WSEH AC opened their UKA Young Athletes League Premier Division match at the Thames Valley Athletic Centre on Saturday, and in a closely contested competition, found themselves back in 4th place by the narrowest of margins.

Match Result:
1. Herne Hill Harriers 488.5
2. Portsmouth AC 481.5
3. Croydon Harriers 465
4. WSEH AC 464
5. Crawley AC 462
6. Chiltern Harriers 179

Under 13 Girls
Points were hard to come by in this age group with the best results on the track coming in the Distance events. Freya Willcox placed 3rd in the 800m A string with 2m38.6 with Daya Baga improving to 2nd in the B string with 2m40.1. Rachel Clutterbuck took 4th place in the 1200m A string in 4m06.5 with Oona Gibbons winning the B string with 4m07.5.

Under 13 Boys
WSEH had better success in the U13 Boys category. Joseph Caesar set the trend with his 3rd place in the 100m A race in 14.0secs. Adam Sfendla repeated this placing in the 200m A race in 28.5secs, with Caesar occupying 3rd in the B race in 29.5secs. The 1500m added to the points tally, with George Thomas in 2nd place in the A string with 5m01.7, allowing Sam Johnston to win the B string with 5m02.3. The 75m Hurdles also produced useful points for WSEH with Seb Baker 3rd in the A race in 14.9secs, with Adam Sfendla winning the B race in a faster 13.8secs. Baker got his moment of glory by winning the High Jump with 1m35, with Kai Norbron taking maximum points by winning the B string on 1m30.
Joseph Caesar was a surprise winner of the Shot event with 7m02 with the busy Adam Sfendla 2nd in the B string on 5m03.
Sfendla, Caesar, Baker, and Norbron combined to take 3rs in the 4x100m Relay in 56.3secs.

Under 15 Girls
Once again WSEH’s best results on the Track in this age group came in the 800m and Hurdles races. Jasmine Young was 3rd in the 800m A string with 2m23.1 with Melissa Hamilton similarly placed in the B string with 2m41.1. The stakes were raised in the 75m Hurdles where Abby Masquelier took 2nd in the A race in 12.0secs whilst Isla Brown won the B in 12.7secs. Maximum points were gained in the Long Jump with wins from Rachel Okoro with 4m90 and Imogen Tattersall on 4m25. The High Jump also proved fruitful with Dauda Weightman 2nd in the A on 1m55 with Erin Tosh winning the B with 1m40. Top points accrued in the Throwing Events, with Liliana Burn setting the example. Along with Claudia Kerry-Roger, maximum points were achieved in the Discus with distances of 25m04 and 22m68 respectively. Burn went on to gain 2nd in the Hammer with 31m63, with Abi Woodford also 2nd in the B on 17m05. The Shot event placed Claudia Kerry – Roger in 3rd on 8m03. The Javelin added yet more good points with Sophia Martin 3rd on 24m02 with Ellie Mai-Lothian winning the B string with 21m55.
The quartet of Imogen Tattersall, Olivia Murphy, Isla Brown and Jasmine Young finished on a high with 2nd place in the 4x300m Relay in 3m06.9

Under 15 Boys
Once again WSEH’s best results on the Track came in the Distance races. Luke Hynes was 2nd in the 800m in 2m9.2, with Sam Hodgson winning the B string on 2m10.9. The diverse Ilan Bisschops contested several events with a 3rd place resulting in the Long Jump with a 5m53 effort, with Oliver Cloherty 2nd in the B string on 4m92. WSEH’s lone Pole Vaulter, Jack Staunton, managed 2nd place with his 1m80 clearance. Best of the Throwing events proved to be the Hammer where Chris Williams was 3rd with 18m77 and Jack Campbell took 2nd in the B with his 18m38
WSEH AC eventually showed their sprint capability with an impressive win in the final event of the day – the 4x300m relay. Luke Hynes, Sam Hodson, Ilan Bisschops, and Jack Campbell combined to clock 2m47.4secs