Croydon Harriers' Quiney jumps to silver medal success

Silver perspective: Ned Quiney finished runner up in the Scottish Indoor Championships

Silver perspective: Ned Quiney finished runner up in the Scottish Indoor Championships

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Croydon Harrier pole-vaulter Ned Quiney kicked off his 2014 indoors campaign with a silver medal winning performance at the Scottish National Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

The 22 year-old has been beset by injuries for the past 18 months, but the Loughborough student cleared 4.70m to show signs of best form.

He is now coached by former British women’s pole vault record holder Kate Dennison.

Also in indoor action, Obi Onyejekwe was second fastest at the London Indoor Games in the U15 men’s 60m hurdles clocking 9.05secs. He is currently fifth on the UK rankings for his age group.

Taylor Campbell also impressed in the U17 women’s 60m hurdles, finishing sixth out of 25 in the first round of her event, in 9.32secs. Her best of 9.26secs places her in 19th in the UK rankings.

In cross-country competitions, three Harriers represented Surrey Schools at the South Eastern Inter-Schools Championships.

Stevie Lawrence finished 13th in the U17 women’s race, while Josh Haasz (47th, U20 men) and Rob Spalding (62nd, U17 men) were also in action.

In the pick of the parkruns, Jake English triumphed again at Crystal Palace and later that day he spearheaded the men’s team at the East Surrey relays at Wimbledon Common.

He completed his two-mile leg in 10:55, with Neil Aikman (12:30), Alan Burn (11:12) and Andy Del Nevo (12:52) ensuring the team finished fifth in a strong field.

The B team of Sabrina Stoute, Radhika Shanmuganathan, Norman Hemming and Glenn Barden were 19th.

In the young athlete’s ranks, Kieron Connor, Dane Lawrence and Joshua Bakare were ninth overall in their race, and Jordan O’Dongo (fifth) and Marcus Stoute (18th) kept the club flag flying in the U13s race.

This weekend sees the Croydon Harriers jointly host the Max Sports Surrey Women’s cross-country league and 2XU Surrey Men’s cross-country league 2nd division at Lloyd Park with Striders of Croydon. The men’s team will be bidding for a return to the top flight for the first time in over a decade.

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