Men are victorious in second league match

The senior men s team from Stevenage and North Herts AC won their second league match at Braintree. The team, which includes under-17s and under-20s (as well as veterans), won the four-team match by scoring 104 points, beating Braintree (100), Havering an

The senior men's team from Stevenage and North Herts AC won their second league match at Braintree.

The team, which includes under-17s and under-20s (as well as veterans), won the four-team match by scoring 104 points, beating Braintree (100), Havering and Mayesbrook (80) and Loughton (75).

Most of the team members competed in two or more events.

Ton Tomu and Cameron Webb doubled up in the sprints, winning both the A string and B strings in the 100m and 200m races.


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Dan Poulton and Callum McKechnie won their A and B races in the 800m, as did Adam Searle and Luke Langley in the 1500m. Callum went on to win the B string in the 3000m steeplechase.

Barry Mainstone won his 400m hurdles B race, and went on to the 100m hurdles, discus, hammer and javelin B events.

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John Mayor spent his afternoon in the throwing areas, competing in the shot, discus and javelin events.

Laurie Pirie won the A triple jump, and Nick Stoppard won the long jump A, injuring a hamstring in the process.

Adam Searle ran the 3000m steeplechase A, and also took part in the hammer competition. Lee Grint long jumped in the B event.

The high jump and pole vault events, big point scorers for the club at most meetings, were not held due to inadequate equipment.

Both the 4x100m relay and 4x400m relays were won by Stevenage, with Cameron Webb, Sam Pollen, Sam Poulton and Ton Tomu in the shorter race (46.1) and Dan Poulton replacing Pollen for the longer event (3:26.5)

On Sunday, the club competed in the Eastern Young Athletes League at St Ives and also came away with a win.

In their six-team match, they scored a massive 697.5 points, beating teams from Cambridge (651.5), Huntingdon (466), Watford (464), Braintree (263) and Harlow (148).

In the boys' under-15 team, Laurence Levy won his three events - B high jump, A hammer, and A shot.

Double winner in this age group was Jake Exton (A hurdles and javelin), and single wins were posted by Liam Vooght (B 100m), Joseph Reid (B 800m), Paul Spicer (B 1500m), Billy Vernon-Hamilton (B javelin) and Daniel Gardner (A pole vault). Another pole vault first was scored by Connor Winters in the under-17 age group A string.

Two girls in the under-15 age group collected three first places - Renee Hector in shot, discus and hammer A strings and Alex Gates in the A 300m and B 100m and shot events.

Janet Browne won two events (B hurdles and A high jump).

Alex and Janet teamed up with Monica Hamilton and Laura Agnew to win the 4x100m relay.

In this age group other wins went to Temi Fajobi (B 300m), and Hannah Dewhurst (A 1500m).

Three under-13 girls won their events, Elena Cervi won two (B 200m and B 800m), Sophie Keeble (B shot) and Emily Evans (B discus).

Five under-17 girls also won; Julia White (B 100m), Jess Barber (B hurdles), Chloe Vernon-Hamilton (B long jump), Frances Gross (B triple jump), and Anne Rees (A shot).

The two matches led to the men's team placed fourth in their 16-team league table, and the young athletes are also fourth in their 26-team league.

The under-13s had an event of their own at Hemel Hempstead last Wednesday evening. In the six-team match of Hertfordshire clubs, the small team were fifth.

Two winners in their events were Sophie Keeble (100m) and Shannon Rapacchi (javelin). Shannon, Hannah Fell, Danielle Murphy (two) and David Spicer took third places.

The other team members were Sarah Feely, Georgia Hazell, Harry Dymoke, William Pritchard, and Andrew Kinsella.

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