Croydon Harriers News

Harriers enjoy a grand day out, Senior women’s team rounded off their Southern Women’s league campaign with a third place finish on a difficult afternoon in Exeter. Although failing to register a top two A-string finish, the embattled Croydon squad fought hard all day against tough competition in the four-club fixture. Rachel Bayliss led the way with a 26.92m effort in the hammer for third, while Serena Phillips (21.06m) topped the B event standings. Further third place finishes came courtesy of sprinters Whitney Campbell (100m, 14.1secs), Amy Dowsett (200m, 29.3secs) and Charlotte Campbell (100m hurdles, 19.9secs). In the endurance events, Jenny Beecroft enjoyed a season’s best in the 3000m with a 12:26.2 clocking, while Miriam D’Souza displayed mental toughness to complete the 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m and a leg of the 4x400m. Linda Harrison threw a new lifetime best of 13.91m in the javelin to complete the Croydon contingent. The result leaves Croydon in 11th overall out of the 19 clubs in division three, a good showing for their debut season in the league.