Club record for Colchester & Tendring AC

Lauren Woodiwess

Lauren Woodiwess - Credit: Archant

Colchester & Tendring AC achieved a club record total of points at their most recent Eastern Young Athletes League meeting, held in Ipswich on a wet and windswept Sunday.

Luke Bracey

Luke Bracey - Credit: Archant

The CATs again finished fifth out of the seven teams, with a record 371 points.

Mary Ann Deasy

Mary Ann Deasy - Credit: Archant

The under-13 boys were third in their category, a fine achievement, with 84 points accrued, even managing to beat league stalwarts Basildon.

Owen Fook

Owen Fook - Credit: Archant

Luke Bracey scored the maximum 21 points for his events, in his Eastern Young Athletes League debut, which was an outstanding effort.

Harrison Beardsley

Harrison Beardsley - Credit: Archant

Bracey won his ‘B’ string 100m in 12.9secs, and his ‘B’ 200m in 26.2, both equating to top 10 performances in the UK in this age group this year.


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This was also the case with Akin Akinboh, who won the ‘A’ string sprints in 12.8 and 26.9 respectively. Bracey also won the long jump with a best of 4.37m.

Also in the under-13 age group, Alfie Kelway was second in the 75m hurdles with 15.3secs, while Tom Sturgeon was second in the ‘B’ high jump (1.10m) and Luis Beardsell was second in the ‘B’ long jump (3.80m).

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The quartet of Beardsell, Kelway, Elliot Black and Akinboh clocked 59.7secs on their way to third in the 4x100m relay.

Perhaps the best CATS’ best relay performance of the day came from the under-15 girls. The quartet of Joy Ogunleye, Lauren Woodiwiss, Kadisha Garba and Mary Ann Deasy were second in 54.9.

Ogunleye chalked up another individual sprints double, thanks to 12.8 over 100m and 26.3 over 200m. Other highlights included second spot for Woodiwiss in her first ever 300m (45.8) and second for Deasy in the 1,500m (5:17).

Elsewhere, the under-15 boys accumulated the club’s most points on the day (90). Harrison Beardsell led the way with victories in the javelin (33.33m) and high jump (1.45m), and third in the 300m (44.2).

Jameel Garba was third over 100m (12.2), Max Williams third in the 1,500m (4:37) and there was a win for Ben Miller in the 800m (2:13).

Daisy Green earned 14 points for the CATS’ under-13 girls, including 29.4 for third in the 200m. Mya Anderson won the ‘B’ 100m in 13.9.

There were two second spots in the under-17 women’s 800m for Jessica Riches (2:38) and Sian Hicks (‘B’ 2:47). This duo also ran in the 300m, Riches fifth in the ‘A’ string (48.3) and Hicks third ‘B’ string (49.2).

Emmanuel Ogunleye also notched 14 points in the under-17 men’s section. He was a runner-up in both the 100m (11.5) and 200m (23.4), while Dominic Doherty and William Page clocked 2:15.0 and 2:15.6 respectively over 800m.

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