10:00AM, Saturday 15 June 2019
Ayoola Babalola was third in the 200m b race on her senior debut.
The long trip to Leigh proved no deterrent for Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow’s (WSEH AC) athletes as the men claimed second and the women third in their respective British League matches.
The men’s team outpointed Swansea Harriers, City of Liverpool AC, Bournemouth AC, Sale Harriers and Southampton AC but finished just behind match winners Thames Valley Harriers.
The sprint events were dominated by WSEH athletes, with Deji Tobais winning both the 100m (10.63) and 200m (21.30) with Nathan Gilbert winning the B race.
The 110m hurdles added further points to the WSEH tally with Josh Armstrong claiming a solid second place in 15.18. Team captain Peter Moreno was a clear winner of the B race in 14.55.
More good results followed in the 400m, with Tyri Donovan second in the A race (51.52).
The field events added significantly to the tally with the 16-year-old Oscar Wilking second in the B string in 1.85m. Maximum points for the club were accrued in the triple jump through Paulus Svarauskas (14.52m) and Teepee Princewell (13.73m). Euan Bryden was a winner in the pole vault with 4.60m.
WSEH were well in the lead I the 4x100m relay before they were disqualified for a faulty changeover. The team made amends in the final race, the 4x400 relay in a time of 3.21.06.
Thames Valley Harriers also came out on top in the UK Women’s Premier Division match, with WSEH in joint second with Trafford AC. The WSEH sprinters were never really in the hunt, but Ayoola Babalola was third in the 200m b race on her senior debut.
Things improved in the 400m with Nicola Kendall fourth in the A race in a new pb of 54.41.
The opening 400m hurdles races provided maximum points with victories for Jessie Knight in 56.67 and Marcey Winter (60.11) in the B race.
Hannah Knight was the lone WSEH athlete in the 2000m steeplechase, finishing fourth in another pb of 7.12.50.
The field events saw WSEH add useful points across the board, with Jodie Smith setting a new best of 1.80m to take third in the A string high jump and Suzanne Palmer fourth in the B event. Sofia Korf took second place in the long jump with a leap of 5.62m and Claire Fitzegerald came second in the discus A string with 49.77m. The meeting ended on a high for WSEH with victory in the 4x400m in 3.39.11.
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