A joint team of Croydon Harriers and South London Harriers athletes propelled the borough to a pair of top eight finishes at last weekend's London Youth Games.

Held at Crystal Palace, the boys matched last year's efforts by finishing eighth out of the 31 competing London boroughs.

The 4x100m team of Israel Ospina, Damani Mauge, Ange Gbeyo and Louis Smithen clocked 46.0 seconds - the fastest time run by a Croydon U15 quartet in two years.

The girls team tore up the record books, breaking the club and championship records to run 48.00secs in their 4x100m.

English Schools bound Toni Bryan, Marcia Sey and Kayla Bowley linked up with Zoe Dake to record the second fastest time in the UK for their age group.

The high jump proved a highlight for Croydon thanks to Jack Ennis leaping to 1.70m for bronze, and South London's Jessica Goveia-Slatter (1.45m) finishing sixth.

The borough finished fifth overall across all sports in the London Youth Games.

Elsewhere, the girls secured safe passage through to the Lily B Girls final at Guildford finishing a comfortable second.

India Toasland and Shannon Hutchinson both clocked 13.3secs for the U13 girls' 100m to secure maximum points.

Other wins came courtesy of Lia Bonsu (U13 200m, 29.2secs), Kyra Sethna-McIntosh (U13 javelin, 14.41m), Ines Karel-Zepa (U17 100m, 13.0secs) and Rhiannon Gayle (U17 200m, 26.0secs).

There was a clean sweep of 4x100m wins across the three age groups.

In the latest round of the Rosenheim League, the men ensured their qualification to the end of season finale after a sixth place finish at Tooting.

The highlight of the evening saw Emmanuel Thomas leap to a lifetime best in the pole vault of 4.00m to take first.

The women's team finished fifth and are two places outside of qualification spots with one fixture remaining.

Linda Oxlade (hammer, 12.80m), Dimitra Haslett (200m, 36.08secs) and Mandy Rowley-Jones (triple jump, 7.54m) kept the Croydon flag flying.