British Championships and World Cup Trials – Birmingham
WSEH AC were well represented in the British Athletic Championships at Birmingham over the weekend with 20 athletes attempting to secure a place in the UK team for the World Cup.
Most successful was Morgan Lake who set a new WSEH Club Record in winning the High Jump with 1m97. Shelayna Oskan–Clarke just missed out on gold – finishing 2nd in the 800m in 2m01.94 secs. Megan Marrs was another having to settle for silver with her 2nd place in the 100m Hurdles in 13.37secs, Rachel Wallader secured the bronze award in the Shot with 16m71.

Other Finalists were:
Discus Amy Holder 4th 52m68
400m Hurdles Jacob Paul 6th 50.99secs
Javelin Hannah Johnson 9th 43m75
Hammer Amy Herrington 10th 51m34
Long Jump Ben Fisher 10th 7m18

UK Youth Development League U20/U17 Premier Division match at Eton
The WSEH AC Under 20/17 athletes consolidated their position in the UK Athletics U20/17 Premier Division of the Youth Development League with a 3rd place finish in the match at Eton on Sunday.

Team Result:
1. Blackheath & Bromley AC 744pts
2. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 699
3. WSEH AC 599
4. Reading AC 496
5. Harrow AC 359
6. Team Bedfordshire 320

WSEH piled in the points in the opening Hammer events with A and B string wins in the Mens U20 event with Jake Norris on 79m15 and Bayley Campbell on 69m81. Ruben Banks kept up the momentum with his victory in the U17 event with a pb of 52m80. The Ladies U17 Hammer produced a new Club Record from Francesca Williams with 54m06 for 2nd. Amy Wright won the B string with her throw of 44m08 and Rachel Denton-Snape was 3rd in the U20 with 33m61.

The opening track event the U17 300m Hurdles saw Ellie Cleveland(48.0secs) and Mei–Ya Lambert(53.67secs) both take 3rd places.
It was the U17 Ladies that also shone in the sprint events with Ayoola Babalola(12.43secs/25.51secs) and Abbie Sillett (12.84secs/26.59secs) scoring maximum point both in the 100m and 200m. Toby Makoyawa was the double winner in the Mens U17 100m and 200m with times of 11.12secs and 22.73secs. He was well supported in the B races by Josh Pearson with his times of 11.70secs and 23.05secs. Second places were the order of the day for the U20 Ladies with Hannah Jones clocking 12.45secs/and Rebecca Watkins 12.63secs. Watkins was similarly placed in the 200m in 26.07secs. For the U20 Men Richard King and Aaron Lawrence both had to settle for 3rd places in the 200m in 23.30secs and 23.74 secs respectively.
The best results for the 300m/400m races came from the Ladies with Orla Brennan 2nd in the U17 300m with 40.13secs whilst Marcey Winter was similarly placed in the U20 $00m race in 58.43secs.
Dominic McDougall showed the way with his win in the U17 800m in 1m57.44 secs with Amar Brabhania 3rd in the B string with 2m11.94secs The U17 Ladies also added to the points tally with the 2nd place from Amy Young with 2m20.08 and a B string win for Khumo Karas on 2m28.22sec.
For the U20 Ladies Madison Foxcroft was 3rd with her time of 2m26.42.
The top 1500m result was delivered by Sam Southall who was 2nd in the U17 race in 4m17.87sec.
The Ladies 1500m Steeplechase saw WSEH athletes again leading the field with Morgan Hanson timed at 5m21.8 and Isabelle Craven on 5m43.0 in the U17 race with Alex Barbour(5m06.5) and Meg Ormond(5m07.53) repeating the feat in the U20 event.
Best Men's result was achieved by Pavit Kullar with his 2nd place on 5m11.41secs.
The Jumps events saw WSEH athletes totally dominant, particularly amongst the U17 Ladies. Maximum points accrued in the Long Jump from Jodie Smith (5m27) and Klaudia Walas(5m22), the High Jump via Temi Ojora(1m60) and Emily Helsby(1m45) and in the Triple Jump with Ojora(11m41) and Walas(11m30) back in action. The U20 Ladies had to settle for 2nd places from Rachel Melbourne in the High Jump with 1m60 and from Diketso Karas in the Triple Jump with 10m44. The U20 Men restored the momentum with a victory in the Triple Jump from Teepee Princewell on 13m80 and Sam Challis in the Long Jump with 6m97 plus Abraham Melbourne claiming 2nd in the B string with 4m71. Lionel Owona was 2nd in the U17 High Jump on 1m75.
The success in the Field Events continued in the Throws. There were maximum points in the U17 Discus from Naman Sharma(34m74) and James Shefford(26m99). Bayley Campbell was back in the circle in the U20 Discus, taking 3rd place with a pb of 32m07 with a further win for Ruben Banks in the Shot with an excellent 15m02, with Shefford this time in 2nd place with 10m09. Rachel Melbourne was 3rd in the U20 Shot on 9m27.
The final Throws event, the Javelin, again provided valuable points.
Jodie Smith was 3rd in the U17 with her throw of 31m69 whilst Annabelle Pettipher won the B string with 28m47. Jonah McCafferty was 2nd in the U17 with his 39m42 effort, with George Smith winning the B string with 33m50
Best of some good results in the Relays proved to be the victory by the Ladies U20 quartet of Marcey Winter, Orla Brennan, Rebecca Watkins, and Khomo Karas who sped the baton round in 4m02.9.