. Using a cut-off of 50th place (well 51st as seemed harsh to let Ayanna miss out by a single cm!), as this was the extent of the rankings in the days of yore, when some dedicated soul compiled the lists manually.
We have three athletes – Kacey Walters (u15 – High Jump), Nana Gyedu (u17 – Shot) & Daniel Falode (u17 – Triple Jump) who ranked first in their respective events. Also, ranked in their top 10s are Bandon Mingeli (2nd – u20 60m), Cloe Agyepong (3rd – Shot u15), Kacey (7th – Triple Jump u15) and Esther Jackson (8th – Triple Jump u17).
Overall, we have 20 athletes ranked in their top 50s, across 28 separate events. This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates that the club currently has a strong nucleus of young talent. So, congratulations to these athletes and their coaches and let’s improve on this for the outdoor season.
However, the emphasis must be on “young talent”, as it must be of some concern that we have no senior athletes able to make the Overall lists – though their age group performances mean that Daniel (22nd), Luke Okosieme (HJ – 36th), Brandon (39th) and Kacey (38th as an u15!) do feature .
If I can introduce a note of bias into my reporting – as a field event coach I find it most pleasing that so many of these performances were achieved in the technical events. Is this an early demonstration of the advantage we have as a club, with ready access to a fantastic indoor facility?
The full list of Cambridge Harriers is as follows: