Surrey County Championships

Herne Hill Harriers athletes of all ages were in action at county championships throughout the south of England over the weekend and recorded several club records & championship best performances amongst medal winning performances and personal bests.

There were two club records set, both which were championship best performances and national leading performances this summer.

At the Bucks championships Alfred Mawdlsey set a new PB and championship best in the U15 boys discus with his first round throw of 47.13m. Coached by Garry Power this is the longest throw in the country by an Under 15 boy this summer. At the Surrey championships at Kingsmeadow Lulu King broke the club record and championship best performance in the U13 girls 800m with 2.20.01. Leading all the way in the worst of the weekend’s weather Lulu broke a record held by GB international Georgia Peel with clubmate Amy Miller in third.

The club won twenty golds in the Surrey County championships which were well contested especially in the younger agegroups. In the senior mens winners were Gavin Asson Johnson 64.49m in the javelin, Blade Ashby 53.44 in the 400m hurdles, and Nicholas Attwell who won the 400m in 48.3 from clubmate Peter Phillips after running in three rounds & finishing fifth in the final of the 100m

In the senior women there was a double win for Jessie Knight in the 200m (25.2) and 400m (54.83). In the 200m there was a 1-2-3 with HCA Sabrina Harrison and Michelle Watson filling the places. Michaella Objiaku win the U20 womens shot in 13.13m and Densiha Marshall Brown the U17 womens shot in 12.17m.

The sprints were hotly contested throughout the weekend : There was a 1-2-3 in the U17 mens 100m final with Kyle Cranston beating Kishon Allen and Jevonni McFarlane and in the U20 mens final Mackandi Williams ran 10.97 for second place. In the U15 girls 100m final four Herne Hill Harriers started and Lakesha Owusu-Junior won in 12.52 from Ore Adamson in 12.79. Ore had earlier been second in a high quality long jump with 5.33m. In the U15 girls 200m Chira Hussey got the bronze and a PB. In the U15 boys 100m final Michael Miller was second and Jamel Powell third.

The clubs younger middle distance runners dominated their races during the weekend : as well as Lulu’s championship best performance Maisie Collis (4.55.48) and Jaden Kennedy (4.39.28) were just outside the championship best times in the U13 girls and boys 1500m during which a host of PBs were set including Jessica Tabraham third in the 1500m in 5.02.90 & Paul Chalobah third in the U17 mens 1500m in 4.33.89. In the U15 boys Turkay Korkmaz won the 800m in 2.04.52 and Mohamed Mohamud was second in the 1500m in 4.19.69 and in the U15 girls 800m Eimear Griffin (2.17.24) and Kayah Wilks (2.18.24) both set English School qualifying times and Pbs when second and third in the 800m and in the 1500m Alex Brown ran a superb tactical race to win in 4.43.46. In the U17 womens 800m Maddie Shaw ran a confident race to lead all the way in 2.20.37.

The clubs younger field events also won medals with Reiss Senior winning the U17 mens hammer in 40.63m, Tayo Andrews the U20 mens high jump in 1.90m, Christopher Sinclair the U20 mens long jump with 6.41m, Alex Tischler & Matthew Rawson second and third in the U15 boys javelin and Thomas Fallowfield and Thomas Hawkins second and third in the U13 boys javelin whilst Danielle Henderson reached the English schools qualification mark in the U15 girls javelin when fourth with 31.60m. Other medalists in the field events included Adam Hawkins 2nd in the U15 boys high jump and third in the 80m hurdles and Ella Dennis was second in U15 girls high jump.

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