WSEH INDOOR OPEN MEETING at TVAC
The WSEH Indoor Meeting at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre gained international recognition with the appearance of two top Portugese sprinters who contested the 60m.The meeting was further enhanced by the appearance of top UK sprinter Dina Asher–Smith, who not surprisingly was the top female athlete on display.
There was good support for the meeting from WSEH athletes and they were rewarded with several personal bests.
Amongst the Senior Men, Reiss Durban-Davison proved the fastest with his 7.09secs clocking, just ahead of 400m specialist Alex Haydock-Wilson on 7.11secs. There was also a pb for Dean Blackwood with his clocking of 7.15secs.
Amber Leigh–Hall was the best of the WSEH Senior Ladies with her winning time of 7.86secs, just ahead of Harriet Jones on 7.84secs and Jessica Armah with 7.97secs.
The U20 Mens races saw Richard King set a new best of 7.16secs for 2nd place, with Maya Bhat being the sole WSEH U20 lady with her time of 8.51secs.
The U17 races saw the welcome return to competition of Rico Lionetti and he will be encouraged by his victory in 7.83secs. Even so his time was bettered by Naman Sharma’s clocking of 7.73 secs in a subsequent race. Jas Kharay was also on form with his win in 7.92secs.
Best of the U17 Ladies was Naveet Kaur with a win in 8.42secs. She was closely followed by Shanelle Onastas (8.48ses), Jamie Leigh-White (8.50secs) and Billie Twite (8.52secs).
Newcomer James Badham was the best of the WSEH U15 Boys with his win in 8.01secs. There were good runs from Jonatan Brew (8.16secs), Alex Pennycooke(8.59secs) and Nick Mannke(8.88secs).
Rachel Okoro was the lone WSEH U15 Girl but she made her mark with a win in 8.42secs.
WSEH were short on numbers in the 60m Hurdles races but Amber Leigh-Hall made most of the opportunity with a storming win in 8.67secs in the Senior race. Megan Shaw was another WSEH winner taking the U20 race in 9.38sec. Best of the men came from Michael Louise who clocked 8.89secs.
In the High Jump held concurrently with the track events, WSEH athletes were prominent. David Walker was an impressive winner of the Senior Mens event with a 1m95 clearance whilst new member Eugenio Ambruzzini made a promising debut with his 2nd place in the U15 Boys with 1m55. Rico Lionetti achieved a pb of 1m65 in the U17 age group.

LONDON GAMES – LEE VALLEY STADIUM
The London Games held the previous weekend saw some good performances from those WSEH athletes present.
The 60m sprint provided wins for Richard King (U20) in 7.25secs, Jessica Armah (U20) in 7.94secs and Lara Pleace(U17) in 7.86secs.
There was an excellent win from Orla Brennan in the U20 400m, repeated by Dereece Green in the Senior 800m in 1m59.77secs.
More success followed in the 60m Hurdles, Megan Marrs winning in 8.26secs.

INTERNATIONAL SELECTION
Two WSEH athletes were selected to compete for England in an international match in Vienna – Deji Tobais in the 60m and Rachel Wallader in the Shot.
Meg Ormond is also named in the England U20 team to compete in the European Cross Country Championships in Belgium in April