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Our Juniors off to the Perfect EYAL Start


The opening fixture of the season saw CAC starting with a win in the Eastern Young Athletes League as a first step to retain the trophy.

Impressive performances came from all age groups, boys and girls. Scoring 705 points will surely take us to an early lead in the table'! Second here were home team Thurrock on 527 followed by Brentwood`s 301 Enfield, Bedford Lions an Braintree were others involved.         

Starting with the under 13 girls there was triple success for Shindra Ayo-Adeyena , first on the track via the hurdles followed by the high jump and shot putt - three events which show promise in a pentathlon.  Another `A` string wins came from Niamah Taiwo over 200 metres whilst Isla Kehoe  second in the 1500m opened the way for Olivia Clarke to take the `B` string result. Haneefa Bello took two `B`wins, the 100m and long jump. 

From the under 13 boys Mason Sanford won the 1500m, Max Good the hurdles with Matiejus Norkus taking the `B` string and then taking full points in the discus.     

On to the under 15`s and a double for Sam Steadman with victory in the 200 and 300m, events which also saw `B` string wins via Zachery Ikharebone and Jakab Skamia. In the 800 we saw a fine 'B' string win for Luke Webb with Jacob Parrot positioning 2nd in the 'A' string, Jake Reed won the high jump and Dexter Burton the javelin with Tommy Hewitt making it full points here with his `B`sring win – also repeating this in the discus. 

From the girls there came many doubles, Alicia Yalaju winning over 100 and 200. Ezrah Harrold won over 300 and 800 with Ava King taking the second string in the latter. Erin Kelly in the 1500 and Chelsea Clarke ,hurdles, were winners with their team mates Francesca Phillips and Amy Pugsley in the `B` events not bettered by others in the `A` race, Amy won the high jump with Chelsea the `B` with this reversed in the long jump. The throws of shot, discus and javelin were dominated by Chelmsford with Monica Malagala, Saya Saunders, and Madison Poulter in command.  

The under 17 women brought many doubles, the 100m with Olivia Hall and Evelyn Shonde,, the 300m via Sophia Catchpole and Sophia Govrilovic. The 800m with Lottie Wilkin and Daisy Stollery - the hurdles via Amelia Scott and Sophie Catchpole. In the field events Kate Case and Evelyn Shonde took full points from the long jump and Matilda Hewitt and Amelia Scott in the shot putt, Matilda was partnered with Lily Frost in the discus.  

In the men under 17 age group five events brought about full points with wins coming in the 400m via Harry Shorey and Marcus Fazicakerly, the 800m with Ben Smith and Thomas Carter, the 1500m - Jacob Hurrell and Dylan Robbins,-  hurdles- Ben Negus and Harry Lee and the discus with Stephen Adesina and Harry Lee. The later also winning the high jump and the`B` shot. Stephen also took the pole vault whilst Charlie Pyner had success in the high jump.    


Report written and compiled by Roy Meadowcroft


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