03:00PM, Monday 19 August 2019
Taylor Campbell (pictured recently) won the men’s hammer event
WSEH AC’s Southern League season finished on a high as they won their final meet at Battersea to be crowned Southern Premier Champions.
The meet was also marked by a new league record for Amy Holder, who improved on the old mark by more than a metre to throw 55.40m in the discus.
WSEH athletes were to the fore in most events, with Zuri Mullings and Georgie Ellis getting them off to a fine start with maximum point hauls in the 400m hurdles. Andy Clements was also back in a WSEH vest and finished second in the men’s A race, with Harry Barnett winning the B race.
WSEH’s ladies dominated the shorter sprints, with Steph Clitheroe (12.40) and Ayoola Babalola (12.58) winning the 100m events, with Babalola (25.35) and Kennedy Bays repeating the feat in the 200m.
The men responded by taking the most points in the 400m, with Isaac Osei-Tutu smashing through the 50 second barrier to win the A event in 48.88 and Jamail Clarke winning the B race in 51.62.
The ladies were to the fore in the 1,500m, with Jenni Ball (4.55.29) and Emmie Savory (5.12.13) both delivering top points. In the men’s event Dan Brookling led for most of the men’s 1,500 before being overhauled in the finishing straight to come second (4.05.29).
The 2,000m steeplechase was totally dominated by WSEH athletes, with maximum points being delivered by Marcus Shantry, Liam Stone, Maya Hodgson and Bettina Hanlon.
The team’s captain also played his part, winning the 110m hurdles in 15.44 and the long jump with 6.49m.
The jumps also pulled in good points for the club with Adam Carpenter winning the A string pole vault with 4.39m, while Paulius Svarauskas was just inches off the league record in winning the triple jump with 15.26m. Jodie Smith won the long jump with a new pb of 5.98m and Sophia Korf won the B string with 5.53m. More maximum points were added by Naomi Philips (12.53m) and Sophia Kapoor Sud (9.65m) in the triple jump. In the discus Barbara Norris backed up Holder’s fine throw to win the B discus with 33.07m. That was repeated in the javelin where Abi Jones (32.10m) and Calia Logan-Griffith were top point providers. Taylor Campbell won the men’s hammer with 72.35m, with Mikki Finn completing the double with 46.99m. Jade Compton-Smith also produced a winning effort in the final throws event, the javelin, with 53.78m.
The match ended with more victories in the relay races, with Isaac Osei-Tutu, Jamail Clarke, Josh Pearson and Andy Clements taking the 4x400m race in 3.23.69 and Steph Clitheroe, Hannah Jones, Kennedy Bays and Ayoola Babalola winning the 4x100m in 48.92.
Jacob Paul finished seventh in the 400m hurdles in the Muller International Games in Birmingham on Sunday, crossing the line in 56.72.
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