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Club Achievements 2017

ALDER VALLEY GIRLS LEAGUE TROPHY FINAL – ETON
A strong performance by the Under 17 Girls saw WSEH AC finish in 2nd place in the Alder Valley Girls League Trophy Final at Eton on Saturday.

Result:
1. Reading AC 810pts
2. WSEH AC 712
3. Guildford & Godalming AC 709
4. Bracknell AC 682
5. Basingstoke AC 555

With no Club fixture a number of WSEH AC athletes chose to contest the Under 17/15 Championships at Bedford and the British Masters Championships in Birmingham – with varying degrees of success.

Under 17/15 Championships – Bedford
The best results in these championships came from the females. Rachel Okoro’s switch to the Under 15’s Triple Jump from the Long Jump again paid dividends with a 3rd place bronze medal with a leap of 11m27.
In the U17 Age Group, Ayoola Babalola also secured the 100m bronze award with her time of 12.19secs.

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.

British Athletic League Div 1 - Liverpool
A respectable 5th place by WSEH AC after their long trip to Liverpool saw the local club successfully retain their British Athletic League Div 1 status.

Match Result:
1. Harrow AC 323pts
2. Blackheath 7 Bromley AC 314
3. City of Liverpool AC 312
4. SALE Harriers Manchester 312
5. WSEH AC 294
6. Southampton AC 251
7. Kingston & Polytechnic Harriers 245
8. Herne Hill Harriers 111

Star performer for the local club was Deji Tobais who won both the 100m(10.36secs) and 200m(21.04secs)

EUROPEAN ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS - BERLIN

As Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow's (WSEH) Jake Norris, who heads up one of the best club Hammer squads in the UK, moves towards the close of his 2018 season, he can reflect on an impressively successful year.
Jake joined the athletic club in 2010 and has been with his hammer coach, Paul Dickenson since the age of 12. Dickenson himself a two time Olympian and has developed for WSEH, what is arguably one of the strongest club hammer squads in the UK.
Like other athletes of his calibre, Jake gained a sports scholarship at the Louisiana State University (LSU) and headed there in August of last year. Having finished his first indoor season in the US with a British best in the 35 pound weight discipline, his focused turned to the 2018 outdoor season.


At his first outdoor competition for LSU in March he broke the British Junior Record in the senior weight hammer with a throw of 70.98 metres. He extended this record twice more, culminating with a bronze medal at NCAA Finals with a 73.24 metre throw.
The beginning of April saw Jake break the British Under twenties record with 79.55 metres, a distance he extended to 80.45 at the British National Championships shortly after his return to the UK, despite still suffering from jet lag.
Selection for the U20 World Championships followed, where Jake proved his ability to cope in pressure situations. He won the gold medal, again breaking his own record, with a massive 80.65 metre throw!
Jake still holds the British Youth Record with the 5k hammer, which he gained when winning the Silver Medal at the European Youth Championship in 2016, with a distance of 79.20m. A sign of his immense ability.

Despite his status on the UK list, Jake is a consummate club athlete, competing for WSEH whenever his busy schedule allows.