WSEH AC in dominant form at National Young Athletes Upper Match

Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC (WSEH) athletes were in dominant form as they emphatically won their National Young Athletes Upper Match at Eton on Sunday.

The club picked up 608pts and finished more than 100 points clear of second placed Reading AC on 473pts.

Their best performer on the day was Lionel Owona, who set a new club u20s record in the high jump after clearing 2.14m. The leap also equalled the league’s record.

At u20s level Giovanni Sealy finished second in the men’s 100m, with Pelumi Babalola similarly placed in the B race in 11.67. Sealy also took second in the 200m B race in 22.44, however, there was a winning double for the club in the 400m, with Tom Hunter (49.44) and Oliver Cloherty (53.14) clocking fast times. This feat was repeated in the u20s 800m by Jordi Evans-Rodriguez who finished in 2.02.22 and Chris Baker in the B race with 2.07.40. Further success followed in the 3,000m with Sam Hodgson leading his rivals’ home in 8.57.41 and Tom Chandler winning the B event in 9.13.50. Leon Bradshaw won the u20s 400m hurdles in 58.36secs, while in the triple jump Rico Lionetti won with a distance of 12.33m before going on to take second in the long jump with 6.37m.

Josh McCafferty’s excellent throw of 56.02m won the u20s javelin, while Leon Bradshaw, Laurie Sutcliffe, Oliver Cloherty and Tom Hunter took the plaudits in the u20s 4x400m relay with 3.28.73.

In the women’s u20s competition, Tyra Coker won the 100m A race in 12.91, with Lucy Chalmers leading the way in the 400m, finishing in 57.07. Charlotte Dewar was second in the B event with 60.57. Dewar went on to win the 800m in 2.19.67 with Katie Clutterbuck winning the B event in 2.30.76. Further success followed for Lauren Watkins (15.72) and Freya Witheat (16.70) in the 100m hurdles, with Millicent Russell and Havana Sale scooping up maximum points in the 400m hurdles. Freya Witheat went on to win the long jump with a jump of 5.17m while Saha Tuke won the pole vault after clearing 2.60m. Yet another victory was recorded by Jardae Hodge-Spencer in the shot with 10.57m, while Lucy Chalmers, Eilidh Green, Millicent Russell and Havana Sale combined for victory in the 4x400m in 4.11.48.

WSEH dominated the u17s men’s sprints, with double victories in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Demari Gumbs (11.74) and Joseph Caesar (12.03) won in the 100m, Kevone Gallimore (23.02) and Nick Mannke (24.09) took the 200m wins and Nunu Njoroge (51.29) and Adam Sfendla (53.79) led the way in the 400m. The pole vault produced a win for Jack Staunton, who cleared 3.50m and Finlay Moore was triumphant in the javelin with 52.24m. There were also victories for WSEH in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Liana Williams won both the 100m and 200m in the u17s women’s races, clocking 12.66 and 25.89 seconds, respectively. The club’s success continued in the A race of the 300m with Anna Babis winning in 42.34. Rachel Clutterbuck also took the 3,000m title with a time of 9.51.29. Isla Brown (47.84) and Erin Rees (46.28) were both victorious in the 300m hurdles. Lucy McCourt won the hammer with 40.15m and there were two more relay wins, for Maisie Slaney, Brogan McCafferty, Tyra Coker and Liana Williams in the 4x100m (49.95) and Charlotte Dewar, Anna Babis, Isla Brown and Erin Rees in the 4x300m (2.54.32). This weekend the Berkshire Championships will be held at Thames Valley Athletic Centre in Eton on Saturday and Sunday.

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