UK Championships and World Trials

Nusrat Ceesay
There were seven medals for WGwEL athletes and many other fine performances at the Aviva UK Championships and World Championship Trials held at Birmingham over the weekend. Performances were led by victories for Joice Maduaka (100m), Nusrat Ceesay (400mH) and Emeka Udechuku (DT).

The first Woodford victory went to Nusrat Cessay, who took her first ever national senior title over 400mH. Starting steadily Nusrat drew into contention with 100m to go and finished very strongly as she took the title in a personal best of 57.13 secs. The next victory went to Joice Maduaka who took her sixth senior national title over 100m as she recorded 11.52 secs, having earlier recorded 11.45 secs in qualifying. Joice was later 5th in a close 200m with 23.65 secs.

Sam Watts makes World Youths final


Woodford's Sam Watts placed a very creditable 7th in the final of the 200m at the World Youths (U/18) Championships. Qualifying from the semi final as a fastest loser havinig recorded a personal best of 21.50 secs (+0.6),  Sam drew the tricky inside lane in the final, and altougher slower with 22.00 secs (-0.9), can be very pleased with his performances in making the final and recording a personal best time.

Overseas News

A number of WGwEL athletes were competing around Europe over the weekend, with Beijing Olympic finalists Sarah Claxton and Jeanette Kwakye amongst those in action.

UKWL - Match Two

Stephanie Aneto
WGwEL's women continued their push for an immediate return to the top flight, as they won the second fixture of the UK Women's League Division Two on Sunday at Lee Valley. They scored 218 points to Enfield's 182, and Blackheath's 177.5. They now lead the division with 16 points, from Blackheath on 12 and Enfield on 11. Seven field event victories which were led by a hammer double from Lucy Marshall and Sarah Smith and a triple jump double from Stephanie Aneto and Hannah Frankson, laid the foundations for a solid all round team performance.


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