Havering AC Report – National Athletics League, Championship London Division, Round 2 Kingston Saturday 3rd July 2021

National Athletics League, Championship London Division, Round 2 Kingston Saturday 3rd July 2021

PosnTeam NamePoints
1Havering AC287.2
2Enfield & Haringey AC217.6
3Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers213.2
4Herne Hill Harriers207.2

Points score subject to revision

The National Athletics League squad made it two wins in two with a comfortable victory at Kingston on Saturday, despite missing several key athletes.

In the opening event, the 400m hurdles, Flic Clarke and Claire Brennan notched up the first of a dozen wins for the ladies both setting season’s bests, with Claire’s time improving her own club W40 best. Claire added runner up spots in both the pole vault and B javelin, while Flic ran legs in both relays.

Higher Competition Athlete Katy Sealy proved her worth with a hat trick of wins in the high jump, shot and javelin, and added runners up spots in the long jump and B sprint hurdles, as Chloe Williams took the honours in the hurdles A string.

Stephanie Okoro tuned up for next week’s English Schools’ championship with victory in the 400m, in only her second race at the distance, clocking the fifth fastest time ever at the distance by a club U17. Behind her, in the combined A & B race, Jade Kavanagh’s season’s best won the B string.

Ellie Watson won the B high jump and was runner up in the B long & triple jumps, and Alice Atkins recorded second places in both triple jump and hammer on her league debut. Anne-Prisca Djondo and Nina Brennan added B string wins in shot & discus, and Alice Brown was edged into second in the last round of the A discus, after placing second in the 800m, with Rebecca O’Rourke also second in the 800m B.

Under 17 Karis Thomas was runner up in both sprints on her individual National League debut, and her B string partners Esther Agnimel (100m) and Emma Ramsden (200m – PB) also placed second. Ginte Bailey (1500m) and Robyn Matson (3000m) completed the line-up.

Stephanie Okoro, Nina Brennan, Flic Clarke and Alice Brown led all the way for victory in the final event the 4x400m relay to seal another successful day.

The men’s team were short of sprinters and jumpers but still contributed eight victories and other good results. Club stalwarts Rob Warner and Jason Lendon made it a one-two in the steeplechase with Rob’s time improving his recent M40 club best, while marathon specialist James Connor made a rare track appearance with a dominant victory in the 5000m.

Alex Ford took almost 15 seconds off his 1500m best to place second, as was James Stewart in the B event, with Reece Harriott and Luke Chester both second in their 800m strings. Adam McCarthy returned from injury for third in the 400m hurdles as Karl Tucker was second in the A 110m hurdles event.

HCA Michael Shonibare was just outside his recent best in winning the A 400m and Matthew Agnimel’s PB in the B string made it full points for the pair.  HCAs Luke Williams and Graham Holder again played their part with Luke second in both the pole vault & B hurdles and third in the triple jump, and Graham second in both hammer and discus and third in the shot. Travel delays made for a late arrival for Hal Hutton and Duane Jibunoh but it didn’t stop them winning both A & B javelin events.

The final event the 4x400m relay saw the quartet of Matthew Agnimel, Reece Harriott and Michael Shonibare, joined by debutant Michael Okoro who had covered both sprints. They were always in contention and Shonibare’s anchor leg made sure of victory.

A STRINGPos.Time/Dist B STRINGPos.Time/Dist
100Karis Thomas U17212.60100Esther Agnimel U20212.74
200Karis Thomas U17226.31200Emma Ramsden U20226.58
400Stephanie Okoro U17157.54400Jade Kavanagh U20158.71
800Alice Brown U2022:20.20800Rebecca O’Rourke U2022:49.60
1500Ginte Bailey W3534:58.253000Robyn Matson211:40.5
100HChloe Williams114.55100HKaty Sealy HCA218.41
400HFlic Clarke165.23400HClaire Brennan W40168.75
L.J.Katy Sealy HCA24.85L.J.Ellie Watson23.87
H.J.Katy Sealy HCA11.61H.J.Ellie Watson11.31
T.J.Alice Atkins U2028.88T.J.Ellie Watson28.64
P.V.Claire Brennan W4022.60    
S.P.Katy Sealy HCA110.56S.P.Anne-Prisca Djondo U2019.21
D.T.Alice Brown U20234.75D.T.Nina Brennan W35121.76
J.T.Katy Sealy HCA132.52J.T.Claire Brennan W40219.27
H.T.Nina Brennan W35318.14H.T.Alice Atkins U20216.97
4×100Alice Atkins, Flic Clarke, Emma Ramsden, Esther Agnimel351.65
4×400Stephanie 60.6, Nina 64.5, Flic 61.9, Alice B 60.114:07.04

Non scoring: 100m: Emma Ramsden U20 12.93; 200m: Esther Agnimel U20 27.01; 400 Nina Brennan W35 65.75

 MenA STRINGSPosTime/Dist  B STRINGSPos.Time/Dist
100Michael Okoro U20411.8 100=  
200Michael Okoro U20423.88 200Reece Harriott U20223.25
400Michael Shonibare HCA148.14 400Matthew Agnimel149.83
800Reece Harriott U2022:01.64 800Luke Chester U2022:06.18
1500Alex Ford U2024:08.30 1500James Stewart24:27.29
5000James Connor M35115:07.90 5000  
3000 s/cRob Warner M40110:00.5 3000 s/cJason Lendon M45110:45.3
110HKarl Tucker216.93 110HLuke Williams HCA220.27
400HAdam McCarthy358.55 400H  
T.J.Luke Williams HCA310.37 P.V.Luke Williams HCA23.60
S.P.Graham Holder HCA39.80 S.P.   
D.T.Graham Holder HCA232.17 D.T.=  
J.T.Hal Hutton U20146.56 J.T.Duane Jibunoh142.58
H.T.Graham Holder HCA248.93 H.T.   
4×400Matthew 51.4, Reece 50.6, Michael O 53.9, Michael S 50.513:26.24

HCA = Higher Competition Athlete

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