The Gate in action on the track
On Saturday, Highgate Harriers came third in their Division 2 of the Southern Athletics League at Woking with their combined Men and Women's team. The results were Woking 217.5; 2 Oxford City 162; Highgate Harriers 155.5 and Barnet & District 143.
Although the Highgate Harriers Club Spirit benefits immensely by having league matches, as a 'combined' Women and men's' team, it does not prosper in the overall 'Combined' results in this form of Southern League competition. There are no clubs Highgate have been beaten by this season, who would have finished ahead of Highgate MEN if they were competing as a single unit, like last year in the other Southern League Division One competition. However, Highgate Harriers will save face here by having a 'Monumental club effort' in their last Meeting of the year at Parliament Hill Fields, on the 1st of September and would then stay clear of relegation to Davison 3!!.
One must remember the club are the BEST Men’s cross country team in the South of England and their Women’s team are Metropolitan League Champions for at least 7 of the last 8 years. On Saturday the winners for the club were 100 'B' Liam Ormes (11.5) 800' A' Shaun Dixon (2:02.8); 800 'B' Robert Bahelbi (2:03.0); 1500 & 3000 steeplechase 'A' Ryan McKinlay (4:08.2 & 9:51.2); 1500 'B' Michael Dan (4:08.3); 'A' 3000m Ben Pochee (8:51.4); 'B' 3000 & 3000 'b' steeplechase Henry Dodwell (9:08.9 & 10:25.3); Matt-Dore Weeks 110m Hurdles 'A' (16.00); High Jump 'B' Hector Wakefield (1.70); Triple Jump 'A' Ben Gritz (11.98); 'B' Triple Jump Dennis Ntoluke (10.17); Women's 3000'm 'A' Louise Faherty (11.27.7 & 400h 'A' 83.8). There were other athletes who were prolific with good ’places’ like Rhonnda Munnik, Alima Diabate and Zahara Akinpeju. On the Men's side Justin Duru, Thierry Lebreton, Ron Smith, Greg Winfield and Stephen Kelly.
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