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Three wins from Three for our Juniors


What another outstanding team performance by our youngsters in the Eastern Young Athletes League at Bury St Edmunds. Racking up another score exceeding the 700 mark is coming a habit, we were the only club to achieve this distinction last season and it`s the same this time round. And importantly it is the whole team under 13, 15 and 17`s girls and boys for all took the honours by topping their groups when the final scores were reckoned up.


It is difficult to know as to where to start with so many winners, maximum points in many events via both `A` & `B` strings. The under 13 girls achieved this in four events, 800, 1500, high jump and long jump. Shindra Adeyemo involved in the later. 

So dominant were we in the under 15 girls only seven points failed to come our way (six in the pole vault where we fail to find competitors).  Three girls each took three wins -  Josephine Walsh, Chelsea Clarke and Monica Malagala whilst Alicja Yalaju, Amy Pugsley each had two wins. Of course with maximum in the sprints no surprise of the relay win. 

The field events were to be our strong point in the under 17 women's category although Amelia Scott and Milana Thorpe won hurdles races before their jumping and throwing events. The jumping event saw Amelia and Olivia Hall in the triple jump take maximum points - this an event the senior team failed to find competitors in the previous days home match. Matilda Hewitt won both shot and hammer and only bettered by our own Lily Frost in the discus.                                                                   

Although fewer wins from the under 13 boys consistent seconds put them ahead of rival clubs on the points chart consolidated by the relay in their last event.           

For the under 15 boys the was another double for  Sam Steadman in the 200 and 300 metres, George Dixon and Jake Read paired up in the hurdles before also heading the high jump result. Jeremy Anderson took wins from the shot putt and discus. James Becker was again in fine form in winning the under 17`men 100 and 200.

Arsenii Handzil found success in the high and long jumps whilst it was good to see Daniel Brown in the pole vault and picking up full points. Brothers Harry and Oscar Dove paired up in the hammer with good results. 


So as you can see from the league table above we go into our final match of the season with four clubs unbeaten having been seeded from last years final table as to not meet each other - can you imagine Manchester City not playing Arsenal, Liverpool or Aston Villa.  Our points scored puts us in a strong position and a home fixture on 21st July against  St Albans, Stevenage, Colchester Harriers, Colchester and Tendring and Braintree should with another 700 plus score see us finish as champions again.


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Report written by Roy Meadowcroft



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