News from Havering AC


National Youth Development League – East, R2 Dartford 17th July 2021

PosnTeam NamePoints
1Havering AC585.5
2Woodford Green with Essex Ladies475.0
3Basildon AC414.0
4Dartford Harriers366.5
5Newham & Essex Beagles258.0
6Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets123.0

Havering’s young athletes kept up their winning start to the season with a comfortable victory in heatwave conditions at Dartford on Saturday.

The Under 13 Girls were victorious in almost half their events. Fisola Fagbadegun blazed to wins in both 75m and 150m sprints, her times being the second (75m) and third (150m) fastest ever by a club U13 athlete. Her B string partners both won, with Leila Jones winning the 75m and Amy Mansell the 150m, with Leila also winning the 800m, and the trio were joined by hurdles runner up Rose Hutcheon in the winning relay quartet. Oma Nwapa won the B hurdles and was second in the B shot as Eboni Roach won the A shot. The javelin pairing of Scarlett Woods and Emily Quinlan both set PBs on their way to victory and Scarlett was also runner up in the B 1200m as was Abigail Rogers in the 1200m A and Ava Illingworth in the B long jump.

The Under 15 Boys as always put in a strong display, with Al-Ameen Salaam leading the way with wins in the hurdles and shot, and runner up in the 100m. There was a win double from Daniel Lammas and Nathan Hart (PB) in the 800m, with Daniel runner up in the B 100m and B long jump. Ike Okwudi’s PB won the A 300m and moved him into the club all-time top 10. Oliver Taylor-Bush smashed his PB to win the high jump, with Leon Bengo winning the B. Lochlan Dyer won the pole vault on his debut and there were other field event wins for English Schools medallist Bobby Williams in the javelin, and Noah Harriott (B shot) and Michael Tesi (B discus). More second placed went to Jude Ogundare (200m B), Ryan Carroll (1500m)  and James Brinton-Quinn (B javelin). The 4x300m squad led all the way to victory thanks to Daniel Lammas, Noah Harriott, Oliver Taylor-Bush and Ike Okwudi.

The Under 13 Boys were scored well. Shea Sweeney & Oliver Sillett won both 800m races, and Freddie Rowe won the B 100m as Findlay McLaren was second in the A string.  Findlay also won the high jump, as Ryan Alexander was B string runner up to add to his 75m B second place, as Luke Benjamin was second in both A string sprints. Harrison Palmer won the B hurdles, with Oliver Sillett second in the A.  Zak Williams and Sam Burdett scored full points in the javelin and there were B string wins for Freddie Rowe (long jump) and James Campbell (shot). Sam Burdett, Ryan Alexander, Harrison Palmer & Luke Benjamin combined for second in the sprint relay.

The Under 15 Girls were missing several regulars but still performed strongly. Lucia Ward and Abi Swan took full points in the A & B javelin, with Abi also winning the 800m B race and Lucy Bacon’s won on her pole vault debut.  There was a B string sprint double for Precious Fagbadegun, and Hannah Evans won the B 1500m as twin Charlotte was second in the A. Miriam Adebayo’s 300m Pb placed her second, with Lucia Ward also improved her best for second in the 300m B. Hurdlers Eliza Poulson (PB) and Maggie Smith were both second, and Maggie was also second in the B high jump. Tilly Bunn notched up a trio of second places in the hammer, discus and shot. Charlotte, Lucia Ward, Maggie and Miriam were second in the 4x300m relay.

The third and final fixture in the three-match series will be hosted by Woodford on 4th September

England Athletics Senior & Disability Champs, Bedford 17th & 18th July

Rebecca O’Rourke with her England Athletics silver medal (Credit: Erica O’Rourke)

Two Havering athletes were in action at the England Athletics Senior & Disability Championships at Bedford this weekend.

Rebecca O’Rourke added to her growing tally of medals when she won silver in the senior women’s Ambulant 1500m race. The 17-year-old athlete, who competes in the T20 category for athletes with intellectual impairments, posted a time of 5m 48.75s in sweltering conditions behind Southend’s Jordan Lacey.

In the men’s Ambulant 1500m equivalent Kieran O’Hara was timed at 4m 20.10s in sixth place.

