Herne Hill Harriers track & field athletes of all ages enjoyed success at the Surrey County indoor championships at The David Weir Leisure Centre over the weekend winning nine gold medals eleven silvers and six bronze medals. Ore Adamson who last weekend won the National long jump title in Sheffield, won the Under 15 girls title with 5.49m and was third in a high quality 60m final in 8.03 which also featured Cara Russell.
Jess Collins won the high jump with a clearance of 1.55m in her first competition having broken her ankle at the outdoor Surrey championships last May. Jess has had a long road to recovery so to win a county title in her first competition back was a notable achievement. Malory Cluley won silver in the 60m hurdles in a new PB of 9.6
In the under 13 girls events there was an exciting win for Faith Price who pipped the fastest girl in the country this winter to win in 8.41. Denisha Marshall Brown set a new championship best performance in winning the U17 women’s shot in 13.41m – one of the best throws in the country this winter. Skye Udonem win a bronze medal in the under 17 triple jump with 10.47 and Florrie Craddock won two silvers in the high jump with 1.50m and the pole vault with 2.40m Among the under 20 women Kristel Awuah won the 60m in 7.77m, while Breagha Campbell made an excellent return from injury winning the high jump with 1.60m and was second in the shot with 10.35m Amongst senior women Jade Phillips won the 60 metres with 7.84 and supervets Sharon St Luce and Kathleen Moeller had a 1-2 in the shot.
Two youngsters won silver medals in their first ever competitions in the under 13 boys events : Noah Ojumu was second in the 60 metre final in 8.3 and Clayton Mytil was second in the long jump with 4.29, just a centimetre behind the winning jump There was some top sprinting in the mail sprints : in the senior men’s 60m final Nicolas Atwell, a 400m specialist was fourth whilst Idris Oyuriye also reached the final. Kyle Cranston was second in the under 20 men’s 60m final in 7.09 and Rami Miller and Daniel Kale were second and third in the u17 men’s final.
There was some strong shot putting in the u17 men’s event where Rayan Moumneh was second in a big PB of 13.03m and Dejean Marshall Brown was third in 12.14m. Rayan also won a bronze in the under 20 men’s shot with a new PB. In the under 20 ‘men’s long jump there was a 1-2 with both athletes Christopher Sinclair and Jevoni McFarlane recording PBs with 6.55m and 6.29m.