A very close second in the 3rd SAL fixture of the year at Ilford leaves WGEL needing to win the last two matches to gain promotion. The team lost out by just 3 points to Basildon in the first fixture at the Cricklefields track in 7 years. Third came Wycombe Phoenix (who had been 4th in the division), then Peterborough, hosts Ilford and West Suffolk.
Among winners in the field, most improved was Denesha Rocastle, who added over 50cm to her PB to win the long jump in 5.22 and also added a similar distance to take the B string triple jump in 10.10 (just behind Rebecca Fafowora’s 10.15 in the A). Peter Kirabo took his triple jump off a short approach (having finished runner-up in the long jump), with U17 Joba Ashiru taking the B in a 12.34 PB to add to his high jump win (1.80). Unfortunately the pole vault was cancelled despite the equipment for it being transported from APF.