• Mick Bond

Track Round Up

The club’s athletes welcomed the return of open track and field competition with a flurry of good performances over the last week or so. although windy conditions will prevent some performances being listed on power of ten there was ample proof that there is much to come this summer.


Summary as follows:


Senior Men: Brandon Mingeli ran a 10.56 and 21.18 sprint double at Lee Valley on April 10th and followed this up with a windy 10.44 at Dagenham last weekend. At the same meet Luke Moore smashed his PB with a time of 11.12 in the 100m though with a 2.8m/s tail wind


Luke Okosieme studying in Birmingham jumped a solid season opened of 1.93 in the high jump at the University meeting on Wednesday evening, whilst Craig Lacy throwing at Lee valley on April 25th had a decent first throw of 55.46m in the javelin


Senior Women: Daryll Neita competed on the track at Eugene Oregon, which is to be used for the World championships next year and posted a very useful 11.18 to put herself well clear at the top of the UK Rankings and in a good place for potential Olympic selection. Holly Dixon ran midweek at Harrow recording a PB of 9:34.10 for the 3000m. On the field Sophie Fenner and Natalie Mann both competed in the hammer at Lee Valley throwing 33.53 and 31.76 respectfully.


U17 Men: Dante Legister would have gone to the top of the UK rankings with a 11.04 100m at lee Valley but the race was slightly windy (+2.5m/s).Training partners Dejaune Lingard and Shaquille Fernandez-Folkes ran the longer sprint recording 22.4 and 22.96 for the 200m. Reuben Chandler set a PB of 65.46 in the 400m hurdles.


U17 Women: Amirat Mohammed-Hassan had a first race over 300 hurdles and ran well to dip under the 50 second mark with a time of 49.51. Chichi Cooper and Shawanna Williams ran 100’s in 13.21 and 13.15. Inez Rice ran her 800m at the Dagenham meet in 2:43.20.

Under 15 Boys: No competitors and this is an area of concern for the club as seems to be have been the age group most hit by COVID with virtually no recruitment since 2019.

Under 15 Girls: At Lee Valley Keziah Olaleye had a good first race over 75m hurdles running 12.41 followed by 27.3 200m. Over the 100m Nuriah Orhurhu 13.54, Faith Assah 13.87 and Ciara McGinty 14.27 all ran. Over the 800m at Dagenham Abigail Richards ran a PB of 2:26.78, Amelia Lawrence ran 2:32.60 whilst Under 13 Iris Williams ran 2:37.08