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Athletics: Superb silver for Havering trio

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 October 2017

Havering's Jess Mitchell, Kate O'Neill and Molly Sweetman won silver at the South of England road relays (pic Tracy O'Neill)

Havering's Jess Mitchell, Kate O'Neill and Molly Sweetman won silver at the South of England road relays (pic Tracy O'Neill)

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Havering Athletic Club started the winter season on a high as their under-17 girls won a brilliant silver medal at the South of England road relays.

The event started and finished at the iconic Crystal Palace Stadium, with Molly Sweetman getting Havering off to a fly start.

Sweetman ran the opening leg in nine minutes 23 seconds – the fourth fastest on the day – to put the Havering team in third, before Kate O’Neill took up the challenge and ran a 9.50 leg to move them up to second place.

And despite Blackheath & Bromley establishig a winning lead, National medalist Jessica Mitchell produced the fastest split of the day on the anchor leg – a superb 9.15 – to ensure the silver medal, some 19 seconds behind their rivals from Kent.

The Essex cross-country relays are due to take place at Stubbers, in Upminster, this weekend, as well as the Tiptree 10.

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