Harrow Athletics Club made the most of home advantage again to record a convincing victory in the third round of the Southern Athletic League at Bannister on Saturday, writes Tony Bush.
The men’s team recorded six A string victories on the track, headed by a high class display of 400m hurdling by Andrew Howell, who clocked 52.1 seconds to finish well clear of the field.
Chad McLeod took the sprint hurdles, Omar Grant eased his way to 400m victory, Matt Carey had a clear win in the 1,500m final, English Schools champion Kesi Oludoyi took the 100m and Harrow also won the sprint relay.
There were four field victories, led by Dave Sketchley’s season’s best of 60.59m in the javelin.
Saoirse Chinery-Edoo enjoyed a winning double, taking pole vault and discus, while Andy Lewis won the shot and also jumped 6.50m to close in on the world over-45 long jump record.
Eugenie Brown enjoyed a sprint double, clocking 12.5 seconds and 25.7 seconds, Marella Whitfield won the 800m in a new PB of 2.15.00 and Megan Bailey won the pole vault with 3.25m.
Meanwhile, Harrow produced their best result for many years with a convincing victory in the Southern Premier Division of the UK Youth Development League at Eton on Sunday.
They scored 540 points to defeat hosts Windsor by 38 points with Croydon, Crawley, Dorset and Havering well behind.
Jade Spencer-Smith broke Marilyn Nwawulor’s U13 club long jump record with a 4.81m leap, also won the shot and anchored the sprint relay team to victory with a club record time of 53 seconds.
Sophie Peters took the 1,200 metres in 4.15.1, Emily Russell won the U15 sprint hurdles 12 seconds, twins Amelia and Amber Alleyne scored in the 100m and 200m respectively, Sophie Fung won the long jump while Denisa Mihalcea took the shot.
Laurence Edwards won the U13 boys’ 1,500 metres in 4.56.4, Adam Rowlands took the sprint hurdles and the B string 800 metres, Toni Ademuwagun won the U15 high jump with 1.55m, while Hunter Heenan-Jalil took the pole vault with 2.40m.
Marilyn Nwawulor won bronze in the 100m hurdles at the national U23 championship at Bedford in 13.77 and finished fourth in the 100m while Oludoyi clocked 10.97 for the same distance in the Newham open event.