Written by DB
On a rare visit to Hampstead Heath,Anna Field's & Frank Schubert's Young Athletes were in good form,and it was only South London's numerical superiority on the Girls' side which gave them a narrow victory.After 2 fixtures and the halfway stage in the season,K&P have a narrow match points lead 992 - 959 with both clubs on 11 League points.
Competition in the U17 Women group was on the thin side,but there were notable performances from Molly Renfer over 300/800(44.3pb/2.24.6);from Katja Schlerf with a pb 300(46.2);and from A string winners Charlie Ambidge(100 13.5),Natalie Ellis(HT/DT 19.43/22.95),Francesca Currie(SP 6.21),Seren Bresner(TJpb 8.54) & Emily McIlwain(HJ/LJ 1.45/4.35).
At U15G level,wins were scarce but Victoria Douglas was as competitive as usual(3A 100 13.6/2A LJ 4.46);both Lucy Clacher(3A 12.4) & Megan Philip(1B 13.1) looked technically good in the 75 Hurdles,as did Rahannah Gillette-Vernon(2A JT 24.17) whilst Dominika Wrobel slipped under 3m in the 800(2.57.8).
Minty Allen won a nifty 70 Hurdles(13.3) in the U13 Girls,with Lauren Edwards improving to 11.3 over 75m,and Emily Douglas taking 2nd in the Shot(4.78).
We were well-served in the U17 Men group - Jake Budd(3A 100 11.7),Richard Smeaton(2A 200/400 23.8/52.9),Tom Parry(1A 400H 60.3),Adam Wicks(1B 100H 14.9),Saif Ali(1A HT 23.92) & Gordon Lester(1A PV 4.00) each excelled;William Trimble(unable to throw at present),George Field,Frank Johnson & George Checker all put themselves about to good effect;and the spirit and enthusiasm in the group showed in the winning relay performances where the 4x100 47.1(Parry,Johnson,Kyan Koranteng,Trimble)and 4x400 3.48.1(Budd,Parry,Sneaton,Wicks) teams are closing on the respective club records.
We were slimmer in the U15 Boys,but Sanford Brown,on debut,won well twice at 400/LJ(57.3/4.84);David Fitzpatrick looked useful at 80Hurdles(2A 13.8);and Nikolay Schubert,Adam Curran & Stefan Clarke worked hard all day.
Limited events at U13 Boys were highlighted by Alex Macintosh's LJ win at 3.97 and Sam Vassall's debut,keeping the points ticking over.
Full results can be found via - www.athleticsdata.com/results - and the next match is at Kingsmeadow on June 22nd.
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