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All Good Things Must Come to an End
Our Junior Women in the New Youth Development League

Kerri (TJ). Unsurprisingly, We have double winners in
The junior women have we win both sprint relays, as the U20 400m (Cheriece
had stand out success in well as the U17 4x300m, but and Rachel) and long jump
recent years making them just fail with the clean sweep, (Lauren and Jahisha) and B
the most effective unit in the finishing 3rd in the 4x400m. string winners in the 800m
Blackheath family. But this Mention is merited also of (Holly), 3000m (Bethany),
year s competition would two debuts: Cheriece’s sub-56 100m and 400m hurdles
bring a different outcome seconds 400m and Amber s (Rhiannon in both) and pole
for the young ladies who led steeplechase, following her vault (Sonia). Viv emulates
by Dina Asher Smith and specialist event (3000m) Dina in winning the U17
Amara Lalemi Jacobs would something that was to become 100m and 200m and there are
provide a star studded cast a recurring theme through the
even in the Greek tragedy U17 victories also for Aine
season. We only fail to fill a (80mH), Yemisi (discus) and
smattering of events and, with Helena (PV) and the 4x300m
Basildon 28th April the combined team finishing relay team.
A new season and it s all 2nd behind SBH, we win the Amber once more takes on
change: R.I.P. NJAL. Out womens match by almost 50 the difficult distance double
with the old (UKA clearly points. Perhaps this new set up and, accompanying her in the
isn t so bad after all?
don t believe in the maxim steeplechase, Chloe Haffenden
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’) Norman Park 2nd June has a nasty altercation with
and in with the new: the YDL Our home match, so we re a barrier, but picks herself
Upper Age Group. Three to at full strength or, rather, up and finishes in 3rd place.
score now in each event, one although we re missing one or 5½ points separate us from
of whom must be an U17, but two of our bankers , we have SBH at the end of the day:
U17s can compete in the U20s. rounded up reinforcements our failure to get the baton
(Simples!). At least the sun and have no gaps in any of the
shines on us! The highlight events.
of the day is the double sprint
double by Dina and Shannon For some, there was still
Hylton in the U20 100m and the Czech Republic to come.
200m, both showing glimpses Others must wait for next
of early season form that season to show how strongly
would see them competing
on the international stage we will bounce back. And it
later in the summer. We also should not be forgotten that
do the double in the U20 LJ most clubs would consider this
(Lauren and Frances) and a fantastic season.
there are B string wins for
Amara (400m), Janae (800m), Dina, once again, leads from
Rhiannon (400mH) and Ellie the front, winning both
Duffy-Penny (shot). Wins also, the U20 100m and 200m
in the U17s, for Maya (100m), emphatically and in impressive
Viv (200m), Aine (javelin) and times. Leah Everson
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