HHH Boys win Ebbisham League title again

Herne Hill Harriers have been crowned winners of the 2011 Ebbisham League after winning their final league match at Croydon Arena on 24 July. Despite missing several key team members on the day, the Harriers’ under-13 and under-15 boys’ team rallied well to not only win the league title by four points but also maintain their unbeaten run this season. The Harriers have now won the league four times in the last five years.

Individual A-string winners included Jermaine Graham in the under-15 boys’ triple jump and Brandon Wallace in the under-13 boys’ 200m. The final match score was Herne Hill Harriers 184, Sutton & District 154, Croydon 143, Guildford & South London 102 and Epsom & Ewell 14.

The young athletes completed a successful week for the Herne Hill Harriers in which the senior men’s team won the final Rosenheim League match at Tooting Bec Track on 20 July to clinch the Eastern Division title.

Individual wins came courtesy of Sarwar Khan in the 2000m steeplechase, Nicholas Atwell in the 400m, Jerrel Clarke in the long jump and Thomas Ashby in the shot. The Harriers also won the 4 x 200m relay. The Harriers qualify for the Rosenheim League final on 10 August where they will compete against the other divisional champions.

Final match scores were: Herne Hill Harriers 53, Hercules Wimbledon 52, Belgrave Harriers 47, Croydon Harriers 41, Serpentine 17 and Striders of Croydon 6.

On 23 July, the Herne Hill Harriers hosted over 200 athletes of all ages and levels at their second open track and field meeting at Tooting Bec Athletics Track.

Frederick Afrifa bettered the club’s championship best for under-15 boys’ 200m running in 23.17. There were other impressive performances in the club championships race including by Lascelles Hussey in the under-15 boys’ 1500m recording 4.32.1, Simeon Ramsey-Graham running 22.65 in the under-20 200m and Charlotte Kanini-Parsons posting 34.10 in the under-20 women’s javelin.

Elsewhere during the same week there were some notable individual performances also, including Jess Knight winning a good 400m race in the National Junior League in 56.60 and Katie Snowden running 800m in 2.05.80 in a BMC meeting at Eltham where in another 800m race Lewis Lloyd ran a good 1.57.70 and Mike Cummings a new personal best of 1.57.82.