Harrow AC fielded 26 athletes at the Middlesex Counties.
Laurance Edwards produced the performance of the day with an exceptional 3rd-place finish for the U13 boys.
In support and bringing the team home in 3rd place were Sam Bickerstaff (8th), Chris Morris, Mughilan Muralitharan and Abishek Shreeharan.
The U13 girls also performed very well, finishing in 4th as a team with Sophie Peters, Sally Tremlett andAnya Freely all showing good promise for 2015.
For the seniors, there were very good results for Emily Antcliffe and Nicky Ashe, both running well at present.
Also battling the rain and mud, Alan Wray continued with his post-bike crash comeback to finish an impressive 16th, just ahead of Jim Cooper in 20th.
Ellen Rose-Senior and Katie Watkins finished 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the Junior Ladies. Jonathan Collier continued to show his strength, finishing in 6th for the Junior men ahead of Sam Fenn, doing well in 15th.
Eilish O’Grady finished 6th in the U17 Ladies.
Abi Khamoun’s U15 boys team performed tightly with less than a minute splitting Jaouhar Karmoun in 14th, Tim Fenn, Liam Bunn and Albie Tremlett in 27th. The team finished a respectable 6th and will be looking to the year ahead positively.
U15 girls finished 7th headed up by Lilian Cottrell, followed by Rachel Haddow, Jessica Leane, Tara Das and Ava Howard-Beadle.
Harrow Athletic Club’s junior (under-20) women’s squad made a great start to its Chiltern League campaign with a narrow victory in Watford’s Cassiobury Park on Saturday, writes Tony Bush.
Megan Wilson was Harrow’s leading runner, in seventh spot, and she was well-supported by Marella Whitfield (11th), Eilish O’Grady (13th) and Rachel Ayrton (30th), as Harrow won by two points from Wycombe and Chiltern.
Emily Antcliffe was Harrow’s top runner in the senior women’s event, placing 18th, while Lilian Cottrellwas 22nd in the under-15 event and Sophie Peters finished an excellent 12th in the under-13 race. Eve O’Goan was a good 13th in the under-11 event.
The senior men’s team was severely depleted by injury and unavailability and could manage only ninth team place, its worst result for many years.
Matt Carey was Harrow’s leading runner, in 26th spot (below his best), while Philip Benson ran well for 30th spot. Mark Cursons, who finished 50th overall, was third in the over-50 category.
Sam Bickerstaff continued his excellent early season form to finish third in the under-13 category. Laurence Edwards also ran well for tenth spot, as Harrow took fourth place in this age group.
Frederick Cryan finished 18th in the under-17 race, Jaquhar took 27th spot in the under-15 event andChris Hudson placed 18th in the under-11 race.
A lot of hard work and dedicated training paid off for Jade Spencer-Smith when she vaulted 3 metres 12cm at the weekend to become the UK number 1 and U13 record holder. Well done Jade – the only way is up!
Well done to Harrow AC U13 Boys team Harrison Filby, Sam Bickerstaff and Laurance Edwards for winning the U13A team event, finishing an impressive 40 seconds ahead of 2nd place Trent Park.
The U13 girls also did well and finished 3rd in the Middlesex section.
Harrow Athletic Club is celebrating after winning ten county titles, and 15 other medals, in the Middlesex County Championships at Lee Valley on Saturday.
Two of the Club’s top sprinters returned to action after injury and both claimed gold medals. Omar Grant grabbed the senior 200 metres title, ahead of brother Jerwayne, while national champion Kesi Oludoyitook the under 17 100 metres. Nikita Poplawski won the under 20 400 metres hurdles title while Salim Muhammed took the 100 metres bronze.
Eugenie Brown won the under 20 200 metres title and also took silver in the 100 metres. Georgie Floyd won the javelin with an impressive 36.46.
Ellie Chandler continues to impress in the hammer and and she won the under 17 title with an excellent 48.28. Sophie Dowson cleared 3.10 to take the pole vault, with Megan Bailey taking silver, while Sophie Fung won the under 15 title with 2.30m.
Jade Spencer-Smith won two under 13 silvers, in the hurdles and long jump, while Cartier Yearwood also struck silver, in the 200 metres.