Track & Field Update

Woodford athletes have been in action at home and overseas over the last week or so. At home over this recent weekend there were Southern titles for Shayne Dewar, Kitty Eleyae and Phil Norman, as well as a Midlands title for Lucy Marshall. There were also several other useful performances.

The South of England Championships were held at Crystal Palace, and U/20 Shayne Dewar ran very well into a strong headwind to win the 200m title with a personal best of 21.66 secs (-2.8). Kitty Eleyae, who has been putting together some consistent form, won the senior women's long jump title with 5.85m (+0.4), and Phil Norman's win came over 1500m where, in the windy conditions, he recorded 3m51.31 secs. Behind Phil in 6th HCA member Ross Tennant recorded 3m55.16 secs, and Angus Holford was 9th with 4m06.12 having qualified with 4m04.92 secs. There was a silver medal for Omololu Abiodun in the senior men's 200m, where he recorded 22.04 secs (w ?), also into the strong headwind, and silver also for Chris Linque in the discus with 45.82m. In the U/20 women's hammer Stephanie Howe placed 5th with 43.23m, Darren Southcott was 7th in the 5000m with 15m39.94 secs, and in the senior men's long jump Adrian Stamp was 10th with 6.30m w (+2.9). Anna Clark qualified for the women's 800m final but did not finish after recording 2m12.53 secs in her heat. Paul Scanlan reached the men's 800m semi-finals where he recorded 1m56.21 secs. In the 100m heats Justin Duru recorded 11.35 secs (-1.5), and in the 200m heats Andrew McCabe 23.01 secs (-0.8). Competing in the Midland Championships at Nuneaton, Lucy Marshall won the hammer title with 61.29m, and in Belfast at the Northern Ireland Championships, Adam Kirk-Smith was 3rd with a PB of 3m50.45 secs. 

In Ireland, U/20 Canaan Solomon placed 2nd over 800m with 1m49.11 secs, and in Geneva Jack Lawrie was 6th over 400mH with 51.10 secs, with Youcef Zatat winning the shot at the same meeting with 17.78m. Also overseas, but over the previous weekend, Dan Rowden raced over 800m in Belgium where he recorded 1m47.51 secs, Mark Dry reached 70.26 in the hammer in Germany, Tosin Oke competed in Brazil and was 2nd in the triple jump with 16.67m (+0.8), and at Boston in the US, Tiffany Porter raced over 100mH where she placed 5th with 12.87 secs (+0.6) but sister Cindy Ofili did not finish her heat at the same meeting.