May 2014 – Southern Athletics League – Harrow

Harrow Athletic Club made the most of home advantage to record a massive victory in the second round of the Southern Athletics League at Bannister on Saturday.

The local Club pulled out all the stops to collect 240 points, beating nearest rivals Ipswich by 59 points with Ealing and Peterborough more than 100 points behind.

The men’s team won 12 of the 19 events, headed by a man-of-the-match performance by Andrew Howell, who took the 400 metres hurdles in a fast 52.3 . Salim Muhammed and Jerwayne Grant enjoyed clear sprint victories while Luke Hunt took the steeplechase.

Chris Alexis was in great form, taking the long jump with 6.76 and the triple jump with a superb 14.22. Shane McDonald won the high jump with an impressive 1.95.

Dave Sketchley produced his best throw for two years to win the javelin with 60.39 and there were also throws victories for Andy Lewis (shot), Sheeth Khan (discus) and David Norris (hammer).

Emily Antcliffe set a new personal best in winning the 3000 metres in 10.35.2 and she also took the 1500 metres. Eugenie Brown was a double sprints winner while Lyndsey Fairweather took the 800 metres and Maria Hill won the steeplechase.

Ellie Chandler produced a great throw of 43.38 to win the hammer while there were also throws victories for Angela Mitchell (discus) and Georgie Floyd (javelin). Stephanie Broomhead took the high jump whileSophie Dowson won the pole vault.

This victory moves Harrow up to fifth in the League table with the top two gaining promotion to Division One.

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