Chijindu Ujah and Desiree Henry were confirmed as the no 1 ranked 100m sprinters in the UK when the recent final UK rankings were published.
Both athletes attended school in Enfield,Desiree at St Anne’s and CJ at Lee Valley High. And both were raised just a few minutes away from the Lee Valley Athletics Centre at N9,Desiree in nearby Edmonton just off the Nightingale Road and CJ in Ponders End close to the roundabout where Mollison Avenue meets with Lea Valley Road. So they were always close by to Queen Elizabeth Stadium and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Both athletes competed in the World Championships last August held in the Olympic Park,Stratford,London and both achieved semi final spots,narrowly failing to qualify for their respective 100m finals. However they both ran for Team GB in the 4x100m relay event on the penultimate day when Desiree earned a World Championship Silver medal and CJ earned Gold for GB&NI.
Other UK top 10 ranked athletes from the Club were ;
1st 100m DESIREE HENRY
2nd 200m DESIREE HENRY
4th 200m BIANCA WILLIAMS
5th 400m LAVIAI NIELSEN
5th Javelin KIKE ONIWINDE
6th 100m BIANCA WILLIAMS
7th 400m MARGARET ADEOYE
7th 400mHurdles LINA NIELSEN
7th 200m AMA PIPI
10th 400m MARY IHEKE
1st 100m CHIJINDU UJAH
2nd 10k & 20k Walks CALLUM WILKINSON
3rd 100m REECE PRESCOD
4th HighJump CHRIS KANDU
4th 110mHurdles KHAI RILEY LABORDE
6th 200m CHIJINDU UJAH
7th 110mHurdles JAMES WEAVER
7th 400m DELANO WILLIAMS
8th 400m BEN SNAITH
8th Marathon MATT SHARP
8th TripleJump LAWRENCE FANUTZA-DAVIS
9th= 100m REUBEN ARTHUR
10th TripleJump EFE UWAIFO
also UK Age Group Top 5 Rankings
1st G15 200m PRECIOUS ADU
1st B15 PoleVault JONATHAN RUGG
2nd M17 100m SHEVHONE LUMSDEN
3rd M17 800m CALLUM DODDS
4th W20 800m ISSY BOFFEY
4th M17 400m CALLUM DODDS
4th M20 200m NICK STEWART
5th M17 100mHurdles DANIEL KNIGHT
5th W17 200m ELLA WANSELL
also British Masters no 1 Ranking
W65 EMILY McMAHON 80mHurdles and 300mHurdles
The Club is proud of all the athletes who competed during the year.
We hope that the Club will continue to produce talent in the area from the community and local schools via its innovative development and coaching schemes to reach the top levels in the sport .