Under 15 Boys
Event‘A’ StringResultPos‘B’ StringResultPos
100mAl-Ameen Salaam12.12Daniel Lammas12.32
200mLeon Bengo28.13Jude Ogundare26.02
300mIke Okwudi38.91Noah Harriott43.43
800mDaniel Lammas2:10.41Nathan Hart2:14.61
1500mOliver Taylor-Bush4:39.83Ryan Carroll4:43.62
80m HAl-Ameen Salaam11.91==  
High JumpOliver Taylor-Bush1.621Leon Bengo1.561
Long JumpJeffrey Fenoo5.253Daniel Lammas4.872
Pole VaultLochlan Dyer2.351==  
HammerNathan Hart16.213Michael Tesi13.462
ShotAl-Ameen Salaam12.201Noah Harriott9.501
DiscusNoah Harriott28.392Michael Tesi26.831
JavelinBobby Williams49.231James Brinton-Quinn20.502
4x100m RJeffrey Fenoo, Leon Bengo, Jude Ogundare,  Al-Ameen Salaam,48.23
4x300m RDaniel Lammas, Noah Harriott, Oliver Taylor-Bush, Ike Okwudi,2:43.51
Under 13 Boys
75mLuke Benjamin10.22Ryan Alexander10.52
150mLuke Benjamin19.82Sam Burdett22.25
800mShea Sweeney2:34.91Oliver Sillett2:39.21
1200mFindlay McLaren3:52.42Freddie Rowe3:54.41
75mHOliver Sillett13.92Harrison Palmer13.21
High JumpFindlay McLaren1.401Ryan Alexander1.302
Long JumpZak Williams4.033Freddie Rowe3.951
ShotTaylor Dixon5.483James Campbell5.231
JavelinZak Williams30.441Sam Burdett25.931
4x100m RSam Burdett, Ryan Alexander, Harrison Palmer, Luke Benjamin56.32

Non Scoring: 75m: Harrison Palmer 11.0 Shea Sweeney 10.8; 800m: Taylor Dixon 2:41.2, Ethan Carroll 2:50.4; 100m Vincent James 13.1, Jeffrey Fenoo 12.8; 800: Lochlan Dyer 2:21.5, Michael Tesi 2:24.9

Winning Under 13 Girls’ relay quartet in recent action (Neil Jones)
Under 15 Girls   
Event‘A’ StringResultPos‘B’ StringResultPos
100mCassie Campbell13.24Precious Fagbadegun13.41
200mCassie Campbell27.55Precious Fagbadegun27.71
300mMiriam Adebayo43.12Lucia Ward47.52
800mLucy Bacon2:39.73Abigail Swan2:37.31
1500mCharlotte Evans5:04.52Hannah Evans5:20.51
75m HEliza Poulson12.02Maggie Smith14.22
High JEliza Poulson1.353Maggie Smith1.252
Long JLucia Ward4.035Precious Fagbadegun2.854
Pole VLucy Bacon1.701=  
ShotZikora Ezeonwuka10.153Tilly Bunn6.322
DiscusTilly Bunn23.862Miriam Adebayo8.604
HammerTilly Bunn8.952=  
JavelinLucia Ward21.201Abigail Swan16.261
4x100m=DNS  
4x300mCharlotte Evans, Lucia Ward, Maggie Smith, Miriam Adebayo3:08.42 
Under 13 Girls 
Event‘A’ StringResultPos‘B’ StringResultPos
75mFisola Fagbadegun10.11Leila Jones10.41
150mFisola Fagbadegun20.21Amy Mansell20.91
800mLeila Jones2:31.91Callie Ziepe3:05.04
1200mAbigail Rogers4:25.72Scarlett Woods4:45.62
70mHRose Hutcheon13.12Oma Nwapa13.31
Long JAmy Mansell3.943Ava Illingworth3.482
High JEboni Roach1.203=Abigail Rogers1.103
ShotEboni Roach7.251Oma Nwapa5.292
JavelinScarlett Woods21.911Emily Quinlan20.721
4x100mFisola Fagbadegun, Amy Mansell, Rose Hutcheon, Leila Jones54.31 

Non Scoring:

U13G 75m Rose Hutcheon 11.1, Oma Nwapa 11.1

U15G 100m Brianna Ofori 14.2, Niamh Donovan 13.8

800m Isabella Taylor-Bush 2:59.0, Maggie Smith 2:46.6

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