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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

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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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BAL Premiership - Match Two

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Tim Abeyie
WGwEL finished 3rd in the second BAL Premiership fixture of the season at Sports City Manchester on Saturday. In an enthralling match which saw five teams as possible winners going into the final event the 4x400m, and in the end, just 24 points covering the first six teams, Woodford scored 294 points as Newham again ran out winners on 303, with Birchfield on 301. Newham now lead the table with 16 league points from Birchfield on 13.5 and Woodford on 12.5. Amongst a fine overall team performance, track performances were led by Tim Abeyie and Graham Hedman with a 200m double, and the field by Mark Dry with a hammer victory.

 

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GB&NI Team for European U/23 and U/20 Championships

Four WGwEL athletes have today been named by UKA in the GB&NI team to compete in the European U/23 Championships in Kaunas,  Lithuania, July 16th-19th. They are Elaine O'Neill (100m and 4x100), Tara Bird (800m), Callum Priestley (110mH) and Mark Dry (HT).

Junior Ejehu has been named in the first wave of selections for the U/20 European Championships which take place in Serbia, July 23rd-26th.

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