Herne Hill Harriers brought a successful close to their best ever track & field season by competing in an international club meeting in Italy – reported separately – and winning medals at the Surrey County multi events and relay championships in Sutton.
HHH club records were broken in three events at different venues, as our U17 boys sprint relay team at the Surrey Champs not only eclipsed the record in their own age group but also beat the U20 standard as well, while Jonathan Grant broke his own club U20 long jump record with 7.39m in the National Junior League Final at Derby in the vest of Shafetsbury and young Katy-Ann McDonald broke the club U13 girls’ 1500m record with 4.52.05 at Parliament Hill.
At the relay championships the clubs under 17 men posted one of the fastest times of the year in the country to win the 4 x 100m in 42.70. The team of Frederick Afrifa, Fawaaz Okunole, Marvin Poopola and Zanson Plummer broke the championship best performance and set a new club record for both U17 and U20. The clubs under 15 boys team of Philip Thomas, Garfield Francis, Christopher Sinclair and Kishon Allen won in 48.63 when Croydon were disqualified. There were also silver medals for the U13 boys team and bronze medals for the under 13 girls team.
In the multi events Thomas Ashby retained his senior mens decathlon title winning with 6258 points with highlights being 44.78m discus, 4.00m pole vault, 51.88 400m and 1.95m high jump and Garfield Francis won the under 15 boys pentathlon with 2368 points. Ade Adeniran was a bronze medal in the U13 boys pentathlon.