UK Athletics Youth Development League U20/17 Southern Premier
A second place finish in their home match at Eton on Sunday was good enough to ensure a place in the National Final of the UK Athletics Youth Development League U20/17 competition in September where the local club will face the best of the Midland and Northern clubs. This will be the third time in as many years that WSEH have made the Final – 2 years ago being chosen to represent GB in the European wide competition.
1.Blackheath & Bromley AC 780pts
2.WSEH AC 628
3.Reading AC 624
RIO OLYMPIC TEAM
Some five WSEH AC athletes have been named in Olympic Teams going to Rio. In the GB Team Lawrence Clarke will compete in the 110m Hurdles, Nigel Levine is named for the 4x400m relay squad, Morgan Lake will contest the High Jump and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke will compete in the 800m
Kerry O’Flaherty goes in the Steeplechase for the Irish team.
EUROPEAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - TBILISI, GEORGIA
SOUTHERN ATHLETIC LEAGUE ETON
WSEH AC totally dominated their Southern Athletic League Division 3 South West match at Eton on Saturday with maximum points in 17 of the 36 events plus a host of personal bests.
1. WSEH AC 238pts
2. Reading AC 193
3. Newquay & Par AC 158
4. Andover AC 84
The opening track event, the 400m Hurdles saw Emily Barrett set the trend with a win in a pb of 67.1 secs with Alanna Fagan 2nd in 72.0secs.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – AMSTERDAM -6th – 11th July
WSEH AC have four athletes named in the GB team to contest the European Championships in Amsterdam this weekend.
Lawrence Clarke will contest the 110m hurdles with Ashley Bryant in action in the Decathlon.
Amongst the ladies, Morgan Lake goes in the Heptathlon whist Rachel Wallader gets her first international vest in the Shot event.
BRITISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE PEMIER DIVISION BIRMINGHAM
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS and OLYMPIC TRIALS BIRMINGHAM
Some 25 WSEH athletes competed in the British Championships and Olympic Trials in Birmingham over the weekend, with three athletes emerging as National Champions, adding to the seven champions from the Under 23/20 Championships last weekend. The three champions to stake a claim for a place in the GB team for the Rio Olympics were Shelayna Oskan-Clarke who won the 800m in 2m01.80, Morgan Lake in the High Jump with 1m90 and Rachel Wallader in the Shot with 16m67.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U23/U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS – BEDFORD
WSEH AC athletes were in superb form at the England Athletics Under 23/Under 20 Championships at Bedford on the weekend with with a Rio Olympics qualifying mark being achieved plus similar qualifying marks for the World Junior Championships and the European Youth Championships.
The Olympic mark fell to Sophie Papps in her first real competition after a year off. She recorded 11.12secs to win her heat in the 100m by a street but did not contest the Final having achieved her objective.