Track and Field Round-up

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Elaine O'Neil
WGwEL athletes were in action at the Bedford International Games on Sunday, and at the BMC Manchester Grand Prix on Saturday. The weekend's warm weather helped the arthletes at Bedford and there were pb's for Elaine O'Neill, Kim Murray and Hannah Frankson. There were also some good performances at Manchester the previous evening.

Elaine O'Neill, in placing 3rd over 200m with 23.58secs (-0.1), improved her pb for the second time this season and set a qualifying mark for the European U/23 Championships. Two jumpers also set pb's at Bedford, Kim Murray recorded 6.08m (-0.8) for 3rd in the long jump, and Hannah Frankson recorded 12.86m (-0.6) for 3rd in the triple jump, behind Stephanie Aneto who was second with 13.02m w (+3.1). In the men's long jump Ezekiel Ewolu was 4th with 7.12m ( 0.0), whilst Sayo Ojo jumped 13.22m in the triple jump.

National Young Athletes League Round 3

NYAL Southern Premier. Basingstoke 31st May 2009.

Congratulations to Rachel Dean and Youcef Zatat who were nominated by team managers John Stow and Colin Wint to receive the club Athlete of Match award.

Rachel won the triple jump with 10.94m (Grade 1) and Youcef threw the discus 41.49m for 1st spot  (Grade 1).

1. Croydon Harriers 410.5; 2. WGEL 390; 3. Team Dorset 362.5; 4. Aldershot Farnham 306

Weekend T&F Round-up

In addition to the NJL, WGwEL athletes were in action over the weekend at the Southern U/15 and U/17 Championships at Ashford, the LICC meeting at Lee Valley and the CAU Championships at Bedford. Highlights at Ashford included a gold medal for Youcef Zatat and, at Bedford, eleven CAU medals for Woodford athletes.

National Junior League: Match 1

Our joint men's/women's team in the National Junior League Premiership performed well in their first match, finishing 5th of 8 teams. Amongst a number for fine performances, the highlights included Sam Watts' significant pb of 21.58 secs (+ 1.3) over 200m, moving him to 3rd on this year's UK rankings, whilst Junior Ejehu consolidated his 2nd place on the rankings with a season's best, and pb equalling 21.46 secs (+0.3). In the field Anthony Oshodi confirmed his 2nd place in the UK rankings with a 17.33m mark in the shot, and Peter Clarke was just below his recent hammer pb with 60.61m. Of the women, there was some fine spinting from Rachel Giwa, Kitty Eleyae and Jo White, and in the field Sarah Smith and multi-eventers Sam Moodie and Chloe Galloway  stood out.

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