28 May 2017 -
U17/20 - Norman
20 May 2017 - U13/15 -
Southampton was the venue for the second match in this
seasonís UKYDL lower age group fixture and last yearís wet weather was
repeated, making conditions far from ideal.
Athletes being a hardy bunch coupled with Dave
Cordellís perfect siting of the club tent meant we coped well and should be
well pleased with our strong second place finish, behind hosts and current
National champions Southampton AC.
The day began in winning ways with Oliver Robertson, seemingly ignoring the
head wind, running near to his best and winning the 75m hurdles. Survival
instinct kicked in for Ollie during the rain sodden high jump as he adopted
the scissor technique, landing on the wet mat feet first but still recorded
a great 2nd. Ollie's second win of the day came in the long jump where he
smashed his previous best by a big 16cm.
Matt Smith had a difficult day beginning with a strong second place in the
75m hurdles followed by a new personal best in a wet and windy 800m also
placing 2nd. The timetable didnít favour Matt as the high jump clashed with
the 800m and by time Matt had returned, the competition had moved on and
with heavy legs Matt was unable to get a height, but had three valiant
Ben Campbell looked comfortable winning the 800m by 5 seconds and also won
valuable points in the shot put.
Josh Buddle Smith did well in both the javelin, throwing a seasons best, and
the shot again winning precise points in the field.
Connor Sutton dominated the sprints once again with fine victories in the
100m and 200m.
Emmanuel Oniwinde had a great day running near his best in the 200m placing
3rd followed by a great long competition that saw him propel himself over 4m
for the very first time placing him a solid 2nd.
Jake Anthony made a great National league debut knocking 10 seconds off his
800m best and throwing a new javelin best despite only having had two
coaching sessions, more valuable points earned.
Jack Horn battled well into the wind to record a fine 2nd place in the 200m
sprint and helped the relay team including Connor, Emmanuel and Oliver to
2nd just 0.3sec behind the winners.
Max Gregson continues to improve and will delighted with smashing the 5
minute barrier for the first time placing 4th in a very competitive 1500m
George Shaw had a memorable National debut winning the B string 1500m in a
great new personal best and had a quick sprint in the 100m for fun.
With two fixtures remaining and the top two in the league guaranteed a place
in the final we are one step nearer to achieving that goal.
The next UKYDL U13/15 fixture is on 18th June 2017 at Thames Valley.
22 April 2017 -
The 2017 track and field season started at Bracknell
with the first UK youth development league fixture and BBHAC secured a solid
2nd place finish behind current National Champions Southampton. The U13 boys
had a mix of athletes, some experienced and others making their Blackheath
and Bromley HAC debuts.
Oliver Robertson started his day off winning the 75m
hurdles with a fantastic new personal best time, followed by another win and
PB in the high jump. Then a good long jump competition and a second place
finish before running a great leg in the winning relay team. A great start
to the season.
Connor Sutton had a great days racing, winning both
the sprints and the relay. Connor equalled his PB in the 100m but ran a new
best in the 200m.
Matt Smith started his day with a brilliant new best
in the 75m hurdles smashing the 14 second barrier comfortably. Matt was also
3rd in the javelin and 4th in the high jump scoring valuable points for the
Josh Buddle Smith was just short of his best in the
javelin and scored more points in the shot put and ran close to his best in
Ben Campbell ran a superb 1500m breaking the elusive
5min mark for the first time. Ben also put the shot ensuring we had no gaps
in the field events.
Oles Chaban making his track club debut showed his
range of talent sprinting a new personal best in the 200m and then running
very close to his best in the 1500m securing a fine second spot in the B
Max Gregson ran a determined 800m race and finished a
strong second clocking a new personal best time.
Jamie Sears, making his track club debut lead from the
gun in his 800m race and crossed the line in first place with an impressive
Sam Stuart also made his debut in the 800m and was
rewarded with a great opening season time.
Ethan Alapafuja opened his BBHAC account in some style
coming second in the 100m in a quick time before helping the relay team to
their great victory.
Another debutant was Jack Horn and he made his mark
with a fast 100m and a quick leg in the victorious relay team.
Emmanuel Oniwinde jumped a new personal best in the
long jump securing a fine second place and ran a new fast personal best in
the 100, making for an impressive debut performance.
With three more matches in this league and the top two
clubs guaranteed selection for the National final in September, BBHAC are
hoping for continued success in the months to come.
Our next UKYDL fixture is in Southampton on 22nd May
2017. Team selection will be made soon after the Kent league fixture
(7/5/2017) and will take into account all performances to date.