Another 3rd place in the 2nd match of the Youth Development League Southern Premier series at Bromley on Sunday will require an improved performance in the remaining two matches if WSEH are to achieve their usual place in the League Final in September.

Match Result:
Blackheath & Bromley AC 869pts
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 727pts
WSEH AC 653pts
Reading AC 583pts
Harrow AC 359pts
Chiltern Harriers 309pts

There were some excellent performances from the WSEH athletes but the local club lost points in the throwing events due to the absence of key athletes.
Alex Haydock-Wilson set the scene in the sprint events, winning the U20 100m in a pb of 10.88secs, going on to place 2nd in the 200m in 21.8secs, with Josh Zeller winning the B race in 22.17secs. The U20 Womens 100m produced a 3rd place for Hannah Jones in 12.32secs with Rebecca Watkins 2nd in the B with 12.48secs. Watkins was also 2nd in the 200m A in a time of 25.8secs.
The best of the U17 sprints came from the Ladies. Ayoola Babalola(12.37secs) and Abbie Sillett (12.51secs) scored maximun points in the 100m. The both then placed 2nd in the 200m races with Babalola on 25.63 secs and Sillett on 26.24secs. In the U17 Mens races Toby Makayawo notched an impressive winning sprint double with his times of 11.11secs and 22.52secs.
The WSEH Ladies added to the points tally with a victory for Phoebe Fenwick in the U20 400m with Orla Brennan 2nd in 60.73secs.
Josh Pearson dipped under the 50secs barrier again in the U17 400m in 49.54secs with Marvin Tchangwa also 2nd in the B race in 53.85secs.
The 800m saw WSEH athletes to the fore with Charlotte Harris winning the U20 race in 2m15.6 secs with Meg Ormond 3rd with 2m26.83. The U17 race was dominated by the talented Dominic McDougall, winning in a new pb of 1m55.61 secs, with Marvin Tchangwa 3rd on 2m05.09. Amy Young was 3rd in the U27 Ladies race in 2m19.9.
The 1500m event also proved a high points earner for the local club. Morgan Hanson (4.51.92) and Juliet Soane ( 5m22.0) were 2nd and 3rd in the U20 Ladies race with Dan Brookling 3rd in the U20 men on 4m08.55. Further improvement continued in the U17 mens race where Sam Southall(4m7.82) and Zain Kothari(4m41.7) both placed 2nd but the best result of the day came in the U17 Ladies race where Molly Jones(4m46.09) and Phoebe Anderson(4m54.68) scored maximum points with A and B string victories.
The 3000m races again proved points lucrative with Meg Ormond(10m48.7) and Juliet Soane(12m55.6) both grabbing second places. Pavitt Kullar was the best of the WSEH males with his 2nd place in 9m54.88, whilst Kate Clutterbuck was similarly placed in the U17 Ladies race in 11m24.72.
The Steeplechase events also saw WSEH athletes to the fore. Shaun Hudson took 3rd in the U20 mens race in 6m23.9 whilst Maya Hodgson (5m19.2) and Beccy Pope (5m57.8) were both place 2nd in the U20 Ladies event. The Ladies run of success continued in the U17 race where Madison Foxcroft was 2nd in 5m33.83 allowing Izzie Craven to win the B string on 5m35.94.
The Hurdles races again saw some top WSEH performances. Josh Zeller(13.97secs) and Josh Armstrong(15.12secs) scored a winning double in the U20 110m Hurdles with Jodie Smith 2nd in the U17 80m event in 12.12secs. Anna Croft was a runaway winner in the U20 400m hurdles in 63.29sec with Marcey Winter completing a winning double in the B string with 62.74secs. Orla Brennan (45.17secs) and Ellie Kreffting (49.33secs) were both 2nd in the U17 300m Hurdles
Sam Challis left it to his last jump to win the U20 Long Jump with 6m93. Of the Triple Jumpers Hannah Jones took 3rd place in the U20 with 10m12. Kai Cheung-Lambert improved to 2nd in the U17 with his 11m68. Rachel Melbourne tied for 1st place in the U20 High Jump with 1m50 whilst Lionel Owona took 2nd in the U17 with 1m85. The lone WSEH Pole Vaulter was Kalika Nowers – she placed 3rd with 2m90.
The Javelin event achieved two 2nd places for local athletes. Jude Compton-Stewart with 45m56 and Jodie Smith on 36m12 - whilst Jonah McCafferty was 3rd in the U17 on 41m86 with George Smith winning the B string on 32m87. James Shefford was the best of the WSEH male Hammer Throwers with his 38m92 for 2nd place whilst Francesca Williams was 2nd in the U17 Ladies with a good 51m25, with Amy Wright winning the B string on 43m99. Best of the Discus results also came in this age group with Mia Eldridge (25m51) and Amy Wright(13m38) both placed 3rd.
Best of the Relay races proved to be the U20 Ladies 4x400m where the squad of Phoebe Fenwick, Charlotte Humphries, Marcey Winter, and Anna Croft were first across the line in 3m55.75.