Written by DB
One of the best evenings of the season at Kingsmeadow,weather-wise,was tinged with disappointment for K&P.Although over 25 members competed,including our leading male and female sprinters and jumpers,the Men fell short of winning the match,losing out to Walton,whose first success of the 2008 Rosenheim summer this was;TM Humphrey Waddington was,however,able to consolidate our qualification for the August 13th Final at Tooting. The Women,sadly,were unable to retain the Western title and trophy,despite a 24.2/6.03 200/LJ double from Dominique Blaize.
Full results on this site via Main Menu above left - Scores:Men-Walton 47/K&( 41/SMR 33/E&E 25/BA 23 and Overall:SMR 28&275/K&P 21.5&231/Walton 17.5&171(These 3 qualify for the Final at Tooting on August 13th) then E&E 13/146/BA 10/134 and Women:-SMR 51/K&P 41/Walton 15/E&E 14/BA Nil and Overall:SMR 26.5/201(The Champions) then K&P 26/174/Walton 14/46/E&E 13.5&79/BA 3&10.
There were nearly 20 men out and with qualification for the Final assured,TM Humphrey W. was able to accede to some personal preferences,though we were still found wanting in the throws and MD.Justin Green won a comfortable 100/200 double,with our other sprinters indulging themselves.Graham Poskitt(400) & Craig Price(800) lopped a few more tenths etc off the seasonal bests and should be in BAL mode for 2009;Alex Thomas,in a fleeting season,showed what he could achieve on a full T&F training diet;newcomer and Old Tiff. Chris Morris promised much;Ron Taylor completed his 6-in-a-row appearances for 2008;there was a little battle over 400Hurdles with the 'master' beating the pupils,though U17 sprint hurdler,Tom Parry,ran a useful debut 62.6 over senior barriers;David Cook,Chris Hall & Patrick Hillyer long-jumped successfully;whilst the hors-de-combat TM covered a gap or two.
In the Womens match,Dominique Blaize's 4 events,Harriet Lester's endeavour as she returns from a sadly abbreviated summer and TM Sasha Gordon's JT win were all to no avail - there's always next year!
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