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only nine U13 boys covering all  Every athlete did their bit and  performances that saw us just
events they did superbly well    their best and each securing     miss winning on the day by
and were a credit to the club    valuable, valuable points. Well  two and half points but left
as they supported all events     done all a superb team effort.   us firmly on top of the league
throughout their long day.       Blackheath and Bromley           for the season.
This extremely tight result      HAC are lucky enough to
emphases the importance of       have some of the best track      We can now rightly
every single point and this      and field officials around but   call ourselves Southern
was highlighted at Reading       they always need additional      Champions. Our reward for
in many ways, from our top       help, either raking a sand       this is a trip to Birmingham
class U15 shot put and javelin   pit or collecting a discus or    to contest the National final
thrower Eloise Locke taking      measuring the javelins. So       on September 5th 2015.
on the gruelling 800m, when      it was great to have Archie’s
asked to, as no one else was     dad Adam and Jake’s dad          Tareq Bannour and Kyron
available, Shakanya Osahon       Paul jumping in to help out      Morgan dominated the
also doing the 800m at short     in the field (I think they even  sprints winning both A and B
notice, Eleanor Barrett          enjoyed it!)                     string 100m and 200m. Tareq
pushing herself over great                                        ran a fabulous PB in the
heights in the pole vault but    Final fixture Croydon            200m dipping under 26 for
ending the day with a cast       18th July 2015                   the first time, clocking 25.90
on her foot, sprinter Katie      The final UKYDL fixture          and wasn’t far off his best in
Woolcott dipping hard at         was a local match at our         the 100m despite straining
the line to secure second but    neighbours, Croydon Harriers     a muscle in the 100m. As a
pulling a ham string ‘Adam       track but looked more            precaution Tareq stepped
Gemilli style’ in the process,   reminiscent of a building        down from the relay but with
Zoe Austridge dipping at         site than a running track!       our current talent, filling the
the finish to secure 5th place   However, this didn’t stop        space was no problem. Kyron
given the same time as 6th       our U13 and U15 athletes         also ran a fabulous new best
but gaining the extra point.     from producing some terrific     in the 200m clocking 26.40,
                                                                  was only 0.1sec off his best in
                                                                  the 100m, put the shot a big
                                                                  9.70cm just a few cms off his
                                                                  best and ran a strong leg in
                                                                  the relay.

                                                                  Alex Sibley made his National
                                                                  league debut running a great
                                                                  personal best and coming 2nd
                                                                  in the B string 800m. Jake
                                                                  Leng also posted a new PB in
                                                                  the A string 800m, albeit only
                                                                  0.01 sec. Thomas Penlington
                                                                  continues to impress placing
                                                                  a fantastic 2nd in a tough
                                                                  1500m A string and slicing a
                                                                  massive 8 sec off his best time.
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