National Young Athletes League Round 3

NYAL Southern Premier. Basingstoke 31st May 2009.

Congratulations to Rachel Dean and Youcef Zatat who were nominated by team managers John Stow and Colin Wint to receive the club Athlete of Match award.

Rachel won the triple jump with 10.94m (Grade 1) and Youcef threw the discus 41.49m for 1st spot  (Grade 1).

1. Croydon Harriers 410.5; 2. WGEL 390; 3. Team Dorset 362.5; 4. Aldershot Farnham 306

Weekend T&F Round-up

In addition to the NJL, WGwEL athletes were in action over the weekend at the Southern U/15 and U/17 Championships at Ashford, the LICC meeting at Lee Valley and the CAU Championships at Bedford. Highlights at Ashford included a gold medal for Youcef Zatat and, at Bedford, eleven CAU medals for Woodford athletes.

National Junior League: Match 1

Our joint men's/women's team in the National Junior League Premiership performed well in their first match, finishing 5th of 8 teams. Amongst a number for fine performances, the highlights included Sam Watts' significant pb of 21.58 secs (+ 1.3) over 200m, moving him to 3rd on this year's UK rankings, whilst Junior Ejehu consolidated his 2nd place on the rankings with a season's best, and pb equalling 21.46 secs (+0.3). In the field Anthony Oshodi confirmed his 2nd place in the UK rankings with a 17.33m mark in the shot, and Peter Clarke was just below his recent hammer pb with 60.61m. Of the women, there was some fine spinting from Rachel Giwa, Kitty Eleyae and Jo White, and in the field Sarah Smith and multi-eventers Sam Moodie and Chloe Galloway  stood out.

More details and individual performances

Southern Men's League match 2

Woodford athletes battle hard in Battersea Park


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Devon Douglas
Battersea’s Millennium Stadium hosted the 2nd Southern League match of the season. Depleted in numbers but not spirit, the Woodford team finished a creditable 4th overall to leave the club 11th in the League.

Full results

There were excellent performances from all athletes, with Devon Douglas winning 2 A and 1 B event and if the club could have been competitive in all events the club would have challenged for top spot.

The day started with the Hammer, with Fergus Harford throwing 36.00m (2nd B) and Devon Douglas throwing 43.42m (1st A). Devon was later to compete in the Shot, throwing 14.29m (1st A) and to follow up with 39.11m (1st B) in the Javelin.

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