UK Athletics U15/13 Development League – Southern Premier
The WSEH AC youngsters made the long trip to Southampton on Saturday to contest the 2nd match in the UK Athletics League U15/U13 Premier match. Newly promoted to the top division WSEH look set fair to maintain their Premier status with a good third place and a home match in the offing.
1. Southampton AC 556pts
2. Blackheath & Bromley AC 534
3. WSEH AC 481
4. Bracknell AC 470
5. Tonbridge AC 449.5
6. Reading AC 449
The athletic calendar saw last weekend reserved for the County Athletic Championhips at various venues with WSEH AC athletes in the main focussing on the Berks event in Reading and the Bucks & Oxon event in Oxford. At Reading the local club emerged with 28 County Champions with a further 18 at the Bucks event, with two further WSEH Conty Champions from the Surrey event and two from the limited results available at press from the Middlesex event at Lee Valley.
BRITISH ATHLETIC LEAGUE – PREMIER DIVISION –TVAC ETON
The return to the British Athletic League Premier Division after a 6 year wait proved a tough task for WSEH AC amongst the top clubs in the country. Despite a National record and a club record plus a host of personal bests from the WSEH athletes, the standard of competition was such that the young WSEH team had to settle for 7th place.
1. Birchfield Harriers(Birmingham) 331pts
2. Woodford Green AC 300
3. Newham & Essex Beagles AC 290
4. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 281
5. 5. City of Sheffield AC 277
UK Athletics Youth Development League U20/17 Southern Premier Division
WSEH AC’s hopes of retaining their UK Athletics Youth Development U20/U17 Premier Division title took a knock on Sunday in a match hastily transferred to TVAC Eton from the original Reading venue due to safety problems at the Reading track. Gaps in the WSEH team, some possibly caused by the late venue change, saw the local club finish in 3rd place
Blackheath & Bromley AC 816pts
Reading AC 719
WSEH AC 697
Shaftesbury Barnet AC 627
Tonbridge AC 462
Enfield & Haringey AC 409
The newly promoted WSEH AC U15/U13 youngsters made an impressive impact in the first of their UK Athletics Development League Southern Premier match at Reading on Saturday with some 50 personal bests, 3 new Club Records and a top place in the National Rankings. The latter came in the U15 4x300m relay – the last event of the day – where Ellie Cleveland, Orla Brennan, Neheh Gardner and Jemima Copeman sped the baton round in 2m56.0secs. Jemima Copeman was also responsible for a Club Record in the U15 individual 300m with 41.8secs.
SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE - SWINDON
WSEH AC travelled to Swindon on Saturday for their first ever competition in the combined Mens/Ladies Southern Athletic League. The local club went into the match as overall champions of the now disbanded Southern Mens League and Southern Womens Leagues and were placed in Division 3 of the established Southern League. It is thus perhaps not surprising that WSEH were runaway victors in the match by some 100 plus points over their closest rival host club Swindon Harriers.
1. WSEH AC 257pts
2. Swindon Harriers 148pts