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August 2021 Club News

Manchester International.

Lionel Owona (Lio) was very proud to be selected to compete for England in the junior high jump at the Manchester International on 18th August where he achieved a respectable jump of 2.06m to take 1st place. 

Lio is a great ambassador for the event and thoroughly enjoyed the experience which has inspired him to aim for even more next season. He plans to also inspire and encourage others to progress in the high jump. Congratulations Lio!

In addition, club members Alex Barbour (3,000m steeplechase 3rd) and Alex Haydock-Wilson (200m 1st and relay) representing the National Athletics League and Orla Brennan (400H Junior women 3rd) also competed at the event.

SEAA Middle Distance Success

Shireen Higgins’ group of young middle-distance athletes celebrated success in the recent SEAA U13, U15 and U17 championships with 4 event winners and 1 2nd place.

  • Jake Meyburgh won the U13 boys 800m setting a pb time of 2.11.55
  • Summer Chapman won the U15 girls 800m in a new pb of 2.17.17 
  • Freya Ruffels won the U17 women’s 1500m steeplechase in 5.19.0 
  • Luke Birdseye won the U17 men’s 1500m steeplechase in 4.32.5 with Joshua Mingoia 2nd in 4.52.3.

In addition, Ava John was 2nd in the U15 girls 75m hurdles in a time of 11.59.

Southern Athletic League – Aldershot 14.8.21

After just three fixtures WSEH AC are top ranked of the 98 clubs in the Southern Athletic League. This status was advanced by a dominating victory in their 3rd match at Aldershot last weekend.

Match result:

WSEH AC 423pts

Woking AC 323

Bracknell AC 286

Guildford & Godalming AC 256

Aldershot & Farnham AC 228

Maidenhead AC 89

The 100m saw top class results from the WSEH sprinters. Giovanni Sealy was 2nd in the Men’s A race on 11.4ses with Palumi Babalola winning the B race with 11.8secs. There was a double win for WSEH in the 100m Ladies provided by Harriet Jones with 12.5secs and Liana Williams on 12.9ses. Sprint success continued in the 200m races. Giovanni Sealy went one better to win the A race in 22.6secs, with Kevin Gallimore completing the double with 23.4secs. Double success continued in the 200m Ladies via the efforts of Jessica Armah on 25.5secs and Brogan McCafferty with 26.2secs.

The 400m saw more winning doubles. Nunu Njoroge was the A string winner in a pb of 51.0secs with Oliver Cloherty also setting a new pb in taking the B race in 52.4secs.

The 800m Men’s event was totally dominated by the WSEH athletes. Dereece Greene was the A string winner in 1m57.4 with Oliver Emment first home in the B string on 2m07.0. The Ladies 800m saw 2nd places for both Jemima Davies on 2m25.7, a pb, and Natalie Thompson with 2m29.0.

In the Men’s 1500m Liam Stone was first home in another pb of 4m04.2. Freya Ruffles was the best of the WSEH Ladies in 2nd place in the A string on 4m48.9, yet another pb, with Katie Clutterbuck winning the B string on 5m00.5.

WSEH athletes were once again prominent in the Ladies 3000m with Amber Clarke 2nd in a pb of 11m22.0 and Isabelle Rayner taking the B string with 11m47.5, another pb. The Men’s 5000m was WSEH dominated with wins from Simon Millett with 15m46.3 and Sam Hodgson in a pb of 16m10.8.

The Hurdles Races also had WSEH leading the way. Lara Pleace took the 100m Hurdles in a pb of 14.6secs with Harriet Jones completing the double in 14.8secs. Callum McKay took 2nd in the Men’s 110m Hurdles with Troy McConville winning the B Race in a pb of 17.0secs. The 400m Hurdles achieved 2nd places for Leon Bradshaw in 61.3secs and Callum McKay on 64.5secs. The Ladies went one better with Zuri Mullings winning the a race in 65.5secs. Following the Sprint successes it was not surprising to see the WSEH teams leading the way in the 4x100m Men’s and Ladies races and in the Men’s 4x400m.

