Medals a Plenty at Essex Schools

Last Saturday 8th June saw the annual Essex Schools Championships take place at Chelmsford. WGEL Young Athletes were there in numbers representing their respective districts within the County. Despite less than favourable conditions they certainly didn't disappoint, collecting numerous medals.


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Simbi & Precious selected for English Schools

Simbi Sikuru and Precious Hamilton have been selected to go to the English Schools T&F Champs this summer. Both athletes, as well as several other throwers at WGEL, are coached by Norman Simmonds. Simbi is currently lying 7th in the UK U17 Hammer ranking, having thrown 51.86m to win the Essex Championships. And Precious, who joined us around the turn of the year from Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets, lies 13th on the U20 Discus ranking as a bottom year, with a throw of 37.66m at the Southern U20 Champs this month. She will be representing London. Congratulations to both athletes.

UKWL First Round

Woodford’s women were also in action at Copthall on Saturday for their first round of the UKWL Division One. In a close scoring match they finished in 5th place, as just 15 points covered places two to five. Hosts SBH ran out winners with 202 points ahead of Southampton on 181, Wigan 177.5, Harrow 170, Woodford 166, Swansea 149.5, Crawley 116 and Herts Phoenix on 95, which left the League standings as SBH 8, Southampton 7, Wigan 6, Harrow 5, Woodford 4, Swansea 3, Crawley 2 and Herts Phoenix 1. There were several decent performances led by “A” string wins for Lucy Marshall, Moe Sasegbon, Anna Clark and Gabriella Ade-Onojobi but, despite many athletes covering more than their specialist events, gaps in a couple of events proved expensive in the context of overall team scores, whilst on a positive note for the future the team on the day included seven U/20’s.


Photos (by Alex Wardle)

Gabriella Ade-Onojobi June 100m 2019

Big points scorer: Gabriella Ade-Onojobi

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