London Inter Clubs Challenge Open, Lee Valley 15th & 16th August 2020
Over twenty club athletes saw action at the second round of the London Inter Clubs Challenge at the weekend. Some fine performances were posted at the two-day event, organised by Shaftesbury Barnet AC, saw Under 15s & Under 17s take part on Saturday and Under 20s and seniors on Sunday.
Al-Ameen Salaam took half a second off his best to clock the fourth fastest ever 200m time by a club Under 15 in his first race at the distance this summer. On a good day for club sprinters, there were eight other 200m PBs as Matthew Agnimel & Emma Ramsden (Under 20s), Ridwan Salaam, Olivia Boachie & Karis Thomas (Under 17s) and Stephanie Okoro, Lucy Nattrass & Ruby Tillson (U15s) all set new career marks at the distance.
Paralympic hope Kieran O’Hara won a close 800m heat to improve his senior best by half a second and Oscar Shearing smashed his PB in his first race in the Under 15 category. There was almost a massive breakthrough from Dan Peters on his Under 17 800m debut as he crossed the line in front over ten seconds inside his best but was disqualified for breaking lane too early on the first lap.
Jacob Blanc again impressed in his second outing at 400m hurdles, taking two and a half seconds off his debut time the week before, to go to fourth on the club all time under 17 lists for the event that is now his main focus. In the senior event Adam McCarthy clocked his best time since 2012 after suffering a succession of injuries. Matthew page was close to his best in the U15 javelin and Michael Tesi set new personal marks in the event.
200m: Matthew Agnimel (U20) 23.01s PB; Al-Ameen Salaam (U15B) 23.55s PB; Ridwan Salaam (U17M) 23.94s PB; Kimathi Christie (U20M) 24.96s; Jack Botha (U17M) 25.04s; Olivia Boachie (U17W) 25.95w PB; Karis Thomas (U17W) 25.97 PB; Stephanie Okoro (U15G) 26.73s PB; Emma Ramsden (U20W) 26.87s PB; Uche Okpalauko (U17W) 27.54s; Lucy Nattrass (U15G) 28.03 PB; Ruby Tillson (U15G) 28.23 PB; Cassie Campbell (U15G) 28.54
800m: Kieran O’Hara (SM) 2:01.40 PB; Louis Berrett (U20M) 2:04.17s; Oscar Shearing (U15B) 2: 20.73s PB; Daniel Lammas (U15B) 2:22.71; Maddie Barker (U17W) 2:26.08s.
300m Hurdles: Alice Atkins (U17W) 51.80s; 400m Hurdles: Jacob Blanc (U17M) 56.61s PB; Adam McCarthy 57.33s
Javelin: Matthew Page (U15B) 31.63m; Michael Tesi 22.93m PB