National Under 23/Under 20 Championships – Bedford
WSEH AC dominated the National Under 23/Under 20 Championships at Bedford over the weekend emerging with 5 National Champions and 6 athletes in the silver or bronze medal positions.
Pride of place goes to Jake Norris, who only returned from his university in the USA 3 days previously. He set a new National Record in the Under 20 Hammer with a throw of 80m45, which ranks him No 2 in the World this year. In the silver medal position was Bayley Campbell who set a pb of 73m42.
Sam Challis emerged victorious in the Under 20 Long Jump with a new best of 7m11.
Alex Barbour was a winner of the Under 20 Ladies 3000m Steeplechase with an excellent time of 10m56.80secs.
There were two WSEH Champions in the Under 23 competitions. Morgan Lake took her expected win in the High Jump with 1m90 and Amy Holder was well clear of her competitors in the Discus with 54m84.

Other medallists were:
U20 400m Alex Haydock-Wilson 3rd 47.39secs.
U23 400m Hurdles Tyri Donovan 2nd 54.24secs
U23 100m Hurdles Megan Marrs 3rd 13.42secs
U23 3000m Steeplechase Tilly Compton-Stewart 3rd 11m22.13secs
U23 Hammer Amy Herrington 3rd 57m80

South of England Senior/U20 Championships
WSEH AC athletes also made an impact the previous weekend at the South of England Senior/U20 Championships at Crystal Palace.
Amy Holder grabbed another title to win the Discus with 55m48. There were 2nd places for Alesha Kiddle in the 200m in 24.21secs, Marcy Winter in the U20 400m Hurdles in 61.68secs and Bayley Campbell in the U20 Hammer on 71m31, Sam Challis took 3rd in the Long Jump with his leap of 6m91 whilst Hannah Johnson was just out of the medal hunt in the Senior Javelin with 44m88.

Once again the absence of key athletes cost WSEH AC dearly for their match at Portsmouth and with just one match remaining it looks as though WSEH face certain relegation.

Match Result:
1. Portsmouth AC 502
2. Croydon Harriers 482
3. Herne Hill Harriers 478
4. Crawley AC 463.5
5. WSEH AC 459
6. Chiltern Harriers 390

The best result in the Sprint Events came in the U13 Boys 200m where Adam Sfendla was 3rd in 27.8secs. Things improved in the 300m with Oliver Cloherty (41.0secs) and Jonathan Brew(43.2secs) both notching 3rd places. The same placings were also repeated in the U15 Girls 300m via the efforts of Isla Brown(44.0secs) and Havana Sale(44,8secs).
The middle distance races saw an upsurge in points for the local club. Luke Hynes set the trend with his 2nd place in the U15 800m. George Thomas took the same position in the U13 Boys A race in 2m27.2 whilst Sam Johnston won the B race in 2m34.6secs. Oona Gibbons was another 2nd placer – in the U13 Girls 800m in 2m33.4.
The 1500m also added to the points tally with Will Goddard 2nd in the U15 race in 4m44.6 but the best result came from the U13 Girls where Rachel Clutterbuck was 2nd in 4m05.0 and Freya Wilcox won the B string in 4m06.6.
WSEH athletes also performed well in the Hurdles races. Abbey Masquelier won the U15 Girls 75m in 11.9secs with Isla Brown 2nd in the b race in 12.5secs.

The Jumps event accrued maximum points in the U15 Girls Long Jump with wins for Rachel Okoro(5m40) and Imogen Tattersall(4m59). This feat was almost repeated by the U13 Girls where Chanel Lovelock was 2nd with 4m36 and Martina Jiminez won the B string on 4m16. There were 3rd places for Seb Baker(1m30) and Kai Norbron(1m25) in the U13 High Jump.
The Throws events perhaps contributed most to the local club’s points tally. The match opened with Hammer victories from Liliana Burn(38m00pb) and Abbi Woodford(19m89). Liliana then went on to win the Discus with 26m78 this time partnered to maximum points by Abby Masquelier on 26m16. Jack Kennedy produced a pb of 21m05 to take 3rd in the U15 Hammer. In the U15 Boys Discus two 3rd places resulted from Finley Moore(27m00) and Anthony Robins-Kent(23m72) Joseph Caesar was another 3rd placer in the U13 Boys Shot with 6m84 whilst Chanel Lovelock went one better to take 2nd in the U13 Girls event with 8m51.
Best of the Relay results came from the U15 3x300m squad of Imogen Tattersall, Havana Sale, Isla Brown and Jasmine Young who were 2nd with 3m03.0. This was matched by the U13 Boys 4x100m team of Seb Baker, Adam Sfendla, Kai Norbron and Joseph Caesar with their 56.6secs clocking.