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  • Noel Carmody

Club Weekly Update - 13th July

At the European Athletics U18 Championships in Jerusalem, Dejaune Lingard won his heat of the 100m in 10.50s, after a poor start. He was at the head of the field in his semi-final recording a windy 10.33s. In the final, a few hours later, Dejaune crossed the line in 6th place in a legal PB of 10.48s. On the final day of the championships Dejaune was part of the GB & NI medley relay team that won bronze behind Italy and Norway.

Cambridge Harriers had twelve athletes, selected by their respective counties, at the English Schools Championships in Manchester, with Hannah Bridge and Emily Cadman coming away with gold medals.

Hannah (pictured) won the intermediate girls shot with her best effort of 14.36m and will now move forward to represent England Schools at the Schools Home International in Belfast this coming weekend. Emily, a first year U15, recorded a personal best of 25.64s, into a -2.1 headwind, to take the junior girls 200m title.

Keziah Olaleye recorded a PB of 46.28s in the 300m hurdles and younger brother Elijah achieved a PB of 12.33s in the 80m hurdles. Sam Scrase-Field and Daniel Nyong both missed their respective finals by one place, Sam running just outside his PB with 4:18.38s in a tactical 1500m heat. Daniel ran a PB of 50.25s in his 400m heat.

In the heats Rahaan Beckford-Collier (200m 23.45s PB), Divine Akinlolu (100m 11.86s), Faith Assah (200m 26.47), Nuriah Orhurhu (200m 26.30s) and Gabriella Noyce (75mH 12.36s). In the junior boys shot Michael Bridge finished a creditable 8th with 11.82m.

At the Milton Keynes 5000 PB Special on Saturday, where official times were also recorded at 3000m, Holly Dixon and Megan Marchant were both seeded in the elite women's race. Holly finished 9th in 16:21.79s (9:43.43 at 3000) and Megan was 12th with 17:15.01 (10:09.27). New member Brett Baker finished 14th in the Men's Race F with a PB of 16:14.28s (9:33.59s).

Sabrina Sinha won the Invitation 1500m at the University of Birmingham Track & Field Festival on Sunday in a personal best of 4:12.80s. Sabrina was also in action mid-week at the University of Birmingham Track & Field Series where she recorded a 800m PB of 2:04.24s.

On Sunday in the mixed 3000m race walk at the Medway & Maidstone T & F Open, Luc Legon recorded a season's best of 13:04.02s to take the overall win. Overall 3rd and 1st women went to Hannah Hopper (U20) in 15:07.34s, ahead of Beatrice Fury (U23) in 4th overall, who recorded a 20 second personal best of 16:12.87s.

Sophie Fenner won the women's hammer with a best of 32.44m with Natalie Mann (W35) in 3rd with 31.12m On Saturday Sophie had represented Kent at the SEAA Inter-County Championships in Oxford, where she placed 4th with 33.46m.

Aidan Newton (pictured - courtesy Mark Hookway) recorded a personal best of 10:03.96s for 3rd place in the 3000m at the Tonbridge AC Evening Open Meeting last Tuesday.

The Club held its annual BBQ on Sunday at the clubhouse in Bexley with close to 100 people in attendance, in glorious sunshine. Thanks to all involved – Dave and Antonio behind the bar, chefs Olu, Ogango and Irene, door staff Christian, Mark and Pauline and to Christine for running the Creche!


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