Written by DB
News from the season's opener at Kingsmeadow
K&P managed to take both matches to ensure a favourable start to the Rosenheim season,ahead of the usual trips to Walton,Ewell,Eton,Twickenham,before returning to Kingston for M6,and,hopefully,the Finals.
Numbers were only just sufficient to achieve that goal,and it was also a challenge to cover all the officials discipllnes,too - but to our credit,we did.
In the Women's match,the only opposition came from Epsom & Ewell;numbers were thin all round,but TM Sasha's selections all came good and we won with 46pts,23 in front of E&E for 5 Lge Pts. Most track races were run mixed with Natalie Sacre(800),Liz Richardson(3k) & Camilla Thrush(HT/DT) collecting the max. pointers - Isabelle Hatton,Lana Whatley,Emily McIlwain & Natalie teamed to take the 4 x 200,with Rahannah Gillette-Vernon revealing some welcome,though previously unknown,versatility over 400Hurdles.
The Men could not find anyone over 800/1500 with the regular incumbent,Ron Taylor,not available,but managed a late flurry of wins to edge SMR 44pts to 41,with Walton close at 37pts.Winners were David Cook(100),Jason-Louis Bernard(200),Craig Price(3000 with a large pb 9.07.8),Richard Holt(400H) & Nick Owen(SP 14.64). Nick also rescued the team in the Pole Vault and Hammer. Elsewhere,Mikael Undrom,Chris Jennings,Alex Mackula,Andy Robinson and Tariq Sheikh were in action,with the meeting concluding with a win in the 4 x 200,courtesy of Messrs Holt,Jennings,Bernard & Sheikh. Full results on this site.
Next match - May 18th at Stompond Lane,Walton. The TT for the season can be found via Downloadable Forms from off the Main Menu. All welcome - we need to fill those MD events next time,too!
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