Athletics: Thurrock finish second in Southern League

THURROCK finished second behind league winners Watford who had consistenly fielded the largest team all season.

Thurrock relied on regular athletes and its dominance on the field.

Nancy Le Beau finished second behind multi-event specialist Tanya Spurling from West Suffolk all season and had to settle for that position with a jump of 5.04m.

Sister Natalie won the B string with 4.78m and then went on to win the A string high jump with 1.55m with Lucy Howes winning the B with 1.50m.

Thrower Sue Lawrence picked up a trio of second places in the A string hammer, discus and javelin before winning the shot. And U17 athlete Amelia Sumun has contested the pole vault all season gaining many valuable points as well as in the 100m hurdles where she has shown great potential despite having another year over the 80m hurdles.

Another U17 Rebecca Barnard has gained valuable points in the 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles.

Final Result: 1st Watford 165; 2nd Thurrock Harriers 159; 3rd Ryston Runners 152; 4th West Suffolk 150; 5th Cambridge 117; 6th Highgate 87.

Results: 100m A String Nancy Le Beau 3rd 13.2 B String Toyin Olufemi 2nd 13.6; 200m A String Toyin Olifemi 3rd 29.2; 400m A String Rebecca Connelly 4th 74.0 B String Lynn Talbert 1st 71.4; 800m A String Sarah Driver 3rd 2.50.0 B String Rebecca Connelly 4th 3.05.6; 1500m A String Sarah Driver 5th 6.22.2; 3000m A String Sarah Driver 5th 13.03.2; 100m Hurdles A String Amelia Sumun 1st 18.3 B String Rebecca Barnard 2nd 20.2; 400m Hurdles A String Rebecca Barnard 4th 82.8 B String Lynn Talbert 2nd 85.8.

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