06:00PM, Thursday 08 March 2018
Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC’s (WSEH) growing reputation of staging top class indoor meeting meetings at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre was further underlined by seven athletes making the long trip from Guernsey to compete along with 180 other athletes in Sunday’s last indoor meeting of the winter.
The 60m sprint saw good representation from WSEH athletes anxious to assess the progress of their winter training schedules.
Michael Loiuse was third in his senior men’s race in 7.16secs with Isaac Osei Tutu similarly placed in his race in 7..22.
The current UK Indoor Under-20 400m champion, Alex Haydock-Wilson, tested his pace over the shorter distance, placing third in his race with a personal best (pb) of 7.01.
Victory Mabunga was third in his race in 7.71 while Richard King clocked 7.25 to finish fourth in his race.
Ilan Bischopps was 5rd U15 in 7.88 secs whilst James Badham won his U15 race in 7.90secs, with Jack Staunton 4th in 8.99sexcs.
Best of the U13’s was Adam Sfendia with his 3rd place in 8,54secs with Kai Norbron 2nd in his race in 8,99secs.
Kennedy Bays was 3rd in her Senior Ladies race in 8.08secs, with Judy Fakhera securing 2nd in her U20 race in 8.78secs
Anyola Babalola was in a class of her own in the U17 races winning in 7.53 secs. Shanelle Onastas placed 3rd in her race in 8.47 secs whilst Esther Egharevba won her event in 8,62secs . There was just one WSEH U13 present – Molly Staunton taking 5th with 9.48secs.
The 60m Hurdles saw 3 WSEH athletes in action to good effect. Jodie Smith won her U17 race in 9.16 secs whilst Ilan Bischopps was another winner of his U15 race in 9.53secs, with Michael Louise 2nd in the Senior Mens event in 8.71secs.
WSEH representation was sparse in the Field Events but not without success. Jodie Smith notched her second win of the day in the U17 Shot with an excellent 11m08, with Jessica Woodford 3nd on 7m48. Kevin Snelling was a winner of the Veterans event with a useful 8m01.The Long Jump saw just two WSEH athletes in action. Oliver Carroll was 3rd Senior Man with 5m26 whilst Shakira Wight went one better in the Senior Ladies with 2nd place om 5m45.
Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) had three WSEH athletes competing in the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham over the weekend.
Of these Shelayna Oskan – Clarke was accorded the honour of being named as the UK Womens Team Captain. She immediately repaid the honour by winning her Heat of the 800m in 2m01.76secs and the took bronze in the Final in 1m59.81. the 4th fastest time ever recorded by a British athlete.
Morgan Lake had a precarious start in the High Jump with two failures at the opening height, but then got her act together to finish 4th with 1m93, just out of the medal hunt,
Megan Marrs, a late call up to the team, finished 6th in her heat of the 60m Hurdles in 8.28 secs, and will have benefitted from the experience.
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