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  • Mick Bond

Weekly Update 10th May 22

The club’s Under 13/Under 15 track team's second match of the season was at home on Sunday. The sun shone and with some new Under 13 boys helping to support us so did the team. Overall we finished second to a very strong Woodford squad and well ahead of Bexley who had beaten us comfortably at Erith the previous week. The the top two teams due to be promoted at the end of the season this was a very encouraging start.

Under 15 Girls: Some blustery head winds put paid to most good times in the sprints but Emily Cadman still managed a PB of 25.72 in the 200m and then added good points with wins in the 100m and long jump. Nuriah Orhurhu was good back up to Emily winning both the B string 100 and 200.

Abi Richards won the high jump with a PB of 1.41m and then ran a season’s best of 2:32.47 in the 800m. Gabby Noyce set an electric PB of 12.63 in the 75 hurdles then went on to win the B string long jump (4.38) and then set a big PB of 8.70m in the shot. Lily Gayle had PBs in the hurdles (12.71) and added good points in the discus along with Isabelle Stevens.

Nuriah Orhurhu battling the head wind in the 200m

Under 15 Boys: Michael Bridge won the shot by over 3 metres with his best being a PB throw of 11.95m. He then teamed up with Felix Tynan for a one two in the javelin with Felix showing his versatility having earlier won the 800m in 2:16.24. Elijah Olaleye won the hurdles in 12.93 and had a PB in the high jump with 1.45.

Elijah Olaleye crossing the final hurdle with some of our trusty official in the background

Under 13 Girls: There were impressive runs over the 800 by Celia Allen (2:35.48), new member Sophie-Rose Bonnar (2:48.17) and Delilah Lester (2:49.66). Another new member Chiamaka Ekenulo won the high jump and B sting shot and with Chloe-Marie Obayiuwana winning the A string this was one of six events across the day in which we secured maximum points.

Under 13 Boys: Our three new members Alex Van Den Berg, Barnaby Hart and Theo Brownlee all acquitted themselves well and picked up good points for the team. Henry Onyejekwe PB'd in the shot with 7.19 and Monty Brown also PB'd in the 800m 2:42.98.

International news

In the USA Daniel Falode now studying at Harvard jumped 15.54m in the triple jump whilst Vera Chinedu ran 11.99 for the 100 then nearly beat her 200m PB with a 24.49 run.

Back in East London Brandon Mingeli opened his season and bid to make the England team for the Commonwealths with an 10.36 clocking at the Befit Open meeting at Dagenham.


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