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4th Jul, 2021, Alastair Aitken

On Saturday 26 June in warm weather at Parliament Hill Fields track Highgate young athletes did well in partly lockdown conditions.  In the well contested Middlesex Young Athletes League event, consisting of under 17 athletes down to Under 11's, Shaftesbury Barnet & London Heathside tied for first place with 59 points. The others were Highgate Harriers 46; Ealing Southall & Middlesex 41; Barnet & District AC 33; Serpentine RC 16 and Ealing Eagles 8. The standard was good if you consider that two under 17 sprinters for Shaftesbury Barnet ran 22.43 and 22.86 and an under 15, Zico Jones, from the same club ran a 22.30, an excellent national class time for under 15.

Highgate Harriers winners on the day included: under 17 women javelin, Aisha Mariche 32.14; under 17 women shot Tyrah Joseph, 9.99; under 17 men 400m 'B' Remy Weinbrecht 53.37; under 17 men 800m Jack Bailey 2:08.26 (PB) son of the club President Chris Bailey, and another son, Liam Bailey, won the 'B' 800m in the under 15 age in 2:23.46. The under 15 boys long jump was won by Said Mariche with 4.51 and Salome Vessier won the under 15 girls long jump with 4.30; the under 13 boys long jump and shot went to Arthur Shaw, with the 3k shot of 6.94 and 4.61 for the long jump. In the non-scoring under 13 girls 800m the winner was Martina Brechner in 2:43.38 and Joseph Hayes also won a non-scoring 800m, in the under 15 boys race, in 2:20.05.