Athletics: Superb silver for Havering trio
PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 October 2017
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.