Club Achievements 2016

WSEH AC added to their already considerable tally of National Champions from the Senior, U23 and U20 competitions with two more gold winners at the National U17/15 Championships at Bedford over the weekend.

WSEH AC had five athletes in action at the Rio Olympics, with Morgan Lake making the Final of the High Jump. Morgan, the current UK U20 Record Holder with 1m94 had high hopes of at least equalling the UK Senior Record of 1m98 set by Katrina Johnson-Thompson in the Heptathlon early in the Games. Morgan did well to make the Final cut with 1m94 though she failed to raise her game with 1m93, she finished well out of the medal hunt.

British Athletics League, Premier Division – Hendon
WSEH AC’s stay in the top flight of British League athletics proved to be a short one when they were relegated after one short year from the British League Premier Division at Hendon on Saturday. With injuries and holiday absentees playing a part, and with their fate already sealed, the local club fielded only a token team.

Match Result:
1. Birchfield Harriers(Birmingham) 390pts
2. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 313
3. City of Liverpool AC 299
4. Woodford Green AC 282
5. Newham & Essex Beagles 262

UK Athletics Senior Championships
WSEH AC added to their already significant list of National Champions in the UK Athletics Senior Championships at Bedford over the weekend with three gold award winners plus a whole host of other excellent performances. Taylor Campbell added the Senior Hammer title to his previously won U23 title with a throw of 68m59. Amy Holder was another WSEH thrower to top the podium in the Discus with a winning effort of 52m73. WSEH track athlete to make his mark was Alex Tovey, winning the traditional Emsley Carr Mile in 4m07.22.

UK Athletics Youth Development League U20/17 Southern Premier
A second place finish in their home match at Eton on Sunday was good enough to ensure a place in the National Final of the UK Athletics Youth Development League U20/17 competition in September where the local club will face the best of the Midland and Northern clubs. This will be the third time in as many years that WSEH have made the Final – 2 years ago being chosen to represent GB in the European wide competition.

Match Result:
1.Blackheath & Bromley AC 780pts
2.WSEH AC 628
3.Reading AC 624

Some five WSEH AC athletes have been named in Olympic Teams going to Rio. In the GB Team Lawrence Clarke will compete in the 110m Hurdles, Nigel Levine is named for the 4x400m relay squad, Morgan Lake will contest the High Jump and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke will compete in the 800m
Kerry O’Flaherty goes in the Steeplechase for the Irish team.