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Aviva European Indoor Trials and UK National Championships

At this weekend's Aviva European Trials and National Championships in Sheffield , the highlight from competing WGwEL athletes was Joice Maduaka's fifth national indoor title over 60m. Other medalists amongst several other Woodford athletes in action were Elaine O'Neil, Tosin Oke, Stephane Aneto and Tara Bird.

Joice Maduaka led a Woodford 1-2 in the wommen's 60m as she took her 5th national title at this event in a season's best of 7.36 secs, ahead of clubmate Elaine O'Neil, in her first year of senior competition, with a personal best of 7.41 secs. In the field there were medals in both the men's and womren's triple jump, with Tosin Oke taking silver with a leap of 16.01m and Stephane Aneto taking bronze with a personal best, both indoor and out of 13.07m. Also picking up a bronze medal was Tara Bird who placed third over 800m in 2m06.27 secs, having recorded an indoor pb of 2m04.96secs in qualifying.

Other field action saw both Christian North and Alasdair Strange clear 5.00m in the pole vault, but on countback, Christian placed 5th and Alasdair 7th. Kim Murray was 6th in the women's long jump with 5.82m. Francis Smith just missed out on making the 60mH final, but won the "B" final with a time of 8.02 secs, which if recorded in the heats would have seen him qualify for the "A" final. In the women's 60m, Azaria Francis progressed through to the semis where she recorded 7.66secs, and junior, Kitty Eleyae recorded 7.90 secs in the heats.Colin Wilson was disqualified from the men's 60m Heats.

Of Woodford's HCA athletes in action, Simeon Williamson was 3rd in the 60m Final with 6.66 secs, Damien Moss 6th over 800m in 1m50.10 secs, Martin Lloyd 7th in the high jump with 2.15m, and Ross Clarke recorded 3m55.89 secs in the 1500m heats.