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24th Jun, 2022, Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harriers, who now are amongst the best road and cross country clubs in the UK, had bit of a Track & Field revival, in the sunshine, at the Southern League Division 3 North London Match 2 event. They were competing as a Highgate Harriers/Mornington Chasers combined team on the 14th of June. Now the situation, after two matches out of four, is:1, Highgate/Mornington; 2, Enfield/Haringey; 3, Serpentine RC; 4, Ilford AC; 5, Newham & Essex Beagles; and 6, Orion Harriers. It is important, if Highgate want promotion, that they do well at Lee Valley on 16 July and in the last match of the year at Woodford on 13 August. 

Two athletes who have had injuries but are high quality performers are Dominic Ogbechie and Under 20 performer Sean Oceng Engena. The latter won the high jump with 1.95. Their coach Marius has high hopes for both of them and thinks Engena can get placed in his age group in the National Championships. Ex-Highgate Harrier in all his younger days, now competing for his local club Enfield & Haringey, Mike Vassiliou, ran an amazing 58.8 in the 400m at the tender age of 62. The winner was Highgate's Zac Segal in 52.52. Ellen Donald (U20) won the women's1500m in an English Schools Championships qualifying time of 4:40.25. Hannah Viner, one of Highgate's top 'Stars', won the 800m and 5000m in 2:23.78 and 18:49.49 respectively. Karina Thornton won the 1500m steeplechase in 5:56.92. Ottis Bakker (U20) won the 'A' Triple jump with 12.90. Highgate Harriers’ women were second in the 4x100m relay in 59.95.