Loughborough EAP/Watford BMC

There was news of some fine hurdling performances from both Sarah Claxton and Callum Priestley at Wednesday evening's EAP meeting at Loughborough, together with some other useful performances from WGwEL athletes, both at Loughborough and the Watford BMC meeting.

National Junior League

Peter Clarke
WGEL achieved an excellent 4th position at the National Junior League Premier Division match held at Norman Park Bromley, on Sunday 26th July. The WGEL  team were missing many of their u20 athletes, particularly in the middle distances. But, on the day, it was pleasing to witness such an exceptional team spirit kick-in with many of our u17/u20 athletes willingly covering additional events. All the women's events were covered and our young men covered all bar two spots, gaining valuable extra team points.

Peter Clarke was named male ‘Athlete of the Match’ for his winning hammer throw of 61.15m.

Result: 1, Shaftesbury Barnet H. 52 (8); 2, Blackheath & Bromley 519.5 (7); 3, Enfield & Haringey 481 (6); 4, WGEL 442 (5); 5, Windsor, Slough, Eton, H'low 430 (4); 6, Harrow AC 352 (3); 7, City of Norwich 324.5 (2); 8, Team Cambridge 301 (1)

There were numerous fine performances by WGEL athletes - see link to results. 


Berlin World Championship Team

Three WGwEL athletes have today been named in the GB&NI team to compete in the World Championships next month in Berlin. Beijing Olympic finalists Sarah Claxton and Jeanette Kwakye are both named; Sarah  in the 100m Hurdles, whilst Jeanette, who has been fighting to return to full fitness after injury is named in the 4x100m squad, together with UK Champion and Trials winner, Joice Maduaka.

Weekend Action

After suffering an injury setback that has ruled him out of action since May, Beijing Olympic Decathlon representative Dan Awde was back in action at the weekend, in an U/23 combined events international against France and Switzerland at Watford. Other WGwEL athletes were in action at the Throws and JumpsFest at Birmingham.

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