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CAC Juniors Crowned EYAL League Champions for 2023

Another huge win for our youngsters in the EYAL topping the seven hundred points mark thus making it five in a row. This was achieved with each age group on top spot, a rare occurrence. This bodes well for the final.... how many of the trophies can be won as it is usual to be for overall winners plus each age group?

At Basildon we start with the U13 girls scoring 107 points with next best Basildon on 73. We can not list all results but there were maximum points gained from six events. On the track the 800 metres saw Erin Kelly and Lily Sanford, the 1500 Ava King and Isabella Eida and the 70mhurdles Amy Hockey and Saya Saunders. The field events saw oUr throwers excelling. Olivia Mullineaux involved in shot, discus and javelin with backing from Francesca Hopper shot putt and discus and Saya Saunders in the javelin.

To the under 15 girls and a points tally of 125 saw them again heading Basildon with 89. Maximum points again from the 800m via Lottie Wilkin and Ezra Harrold, the 1500m with Daisy Stollery and Amelia Shipton. The hurdles again saw wins - with Chelsea Clark and Josephine Walsh. Chelsea also won the high jump and long jump. Another with three wins was Matilda Hewitt via shot, discus and hammer. Lily Frost was partner in the discus with Lucy Bulman, in the shot, Lucy also won the B string javelin with Madison Poulter winning the A string.

With the under 17 women points were close, Chelmsford 113 just edging ahead of Basildon 111 and Ipswich 102. Wins were sparse here - the 800m again saw a maximum via Sienna Shipton and Emma Cox but then we had only Emmie Fulker 200m, Skye Lake high jump and Mia Bowring javelin. So its not just the wins for all those contesting for points make such a difference.

The under 13 boys was another close battle with Basildon whose 100 points compared to our 110. Khaya Fakazi and Dominic Grant took full points in the 800m with the 1500m going our way via Fred Ferman and Oscar Stollery. Zachery Ikharebore picked up a double with the 100m and 200m, George Dixon won both hurdles and shot put whilst Motiejus Norkus recorded two`B`wins (high and Long jump)

Under 15 boys and a score of 125 saw us well ahead of Ipswich on 84. The 800m again provided uwith full points - Ben Smith and Charlie Ryde. Full points also from the hurdles - Daniel Brown and Harry Lee, the high jump - Charlie Pyner and Arsenii Handzi, the discus and shot putt with Jeremy Anderson together with Jack Staton (discus) and Daniel Brown (shot). Sam Steadman once again came up with his own double this time the 200 and 300m with Harry Dove picking up full points from the `B` string 100m and log jump .

The under 17 men saw us with 134 points ahead of Ipswich 115. Four events provided us with full points. The 1500m via Gregory Martin and Dylan Robins, the hurdles with Ben Negus and Dylan Nowell who also partnered Stephen Adesina in the high jump. The triple jump found both Kwasi Prakah-Asante and Morri Nash clear of the opposition. The 100m (Harry Marshall) and 800m (Jacob Hurrell) were also victors. Although the sprints provided fewer wins we came together well in the relays with wins in five of the categories. Over the season our accomplishment has to be put down not only to the winners but all the back up they have received - not forgetting the work of team managers and parents for encouragement.

For the full set of photos of the event click here

Report written and compiled by Roy Meadowcroft



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