The best result in the High Jump was provided by Camellia Hayes in winning the A string with 1m76 and Sampda Sharma the B string with 1m38.

The Pole Vault Ladies had double success for Kaliska Nowers on 3m20 and Lauren Samler with 2m40. For the Men, 2nd places were recorded by Jack Staunton with a pb of 3m70 and Alex Stirzaker with 3m30.

There was another winning double in the Men’s Long Jump via the exploits of Rico Lionetti with 6m64 and Anthony Robins-Kent on 6m53- both pb’s.

This pairing also contested the Triple Jump with Rico Lionetti 2nd placed with 11m77 and Anthony Robins- Kent winning the B on 11m46.

The best Shot result came from Troy McConville with 2nd place on a pb of 10m89. He then went on to win the Discus with 36m55 with Naman Sharma in 2nd with 30m40. Amy Holder was a clear winner of the Ladies Discus with 48m21 with Barbara Norris taking the B string on 32m44.

WSEH were well to the fore in the Hammer event with Bayley Campbell winning the A with an excellent 55m27 and Luke Norris the B with 45m20. Second places resulted in the Ladies Hammer via the efforts of Francesca Williams with 43m21 and Barbara Norris on 35m85.

The busy Troy McConville was back in action in the Javelin to take 2nd with 42m24. Jardae Hodge Spencer was also 2nd in the Ladies Javelin with Calia Logan-Griffin winning the B string with 32m25.

National Athletic League 28th August 2021

WSEH AC staged the final match in their National Athletic League series at Eton on Saturday, finishing in 3rd place just one point behind Blackheath & Bromley AC. Fortunately previous match results saw WSEH maintain their overall second place in the League.

Match result:

Thames Valley Harriers 523pts

Blackheath & Bromley AC 383pts

WSEH AC 382pts

Southampton AC 151pts

The WSEH AC sprinters were in good form. Alex Haydock-Wilson was 2nd in the 100m A string in 10.64 secs with Isaac Osei Tutu winning the B race in 10.95 secs. Haydock- Wilson went one better to win his 200m event in 21.54 secs with Giovanni Sealy making it a WSEH double in the B race in 22.02 secs.

For the WSEH women the 200m also provided good points. Harriet Jones was 2nd in the A race in 25.23 secs with Jess Armah similarly placed in the B in 26.20 secs

The 400m Hurdles also saw WSEH athletes to the fore. Tyri Donovan was the winner in the men’s A race in 50.79 secs with Jessie Knight repeating the feat in the Women’s race in 54.81 secs with Hannah Knights second in the B event in 63.83secs.

Points were harder to find in the distance races but Luke Dinsmore was the 5000m winner in 15m06.08.

The Jumps events provided much needed points for WSEH. Ben Fisher was the Long Jump victor in 7m14 with Rico Lioneeti 2nd in 6m38. Lionel Owona won High Jump in 2:05m whilst more good points were derived in the Triple Jump with newcomer Main Eyiowauwi 2nd with 12m90 leaving Rico Lionetti to win the B string with 11m97. For the Ladies, Hannah Jones was 2nd in the Long Jump with 5m40.

The throwing events also proved lucrative for WSEH. There was a winning double in the Javelin from 19 year old Michael Allison with 61m65 with team captain Peter Moreno 2nd in the B string with 35m43. Iain Botting was second in the Hammer event with 52m84. Amy Holder was a clear winner of the Ladies Discus with her excellent 50m74. Rachel Denton-Snape was 2nd in the Hammer with 44m12 with Barbara Norris also second in the B string on 36m22. Hannah Johnson went one better to win the Javelin with 43m73 with Jardae Hodge-Spencer 2nd on 35m99.

The best of the Relay races came in the last events – the 4x400m. The Men’s team of Isaac Osei Tutu, Tyri Donovan, Tom Hunter and Alex Haydock – Wilson were first across the finish in 3m14.69.

The WSEH Ladies team of Hannah Knights, Kennedy Bays, Lottie Dewar and Jessie Knights were also clear winners in 3m54.29.

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