Written by Editor
Updated May 18th
The League moves to Walton………
Scores - Men - WAL 61/SMR 48/K&P 45/BA 25/WOK 15/E&E 5 and Overall after 2/6 - WAL 11 & 112==SMR 11 & 102==K&P 8 & 95==BA 5 & 45==E&E 4 & 26==WOK 3 & 30.
Scores - Women - WAL 41/K&P 32/E&E 20/WOK 8/SMR 8 and Overall after 2/6 - WAL 11 & 79==K&P 11 & 78==E&E 8 & 51==WOK 5.5 & 20==SMR 4.5 & 15.
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In the short term,it is clear that the unprecedented success in the last 3/4 years of the Men's Rosey team under Humphrey Waddington,assisted by Peter,in both Western Division competitions and Finals,and the matching silverware triumphs of the Women in the Division under Sasha Gordon,assisted by Debbie,are going to be a hard act to follow.
The absence,in principle,of the enthusiasm and dedication of a TM to cover every slot in either contest leaves the onus on Self-Help.
On the Men's side,no scorers at 800,1500,3k Steeplechase and the 4 x 200 left us adrift and we remain in 3rd overall. Despite this disadvantage,we are still in the hunt for the Final.
Chris Dack produced two fine efforts in the Throws,winning both the Javelin(51.08) and the Discus,the latter in a fine new PB of 40.97 whilst U20 Matt Broderick took care of the HJ(1.60) and the LJ(5.33),winning both. Chris Hall took the 400 in 51.5 and 2nd places from Andy Gordon(100),Elijah Vidal(200) and Harry Johnston(3000) accumuluated our final total of a rather paltry 45,by our standards. Peter Wilkins(3k) and Rory McCann(JT) competed as NS and completed our lowly attendance figure. There were some apparent traffic problems in the Copsem Lane area of Esher/Oxshott.
Of the Women's team of 7 souls,we had 3 in the 400,so only 5 scored with 6 events unsupported. Our best female performance of the evening was undoubtedly that of U20 Mae Thompson,who ran very confidentally to win her first-ever sub 60 sec 400 in 59.2. Elle Butcher U17 and Natalie Sacre also ran well,but Mae was well away. Clare McLeish dropped only 1 point over 100/200,taking the latter,with Layla Thompson(2nd 800),Nicky Atkins(3rd 1500) and Liz Richardson(1st 3000) making up the team. We had no offers at any of the 4 field events or Steeplechase and 4 x 200.
It's a long time since we failed to field relay teams in both matches.
On to Ewell on June 5th,with hope of better/huge support…….please.
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