The County Athletic Championships held over the weekend saw WSEH athletes in scintillating form, producing no fewer than 43 County Champions.
Star performer at the Berkshire Championships at Eton was WSEH’s Under 20 400m National Indoor Champion Alex Haydock-Wilson, who contested three events and emerging victorious in each. He took the 100m title in 10.91 secs, the 400m in 48.76secs but also broke the Championship Record in the 200m which has stood for some 32 years with a time of 21.67secs.
Jodie Smith was another to set a new County Record in the U17 Javelin with a new mark of 39m74, improving on her own record she set last year by some 2 metres. She was also the winner of the U17 High Jump with a new best of 1m55.
In the Middlesex Championships at Lee Valley it was Francesca Williams that set a new record in the U17 Hammer with a throw of 52m11.
The Bucks Championships produced a winning double for Anna Croft in the Under 20 200m (25.88sesc) and 400m Hurdles(64.21secs). Another Hurdler to do well in the U17 age group was Mei Ya Lambert who took the 300m Hurdles in 50.32secs. Another hurdler to make his mark was Laurie Sutcliffe who was a winner of the U15 80m Hurdles in 12.49secs. Abby Masquelier continued this WSEH domination with her victory in the U15 75m Hurdles in 12.04secs. The in form Dominic McDougall continued in his winning ways by taking the U17 1500m in 4m11.14secs. Michael Loise added to the track victories in the Senior 400m in 52.1secs.
The Field Events increased the WSEH tally of champions. Monty Gurney won the U13 Javelin with 25m73. Jasmine Presho was the U17 Pole Vault best with her clearance of 2m90. Kam Cheung Lambert took gold in the U17 Triple Jump with his 11m98. Euan Emery was another WSEH winner in the U17 Discus with a pb of 33m31.
WSEH dominated the U15 middle distance races at Eton, providing the winners of the 800m in Jasmine Young with 2m19.4secs and the 1500m in Charlotte Dewar on 4m56.13. Liliana Burn was on form in the Hammer event, with a winning effort of 31m12
Oliver Cloherty was at his best the U15 sprints at Eton with victories in both the 200m (25.24secs) and the 300m(39.88secs). WSEH again were uppermost in the 1500m with Sam Hodgson winning by some 20 metres in a time of 4m19.73secs.
Orla Brennan was to the fore in the U17 age group – winning the 200m in a new pb of 25.80secs.
Klaudia Walas was the star athlete in the horizontal jumps, winning both the Long Jump(4m88) and the Triple Jump(10m92)
The Under 20 Ladies races saw WSEH again dominating the middle distance events, with Charlotte Harris, first past the post in the 800m in 2m17.7secs. Megan Shaw took the plaudits in the 400m Hurdles – winning in 70,27secs. Once again the WSEH Long Jumper emerged with honours – Lara Pleace producing a new pb of 5m26.
In the U20 Men, Dan Brookling continued the WSEH domination of the 800m event, winning in style in 2m01.54secs.
The WSEH U20 Field Eventers also grabbed honours. Bayley Campbell was an easy winner of the Hammer with his excellent 69m80. Jude Compton-Stewart took the Javelin title with a comfortable 46m19. Another Championship Record was recorded in the Long Jump by Sam Challis, by just 2cms, with his winning leap of 7m03 In the Senior Ladies sprints, WSEH athletes swept the board. Chinedu Monye showed a welcome return to form with her 100m win in 12.08secs whist Jess Armah took the tape in the 200m in 24.96secs. In the Discus Amy Holder was just 2cms off her own County record, winning by a wide margin with 52m45.
The Senior Mens sprints saw Aaron Richardson take the plaudits in winning both the 100m(10.89secs) and the 200m(22.28secs)
Oliver Carroll claimed gold in the Long Jump with 5m53 whilst Kevin Snelling was a surprise winner of the Shot event.
The lone WSEH winner at the Surrey Championships in Kingston was Marcey Winter who took the Senior 400m Hurdles title in 64.68secs.