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27th Jun, 2021, Alastair Aitken

In the first Southern League North West London Division fixture on 20 June, Highgate Harriers were fifth and two of the clubs they competed against were not so long ago Premier League clubs. The scores on Sunday 20 June at the Bannister Stadium Harrow were:  Thames Valley, 387.8; Harrow, 381.9; Ealing Southall & Middlesex and Ealing Beagles Composite, 252.4; Hillingdon, 200.5; Highgate Harriers & Mornington Chasers Composite, 200.4; and Serpentine Running Club 134.8. 

A Mornington Chaser Lauren Longhurst was third in a personal best in the women’s 3000m in 10:59.78.  There were good times in the men’s 5000m with the two winners from Highgate: Chris Wright in the 'A' race in 15:35.61 and London University student Alex Bampton in the 'B' in 15:48.42 

Longhurst joined Amy Rutherford, Janine Makaronidis and Ellen Donald to come second in the 4x400m.  Ellen Donald, an under 20, won the 1500m 'B' in 4:54.39 and Catherine Airey did a personal best time of 4:55.02 in the non-scoring race.

Mariam Elgabry did two good personal bests coming second in the women’s 100m in 12.53 and in the 200m in 26.66. There was a good throw in the men’s javelin by Jack Levene, an under 20, who threw 42.94 for third spot. Aisha Mohammed-Mariche, an under 17, threw 21.09 in the women’s ‘B’ javelin.  Camille Alaphilippe, an under17, who is coached by Sonia Martinez-Roura (who competed in multiple events) took fourth in the women’s ‘A’ javelin (9.04) and finished second in the ‘A’ long jump (5.10) and second in the ‘B’ high jump (1.45).

James Millett who often brakes the 2-minute barrier did so again coming second in the 800m in 1:59.47. Under 20 performer Greta Large high jumped 1.50m to win the women’s ‘A’ event. April Allan (and under 17) ran a 14.58 100m and scored in second place in the women’s B’ long jump and triple jump, with 4.11 and 8.48 respectively. Shlomo Levy, another under 17, was second in the men’s ‘B’ long jump category with 5.71.