Jonathan Moore won the long jump competition for Birchfield Harriers in their final British Men's League Division One fixture at Haringey on Saturday, writes Tom McCook.
Moore's winning distance of 7.48 metres was exactly matched by Leigh Smith to earn maximum points for the Perry Barr club. The former world youth champion came out on top by virtue of a second-best jump of 7.47m.
Scott Simpson returned from a lengthy injury lay off to place runner-up in the pole vault after both he and the event winner, Christian North, cleared the bar at 5.10 metres.
Brad Yiend placed second in the 400m hurdles in 51.06 seconds whilst Danny Brandwood won the B-string race in
53.02 secs. Abdul Rahman clocked 3:49:22 for second in the 1500 metres.
Tom Parsons leapt 2.15m for third in the high jump, which Belgrave Harrier Ben Challenger won by a margin of five centimetres.
Woodford Green and Essex Ladies scored 356 points to defeat Belgrave Harriers, the British League champions for the last eight seasons, by 21 points. The victory secured the Essex club their first ever National League title.
After winning the penultimate match in Manchester, the Stags ended the season in overall third place despite finishing sixth on Saturday.
Their female counterparts also ended their campaign in sixth position in their UK Women's League Division One fixture in Manchester. European junior silver medallist Amy Harris made an impressive Senior League debut at the age of 17, winning the B-string 100m in
12.28 secs and getting within four centimetres of winning the long jump with a legal
6.28m leap. In-form Zoe Derham was runner-up in the hammer with a distance of
The men and women's combined team will now focus on the defence of their UK Golden Jubilee Cup trophy on August 27. n After lying second overnight in the Norwich Union Under-23 Decathlon International competition against France and Russia at Stokeon-Trent, Birchfield Harrier Ed Dunford finished fourth with a score of 7,008 points.
Wolverhampton and Bilston's Paula Hendriks significantly improved her careerbest score by 138 points to 5,142, finshing fourth in the women ' s under- 23 heptathlon.
Sixteen-year-old Birchfield Harrier Jade Surman shrugged off her no-height in the high jump on Saturday to take ninth place in the women's under-20 heptathlon.