Weekend News

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Junior Ejehu
This weekend saw WGwEL athletes busy around the UK, and overseas. Most were competing at the South of England Championships at Watford where no less than 24 medals were won in the combined senior and U/20 Championships. Perhaps the best of those performances came from 18 year old Junior Ejehu who took the U/20 200m title in 21.36 secs (+0.1), after recording a personal best of 21.30 secs (+1.0) in winning his semi-final and equalling the "A" standard qualifying time for the European Under 20 Championships.

Weekend Round-up

Over a busy weekend WGwEL athletes were in action at the Watford BMC Grand Prix, representing GB in a Junior international in Mannheim, the Welsh Open Championships in Cardiff, and in the National Junior League at Eton. Many others had their county schools championships. Whilst the BMC meeting brought some very fine performances, notably a Club Junior record and European Under 20 5000m qualifying time for Ronnie Sparke, a severely depleted NJL team managed to just avoid last spot in the second fixture of the season at Eton. Another U/20 qualifying mark and Club junior record was achieved by Maria Seager at Cardiff with a 4.05 PV clearance. There was also news of a season's best over 400m for Graham Hedman.

GB Team for European Team Cup

WGwEL's Andy Frost (Hammer) and Joice Maduaka (4x100m) have been named in the GB&NI team for the new-look European Team Championships in Leira, Portugal, next weekend.

Club Record for Maria

Competing in the Super 8 competition at Cardiff yesterday evening, Maria Seager recorded a personal best and new WGwEL U/20 record as she cleared 3.97m in the pole vault. Maria is moving ever closer to the UKA qualification mark of 4.05 for this year's World Junior Championships. Elaine O'Neill, who has already achieved the qualification mark for the European U/23 Championships took the 100m in 11.74 secs (-1.0), and Callum Priestley, whose best mark so far this season of 13.87 secs over 110mH is just 0.7 secs outside the required mark for those same Championships, placed 2nd in the 110mH with 14.00 secs (-1.1). Stuart Harvey recorded 65.23m in the javelin.

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