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just needed to keep racking       Molly Scott                          would make senior athletes
up those points. The U17          it enough? The combined              wince. Thanks also to Gemma,
sprint squad did their bit with   match result, announced              who kept us all going, to John
Jamiyla, Lizzie and Parris        first, after some delay, saw us      Blackie for his considerable
setting up Molly to secure the    finish runners-up to Team            input and inspiration, to John
victory in style. Despite a last  Edinburgh – a composite              Hubbard for his team manager
minute substitution to save       team, meaning we are actually        back-up, to Jay for his photos
Natty for the longer relay, the   the best Junior club side in         and to all the other coaches,
U20s matched their younger        the country! – so, surely, we’d      officials and supporters who
counterparts with Toyin           won the Women’s match…               helped us along the way.
leading out and an astonishing    and we had! Champions again          We’ll do our best to bring you
2nd leg from Shannon              by no less than 40 points            something back from Istanbul
ensuring that sister Cheriece     from Windsor. Back where we          next September!
and then Viv could see us         belong and back in Europe. A
home. The 4x300m squad had        great team effort of which all       Our 2014 Squad
had a hard afternoon between      the girls can, and should be,        Dina Asher-Smith, Anna
them and battled to 5th (still    proud. What say we do it all         Barnett, Megan Beaman-
beating Windsor), but we had      again next year?                     Browne, Niamh Bridson-
saved the best to last. After a                                        Hubbard, Bonnie Brito Costa,
plucky opening leg from Natty,    Coda                                 Gemma Brown, Maya Bruney,
clearly running through the       Following a season dominated         Joanna Clowes, Helena
pain barrier, a solid run from    by solid team performances, it       Coleman, Jazz Crawford,
Janae saw Shannon take the        seems slightly inappropriate to      Pippa Croft, Kate Curran,
batton for her debut over one     single out individuals for special   Kerri Davidson, Annie
lap and, with sister Cheriece     mention but nevertheless, the        Davies, Charukshi Dangedara,
on anchor, they strode to a 6     examples set in their different      Leah Everson, Beth Frost,
second winning margin! Was        ways by Sonia – no, well almost      Kelsey Fuss, Janae Galley,
                                  no, challenge too daunting –         Akina Gondwe, Mary Guy,
Viv Olatunji                      and our young middle distance        Chloe Haffenden, Isabella
                                  stars, led by Jess Keene (800,       Hilditch, Brooke Hollett,
                                  1500 and 3000 – and offered to       Cheriece Hylton, Shannon
                                  do a relay leg - in the Final!) and  Hylton, Elizabeth Ibidunni,
                                  Kelsey Fuss (1500 and 1500s/c),      Parris Johnson, Natalie Jones,
                                  regularly and willingly took on      Jess Keene, Sam Leighton,
                                  event doubles, and trebles, that     Anna Myers, Viv Olatunji,
                                                                       Toyin Orelaja, Shauna Paice,
                                                                       Isobel Reeves, Charlotte
                                                                       Rhule, Shannon Riskey,
                                                                       Jamiyla Robinson-Pascal,
                                                                       Molly Scott, Jenny Sheasby,
                                                                       Chloe Smith, Yemisi Sofolarin,
                                                                       Georgina Taylor, Sonia

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