Southern Athletic League Div 1 – TVAC Eton
WSEH AC played hosts to the final match in their Southern League Div 1 series on Saturday. With the 4 competing clubs all in the top five in the league, a highly competitive match was likely – and so it turned out to be with WSEH AC finishing in second place.

Match result:
1 Blackheath & Bromley AC 226
2. WSEH AC 215
3. Bracknell AC 196
4. Marshall Milton Keynes AC 153.

The match opened well for the local club with double success in the 400m Hurdles for Andy Clements(54.15secs) and Harry Barnett(61.57secs). Marcey Winter maintained the winning streak in the Ladies race with her win in 62.08secs with Alice Flint 2nd in the B string in 64.69secs.
It was the WSEH Ladies that shone in the 100m with Sophie Papps making a welcome return to club colours with her impressive A string win in 11.76secs. Harriet Jones ensured maximum points by winning the B string in 12.10secs.
Jess Armah was 2nd in the 200m A string in 24.86secs whilst Harriet Jones completed her winning sprint double by taking the B string in 24.89secs.
The WSEH Men showed clean pairs of heels to the opposition in the 400m with Isaac Osei-Tutu dipping under 50 secs for the first time with his 49.62secs clocking with Rory Graham–Watson winning the B string in 50.08secs.
Another win came in the Mens 800m, where Zac Curran was 30 metres clear of his rivals in a time of 1m52.08secs. Best of the 1500m results came from the WSEH Ladies with Jenny Ball 2nd in the A string on 4m54.31 with 16 year old Amy Young winning the B string in 4m55.51.
The short Hurdles races proved useful WSEH points earners. There were maximum point in the Mens 110m Hurdles from Michael Louise(15.92sec) and Harry Barnett(16.36secs). The WSEH Ladies were also ‘on song’ with the busy Harriet Jones 2nd in the A string on 14.33secs, and Marcey Winter winning the B in 14.40secs. The Jumps also proved lucrative for the WSEH Men. Chris Mills(3m90) and Abraham Melbourne(3m70) topped the podium in the Pole Vault whilst Sam Challis won the Long Jump with his leap of 6m88 with Tepee Princewell being well clear of his rivals in the Triple Jump with his distance of 14m22. Sam Hewitt was 2nd in the High Jump with his 1m95 effort. Not to be outdone the WSEH Ladies also shone in the Jumps. Maximum points accrued in the High Jump via the input of 16 year old Jodie Smith with a 1m70 pb and Rachel Melbourne on 1m55.The talented Smith went on to claim 1st place in the Long Jump with 5m51, this time supported by Hannah Jones who was placed 2nd on 5m12. The Ladies Triple Jump had Rachel Melbourne back in action with 2nd place on 10m66 with Harriet Jones winning the B string on 10m54. India Sale secured a useful 2nd place in the Pole Vault with 2m50.
It was the WSEH Ladies that were also to the fore in the Throwing events. The ‘ever present’ Rachel Melbourne was 2nd in the A string Shot with 9m74, the same placing gained by veteran Barbara Norris in the B string on 9m44. Norris was back in the circle in the Discus with a further 2nd place on 33m62, with another veteran Janet Smith similarly placed in the B string on 28m56 More 2nd places resulted in the Javelin with Abbi Jones throwing 33m10 and another 16 year old Annabelle Pettipher on 25m85.
The match ended on a high with double victories in the final event the Relays, the Ladies clocking 48.3secs to win the 4x100m and the WSEH Men timed at 3m25.42secs in the 4x400m relay.

WSEH AC had five athletes competing in the midweek Manchester International Meeting. Alex Haydock-Wilson representing England picked up two gold medals from his victory in the 400m in a pb of 47.3secs, adding a further gold as a member of the winning 4x400m Relay squad. Jake Norris, representing GB Juniors, also claimed gold in the Hammer event with his throw of 78m91, a pb with the Senior weight Hammer. Alex Barbour, also representing GB Juniors, took bronze the 3000m Steeplechase in 11m09.87 secs, a fine achievement in her first ever international. There were also 4th places for Tyri Donovan in the 400m Hurdles in 51.57secs and for Hannah Johnson, representing the UK Womens League, with her throw of 46m21 in the Javelin