Weekend round-up

Tom Norman
WGwEL athletes were in action at Hendon in the LICC meeting on Saturday, at Watford in the Junior inter-counties and at a windy Gateshead on Monday at the British Grand Prix. Performances at Hendon were led by discus throwers, Tom Norman and Devon Douglas, and at Watford by Sam Watts over 200m.

At Gateshead in the Aviva British Grand Prix, Sarah Claxton placed 6th over 100m Hurdles, recording 13.31 secs (-1.9), into a strong headwind. In the men's 110mH, Callum Priestley was 7th, again into a strong headwind as he recorded 14.11 secs (-2.8). Over 200m the headwinds were even stronger as Joice Maduaka was 6th in 24.14 secs (-3.4). Nusrat Ceesay placed 7th over 400m H in 59.85 secs, and Tara Bird was 3rd in the "On Camp with Kelly" 800m in 2m07.37 secs.

Results Round-uo

Francis Smith
Competeing for Scotland In last night's Falkirk Cup competition at Grangemouth, Francis Smith placed a close 2nd over 400mH, recording a season's best of 51.27 secs. This was also a WGwEL "domestic" Club record.In an invitation hammer competition Mark Dry won from Andy Frost with distances of 69.46m, and 65.21m respectively. Over 1500m at the Watford BMC meeting, Tom Phillips recorded 3m57.22 secs, and Gavin Lewis, 3m59.05 secs.

E. of England Senior Inter-ounties

ImageAlthough only 15, Hollie Pattie-Bellili who is coached by Bob Corbett, came 2nd. in the A 400m. hurdles in 67.24 sec and also came 2nd. in the 100m. hurdles in 16.66 sec. in the East of England Inter Counties Championships for senior athletes.

BAL Premiership - Match Four

Jnr Vincent Ogendengbe closes the winning 4 x 400m. relay team
WGwEL men’s team placed a good 3rd in the final BAL Premiership fixture of the season at Newham on Saturday. League leaders, Newham again won to confirm victory in the League with 32 points; Woodford consolidated their second position with 25.5 points, from Birchfield on 23.5, and
Sale on 15.5. Enfield ensured they stayed in the Premiership by placing second on the day, with Sheffield just losing out to Shaftsbury, in joining the already relegated Trafford. Without being at full strength this was a good all round team performance, with performances led by “A” string wins for Tim Abeyie and Alasdair Strange.

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